What to pack for a trip to East Timor


Here is a list of things to consider packing for a trip to East Timor.

Things to Consider When Packing

  • It is likely you will be doing lots of outdoor nature based activities.
  • A daypack or small backpack will be used often.
  • A pack cover for your backback can be useful to protect it from rain.
  • It is not okay to drink the water in East Timor (but bottled water is widely available).
  • U.S. dollars are widely accepted.

Gear to Consider Taking:

  • Daypack (and some way of keeping the daypack dry).
  • Medication
  • Sunscreen Okay, so you can buy this there, but for whatever reason they are really expensive. So if you want to feel like you are getting slightly less ripped off during your travels, bring some of your own from home.
  • Bug spray/Insect Repellent (same as above)
  • Bathing suit/Swimsuit
  • At least one pair of shorts
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip Flops
  • Sweater
  • Rain-jacket
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Towel
  • Book
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Reusable water-bottle
  • Tennis shoes or light hiking boots
  • Valid passport
  • Drivers license (if renting a car)
  • Flashlight or headlamp (see Guide To Travel Flashlights)
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Camera
  • Binoculars (for a closer look at wildlife)
  • Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • Light Rain Gear – poncho, raincoat, or small umbrella
  • Plastic Bags – For wet cloths and/or shoes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Women: sarong (optional)
  • Quick dry long-sleeve shirt
  • Quick dry t-shirt(s)
  • Quick dry shorts
  • Lightweight windbreaker
  • Pocket alarm clock or watch with alarm
  • Plenty of camera memory
  • Rechargeable batteries/recharger for your camera
  • Anti-itch ointment
  • Earplugs
  • Beach towel
  • Electric outlet adaptor
  • Field Guides

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