Discover the beauty and untouched remoteness of Timor Leste. Snorkel amongst the abundant marine eco system or enjoy a drive along the untouched and pristine coastline. This destination has it all from the mountainous terrain to the unspoilt beaches.
It is most important to be flexible, stay positive and willing to accept all challenges that arise. In developing countries remote area, please do not compare with the standards you are used to back home. The trek to Ilikere-kere rock painting although is a short one but it’s quite challenging as it’s very steep. Ensure proper comfortable shoes and bring plenty of waters
The Eco Lodge is a simple hut, electricity will be available from 7pm to 12midnight and water fresh water shower is considered luxury and it’s only available at Lakomore Eco Lodge.
The drive especially from Viqueque to Uato Carbau via Beacu is very challenging. There are deep river crossings that become impossible during rainy season. The guide will decide if it’s safe to continue journey or drive via north coast to Com.
Prepare yourself to experience the very basic of life!!
Itineraries (Subject to change)
Day 1 Singapore – Dili – Baucau (D)
Upon arrival at Nicolau Lobato International airport, meet and greet by our local representative and transfer to Baucau, Timor-Leste’s second largest city, just a 3hours drive from Dili. The drive offers spectacular views along the coastline and rugged cliffs. The cool pleasant climate and an outstanding beach will greet you. The city has many old Portuguese buildings, wonderful colourful market and unspoilt beaches. Overnight Eco Lodge
Day 2 Baucau – Venilale – Loi Hunu (B/D)
Morning, start with a boat tour to see the rich marine birdlife of the Baucau coast where guest may see dolphins, snorkel and swim. After lunch, a brief Baucau introductory tour before continue the drive to Vanilale (28km south of Baucau), where you will see Japanese bomb shelter tunnels dug by the locals during WWII. Next stop is Vaicana Hot Springs about 8km from Venilale. Overnight at Wailakurini lodge
Day 3 Loi Hunu (B/D)
Please arrange with the lodge to have a packed lunch today (own expenses). Explore Lekirika Mana Cave at Bui Lo Mountain (2 hours up and 1,5 hours down). On the entrance, there are about 14 caves altogether structured in two levels. Local villagers believe that the cave has an extension of few kilometres along the Bui Lo mountain range. Please bring torch light as it’s extremely dark here. Overnight at Wailakurini lodge
Day 4 Loi Hunu (B/D)
After breakfast, easy trek to waterfall. Afternoon attend traditional cooking lesson. Overnight at Wailakurini lodge
Day 5 Lou Hunu – Viqueque – Com (B)
Depart to Viqueque the largest stronghold of Fretilin party, learn the struggle of people from Viqueque from our guide. Next visit Ira Bere waterfall at Uato Carbau before continuing to Com. Overnight at Com
Day 6 Com – Jaco Island (B)
After lunch depart to Tutuala past several large villages and numerous tombs line the roadside, identified with sacrificial totems of buffalo horns. Catch a glimpse of spirit house where the locals gather and mingle. Stop at Portuguese Poussada before a short trek to Ilikere kere rock paintings which date back 3,500 years (25min trek). Take a trip to beautiful and pristine Jaco Island on an outrigger. Late afternoon head back to Tutuala Beach. Overnight Tutuala
Day 7 Tutuala – Dili (B)
Morning, relax before return to Dili. Overnight hotel in Dili
Day 8 Dili – Singapore (B)
City tour of Dili visit :
Start your morning with a climb to JESUS STATUE (CRISTORAE) atop Cape Fatucama at the eastern tip of Dili. Driving pass the Palacio de Govierno, Casa Europa, Motael Church, the Farol Lighthouse, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Presidential Palace. Drive towards the west part of Dili, visit TASITOLU PEACE PARK, the three salt lakes is being established as a park and reserve. Proceed to POPE JOHN PAUL II monument, sits atop the high ground overlooking the area and commemorates his visit. Noon, transfer to airport for your departure flight to Singapore
Cost per person in SGD: from $ 2000 (twin)/ $ 2800 (single)
Package inclusive of return airfare sin-Dil-sin on Air Timor/ SilkAir inclusive taxes, return airport transfer, accommodation in selected hotel including daily breakfast and eco-lodge, 4 dinner, tour as per itinerary, transport and English speaking guide, briefing before departure, 15% discount at adventure gears shop X-Boundaries.
Package exclusive of Timor-Leste visa fee of USD 30.00, Meals which is not included in the package typically between USD 6-11 per meal, Timor-Leste airport departure tax of USD 10.00, Personal expenses, Travel Insurance.