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! This tour is $1495 and it starts in Bali and finishes in Dili, or you may opt to start and finish in Bali for $1795.
Tuesday 16th May – Kuta, Bali
Wednesday 17th May – Kupang
Thursday 18th May – Kupang
Friday 19th May – Pante Makasar
Saturday 20th May – Dili – Independence Day!
Sunday 21st May – Atauro Island
Monday 22nd May – Dili
Tuesday 23rd May – Kuta
Wednesday 24th May – 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.