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Saturday, February 27th 2021

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Calgary to The Maldives - $765 CAD roundtrip including taxes

The Maldives

China Eastern has dropped the price of a few of their January flights from Calgary to Male, the capital of the Maldives down to $765 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

Just to give an idea, the typical best prices from Calgary to The Maldives are usually somewhere around $1700 CAD roundtrip.

The flights have 2 stops each way in Vancouver and Shanghai, China. The layovers in Shanghai are pretty long (7-8).

The overall travel time is an average of around 30.5 hours each way. Although it should be noted that the fastest flights from Calgary to the Maldives are around 27 hours. Yes, it's a *long* journey from Calgary to the Maldives no matter who you fly with.

Availability for travel

January 2018

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April.

November is generally the unofficial 'end of the monsoon season'.

How to find and book these flights

1. Go to Momondo

2. Search for a flight from Calgary to Male, Maldives (MLE)

Try one of the following date combinations:

Jan 12 to Jan 28
Jan 15 to Jan 28 (19 hour layover in Shanghai)
Jan 17 to Jan 31
Jan 19 to Jan 28

Feb 7 to Feb 21 -- $805

Mar 7 to Mar 21 -- $805

screenshot from Momondo

How much does it cost for accommodations in the Maldives?

Taking a look on Airbnb, the average price for 2 people ranges from $110 CAD/night (private room) to $150 CAD/night (entire place).

There seems to be places with good reviews in the $85 to $100/night range.

Airbnb search: The Maldives, under $150 CAD/night

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