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Timor Leste - East Timor

Travel to Timor Leste with Guidepost Tours and Travel, a beautiful country with much to offer

 

Timor-Leste has a wide range of attractions to offer, characterized by both uniqueness and diversity. From the natural landscapes to the friendly people and historical heritage, Timor Leste presents itself as an unexplored and untouched land. The more urban feeling of the capital contrasts with the remote and unspoiled beaches located to the east and south of the country.   

When talking about sun, sand and sea, Timor-Leste offers white sand beaches with crystal-clear waters framed by luxurious vegetation and coral reefs. Dili (Díli) and Kom (Com) offer a number of supporting activities and infrastructures, while the rest of the country’s coast displays a range of beautiful and untouched beaches waiting to be discovered.       

Despite the fact that the country spreads across only 15.000 km2 that has no impact on the variety of landscape one can find. The mainland, the Oekusi (Oecussi) enclave and the islands of Ataúru (Ataúro) and Jaku (Jaco) encompass a wide range of landscapes: from the mountain areas of Maubisi (Maubisse), Ermera and Ainaru (Ainaro) to the savannah plains of Lautein (Lautém), from the rice and coffee plantations in Bobonaru (Bobonaro) and Aileu to the rain florest of Lore, the choices are plenty.

The natural setting is complemented by a unique built heritage. The traditional architecture used in each district along with the historical legacy of the colonial period provides several sites of interest. Portuguese fortresses and churches, sacred houses and other monuments are scattered throughout the land, enriching this cultural experience and individualizing our tourism offer in the Asia-Pacific context.  

Perhaps the biggest asset is the people of Timor Leste. A friendly and welcoming people with many traditions and a significant cultural heritage. Being predominantly catholic, but keeping their animist traditions, the Timorese have a number of rituals and traditions that add up to the singularity of this country and complement its tourism offer, making travelling a true experience.

Guidepost Tours have a number of organised tours that help you explore the real Timor Leste. Special tours can be arranged for small groups, including Rotary and church organisations. Flexible economical packages are available for independent travellers. 

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Tours and Travel Information for Timor Leste

TIMOR LESTE SCENIC DRIVE - 6 days

Discover the north coast of Timor-Leste all the way to the east coast of the country. The trip includes overnight accommodation at the beautiful village of Maubessi which offer views of the fertile fields and valleys. The winding roads offer the most spectacular scenery you will ever find in the country. Pass through magnificent mountain ranges and historical remains, some of which include Aipelo (q former Portuguese prison), Balibo and more. Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin. Contact Guidepost Tours for information and reservations.  (Gpt-IEH)

TIMOR LESTE SCENIC DRIVE ex Darwin

TIMOR LESTE BEACH TO BEACH - 8 days

 Experience the best beaches of Timor-Leste and discover the breath taking scenery and coastal areas that are second to none. Take in the surf at the white sandy beach of Jaco Island, snorkel in crystal clear waters of just simply soak up the sun. If you are lucky, a pod of dolphins counting over 50 usually follow as you cross over to explore Atauro Island. Here you will discover so much more on land and on the shores. Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin.  Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservations. (Gpt-IEH)

TIMOR LESTE BEACH TO BEACH ex Darwin

TIMOR LESTE MAGICAL NATURE - 8 days

 The untouched natural beauty of Timor-Leste will surprise you as you discover Timor’s second largest city, Baucau. The city has many old Portuguese buildings, traditional markets and unspoilt beaches. Take a boat ride to seek the rich marine birdlife and if you are lucky be followed by a pod of dolphins. The journey takes you also to Venilale as well as the beautiful hot springs of Vaicano. Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin.   Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservations. (Gpt-IEH)

TIMOR LESTE MAGICAL NATURE ex Darwin

TIMOR LESTE MOUNTAIN & SEA - 6 days

 This package offers you a combination of highland adventure mixed with the spectacular beauty of Timor-Leste’s coastline and beaches. Mt. Ramalau, the highest mountain in Timor-Leste, summits at 2963 m above sea level and offers views of the north and south coastline on a bright clear day. As you venture to Atauro Island on a 90 minute boat ride, often a pod of dolphins trail the boat, the island offers a taste of old Timor and totally relaxed atmosphere. Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin.  Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservation. (Gpt-IEH)

TIMOR LESTE MOUNTAIN & SEA ex Darwin

TIMOR LESTE DISCOVER HATO BUILIKO - 5 days

Mt Ramelau, the highest mountain in Timor- Leste, summits at 2963 meters above sea level and offers views of the north and south coast on a bright clear day. On a typical day its peak floats above the clouds.   Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin.   Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservations.(Gpt-IEH)

TIMOR LESTE TREKKING MANUCOCO - 6 days

 Mt Manucoco is the highest peak on Atauro Island standing 997m above sea level, it was once covered in jungle and nameless. Legend has it that the mountains name, which means crowing rooster, derived from the local hearing the rooster crow on the peak of the mountain. Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin.   Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservations.(Gpt-IEH)

TIMOR LESTE TREKKING MT MATEBIAN - 4 days

 Mt Matebian (known as Mountain of the Dead) is the second highest peak in Timor-Leste. Standing at a height of 2,315, the views are spectacular and on clear days both the north and south coast are visible. Mt. Matebian is considered a sacred place by the locals and was a refuge for the Timorese resistance during the Indonesian occupation.  Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin.   Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservations.(Gpt-IEH)

TIMOR LESTE TREKKING MT RAMELAU - 4 days

 Mt Ramelau, the highest mountain in Timor- Leste, summits at 2963 meters above sea level and offers views of the north and south coast on a bright clear day Packages are flexible for length of stay. Flights to Dili can be arranged from Singapore, Denpasar or Darwin.   Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservations.(Gpt-IEH)

EXPLORE TIMOR-LESTE ADVENTURE PACKAGE - 8 days

An 8-day tour from Darwin return - visiting Dili, Baucau, Com, Tutuala Beach, Jaco Island, and Atauro Island. Stay in two eco-lodges and visit Boneca de Atauro - a cooperative for women.  Contact Guidepost Tours for tour dates and pricing.  (GPT-IEH)

AIRNORTH to DILI - TRAVEL REPORT

AirNorth was the first airline to establish services to Dili from Australia in 1999. Currently there are 11 return services each week from Darwin. Guidepost Tours recommends responsible travel in Timor-Leste where the highlights of the destination and true experiences of local culture are guaranteed in ways that benefit the local communities. Discover a new welcoming destination with Guidepost Discovery Tours.

TIMOR LESTE DAY TOURS

Staying in Dili and want to explore more of Timor-Leste?  So you can see the many interesting facets of the country, we have tailored some specific tours for you to select from. Other tours can be provided upon request. (IEH)

TIMOR LESTE MAP

Timor Leste or East Timor Map - 1:750,000 relief map showing roads, town and villages.


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Beaco Beach, District of Vikeke - travel to Timor Leste with Guidepost Tours and Travel

East Timorese children in tradional clothing - travel to Timor Leste with Guidepost Tours and Travel

Motael Catholic Church in Dili - travel to Timor Leste with Guidepost Tours and Travel.

Elderly man working in the rice paddies in the District of Baukau - travel to Timor Leste with Guidepost Travel and Tours.

Statue of Cristo-Rei in Fatussídi, Dili - travel to Timor Leste with Guidepost Travel and Tours

Traditional Timorese clothing in Dili at the Tais Market - travel to Timor Leste with Guidepost Tours and Travel