While a lot can be explored on your own, there’s a handful of activities, where you definitely need a guide. Namely, visiting tribal villages and traditional markets. Even if you are Indonesian, you really need a guide, since few people there speak Bahasa. However, you should definitely not miss out on these activities as they are valuable experiences. Below you will find contact details to some renowned guides. This list is still incomplete.
While spending most of his time as a school teacher in Soe, Jemry is also a great tour guide. He can take you to the tribal villages, traditional markets as well as remote beaches such as Kolbano and Oetune. He is a good driver, speaks fluent English and also speaks the local indigenous language known as Dawan. He has a wealth of background knowledge about West Timor and its tribal culture and will even help you find bargains at the traditional markets. In this photo, he is demonstrating, how the Boti tribesmen carry water up to their village.
Jemry’s Whatsapp: +6285253282332