6 Day Mountain and Sea

Posted by: Island Explorer Holidays | 06/03/2019 | Category: TOUR PACKAGE | 98 View

Mt. Ramelau, the highest mountain in Timor-Leste, summits at 2963 meters above sea level and offers views of the north and south coast on a bright clear day. On a typical day its peak floats above the clouds providing the most spectacular sunset and sunrise for trekkers while overnight tempreature drops to freezeing cold all year round. Trekking to the summit takes approximately 3 hours from the highland village of Hato Builiko.

 

6 Day Mountain & Sea Package starts from US $1,240pp twin Sharing

 

Package Inclusive of;

 

√ Return airfare Singapore/Dili/Singapore on Air Timor inclusive taxes

√ Accomadation at the hotel and eco lodge

√ daily breafast, 2 lunchs, 1 dinner

√ Tours as per itinenary

√ Transpotation and English speaking Guide

6 Day Mountain & Sea Package starts from US $1,240pp twin Sharing

 

DAY 1  - Singapore – DILI

 

1415 hrs    Upon Arrival at Nicolau Lobato International Airport, be met by Island Explorer staff and proceed with a brief Dili City Tour.

The tour begins with a stop at Tasitolu Peace Park, where the three salt lakes are being established as a park and reserve, continuing to Pope John Paul II monument sitting remarkably high offering a peaceful view of the area. This statue commemorates his visit to Timor Leste in October 1984. Then drive pass the Palacio de Govierno, Casa Europa, Motael Church, the Farol Lighthouse, the Presidential Palace and short stop at the Tais Market. The final tour takes you to the Jesus Statue (Crestorae) located a top Cape Fatucama on the eastern tip of Dili.

OVERNIGHT    Hotel in Dili

 

Day 2 Dili – Mt. Ramelau (B/L/D)

 

0700 hrs  Breakfast at the Hotel

0800hrs  Travel south through a continuously winding road until you reach Dare to see the war memorial, this place also offers magnificent views of Dili. Drive through the coffee plantation to Becilau before descending to the historical town of  Aileu, in the central ranges, for a short coffee break.

Continues the journey through picturesque countryside to the next main town, Maubessi. The traditional house, called Umalulik (cone shaped built with bamboo or mud) can be spotted throughout the drive. We will stop at Pousada se Maubesse, a former Portuguese rest house for lunch.

As we drive up the mountain ranges to Hatobuiliko, the landscape changes dramatically and temperature drops to very cold.

In the afternoon, take a walk around the village see GrutuAsqnesa (grotto) dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the old cemetery, the community Centre, and walk within the garden of the old Pousada Ramelau.

1900 hrs  Dinner at Guesthouse

OVERNIGHT   Hatobuiliko Guesthouse

 

DAY 3 – Mt. Ramelau – Dili (B/L)

 

0300 hrs    Stars early to trek to the summit, see the Statue of Virgin Mary standing at 2,963m above the sea level and marvel at the beautiful sunrise. Return to the guesthouse for breakfast and continue the same route back to Dili with a stop at Aileu for lunch.

1900 hrs   Expected arrival at Hotel in Dili

OVERNIGHT   Hotel in Dili

 

DAY 4 – DILI- Atauro Island (B/L/D)

 

0700 hrs   Breakfast at the  hotel

0715 hrs  Transfer to Casa Europe Jetty

0730 hrs   Depart to Atauro Island. A 90minute boat ride to the island crossing the 3 areas or Water Strait know for Dolphin and Whale activities, you will then disembark at Barry’s Place, an eco-lodge just 50 meters walk from the beach. Unwind, then enjoy a drive around the village on a local island transportation Tiga Roda, including visits tp Boneca de Atauro.

1200 hrs   Traditional buffet lunch. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Suggested activities including swimming, snorkeling or if you are not diver and want to explorer the underwater Discover Scuba is the perfect activity for you. Alternatively try hiking, fishing, beachcombing or simply relaxing. The option is endless.

OVERNIGHT  Barry’s Place or similar.

 

DAY 5 – Atauro Island – DILI (B)

 

0800 hrs    Traditional Timorese Breakfast

0930 hrs    Depart to Dili. The rest of the day is at leisure, giving you an opportunity to explorer Dili.

Overnight      Hotel in Dili

 

DAY 6 DILI – Singapore (B)

 

1230 hrs    Transfer to Airport

1810 hrs    Home Sweet Home

 

Note to Traveler

 

It is most important to be flexible, stay positive and willing to accept all challenges that arise. In developing countries remote area, please do not compare with the standards you are used to back home.

The climb up to Mt. Ramelau is quite difficult, with slippery rocks and landslides.

Alecrim Guest house is a very simple and basic, electricity will only be available from 7pm to 12midnight.

 

Packing List,

 

√ Proper trecking shoes      √ Torch Light, sunglassess, headgear                  √ wet tissue

√ Fibre pile type jacket       √ Sleeping bag                                                       √ Water Bottle

√ Long trousers                  √ Own food supply

√ Thick resillent socks        √ Toilet Paper

 

Description of the Accommodation in Atauro:

 

Barry’s Place is a solar powered simple hut which provides food, water and wifi facilities. It is advisable to let them know what meals you would like to have in advance. There are 2 traditional shared toilets in Barry’s Place.

You may want to bring your own snacks or fresh fruits from the mainland.

If you want to taste woodfire-pizza, hop on a local transportation, tiga roda to bring you to Manucoco, an Italian Restaurant located at Villa town. It offers very delicious homemade pizza and gnocchi that you can’t find elsewhere. Please order in advance and let Barry’s know if you plan to skip dinner at the lodge.

Boneco de Atauro is a women’s cooperative that produces Timorese dolls, animals, woven bags, hats, embroidery. The funds raised by the cooperative will be shared equally between the members.

 

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