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Hiking to Mt Ramelau Sunrise. Relaxing, Snorkelling and Diving at Atauro Island the ecotourism gem of South East Asia


Heights & Dephts of Timor Island/Timor Leste

Hike to Timor Island/Timor Leste’s Highest Mountain

Explore Atauro Island, the untouched ecotourism gem of Southeast Asia

Variety of terrains; mountains, valleys, local customs and idyllic beaches

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Trip Details

Essential Information


$975 Per PAX + Tax

The minimum required to run the tours – 3 Pax

Departure time

8:30 AM

Meeting point

Hotel in Dili


April to November


7 days

Group size

Minimum 3 people – maximum 9


  • 7 Day Tours & Transfers (Boat Transfers)
  • 4WD Vehicles (3 Pax – per Vehicle)
  • 6 Night Accommodation (Breakfast)
  • Main Meals
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • 2 Local Guides (Mt Ramealu & Atauro Island)

Not included

  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Personal and miscellaneous spending
  • Travel insurance

What to bring

  • Lighter clothing for the day and warmer options at night
  • A hat to protect you from the sun
  • Waterproof jacket and/or trousers
  • Comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • Cash is recommended as ATM machines don’t always work
  • Credit/debit cards are not widely accepted
  • The local currency is US dollars

About your guide

1 x tour leader/driver
2 x local guides at described destination

Good to know

  • There will be basic sanitation at guesthouses, cold mandi showers, and occasions when guests will need to use a bush toilet
  • We advise guests to carry sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and antiseptic gel/wipes
  • Always have sufficient drinking water at all times as dehydration is a risk in the tropics
  • Be sure to carry small change 50c – $1 coins, US $5 – $10 notes in Timor-Leste
  • We advise all guests to arrange travel and health insurance

Day by Day in Detail

Dili Tour – Highlights & Landmarks & History
Resistance Museum, Santa Cruz Cemetery, Local Markets,
Tacitolu and the statue of Cristo Rei for the sunset
We take you to all the major sites in Dili as we GUIDE and answer your questions.

08:30 – Transfer to Hatubuilico through Dare, Aileu, and Maubisse. On the winding road from Dili, get a chance to stop to capture the expansive views down to the winding rivers far below and out to the northern coast with Atauro Island in the distance. Apart from the villages located close to the road and on ridge tops, others are hidden from view by the steep terrain and forests. Break-in Aileu Continuing on south towards Maubisse the countryside starts to feel even wilder and more remote. The views are magnificent and in the wet season enjoy the wildflowers along the roadside. Traditional thatched-roof villages can be seen in the distance, either linked by road or walking track. After lunch, visit one of the many local *traditional villages set on top of a hill and get an insight into how people in the rural areas live, and learn about some Timorese traditions before continuing to Hatubuilico through some rogued beautiful scenery expecting to arrive around 16:00.
Overnight at Alecrin’s Guesthouse

03:30 Transfer to the starting point to the car park at the Sanctuary
04:00 Start hiking to Mt Ramelau, and if the 2.5-hour trek is on schedule arrive in time to watch the always spectacular sunrise from the summit.
06:15 Expected to arrive at the Summit
06:30 Expected SUNRISE**
07:30 Star descending back to the base
09:00 Expected to arrive at the base and transfer back to the Guesthouse for breakfast.
10:00 -Transfer back to Dili via Maubisse or Suco Liurai
12:00 – Arrive in Aileu for lunch. After lunch, we continue to Belunhato before turning left into Dili via Sarlala and Comoro River Junction.

07:15 Transfer for Departure to Atauro Island
08.00 Depart from Dili
09.30 Arrival on Atauro
09.30-10.15 Morning tea/welcome
10.15 Cabin allocation and lodge orientation
10.45 Visit local NGO Empreza Diak arts and craft shop and livelihoods programs (Ducks, chickens, fish farming, and vegetable gardens)
12.00 Buffet lunch
13.30 -17.00 Activities –Tuk-Tuk ride to Centro Atauro Diak Local Art Craft Business and Tour the Island capital and learn about its local history.
19:00 Buffet dinner followed by live Traditional music or Wawata Topu documentary (Mermaids of Timor Leste on the Adara village spearfishing women)
Overnight at Barry’s Resort

Explore the east coast of the island for either a day walking tour to Makili or just relaxing on the beach, swimming or snorkelling. The Atauro Island gives the visitor the opportunity from both, the mountain and the underwater perspective to choose and explore.

  • Snorkelling off the beach near the pier or local outrigger boat
  • Beach walk or mountain walk for views/photos
  • Overnight at Barry’s Resort

    09.45 – Breakfast & Motor Boat transfer to DILI
    11:45 – Arrival in Dili & Lunch
    Afternoon Short Dili Tour to Tais Market and Tacitolu.

    Transfer to Airport
    Driver/ Guide will meet you two hours prior to departure for airport transfer (as per flight schedule)

    Discover More of Timor Island...

    People gather on Mt Ramelau at sunrise above the clouds
    A large traditional thatched beehive hut in the hills