Timor-Leste in

One Week

From Dili, lunch in Baucau before continuing to Loi Hunu to stay at Hotel Comunitaria Wailakurini and climb past the Guerilla Hideout. Wake early and head through Ossu to hike Mundo Perdido (Lost World) with a guide. Next up, check out the cave art on the way down to sacred Jaco Island. Stay in a simple hut on the mainland for two nights, spending a day on Jaco, snorkelling. Return to Dili, via a night in Baucau to explore museums and markets, before heading out to Ataúro for a couple of nights. Cap off your adventure with a dawn climb of Mt Ramelau.

One Month

Complete the one-week itinerary, then return to Dili for some diving before heading west to Liquiçá for luxury beachside camping at Caimeo Beach or beach games at Lauhata Beach Escape. Continue towards the Indonesian border, stopping at Maubara Fort for souvenirs. Be reminded of the tragic story of the Balibó Five in Balibó, and overnight at the terrific Balibó Fort Hotel, before heading south past Maliana to soak in the hot springs (be manis) at Marobo. Finally, fly from Dili to Oecussi for a night to witness the rapid development of this once sleepy town (and maybe spot a dugong, too).