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19 Must-Take Tours Throughout Asia

National Geographic Logo By Norie Quintos of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 18: Timor-Leste is the 21st century’s first declared sovereign state; understandably “tourism is still in an embryonic stage,” says Caroline Mongrain of World Expeditions. Nevertheless the company’s “East Timor Adventure” packs in picturesque rice fields, tumultuous history, and deeply held culture in 10 days. Explore the Portuguese-influenced capital, Dili; hike up the country’s tallest summit, Mount Tatamailau, to see the sunrise; and snorkel biodiverse waters.

Timor-Leste is the 21st century’s first declared sovereign state; understandably “tourism is still in an embryonic stage,” says Caroline Mongrain of World Expeditions. Nevertheless the company’s “East Timor Adventure” packs in picturesque rice fields, tumultuous history, and deeply held culture in 10 days. Explore the Portuguese-influenced capital, Dili; hike up the country’s tallest summit, Mount Tatamailau, to see the sunrise; and snorkel biodiverse waters.

Timor-Leste is the 21st century’s first declared sovereign state; understandably “tourism is still in an embryonic stage,” says Caroline Mongrain of World Expeditions. Nevertheless the company’s “East Timor Adventure” packs in picturesque rice fields, tumultuous history, and deeply held culture in 10 days. Explore the Portuguese-influenced capital, Dili; hike up the country’s tallest summit, Mount Tatamailau, to see the sunrise; and snorkel biodiverse waters.
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