Palms Australia’s Encounters are ethically run small group tours that provide participants with authentic, hard to come by experiences.

In 2019, the price for public Encounters to Timor-Leste, Samoa, or Myanmar is $2900* (incl. GST) per person. This includes:

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance (for the period of Encounter)
  • 30-day Tourist Visa
  • All accommodation and most meals within Timor-Leste/Samoa/Myanmar
  • All transport within Timor-Leste/Samoa/Myanmar
  • An expert in-country guide

Airfares are not included and Palms Australia recommends waiting till your tour is confirmed before booking flights. Tours are confirmed approximately six weeks before the scheduled departure or earlier if we have a full group.

To reserve your place on one of our small group tours, complete the booking form below. We require a $750pp deposit with the total remaining to be paid no later than 4 weeks from the scheduled departure date.

Refunds are only issued in the event Palms Australia is forced to cancel a tour. If you are unable to travel for any reason, you may be given the opportunity to defer to a later available tour. Palms Australia is not responsible for any costs resulting from cancelling a tour (i.e changes to, or cancellation of, airfares).

If you have further questions about Palms Australia’s Encounters, please call Robert on (02) 9560 5333 or email

By completing the form below, you agree that the deposit ($750) is only refundable where Palms Australia is forced to cancel the tour, and the remaining amount ($2150) will be deducted 4 weeks prior to departure.

Total Amount: $750.00