5D4N Jungle Tour with Mentawai Tribe in West Sumatera

5D4N Jungle Tour with Mentawai Tribe in West Sumatera
$381.30 /Person
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Highlight

  • Stay and meet the Mentawai tribe in the jungle.
  • Learn about traditional life on Mentawai Island.
  • You will chance sharing their knowledge of the forest, medicine herbs, their traditions and lifestyle

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Confirmation:

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Includes:

  • Airport transportation service 2x
  • Ferry ticket 2x ( Padang go/return Siberut )
  • Transportation in South Siberut port to Muntei village ( tuk-tuk motor 2x )
  • Entry permit ( Siberut national park )
  • Meals and drink during trip ( B,L,D )
  • Motor canoa to cross jungle river before trek in the jungle 2x
  • Accommodation in mentawai traditional long house
  • Present to mentawai shaman
  • Accomodation in local house/community
  • Mattras, mosquito net
  • Local Guide

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Padang city
  • Optional program

What to Bring:

  • Small backpack (we can leave some stuff at the previous place we stayed in (hotel/hostel)
  • Long trousers, long sleeves, t-shirt, fresh underwear (there will be sweating going on)
  • Rain clothes (forget about umbrella)
  • We recommend to bring a dry bag/pocket (waterproof) to protect your camera and any other important documents and equipment you need to take care of
  • Trekking shoes willing to get muddy, a mosquito repellent, high protection sunscreen, a headlamp, toilet paper, a sun hat/cap, sunglasses, water bottle
  • First aid such as paracetamol, pain killers, anti diarrhea, disinfectant, all other medication you would usually take
  • Do not overpack! Keep it simple

Tour highlight:

Day 1

  • Padang - Siberut island- Mentawai clan house
    • Our journey will start from muara port, Padang at 07:00 am by fast ferry and Transit in Sikabaluan ( north part of Sibeurt ) 1 hours then Lunch will provide in local restaurant. Arrival in muara Siberut, transit in govermnet village take some rest and coffe break, and continue to jungle by traditional motor canoe ( crossing scenic jungle river), when the moment we reach trek point Trekking to mentawai clan house and meet the mentawai shaman and family.

Day 2

  • Stay with mentawai clan in the jungle, explore remote village, experiencing local life mentawai
    • in the morning, after breakfast we will start doing activities with mentawai clan in the jungle, activities that we will do in the form of daily activities of the mentawai community, which is their traditional daily life such as planting *sagou* tree, find jungle food, learning about Medicine ( herbs ) in the jungle  and also the Mentawai flower’s man ( shaman )will lead you to learning about the uniqueness of Mentawai culture and tradition

Day 3

  • Move and stay with another Mentawai family
    • Explore jungle area the remote village and move to another clan family house, and meet our new host Mentawai clan, Participating in their daily activities, activities that we will do such as such as (making traditional clothes, sago processing as primer food, hunting, fishing, hand weaving from Ratan or even learning how to procces mentawai poison.

Day 4

  • stay with new Mentawai clan in the jungle
    • 08:00 am breakfast join with the family to participating in their daily life like cutting or even planting sagou tree, and help them for feeding domestic animal and discover more about Mentawai culture, and learning about medicine herbs with Mentawai shaman. During our stay with new family we will also participating in their daily life, and discover more about their culture and evening and dinner with the Mentawai family during which you can ask them anything you would like to know about their way of living

Day 5

  • Leaving remote village - Siberut port and comeback to Padang
    • Breakfast and farewell with your host family, and trekking  back to the bank river and motor canoe will drive us back to government village and transfer at Mentawai  local house. Cleaning your stuff, local shower, coffe break and lunch and Leaving siberut at 03:00 pm by fast ferry, estimate time arrival in Padang city 18:30 pm. Arrival in Padang and transfer to your hotel

The schedule

  • The trip outwards : 1.start on THURSDAY at muara Padang port departing time 07:00 am by fast boat ( MV. Mentawai fast )

  • The trip return : return to Padang on TUESDAY , departing from Siberut 15:00 pm and estimate arrival time in Padang 07:00 pm ( MV. Mentawai fast )

PLEASE NOTED:  Very important to fix our trip schedule with the ferry, to make it works, because as considering Mentawai still far behind and aren’t really accessible the fast ferry only running  3 time a week ( Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday)

Must Read : 

  • You have to accept living in the same conditions as the local community in the remote village, sleeping in a very rudimentary comfort style on the floor with mat (floor mat).
  • Given the conditions of poverty and isolated areas, families that accept us to live and spend time with them, conditions of comfort and cleanliness are more than basic but far from being guaranteed for “western standards“. In this case it’s very important and necessary to be able to tolerate this short inconvenience, to be able to enjoy your full stay and overall experience.
  • Because Mentawai traditional communities live in remote areas in the jungle forest, access to these communities isn’t simple and easy, so the conditions of a trek include quite a lot of muddy terrain, can be slippery and uneven ground (sometimes you have to walk on the log on the muddy ground that Mentawai make and use it as a bridge to access further route).
  • Because Mentawai traditional communities live in remote areas in the jungle forest, access to these communities isn’t simple and easy, so the conditions of a trek include quite a lot of muddy terrain, can be slippery and uneven ground (sometimes you have to walk on the log on the muddy ground that Mentawai make and use it as a bridge to access further route).
  • Due to the fact that Sumatran area is covered with rainforest and located right on the equator, it has a tropical climate, weather is hot and humid all year round. The driest season normally starts from May to September, although there are sporadic rains and may occur during this period. Rains are abundant between November and January. Average temperature is 30 °C degree in Siberut island. Be ready for hot, humid and hasty conditions.
  • Respect the culture of every local community, for example local wisdom, their law order, their way of living, the way they dress (especially Mentawai) their upbringing methods, different life perspectives and views of the world and local environment in the community.

 

 

 

 


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Package Options

Foreigner (1 person)

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$ 381.30

Foreigner (2 Persons)

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$ 695.71

Foreigner (3 Persons)

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$ 1,030.19

Foreigner (4 Persons)

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$ 1,230.88

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Description

Meet the Mentawai people in the heart of Jungle Siberut, Mentawai. Immersion with Mentawai tribe will give you the impression that time has stopped among this people who never left his native forest. Discover this mysterious people, share daily life, joining different families in their Uma (traditional house) through the forest ( by motor canoe and trek ). You will chance sharing their knowledge of the forest, medicine herbs, their traditions and lifestyle


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