Balibo Trails is a cooperative of local guides. They create and operate fully guided walking, hiking and cycling trails in and around Balibo.
History in the making
The idea for Balibo Trails came from the Balibo House Trust who have supported all sorts of development projects in Balibo including the Balibo Fort Hotel. Tourism is one of the emerging industries and in Timor-Leste and the development of a small tourism business had the potential to create employment and attract more tourists to Balibo. The Trust was successful in getting a Friendship Grant from DFAT in 2019 to support the development of Balibo Trails and then partnered with Timor Adventures, a tour company based in Dili
In May 2019 applications for guides were received and trainee guides were selected. Training has commenced and trails are well on their way to development.
These are the Balibo Trails guides. Come to Balibo and meet them