Join YPT for a week exploring the history and of course the beaches in one of the newest and least visited countries in South East Asia.
East Timor — or Timor-Leste — was a Portuguese colony that proclaimed its independence in the 1970s before being occupied by Indonesia until the late 1990s and then becoming fully independent in 2002. We’ll be exploring the far regions of Baucau and Lospalos as well as of course the capital Dili, checking out the markets, catching the sunsets and getting our fill of local food.
There will be beaches and diving opportunities, and this tour will start and finish in Bali, Indonesia, an island about which not much else needs to be said!
As the only predominantly Christian country in SE Asia along with the Philippines, you can explore East Timor on its own or join us for a combo taking in both of these countries.
Tuesday 9th October • Palawan group depart Manila at 4 am for the flight to Bali arriving at 7 am where we transfer directly to the hotel. •Everyone else arrival at own leisure and transfer to hotel •Bali is THE party place for a number of people and a number of reasons, so we hit the town in a big way for our first night. •Overnight in Bali Wednesday 10th October •We transfer to the airport to board the 09.15 flight to Dili, capital of East Timor •Arrival at 12.00 arrange our visas on arrival before transferring to our very centrally placed accommodation •Lunch in town •Optional Scuba dive (at own cost) or free time for some rest •We take a walk down to the pristine beachfront in Dili where we will grab dinner at one of the restaurants overlooking the sea •Overnight at East Timor Hostel Thursday 11th October •We go for a city tour of Dili including the parliament, presidential palace and old Portuguese architecture •Visit the Timor genocide museum, not only a very moving place but essential in understanding the recent history of the nation. •Lunch in a traditional Timorese restaurant •Our local guide c