Recommended Itineraries

Recommended Itineraries

ATAURO ISLAND VISIT - CENTRAL ZONE

Duration
2 days+

Transport
Boat
Plane (charter)

Stay
Beloi, Vila or Adara

Best Time
All year

Highlights
Atauro beaches

Swimming
Diving & snorkelling
Mt Manukoko
Crafts
Hiking & walking
Biking
Whales & dolphins

EXPLORE DILI TO BAUCAU - EASTERN ZONE

Duration
2 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle

Stay
Baucau

Best Time
All year

Highlights
Dollar Beach

Baucau
Portuguese architecture
Osolata Beach
Swimming pool
Crafts

Options
Side trip from Baucau to Loi Hunu (overnight) – includes views Mt Matebian and Mundo Perdido, Venilale, caves, hiking, waterfalls and swimming (river).

EXPLORE DILI TO COM - EASTERN ZONE

Duration
3 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle

Stay
Com

Best Time
All year

Highlights
Dollar Beach

Baucau
Portuguese architecture
Com beaches
Crafts
Mt Matebian
Swimming
National park
Traditional spirit houses

Options
Drive down to Osolata Beach at Baucau.

Longer side trip from Baucau to Loi Hunu (overnight) – includes mountain views, Venilale, caves, hiking, waterfalls, swimming (river).

EXPLORE DILI TO JACO - EASTERN ZONE

Duration
4 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle (strong)
Local boat (short crossing to Jaco)

Stay
Valu/Tutuala (2 nights)

Baucau or Com (1 night)

Best Time
May-November

Highlights
Dollar Beach

Baucau
Mt Matebian
Com beaches
Lospalos
Lake Ira Lalaro
National Park
Jaco Island
Valu Beach
Portuguese architecture
Caves & rock art
Traditional spirit houses & villages
Diving & snorkelling
Hiking & walking
Swimming
Crafts

Options
Drive down to Osolata Beach at Baucau.

Take side trip up to Baguia hill town (overnight) and climb Mt Matebian next day.

Longer side trip from Baucau to Loi Hunu (overnight) – includes mountain views, Venilale, caves, hiking, waterfalls and swimming (river).

EXPLORE DILI TO MAUBISSE – CENTRAL ZONE

Duration
2 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle

Stay
Maubisse

Best Time
May-November

Highlights
Dare

Aileu
Mountain scenery
Traditional villages
Maubisse & pousada
Coffee forests
Hiking & walking

Options
Day or overnight trip to Hato Builico – hiking and traditional villages

CLIMB MT RAMELAU – CENTRAL ZONE

Duration
3 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle (strong)

Stay
Hato Builico 1-2 nights

(& Maubisse 1 night)

Best Time
May-November

Highlights
Dare

Aileu
Mountain scenery
Traditional villages
Maubisse & pousada
Coffee forests
Hiking & walking
Sunrise from Mt Ramelau

Options
Other guided hikes to remote villages and sacred sites.

Return trip via Letefoho and Ermera (if road in good condition).

EXPLORE DILI TO LIQUICA/MABAURA – WESTERN ZONE

Duration
2 days+

Transport
Vehicle

Stay
Liquica or Maubara

Best Time
All year

Highlights
Diving & snorkelling

Swimming
Beaches
Aipelo jail
Maubara fort
Maubara lake
Portuguese architecture
Coastal scenery
Crafts

Options
Side trip up to Ermera – coffee forests.

EXPLORE DILI TO BALIBO – WESTERN ZONE

Duration
2 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle

Stay
Balibo

Best Time
All year

Highlights
Diving & snorkelling

Swimming
Beaches
Aipelo jail
Maubara fort
Balibo fort
Balibo house

Portuguese architecture
Coastal & mountain scenery
Traditional villages
Caves
Guided hiking & walking
Crafts

Options
Side trip to Batugade and border crossing.

Side trip up to Ermera – coffee forests.

EXPLORE DILI TO MALIANA – WESTERN ZONE

Duration
3 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle

Stay
Maliana

Best Time
All year

Highlights
Diving & snorkelling

Swimming
Beaches
Caves
Aipelo jail
Maubara fort
Balibo fort
Portuguese architecture
Coastal & mountain scenery
Traditional villages
Guided hiking &walking
Crafts

Options
Side trip to Batugade and border crossing.

Day trip to visit Marobo hot springs and Bobonaro.

Return trip via Ermera (Atsabe and Gleno) past Bandeira waterfall and winding through coffee forests (if road in good condition).

SOUTH-WESTERN LOOP – CENTRAL & WESTERN ZONES

Duration
4 days+

Transport
4WD vehicle (strong)

Stay
Balibo or Maliana (1 night)

Same or Ainaro (1 night)
Hato Builico or Maubisse (1 night)

Best Time
May-November

Highlights
Marobo hot springs

Diving & snorkelling
Swimming
Beaches
Aipelo jail
Maubara fort
Balibo fort
Balibo house
Portuguese architecture
Coastal & mountain scenery
Guided hiking & walking
Crafts
Traditional villages

Options
Side trip to Suai and south coast.

Choice of travel via Ainaro or Same (and Betano black sand beach).

Climb Mt Ramelau or Mt Kablaki.

VISIT ENCLAVE OECUSSE-AMBENO – WESTERN ZONE

Duration
3 days+

Transport
Boat

Plane

Stay
Pante Macassar

Best Time
May-November

Highlights
Rugged hills & coastal scenery

Portuguese architecture
Snorkelling & swimming
Hiking & walking
Traditional villages
Crafts
Geothermal mud pools (near Oesilo)

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