When the sun sets, the locals come out! Join families gathering at the Dili night market and dig into an authentic feast of Timorese BBQ on the beach on this 5-hour small-group tour in East Timor. You will then be able to dance it all off at a live music show starring some of the city’s best artists.
We’re heading out on the town! This Dili night tour hits up the locals’ favourite places after dark and you will be taken along for a night to remember.
Once you’ve been picked up from your hotel, you’ll travel along the waterfront — commonly known as Embassy Row due to the 15 foreign embassies located in this area — until you reach the Dili night market. This is where the locals flock every night and you will join them for a local experience.
Your guides will set up tables and chairs on the beach, amid all the local families gathering for an evening meal. Watch the children building sandcastles and swimming in the shallows, and smell the delicious array of local food being prepared on the grills lining the beach.
Barbecue delicacies are seasonal so the menu’s always changing, but you can often find dishes featuring fish, squid, octopus, chicken, beef, corn, and katupa (rice cooked in a palm leaf basket). Dig into a tasty dinner starring these local treats as you watch the sun go down from the beach. Soft drinks and water are served with the meal and ice-cold Bintang beer is available to purchase. (Don’t worry if you’re vegetarian — Your tastes are catered for as long as they have notice in advance. Please notify us in the “Additional request” box at checkout when you book your tour.
After dinner you’ll head to a local live music venue, where you can sit back and enjoy a view across the bay or dance the night away. Grab a beer or cocktail (not included), and enjoy the live music being performed by talented Timor-Leste musicians.
Once the night has come to a close, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.