Beginner Canyoning Adventure

New to canyoning? Experience the excitement of abseiling while exploring pristine rivers and waterfalls.



Meeting Point

Cafe Letefoho, Dili, Timor-Leste


4 hrs



Group Size


The perfect family-friendly introduction to canyoning, located just outside of Dili.

Embark on an unforgettable canyoning adventure in Aileu, where you’ll explore rivers, waterfalls, and more. This half-day experience offers an exhilarating blend of rock hopping, refreshing swims, a thrilling 12m abseil, and expert instruction in canyoning techniques.

Your adventure begins with a 30-minute drive from Dili to the mouth of Mota (river) Kotalau. Access to the canyon is via a designated track, followed by a picturesque 45-minute walk upstream along the riverbed, incorporating rock hopping and jumping en route to the abseil site. The site offers a hand-over-hand ascent up a waterfall and two 10 – 12m abseil descents. Plus, a 20 minute rock hopping extension to the base of a 45m waterfall. Given the nature of the activity, come prepared to get wet.

Suitable for ages 8 and up, it’s the perfect family-friendly adventure, combining excitement with skill-building in a breathtaking natural setting.

***Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 8.***


Pricing options.

Booking & cancellation. All payments and paperwork must be completed & received prior to participation.


Group Tour

Child 8+
Group of 4
  • Inclusions

    • Round-trip transfers to and from the meet up location in Dili
    • Experienced adventure guides
    • Safety equipment and first aid kit
    • Emergency communication equipment
    • All adventure equipment
    • Lunch and snacks
    • Safety briefing.
  • Exclusions

    • Other personal expenses
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Personal snacks or drinks.
  • Packing List

    • Small day pack – 30 litres
    • Wear comfortable active wear
    • Bring a thermal top (for the water)
    • Closed toe shoes or sneakers with soft rubber sole
    • Water bottle and personal snacks
    • Plastic bags or waterproof bag
    • Change of clothes for after activity
    • A phone or camera for photos
    • Personal medication.
  • Know before you book

    • Do not wear any jewellery or fancy watches as they may get scratched or damaged
    • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and weigh less than 110kgs (if over limit discuss with your guide prior to experience)
    • If you have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate
    • You do not need previous bushwalking however previous abseiling experience is an advantage
    • You must be able to swim at least 25m
    • Disclose any medical conditions that may affect your participation.

“My first time doing canyoning and is once in a lifetime experience. I had the best view of Timor’s barely explored nature and got really close to it as well. It felt really safe and everything was well organized as well as extremely friendly guides, lovely people. Can’t wait to do more canyoning.”

— Tristan | Nationality - Swiss | Age - 18