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Bem-vindu. Welcome. Come and explore Timor-Leste.

Do you love adventure and travelling off the beaten track? Do you enjoy the journey as much as the destination? Timor-Leste is the go to country for intrepid travellers. Come and explore with us along the windy bumpy roads into the heart of a vibrant and welcoming culture and experience the untapped natural beauty of this unique island nation. As your trusted guides we will help you discover all that Timor-Leste has to offer from the wild hinterland to the rugged coastline and everything in-between.

Explore Timor-Leste

Explore the undiscovered. Discover the adventure.

Unearth wild adventures in a country of incredible natural beauty, rich history and unique cultural experiences. You won’t be disappointed.

Experience a wild tropical island adventure.

New adventures await in Timor-Leste. Come and discover a warm and welcoming culture, a nation with a rich and complex history, explore its rugged mountainous interior, uncover a network of limestone caves and pristine canyons and rivers, be wowed by coral reefs and relax on stunning beaches.

Rugged Mountains

Rivers & Canyons

Beaches & Coral Reefs

Whales & Dolphins

Diving & Snorkeling

Located within South-East Asia, Timor-Leste lies 400km north of Australia across the Timor Sea, a short 90 minute flight from Darwin. It comprises the eastern half of the Timor Island, and the separate enclave of Oecusse, situated in West Timor and the small off-shore island of Atauro and Jaco.

Timor-Leste is rugged with a mountainous backbone rising over 2,000m, its highest peak Mount Ramelau stands at 2,986m. Almost half of the 15,000sq/km land area has a slope of 40 degrees or more making it scenically beautiful and full of limestone inspired adventures, but extremely difficult for road construction and cultivation. The island boasts wild rocky headlands and long expanses of white sand beaches. Along both coasts, views across the ocean are stunning, the reefs extensive and highly acclaimed.

The country has a rich history and culture with archaeological evidence of Neolithic settlement caves in Tutuala dating as far back as 35,000 years ago. In the early 16th century European settlers began arriving, and the nation was subsequently colonised by the Portuguese, Japanese and the Indonesians, finally gaining independence with the support of the United Nations in 2002 after a long and brutal struggle.

Since independence the nation has begun the slow process of rebuilding itself. Tourism has emerged as one of the main programs of national development as it seeks to break its dependence on petroleum, which accounts for about 70 percent of GDP and more than 80 percent of the country’s annual income. The key challenge now is in how to drive a regenerative tourism agenda that encourages visitation while preserving Timor-Leste’s unique natural beauty, rich history and welcoming culture.

Maddog Adventures’ is committed to a regenerative tourism model of working together as one community to leave the places we visit better than we found them.

Adventures for everyone.

Our partners.

Timor Leste Explore the Undiscovered

Kape Diem

Aquatica

Compass

USAID

Hilton

The Asia Foundation

Distillery Lokal

Agora Food Studio