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Travel with Timor Adventures and help light up communities

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A Holiday with a Heart

If you are considering travelling to Timor-Leste, touring with Timor Adventures is a must to consider. Timor Adventures is a social enterprise. It is a business with a purpose of improving economic development in the Districts of Timor-Leste. Timor Adventures does this through tourism by travelling around the country, providing great tours and supporting local guides, guest houses, schools, weavers, women’s groups and many more people along the way.

About Timor-Leste and Renew

Timor-Leste is only one hour by plane from Darwin. It has been a new nation since 2002 and is busy building everything from a police force to an education system. Much progress has been made with help from many countries including Australia but there is still a long way to go.

Since 2003 Renew has been working in Timor-Leste to provide solar lighting installations in homes and community facilities in remote villages.  In 2013 Renew partnered with Timor Adventures to offer the Light up Timor-Leste toursThe tours were well received, offering a unique opportunity for people to view and assist with on-the-ground projects and have been running ever since.

About the tours

The Light up Timor-Leste tour is aligned with the dry season when Renew facilitates the bulk of installations (September/October). Costs are paid to Timor Adventures for the tour and a donation is made to Renew, which is fully tax-deductible. An update on this year’s tour will be up shortly on the Timor Adventures website. Don’t miss the articles at the bottom of the page- these are generous reviews written by people who have participated in the tours.

• Timor Adventures tour leader
• Local Timorese drivers and guides
• All land transport and airport pickup
• Accommodation as listed in itinerary
• Meals as listed in Itinerary
• Schedule of activities as listed in Itinerary


Watch this short video to see some of the impact of solar systems in remote areas of Timor-Leste