We’ll start our Dili tour with an easy walk through Largo de Lecidere Park, along shaded pathways and passing by the local fruit markets, until we reach the Gembel Art Collective. Here we’ll have time to browse the exhibition hall and even meet the local artists all working on-site.
From there, we’ll jump on a Microlet — the minibuses that are the preferred local form of public transport. You’ll ride alongside locals who are going about their day, and who are always surprised to see a “Malay” (foreigner) — don’t be surprised if a few locals want to practice their English on you and tell you all about themselves!
The next stop on our Dili tour will be the PNTL (National Police Memorial) that honours the 12 police officers who were killed during 2006 Dili crisis. We’ll then take a short walk along the busy Vila Verde Road to the Dili Cathedral, before hopping on our next Microlet ride. From there, it’s on to Dili’s main street, Comoro Road, and the Manleuana local markets, where you’ll find hundreds of traders selling everything from fresh produce to plants, clothing, crafts, and household items. We’ll spend some time browsing the market, where you’re free to grab a cold drink or snack at one of the many stalls serving locals.
From there, we’ll take another short walk to a local school, where you’ll get the chance to chat with some students learning English. Help them practice their conversation skills before hopping on the next Microlet that’s eagerly awaiting.
We’ll head for Timor Plaza, Dili’s newest feature on the skyline and the city’s only western-style shopping centre. There’s a great photo op here as we head up to the fifth floor and take in the panoramic view of the city and harbour.
Then, back on the roadside, we’ll flag another Microlet that’s heading back toward the CBD. We’ll travel along the waterfront on the Dili Esplanade that’s lined with foreign embassies and government offices.
Our last stop will be in the historical Motael area, where we’ll walk past sites such as the Farol Lighthouse, the Dili Massacre Memorial, the Motael Church, the Statue of Integration, the Government Palace, and the Casa Europa.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transport fares, entrance fees.
Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sun protection (sunscreen, hat, etc.).
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.