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Plan Your Timor-Leste Trip in Ataúro Today

The pages below will help you plan your trip to Ataúro. Explore sample itineraries or transportation options and learn about what weather to expect, local customs, and available services. The more you familiarize yourself with getting to Timor-Leste and Ataúro Island, the easier your trip will be when you board the plane! An interactive map is also available for you to see the different points of interest on the island. ATKOMA is eager to make your visit an unforgettable one: please contact us and let us help you arrange the trip of a lifetime.

Before visiting the island, please read our Traveler Pledge to learn more about what you can do to keep Ataúro pristine and respect local cultures and traditions. Avoiding single-use plastic, refraining from purchasing handicrafts made from turtle shells or mangrove roots, and dressing respectfully in public and on beaches are just a few of the things we ask visitors to adhere to. Ataúro has one of the most unique local marine protection systems in the world—called tara bandu—that locals use to protect reefs from over-fishing by charging snorkelers and divers $2 for swimming in the protected area. The people of Ataúro work hard to keep the island a perfect paradise, and we ask that you do so too!

Feel free to contact ATKOMA to ask any questions that may not be answered here! ATKOMA is the best source for helpful, up-to-date information about attractions and conditions on the island.


Itineraries & Packages

ATKOMA offers a number of excellent pre-set itineraries and packages to make your holiday experience on the island as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. If the itineraries below don’t meet your needs, please contact us and we will be happy to create a customized itinerary for you. With our team of expert guides, local artists, […]

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FAQs

What is the best month to visit?  While there is plenty to do on the island year-round, here are the recommended seasons for popular activities:  Best Diving – May-November Best Trekking – May-November Best Fishing – November-March Best Dolphin/Whale Watching – October-December Best Birding – All year Is Ataúro safe to visit? Yes! We have […]

Interactive Map

Three maps of Ataúro are provided here with detailed information on accommodation, hiking trails, viewpoints, gift shops and more. Feel free to download the interactive Google map and make a day by day itinerary for yourself, or let us plan an incredible trip for you! These maps are by no means extensive; several of the […]

Visitor Information & Traveler Services

Timor-Leste Visitor Information and Traveler Services In welcoming you to Ataúro, it is important that you are happy and safe and, at the same time, that we protect our environment and culture. Here are 6 practical facts about the island that every traveler should know before coming: Ataúro has NO crocodiles, unlike other places in […]

Sustainable Traveler Pledge

The Sustainable Traveler Pledge: Responsible Tourism For Timor-Leste and Its Residents Our island is very special and important to us. We ask that visitors wanting to take advantage of all of the beautiful and wonderful things our island has to offer can understand and commit to a sustainable and ethical visit. We are excited to […]

Trip Ideas & Island News

Matador Network: Atauro Island has the most biodiverse waters in the world, and hardly anyone knows it exists GoNOMAD Travel: Visiting Timor-Leste: The Country No One Knows Exists  

Contact Us

Are you ready to plan your once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Timor-Leste? Contact us today for more tourism information and bookings. Come and visit Ataúro soon – you will love it.

Getting Here

How to Get to Timor-Leste…and onto Ataúro First stop, Dili Getting to Dili: Dili is well-connected internationally with direct air services daily from Denpasar (Bali), Darwin (Australia), and Atambua and Kupang (West Timor). The airlines that run these flights are Air North, Air Timor, Citilink, and Sriwijaya Air. You can also get in by bus […]

Getting Around

Getting Around During Your Vacation to Ataúro Local Transport A flat road with beautiful glimpses of village life and the nearby coast links Beloi and Vila, the two villages with the most accommodation options on the island. For other destinations, getting around in Timor-Leste can be more challenging and requires either an inclined walk, an […]

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