Highland Coffee and Cultural Village Explorer


After leaving the port, travel south along the coast and into the spectacular mountains to the district of Aileu, which is the gateway to the heartland of the coffee country. This area is renowned for its unique Arabica-Robusta hybrid, grown beneath the large canopied Albezia or “Mother of Coffee” trees. Your first stop will be at Pope Statue. A large bronze statue of Pope John Paul II was commissioned by the Timorese Government 2003 in memory of his visit. From here you can also see the Tasi Tolu Lake. Tasi-Tolu literally means “three seas” in local language and refers to 3 salt lakes that comprise the Tasi-Tolu wetlands. The area is of national cultural significance being an important symbol of the struggle for Independence, and was declared a national park in 2000. Heading south, you'll climb into the mountains to Ermera, which is the heartland of Timor's coffee country. Here you will visit the Railaco Timor Global Cooperativa Café, founded in the wake of the destruction of much of East Timor in the war for Independence in 1999. After a coffee Testing, you will be led by the coffee expert and explain the process from coffee bean into finish product. Enjoy your provided lunch at Timor Global Café before your last stop. The village of Gleno offers a colourful traditional marketplace selling all manner of wares, and perhaps even some souvenirs.
  • Location

    Dili Timor Leste

  • Tour Code

    DIL015

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $229.99
    Children (12 & under) from $169.99

  • Lunch included!

Photography

Don’t forget your camera!

Refreshments

Enjoy lunch prepared by the Projeto Montanha team at the small village of Aileu.

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.
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