Timor Leste Tour Package
- 6 Days
Timor Leste’s cultural heritage is multi-layered – a fascinating combination of traditional Portuguese, Timorese, Portuguese, and Indonesian influences. This multi-layered culture permeates their local cuisine, clothing styles, architecture, and artistic endeavors. Timorese culture continues to evolve in handicrafts, local arts, as well as in music and dance. Cultural motifs, both modern and old, are incorporated into the design of tais – wood carving, hand-woven textiles, and basketwork. Cultural groups still perform traditional dances and songs and also are entertaining in new ways. Talented Timorese dance groups perform in local venues and at festivals.
Upon arrival at Nicolau Lobato International Airport, meet and greet our
staff and transfer to the hotel. Travel from the north coast all the way to the west heading to Liquica through Taci Tolo (famous for its 3 small lakes), visit Pope John Paul II monument, and continue the drive through Tibar We will stop at the ruins of Aipelo; a former Portuguese Prison, before arriving at the fishing village of Liquica.
Drive to Maubara to visit the old garrison.
Overnight Laloran Maubara
Breakfast at the hotel. At 10.00 am drive downhill from Carimbala to Loes with a stop at The Bemalae Lagoon before arriving at the Batugade, Timor-Leste border with Indonesia. Visit an
ancient Portuguese garrison before heading south to the mountain range of Balibo. Drive through a constantly winding road to Maliana with few stops at scenic spots, one being the hidden lake just off the side of the road. If you are lucky you may spot pelican and Timor almost extinct pigeon
The next stop is the Marobo hot spring. This place was built by the Japanese during WWII.
Overnight at Hotel Natar Rohan Eco Loudge.
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08.00 am, heading to Atsabae, famous for its distinguished Tais, drive pass the best-known waterfall in the country, Bandeira Waterfall, and drive through the coffee plantation at Gleno. Prepare for another rough drive around Mount Kablaki and Ramelau and up to Maubessi.
The traditional house (cone-shaped) built with bamboo or mud can be spotted throughout the drive. We will stop at Poussada de Maubisse, a former Portuguese rest house. From here, you will get a full view of remarkable fertile fields and valleys. Take a walk to this beautiful little village, and visit the Maubessi Church which has 3 pointed wooden totem at the entrance, evidence of traditional animism intertwined with devout Catholicism.
Overnight Poussada Maubisse
Depart to Dili via the Historical town of Aileu, the center of Fretilin activity after the Indonesian takeover. Visit the large monument commemorating a massacre of local Portuguese citizens by the Japanese in 1942. After lunch, drive towards Dili with a stop at Dare War Memorial built originally
by Sparrow Force the Australian guerrilla unit, which held out against the Japanese in 1942-1943
Depart to Dili, lunch en-route (at own cost). Back to the hotel ( arrive about 6 pm )
Overnight Hotel in Dili.
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:00 am we will bring you for a morning city tour of Dili. Visit JESUS STATUE (CRISTO REI) a top Cape Fatucama at the eastern tip of Dili. Stop for photos at Areia Branca – the best beach in Dili. Make a short tour to see the former President, Dr. Jose Ramos Horta’s house Driving pass the Palacio do Govierno, Casa Europa, Motael Church, the Farol
Presidential Palace. Next stop at ALOLA FOUNDATION, buy traditional tais and handicrafts.
Visit CHEGA! The exhibition, learn about the struggles of the Timor-Leste people SANTA CRUZ CEMETERY. At 12:00 pm Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure
Overnight Hotel in Dili.
Breakfast at the hotel then transfers to the airport for your departure to Bali / Singapore.
- Tailor Made Program
- Flexible Departure Date
- Private Trip