Timore Leste – Camino de Timor Leste Pilgrimage 5-night 6-day Tour

Camino de Timor Leste Pilgrimage 5-night 6-day Tour - $2295 PP

Timor Leste is the home of the Camino de Timor Leste which is a new pilgrimage route linking the main Christian Statues and places of worship on Timor Leste. Cristo Rei, Statue of Pope John Paul II, and the statue of the Virgin Mary at 3000 m high – Mount Ramelau or Foho Tatamailau, East Timor.

Day 1

Arrival – Introduction/Briefing with a Dili Tour

Welcome to Dili-Timor-Leste, Asia’s newest country. Your adventure begins in the bustling capital city of Dili. Surrounded by both hills and ocean, there’s plenty to see and do here. Visits to Tacitolu, Arte Moris, Resistance Museum, Santa Cruz and Cristo Rei and Tais Market Enjoy your first taste of local cuisine for Lunch OR Dinner *

Hotel Esplanada

Day 2

Aileu – Hatubuilico

It’s time to head into the heart of Timor-Leste and travel up the Tatamailau mountain range.

 On the drive you’ll have the chance to take in some seriously spectacular scenery and admire the country’s mountainous landscapes and nature.

Stopping in Aileu for a break we will visit the local Monuments before continuing to Maubisse with visits to the magnificent Catholic Church the Pousada a Portuguese-era building with 360-degree views. Lunch at Sara Guesthouse Restaurant (Top Floor)

After lunch we will visit the Traditional Hakmatek Village of Liquitei before continuing the drive to Hatubuilico.

Arrive in Hatubuilico in the afternoon (it’s the highest village in the country!), settle into the guesthouse and meet your local trekking guide for tomorrow’s hike. Take a guided walking tour of the village and visit the beautiful local Catholic Church.

Ovalido Guesthouse

Day 3

Mt Ramelau – Lauhata

Embark on an early morning adventure to the summit of Timor-Leste’s highest mountain, Mt. Ramelau, standing at 2,963m above sea level. Wake up at 2:30am for a 5-hour round trip hike to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise from the summit around 06.35*. The climb is also a popular pilgrimage amongst Catholics from all over the world who make this trek on and around the 25th of March to commemorate the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

If it’s a clear day, you’ll be able soak in unbelievable views of the whole coastline. After descending to the base, we’ll check back into the Guesthouse for breakfast before heading to Lauhata, through Aileu into Tocoluli and Tibar.  Lunch in Aileu at Vanilla Farm

Lauhata Beach Escape

Day 4

Lauhata – Balibo

This morning we will drive to Balibo with visits to Liquiça Church (April 99) and check out the local architecture including Maubara Fort (Dutch Fort). Continue along this coastal drive to Batugade with a stop at the local Salt producers of Atabae reaching Batugade Junction and climbing up to Balibo for lunch. After lunch check Balibo Fort including a tour of its museum and surrounds.

Balibo Fort Hotel

Day 5

Balibo – Dili

After breakfast there will be options to take walking tours around Balibo with the local operators Balibo Trails to some of their destinations. After the local walking tours there’s an option to have a swim at Balibo Fort Hotel before returning to Dili via the statue of Pope John Paul II, and Biacou deserted beach.

Hotel Beachside

Day 6


With no activities planned for today, your Timor-Leste expedition comes to an end after breakfast this morning.

What's Included

What’s Included?

Accommodation including Breakfast (8 Nights)

Dili – Hotel Esplanada (1 Night)

Dili – Hotel Beachside (1 night)

Hatubuilico – Ovalido Guesthouse (1 Night)

Liquiça – Lauhata Beach Escape (1 Night)

Balibo – Balibo Fort Hotel (1 Night)

Local Tour Leader/Guide


1 x Welcome OR Farewell Dinner

All Breakfasts

Museum Entrance

Maubisse Village Fee

Balibo Trails Fees

Complimentary Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers


Minibuses – 4WD vehicles – Barge, Dragon Boat, Ferry

Road conditions in Timor-Leste are poor and driving can take a long time even over short distances due to potholes, pedestrians and animals on the road, single-lane mountain roads, police checkpoints and roadblocks.

Travel insurance is not included.