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Timor Adventures

Avenue De Portugal | Hotel Esplanada, Dili, East Timor
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Reliable&Excellent Team Handcrafted an Exceptional Experince

We are very grateful to the whole team for helping us plan and execute a wonderful week long foray... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KsenijaCalifornia
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Fantastic visit to a fascinating country

All was organised very well and quickly by the team and contact kept prior to arrival. On the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan O
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Avenue De Portugal | Hotel Esplanada, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are very grateful to the whole team for helping us plan and execute a wonderful week long foray into this surprising country off the beaten track. While we realize we have only scratched the surface, we feel we have gotten some great insights because...More

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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was our pleasure to provide this touring experience for you. Your enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge about Timor-Leste was contagious. We find time and again that when people have open hearts and a sense of adventure they fall in love with the country, I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All was organised very well and quickly by the team and contact kept prior to arrival. On the ground the whole team were fantastic- the drivers and guides became like friends. Jon Iasi and Charles were excellent and we shared some great moments. They went...More

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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We would be delighted to see you again and show you the East. Its amazing how much diversity there is in one small half island. It is a great joy to watch our staff developing into highly experienced, confident and competent guides!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

3 day trip from Dili to Balibo, Maliano, Marobo Hot Springs and back. Shirley organised the accommodation very well, difficult with Easter as so many places were not open on Good Friday. Loved the Balibo Fort Hotel, the Pousada Maliano was definitely no where near...More

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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What an interesting time to be in Timor-Leste, Easter when everyone is on the move visiting thier home towns and paying respect to departed relatives. Thank you for your understanding, guiding is a skill that needs to be developed through experience, it is wonderful that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jonias was a great guide and driver. Went up through the hills, stopping frequently at great sights. Then along the coast road to Liquica to see important historical sites. Terrific information and great company. A very safe and enjoyable day.

1  Thank judiemac2018
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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your day. With a short time at hand a visit to the N/W along the coast and poking up into the coffee growing area of Railaco is a great option!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

As long-term Darwin residents we felt a trip to Timor Leste was well overdue. Via a link on the Air North website (they were offering a special deal on flights) we found Timor Adventures and booked a 4-day special staying at the Esplanada Hotel, with...More

1  Thank Kim H
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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Kim, really glad you enjoyed your time in Timor-Leste. It is great to see more of our neighbours from Darwin visiting, we hope to be able to continue to deliver affordable packages.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We are a party of three and we just pulled a stunt to arrive at Dili at 6:30am and departed at 17:05pm from/to Darwin. For this we were required to join a day tour around Dili. Our tour guide Joans, waited for us at the...More

1  Thank leciel83
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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Many thanks for this positive feedback. Jonias is a dedicated tour guide who is passionate about his country, so glad you enjoyed your time exploring it a little with him.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

It was the incredibly helpful and friendly hotel services and leasing agent at our hotel (Ms. Asri Prihatani at the Timor Plaza Hotel) who contacted Julio for us, and arranged a whole-day tour for us. We enjoyed it very much, because it gave us a...More

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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback. I am so pleased that Julio was able to assist you so ably, we do pride ourselves on providing excellent customer servcie and are so pleased to be able to work alongside others who share...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Julio and Charles were organised and attentive tour guides. They had humble passion for Timor and its history and story. Things ran on time. Payment was smooth and easy. Most importantly, we saw untouched country that we could never have seen ourselves as much of...More

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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Many thanks for this testimonial Sarah, we are so lucky to work with such amazingly skilled and passiononate staff. The aim of Timor-Adventures is to provide the opportunity for Timorese people to control and benefit from sustainable tourism. So glad to see we are on...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I had some specific plans for my short (4-day) time in Timor-Leste. Shirley and Julio planned the tour perfectly. I wanted to climb Mount Ramelau, spend some time birding and attend a Seventh-day Adventist church on Saturday. Initially, Shirley declined to plan the tour because...More

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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

So glad we were able to meet all your tour requirements Ron. Thank you so much for the opportunity to further explore bird watching in Timor-Leste, Julio especially enjoyed sharing this with you. We take on board your comments about the homestay experience. Its a...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Not only was the local guide (Julio) knowledgeable in the country's history and travel spot, he led tours with so much passion and enthusiasm! He truly wants to show the country to the rest of the world. His professionalism extended beyond just ensuring the safety...More

1  Thank IreneYLWat
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David C, Owner at Timor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Many thanks for this feedback Irene. We are so pleased you were able to connect with Timor-Leste in such a meaningful way. Yes Julio is most certainly one of the best tour guides in the country, true passion isnt something you can fake. Julio along...More

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Response from David C | Property representative |
Hi there globetrotter. Great to hear from you. Actually we did recieve your query via our contact form,it did work and we have responded with a customised itinerary for you. Looking forward to seeing you in Timor-Leste on... More
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