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13 Juni 2019       627        admin


Be inspired, Learn and Go local A photographic travel experience you’ll never forget in Sumatra


Mentawai tribe and Bull race is combination photography workshops and tour are designed for photographers to experience Immersion with native Mentawai people in their authentic environment and discover an extreme event that only exist in Sumatra, "Pacu jawi" the race is vey muddy and extreme in paddy ricefield it's an opportunity for the locals to demonstrate the strength of their bulls with location and blend into the local scene, without tour buses or large groups, it's time to improve your skills as a visual storyteller in locations unlike any other. Set loose your creative side on a photography workshop tour to stunning activity and shoot amazing photographs.

The only photography tour that gives you full freedom and adapting to your personal budget and needs. We travel in minuscule groups from one to eight participants only

Day 1: Padang city Siberut island, Mentawai

- Our journey will start from muara port, Padang at 07:00 am by fast ferry (5h), when the moment we reach Siberut island, we will have transit in Sikabaluan ( north part of Sibeurt ) 1 hour, arrival at South Siberut harbour, transit at government village ( Muntei ) and start our journey to Mentawai tribe by motor canoe to cross scenic jungle river Siberut (canoe ride: 1,5h, after we reach our trek point and start trekking to Mentawai clan house (trekking time: 1,5h easy to moderate trekking.

Day 2 : stay with the Mentawai clan in the jungle, explore remote jungle villages, experiencing local life

- During our staying with Mentawai family we will start doing activities with mentawai clan in the jungle and ( Photo session of Mentawai tribe with their natural environtment ) activities that we will do in the form of daily activities of the mentawai community, which is their traditional daily life in the jungle and also the Mentawai flower's man ( shaman ) will lead you to learning about the uniqueness of Mentawai culture and traditions.

Day 3 : leaving jungle remote Villages and transfer to Muntei Village

- after breakfast farewell with the family, and prepare to leaving jungle remote village and trekking back to the bank river motor canoe will ride back to Muntei village. on arrival at Muntei village transite at local house , take rest and cleaning, washing our stuff and departing to mailepet harbour and procced to lunch at local restaurant and transfer to Padang by fast ferry, estimated time arrive in Padang 07:00 pm and transfer to hotel.

Day 4 : Transfer from Padang to Bukittingi

- After breakfast in our hotel, transfer to Bukittingi on the way to bukittingi we will visiting Maninjau lake ( Photo session at view point Maninjau lake ) and visiting Sianok Canyon in Bukittinggi. Arrival in Bukittinggi transfer to our hotel and free program ( prepare your stuff for Bull races photo session next day )

Day 5 : Bukittingi Bull races *pacu jawi* spot and transfer to Padang

- In the morning after breakfast we will transfer to Tanah Datar regency ( where the event *Pacu jawi* was held ) on they way to *pacu jawi spot, we wil visiting Minangkabau king's palace ( photo session ) and Bull races photo session. In afternoon transfer back to Padang and overnight in Padang.

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