Join us in celebrating Independence Day in one of the newest and least visited countries in the world! Even better, we are doing it in true YPT adventure overland style!
For a few years now YPT has been guiding tours to East Timor, a small and young country that truly captivates us. However, we are not ones to cut corners and it bugs us that those who flying in and out of the country miss out on so much. We offer you an in-depth exploration of the country as you enter it from Indonesian West Timor. This will allow you to see how culture is involved in the independent part of the island by comparing it with West Timor.
Not only that, we will be in the country to celebrate Independence Day with the locals! East Timor declared independence in 1975, but less than one year later was invaded and incorporated into Indonesia. Bloody fighting ensued and the United Nations Administration finally declared full independence on the 20th May 2002. East Timor was recently overtaken by South Sudan as the world’s newest country, but it remains one of the newest and least visited countries in the world!
In this tour, you will find everything that made our previous tours to Timor Leste so successful but also bring some exciting new additions such as Pante Makasar, the capital of Oecusse, not only the least visited part of the least visited country in Asia but also the only exclave of East Timor and some beach time on Atauro Island.
If you haven’t gotten enough of exploring the region with us, be sure to check out our West Papua tour taking place right after! The tour is $1995 stating and finishing in Bali, with discounts available if you wish to start in Kupang and finish in Dili. The trip can also be combined with our West Papua Tour.
Tuesday 14th May – Kuta, Bali
Wednesday 15th May – Kupang
Thursday 16th May – Kupang
Friday 17th May – Pante Makasar
Saturday 18th May – Pante Makassar
Sunday 19th May – Dili
Monday 20th May – Dili – National Day
Tuesday 21st May – Atauro Island
Wednesday 22nd May – Dili to Kuta
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• All flights and transportation as per itinerary
• Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast
• Breakfast and Lunches
• All tours and guides
• International flights to and from Bali
• Single supplement ($320)
• Personal expenses
• Tips and gratuities (around $20)
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.