Duration

2 Days 1 Nights

Country

Timor-Leste

Maximum Traveller

100

Min Pax

1

Scenic East Coast & Mountains Baucau

Destination Activity

Baucau municipality lies in the eastern part of Timor-Leste and includes its second largest city also named Baucau.  Set on a breezy plateau overlooking the sea, Baucau has a new town centre with bustling sprawling market and an older centre with a much more sedate air. The attractive older part of town derives a decidedly Portuguese flavour from the Pousada de Baucau and other colonial buildings, some restored such as the beautiful old market square. This area is backed by steep limestone outcrops and shaded by large banyan tree and rustling palms.  A clear freshwater spring feeds the large municipal swimming pool – a great place to enjoy a refreshing dip.

Down the winding road from Baucau, there is the small village of Osolata and an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful coastline of white sand coves and beaches, stretching both west and east.

From the Baucau plateau impressive mountain ranges including Mt Matebian (2315m) dominate the skyline.  This ‘Mountain of Spirits’ is protected and considered sacred by the Timorese people.  Climbing towering Mt Matebian with a guide from Baguia, or one of the other small villages on its flanks, is a strenuous undertaking. Towards the summit stunted alpine vegetation gives way to wind sculptured fluted rock pinnacles and hikers are rewarded with stunning views of the eastern part of Timor-Leste and also back towards Mt Ramelau across Mundo Perdido.

Driving through the rolling Baucau plateau some areas seem almost untouched while others are used for cattle grazing and growing crops such as rice and corn.  Wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables are available from roadside stalls.

The Portuguese-era mountain retreat of Venilale lying further to the south has impressive colonial architecture and offers good views, especially of Mt Matebian to the east.  Nearby there also are located both the Vaicana natural hot springs and old excavated tunnels, a remnant of Japan’s occupation during WWII.

Source : https://www.timorleste.tl/destinations/municipalities/baucau/

Overview

The North East Coast

- Travel through the farm land and fishing villages along the coast. Moring tea as we pass through Manatuto and historic Laleia

Baucau & Venilale

- Lunch in the Baucau then into the mountains to Venilale for a walking tour
- Return to Baucau and settle into your guest house with the option to dine at the Pousada - The next day we explore Watabo beach and Baucau and maybe take a dip in the pool before heading back to Dili after lunch

Itinerary

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

Cost Info

Price includes

* Hotel pick up and drop off * Experienced English or Portuguese speaking guide * Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle * 1 night accommodation * 2 lunches, 1 breakfast * Bottled water

Price excludes

* Dinner

FAQ

  • FAQ 1

Map

<iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d31570.08170959274!2d126.43789506900991!3d-8.474058760041551!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x2d027a8b2369562f%3A0x261e0fd49eec6bee!2sBaucau!5e0!3m2!1spt-PT!2stl!4v1690070549082!5m2!1spt-PT!2stl" width="600" height="450" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy" referrerpolicy="no-referrer-when-downgrade"></iframe>  

Please select date

from $222.00

  • Available For Booking
  • Available For Enquiry Only
  • Not Available For Booking & Enquiry
Person (1 PAX)
$0.00 17+ $665.00 Per Person (1 PAX)
Group (2 PAX)
$0.00 17+ $370.00 Per 1 Group (2 PAX)
Group (3 PAX)
$0.00 17+ $280.00 Per 1 Group (3 PAX)
Group (4 PAX)
$222.00 17+ $222.00 Per 1 Group (4 PAX)
Total Price$222.00