Welcome to Atauro Island
After busy Dili, Atauro Island seems positively deserted. Located 30km from Dili over a section of sea 3km deep in parts, it was used as a jail by both the Portuguese and Indonesian governments.Atauro's sandy beaches are gateways to broad fringing reefs and there’s great snorkelling all around the island. Walking trails lead through traditional villages, savannah, and remnants of tropical forest
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Atauro Island activities
Atauro Island Guided Day Tour from Dili
Following a morning pickup at your Dili accommodation, meet your guide at 8am and hop into your air-conditioned minivan to begin your 9-hour tour. First, take the ferry along the Wetar Straight with your guide and watch the waters for sightings of native dolphins and whales. On arrival at Atauro Island, visit local women’s co-operatives and gain insight into the handicrafts and trades passed down the generations. After a buffet lunch, enjoy free time to relax at your leisure. Perhaps go snorkelling with tropical fish and turtles along the coral walls, or relax and soak up the sunshine on the beach. When your times on Atauro Island comes to an end, take the ferry back along the Wetar Straight to Dili. Then, return in comfort to your hotel to conclude your tour.