Timor Leste offers one of the best places for discoverers, adventurers and explorers.  Rent a four-wheel drive to explore Jaco Island, situated on the eastern tip of East Timor. The scenery is sensational, with colourful paddy fields and white sand beaches. Or drive through the Ramelau range and visit the 1900 metre high village of Hatobuilico. From there you can start the popular walking trek up Mount Ramelau, which stands 2,986 metres above sea level.


The most suitable time for trekking in Timor is during the dry season, which starts in March and runs through until November. As a visitor trekking in Timor, whether you are in the Matebean or Ramelau mountains, Oecussi enclave or on Atauro Island you will need to hire a guide and buy accommodation and food. This greatly assists in rebuilding the local economy. A local guide knows the language, terrain and hazards, and are likely to share some of their culture and local stories with you. Most importantly, if you get into trouble, your guide will be able to call for help quickly.


The ocean around Timor-Leste provide excellent potential for big game fishing including giant trevally, yellow fin tuna, Spanish mackerel, sailfish and marlin. Boat charters can be arranged.