Swim with Blue Whales
Location : Dili, Timor Leste
Are you ready to go swimming with Blue Whales in warm Indonesian-waters!
This tour is our new Blue whale destination for 2024!
We were looking for a special place away from mass tourism to meet one of the biggest animals in the world, the gracious Pygmy Blue Whale (24m/79ft long & 90 tons)! And we found our little paradise in Timor Leste.
Each day, we go out on the water between Dili and Atauro Island, to meet and swim with the blue whales. to swim with. This area also offers, the opportunity to swim with amazing sperm whales (depending on nature!) plus different species of whales and dolphins.
We offer personally-escorted, small group ‘snorkelling with whales’ eco-tours you will never, ever forget!
Our tours include 7 or 9 nights at a beautiful, beach-front boutique-style resort, with breakfast & friendly and welcoming hosts, 3 x delicious evening meals, 6 x boat trips to snorkel with the whales, and definitely lots of fun! We also include airport transfers in Dili.
Please Note: we do not operate day-trips on random dates with the whales
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Dates & Costs Blue Whales - 2024
TIMOR LESTE DATES & PRICES 2024
11-18th November 2024
10 spots left
18-25th November 2024
8 spots left
Choose your accomodation
Prices are including all above mentionned!
Seaview Room :
- 2 people sharing (Double or twin bed) : 4,500 USD / pers
- Single room (Queen bed) : 4,800 USD / pers
Poolside Room :
- 2 people sharing (Double or twin bed) : 4,400 USD / pers
- Single room (Queen bed) : 4,770 USD / pers
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What is included?
7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS PACKAGE
Transfers : Return airport transfers, return to whaleswim boat & restaurant meals included in the tour.
Beautiful boutique accommodation at a newly-renovated resort hotel with cotton bedlinen and towels and an ensuite bathroom. A roof terrance bar & restaurant, a swimming pool and Pool Bar surrounded by tropical gardens - just a few metres from the ocean
Full buffet/cooked breakfast at the resort hotel, delicious lunches on the boat on 4 x full-day boat trips as well as 3 x evening meals.
The other 4 evenings, you are free to experience traditional food of Timor in restaurants nearby.
4 x full-days & 2 x half day on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Guides
(2 x half days are available to book a scuba dive, a local tour, dive with
Opportunities to snorkel as well in your free time in coral reefs | in underwater caves | Free Kayaks & SUPs available
Lots of fun with like minded group!
Where to fly to?
How to reach our blue whale heaven?
You have to fly to President Nicolau Lobato International airport (DIL) which is close to near Dili city, Timor Leste, which is south-east of Indonesia.
The flights connect directly from :
Darwin, Australia to Dili - operated by Airnorth
Denpasar, Bali to Dili - operated by Citilink, Nam Air and Sriwijaya Air (all part of Garuda Indonesia)
Singapore to Dili - operated by Drukair
What about the visas?
You will need a tourist visa to enter Timor Leste.
Payable in cash USD$30 upon arrival at the immigration for most passport holders. Please find all information here.
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Not included :
- All international flights to Dili, Timor Leste
- 4 evening meals
- Alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
- snorkeling gear
- Travel Insurance
Where will you stay?
You will stay in the cozy Hotel Esplanada.
One of the premiere boutique hotels in the new Timor Leste! With panoramic views across the expansive Dili bay area from the upstairs restaurant and its smart modern interiors, this small hotel offers you the best accommodation in the city of Dili. Our restaurant offers fresh, innovative cuisine and balmy onshore breezes from the beach directly in front of the hotel.
All rooms have new top quality beds and 100% cotton bedding and towels and are only meters away from the water’s edge. The rooms have air-conditioning, a desk, a kettle, a small fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Each room has its own covered decked balcony with table and chairs to relax.
What you will experience in beautiful Timor Leste
Besides of being a whale paradise, Timor captivates by its stunning & untouched natural beauty but also by the abundance of diverse marine life and a myriad of activities for you to enjoy. What makes Timor-Leste truly unique, however, is the warm embrace of its people and the rich tapestry of their culture.
The struggle for independence in Timor-Leste came to an end just a generation ago, leaving lasting impacts on both the land and its people. Despite the challenges, the people of Timor-Leste are so optimistic about the future and enthusiastic about sharing their culture. They will welcome you with warm open arms and you will feel like never leaving this place.
Each Bungalow/Suite has comfortable beds and 100% cotton bedding and towels, an ensuite bathroom, a laundry, full kitchen with Nespresso machine & outdoor furniture just metres from the beautiful turquoise lagoon.