Atauro Island Snapshot Day Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Dili

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Enjoy an amazing day on a magical tropical Island. Atauro is a small island situated 25km north of Dili, it is roughly 105 km² in area, and is inhabited by around 14,000 people. Atauro Island is nestled deep in the heart of the Coral Triangle, home to some of the most diverse and abundant marine life anywhere on earth. The region boasts some truly spectacular scenery from the rugged coastline and pristine water surrounds to the Manucoco Mountain. Traveling through the Wetar Straight well known for dolphin and whale activities. Once we arrive on the island we will travel by local ojek to the town center where we visit the women’s craft co-operatives. The afternoon is spent relaxing, and for the adventuress, seeing schools of snapper, and turtles while snorkeling along coral walls covered with abundant life and table corals as big as cars!Inc: Lunch, Island Transfers, Island Transport, Guided Snorkeling including Equipment  and your own private English speaking guide.
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, we take the fast ferry across 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 lunch, enjoy free time to relax at your leisure. 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 fast ferry back across the Wetar Straight to Dili. Then return in comfort to your hotel to conclude your tour.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Fast Ferry Transfers
  • Lunch
  • Guided Snorkeling

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service