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11 DAY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH MINANGKABAU COMMUNITY AND MENTAWAI TRIBE

15 Juni 2019       320        admin

Authentic Immersive - experince with two most popular ancient culture in Sumatra, Immersion with the largest Matriarchy community in the world and life - experience with the Mentawai flower man in their native forest

More than a vacation, these Creatively-designed journey embrace the customs and culture of vibrant communities located in most compelling and isolated regions.

Your perfect holiday getaway in Sumatra immersion with Minangkabau communities and Mentawai tribe in their native forest that will gain so much unique experience by immersing ourselves in new cultures, understanding of different people, better connected to the lives tehy live and we learn valuable skills that we can take back home. This great cultural immersion trips will provide you with plenty opportunity to meet and interact with locals and learn culture and tradition directly from those that practice it.

Tour highlight

* Tour theme : Culture, Local life, Nature and Adventure

* Tour duration : 11 D/10 N

Day 1 -2 : Start from Padang and stay in Maninjau village with inhabitant and local activities

- Our journey will start from Padang city transfer to Maninjau village, on the way have brief stop to enjoy Malalak rainforest view and visiting home industry of cinnamon.

- Arrival in Village meet your host family and enjoy the moment

- Join activities with local community in rice field, plantation the activity that we will do is an activity that related to their natural environment for example, planting rice in rice field, harvesting, and activity in plantation ( spices )

- learning to make one of the top 50 dishes in the world * the famous traditional Minangkabau dish (Rendang cooking class) *according to CNN - Evening and dinner with local family

Day 3-4 : Stay Harau village and local activities with inhabitant

- Transfer to Harau valley on the way have some brief stop to see sugar cane processing in lawang village, and continue to view point of Sungai landia village.

- On arrival in Harau valley village meet your host family, free program and enjoy the moment

- Join local activity with your host family in rice field ( catching-fishing eels with traditional method )

- Learning Minangkabau traditional music instrument ( saluang )

- Evening and dinner with local family

- Trekking to harau jungle and visiting thousand cave (ngalau 1000) of Harau valley and through to harau waterfall

- Culture exchange and sharing experience

- Evening and dinner with family

Day 5 : Harau valley Minangkabau king's palace and back to Padang

- Breakfast and farewell with our host family

- Visiting Minangkabau king's palace

- Lunch will provide on the way in local restaurant

- Back to Padang city

Day 6 : Padang Siberut island - Mentawai clan house

- Start from muara port, Padang at 07:00 am by fast ferry (5h)

- Transit in Sikabaluan ( north part of Sibeurt ) 1 hours then Lunch will provide in local restaurant

- On arrival in muara Siberut, transit in govermnet village take some rest and coffe break

- Departure to jungle by traditional motor canoe ( crossing scenic jungle river )

- Trekking to mentawai clan house and meet the mentawai shaman and family member

- Evening and dinner with the mentawai family

Day : 7-8-9-10 : stay with mentawai clan in the jungle, explore remote village,experiencing local life mentawai

- Breakfast with the family

- Explore jungle area the remote village and visit another clan family house

- Participating in their daily activities, activities that we will do such as such as ( making traditional clothes, sago processing as primer food, hunting, fishing, handycrafts, mentawai , harvesting and etc)

- learning with the Mentawai shaman about Mentawai traditional medicine ( herbs ) and learning how to procces mentawai traditional poison

- Exploring jungle area heading towards the remote villages and visiting another clanfamily house (to see and learn how toprocess Mentawai traditional poison and Mentawai archery activity

- Move to another clan family ( visit and stay with several family )

- Visiting and move for several "Uma" ( Mentawai traditional house )

- Exchange culture by mentawai shaman

- Evening and dinner with the mentawai family

Day 11 : Leaving remote village

- Siberut port and comeback to Padang

- Breakfast and farewell with your host family

- Back to government village and transfer in local house

- Cleaning your stuff, local shower, coffe break and lunch

- Leaving siberut at 03:00 pm by fast ferry. Tour end

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