East Timor is a fascinating location known for its rich culture and stunning beaches that have escaped the ravages of tourism. East Timor became a country in 2002, making it one of the world's youngest countries - however it remains heavily influenced by Portuguese and Indonesian influences. If you're searching for a tropical adventure location that's not too far off the beaten path, East Timor is the place to go.
Because signs are scarce once you leave the country's single large city, the best way to tour the country is with an experienced driver. Despite the fact that the region is largely stable, you should nevertheless drive with caution and be aware of your surroundings.
Here are the best places to visit in East Timor: