9 days tour

Timor-Leste Expedition

This tour includes:


All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.


8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners


Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer Dili - Tais Market Dili - Guided city tour Dili - Cristo Rei Statue & Beach Dili - Alola Foundation visit Aileu - Hike to Dokomali Waterfall Aileu - Projeto Montanha visit Hatu Bulico - Mt Ramelau sunrise hike Maubisse - Hatmatek Waterfall Maubisse - Guided town tour Maubisse - Coffee Plantation & Farmlands tour Atauro Island - Snorkelling tour Atauro Island - Social enterprise tuk tuk tour Atauro Island - Fisherman's Boat snorkeling tour Dili - Timorese Resistance Archive & Museum Dili - Santa Cruz Cemetery Dili - Historical city tour Dili - Chega! Exhibition Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer


Private vehicle,Boat An airport arrival and departure transfer is included in your trip. Public transport including buses, 'microlets' and trucks are not well maintained and high risk. Many taxis are in poor condition. If traveling in Timor-Leste before or after your trip, arrange transport through your accommodation. Avoid using taxis, especially if you're a woman due to increased risk of crime. Road conditions in Timor-Leste are poor and driving can take a long time even over short distances due to potholes, pedestrians and animals on the road, single-lane mountain roads, police checkpoints and roadblocks.


We stay in basic guest house accommodation with fans, squat toilets and mandy bucket showers. Travelling to rural Timor-Leste is remote tourism infrastructure is limited. We work closely with all guesthouse owners to ensure the quality of accommodation is maintained to ensure a safe and hygienic stay. We only use rural guesthouses with good reputations, safe and secure locations, and the best amenities available. Guesthouse (7 nights),Homestay (2 nights)

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Other activities and services are not included


International flights are not included


Other activities and services are not included


Travel Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Timor-Leste Expedition

  • Day 1 Day 1: Dili
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Dili

      Welcome to Timor-Leste, Asia’s newest country. Your adventure begins in the bustling capital city of Dili. Surrounded by both hills and ocean, there’s plenty to see and do here. A welcome meeting will take place at 6pm today where you’ll meet your local leader and the fellow travellers joining you on your journey. After the meeting, you will be treated to a welcome dinner at a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of Dili city and the Wetar Strait. Enjoy your first taste of local cuisine as you get to know your new travel companions.

  • Day 2 Day 2: Dili
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Dili

      Today is all about getting to know Dili. You'll be accompanied by local guides who will show you the hidden gems of the city and introduce you to its people and culture. Head to the Tais market to learn about this traditional textile, often used to make traditional clothing and garments for special occasions like weddings, ceremonies and festivals. For lunch, dine on traditional Timorese food at Agora Food Studio where proceeds fund the Timor-Leste Food Lab. This social enterprise mentors youth to shape the future of food and agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region, and collaborates with farmers and producers, chefs and experts in the fields of science, agriculture, humanities, community development and design. Pay a visit to Alola Foundation, a not-for-profit working to improve the lives of women and children. You'll learn about their local projects, including handcraft employment opportunities for women artisans that promote Timorese cultural identity. Make your way to the iconic statue of Christ at Cape Fatucama, standing 27 meters tall atop a world globe. Climb the 14 "Stations of the Cross" to reach the base of the statue and enjoy incredible views of Dili, Atauro Island and Back Beach.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Aileu - Hatu Bulico
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Aileu - Hatu Bulico

      It’s time to head into the heart of Timor-Leste and travel up the Tatamailau mountain range. On the drive you’ll have the chance to take in some seriously spectacular scenery and admire the country's mountainous landscapes. Make a stop at Projeto Montanha for lunch. This restaurant and guesthouse serves as an education and training facility, aiming to improve the quality of life of local people by promoting health, culture, income generation, environmental sustainability and emotional and spiritual development. Arrive in Hato Builico in the afternoon (it’s the highest village in the country!), settle into the guesthouse and meet your local trekking guide for tomorrow's hike. Take a guided walking tour of the village where you may have the chance to kick around a football or chat with people from the local community. Explore the hidden Dokomali Waterfall and enjoy a picnic and a swim before returning to your guesthouse.


Tour leaving from Dili

Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, is a coastal city with beautiful beaches and a rich history. Here you can visit the Government Palace, explore the Dili Municipal Market, and enjoy beaches like Areia Branca and Cristo Rei. Don't miss the Independence Monument and try delicious local food like ikan pepes and batar da'an.

Experience Style

Experience Style


There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 15 / Max: 99

Age range allowed for this experience.

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