Timor Leste Tour from Bali

  • 5 Days
  • Historical Sites

Arrival at Dilli. Transfer to hotel.

Today, we head to the southwest, to Gleno town, approximately 30 km away.

The driving along the road to Gleno will take us to the spectacular view over the mountainous terrain of East Timor hinterland.

Due to the road condition, (up and down hills, many roads turns), we may need a 2-hour drive on the way. But, the long drive will be worth it as you will experience the daily life of the locals, stop at their farm field, or at their fish farm, comprehend their daily life, etc. Gleno is the capital city of Ermera District.

From Gleno, we proceed to the south to Maubisse town.

The road condition from Gleno to Maubisse is more or less the same as we drive from Dilli to Gleno.

Maubisse is a cool and quiet town on the highland to the south of Dilli. With its cooler weather, surrounded by mountains and friendly people, it makes for a great destination for local travelers that are seeking a place to cool down from the busy and hot town of Dili, relax and enjoy a quiet time in nature.

Today, we head down to the south, to Same Town, app 1hr 30 minute drive.
Then we will visit the former Royal family of Same District. The Same District has an important historical rule for the Timorese.

It was the capital of the Kingdom of Manufahi. Boavenura, one of the royal family members of Manufahi, together with his father Duarte led several major revolts against Portuguese occupation from the end of the 19th till the beginning of the 20th century. Boaventura was finally defeated and captured by the allied force of some local Timorese, and Portuguese-African troops from Mozambique and Angola in 1912. More than 15,000 Timorese were killed during the revolt, and thousands were sent to jail. Then we visit the Old Portuguese church, finally to the Japanese cave and the local market of Same.

From the historical town of Same, we drive down to the coastal area, to Betano Beach, app 22 km to the south.

Here, at Berano, an Australian destroyer ran aground to the beach during World War 2, and remnants of the wreck remain. Later, the Australian commandos were evacuated from here. The wreck of the destroyer is still visible.

Visit the local traditional house of the locals. From Betano, we head to the north to Maubisse town

At the appropriate time, we drive to the north to Dilli town, app 3 hr drive.

At Dilli, we will still have some time to visit the must-see in Dilli, among them are Motael church, (a Portuguese-style church dating back to 1800, but reconstructed in 1955). Then visit Santa Cruz Cemetery, the local market, and the statue of the Pope, John Paul 2nd. The 6-meter bronze statue is erected on the hilly side of West Dilli, overlooking the beautiful coastline of Tasitolu. Finally, we proceed to the statue of Christus Rei (Christ the King) and Fatucama Hill, east of Dili.

Stay at the hotel in Dili.


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  • Flexible Departure Date
  • Private Trip
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