From leisurely beach walks to multi-day village and mountain treks, Ataúro provides fantastic opportunities. Views from ridges are inspiring and wandering deserted beaches is something special. Hiring local guides will enable you to learn and see more plus stay on the right route. This is especially important with the more arduous treks and when you are traversing through village gardens. Guides must be used when climbing sacred Manukoko. On the coastal walks enjoy swimming and snorkeling.
Popular options include trekking over the hills between Beloi and Adara; visiting Makili around the coast from Vila and walking from either Pala to Akrema or Adara to Atekru. For the hardier climbing up sacred Manukoko (999m) is a highlight. There are two access routes – from Vila (long and difficult) and Anartutu (easier).
Shorter walks include Cave of our Lady Mary above Vila, a scenic lookout point above Beloi, the Beloi fresh water spring located up a river valley and other beach and village wanders.
As Ataúro is usually very hot and sunny, mornings are best for walking and always take water. Please advise your accommodation where you are going in case of accident.
Book guides via your accommodation or for day and multiday-treks contact Roman Luan NGO Tel (+670) 7734 2452
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