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5 DAY IMMERSION WITH THE LARGEST MATRIARCHY COMMUNITY IN THE WORLD

25 Juni 2021       102        admin

Overview               

  • Highlights
  • Get immersed the world’s largest matriarchy society 
  • Learning about Minangkabau culture, traditions, architecture perspective, how a woman as a pillar in the family as inheritance holder (not the other way around)
  • Join and participate with local activities  
  • Trekking in the Sumatra rainforest, ricefields and observe wildlife (Sumatra’s gibbons)
  •  What is the trip about

Stay with the locals, enjoy the Minangkabau people hospitality with her people, with the Minangkabau homestay program we provide the tourist life experience in "kampung" or traditional Minang village. The activities the tourist engages in are all authentically Minangkabau culture, such as including preparation of food using traditional methods, plowing paddy rice fields using the buffalo, planting in a rice field with the local community, and also join cultural dances, musical performances. We created our special program for a traveler who wants to travel an unusual way, engages with the local community and being far away from mass tourism, by our program we provide an authentic experience living with the local community ( Minangkabau ) that allows the tourist touches the culture through local life experience.

Travel theme           :       Immerion Holiday, Culture, Nature and Adventure

                Adventure route       :       Minangkabau land – Maninjau – Harau valley– Bukittinggi

                Group Size              :       1 – 8 people

 Guaranteed departure from 1 registered, whether you register alone or with other travelers, your
        group is formed as when registration are made
  ( contact us if you want a private group )   

                Itinerary Focus :       Local living, Nature & Adventure

 

Trip Summary

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

These great experience will start from Padang city transfer to Maninjau village, on the way to Maninjau we will have a brief stop to enjoy the rainforest views and visiting the home industry of Cinnamon, in regards Sumatra one of the biggest Cinnamon productions in the world. During our stay in Maninjau traditional village we will get fully immersed with the local environment by joining activities with the local community in a rice field, plantation, all the activity that we will do is related to their natural environment, for example, planting rice in a rice field, harvesting, activity in plantation (spices), and also we will have a chance learning to make one of the top 50 dishes in the world * the famous traditional Minangkabau dish (Rendang cooking class) *according to CNN in a local way. Our host family will open talk and introduce how life in the biggest Matrilineal society in the world, we will overnight at typical Minangkabau traditional house ( Rumah Gadang ) according to Minang tradition (matrilineal system) for sleeping arrangements only woman have room, and while for man which is normally sleep in out space in the room.

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

Farewell with our host in Maninjau village and transfer to Harau valley to meet another friendly Minang’s family, on the way to go we will have some brief stop to see sugar cane processing in Lawang village. Arrival in Harau valley village meet your host family, free program, and enjoy the moment, at noon participate with our host family in the rice field how to catching and fishing eels with the traditional method that usually they do every day. Our stay in Harau valley will also be combining with some adventure activity by exploring Harau jungle, caves to observe wildlife Sumatra’s gibbons, these experience will allow you to learn Minangkabau’s traditional instrument.

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

Leaving Harau village and farewell with our host family, heading off to visit Minangkabau king’s palace, at the Minangkabau king’s palace you will get a better understanding of Minang culture, the architecture of the traditional house, carving pattern, and etc. Arrival in Padang city transfer to our hotel, the diner will provided at local Minang restaurant.

Tour end

Practical Information    

 

  • Terms and Conditions
  • You have to accept living in the same conditions as the local community   ( Minangkabau ) in the remote villages, sleeping in a very rudimentary comfort style, this applies to 2 night in Maninjau and 2 nights in Harau Valley and given the conditions of poverty and isolated areas, families that accept us to live and spend time with them, the 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 experience.
  • Because the Sumatra area is covered with rainforest and located right on the equator, it has a  tropical climate, the 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. the average temperature is 30 °C degrees in Siberut island. Be ready for hot, humid, and hasty conditions.
  • to respect the culture of every local community, for example, local wisdom, their law order, their way of living, the way they dress up, bringing methods, different life perspectives and views of the world and local environment in the community, (for two villages in Minangkabau trip it is recommended to wear trouser below knee length and T-shirt to cover shoulders. Applies to both men and women. During the Minang tour please do not wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, shirts showing cleavage, and skirts above the knee. Also mind that looser clothes help fight the heat, compared to tight clothes. )

Our Commitment

  • Promoting good practice to spread the idea of responsible for traveling
  • Working with expert local guides and partners to achieve sustainable goals and practices
  • Bringing benefit to local communities when it comes to boost their economic and social standard, teaching them about the tourism industry, as well as helping local children with ongoing education
  • Preserving culture and nature through eco-tourisme responsible travel

Things to carry

  • 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 bringing 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.

Food

  • All meals will be providing in the local Minang house, we will have lunch and dinner together with our host family, the all the food is a typical Minang cuisine also as known Padang food such curry, full with coconut milk ( coconut milk is the most important thing in Padang food mixed with lot of spices such as start anise, cardamon, cinnamon, glove, coriander and etc, we will enjoy local food as they do. Drink water we will carry fresh mineral water ( gallon).

 

What’s might be included and not included in the price :

All rate above is include :

  • All private transportation ( minivan or bus )
  • All meals, drinks, during trip  ( meals will be provide in local Minang restuarant style with typical Minang’s dishes also known as Padang’s food
  • Accomodation in local family ( Minangkabau inhabitant )
  • Program as itinerary
  • Entrance fee ( museum and sites )
  • Local English or French speaking guide

   All rate above is not include :

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Medication
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, alcohol drinks

 

Insurance

We strongly recommended that you will have to take your responsibility for your travel insurance during the trip with us, or as soon as you book this tour. And do not forget to bring all those important documents and information with you.

Please inform yourself about getting vaccinated before traveling to Indonesia.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: You already found all necessary info, what to bring and carry, dos and don'ts, however, there are other details and questions I have for you: - do you have any allergies? - do you have any dietary restrictions? - do you have any health issues (diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, heart disease, etc)?

 

C.TAILOR-MADE PROGRAM

IN CASE IF YOU STILL HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTION OR SPECIAL REQUEST FOR TAILOR-MADE PROGRAM WE WILL BE ABLE TO PERSONALIZED YOUR TOUR CORRESPONDING YOUR DESIRE SUCH AS DURATION OF THE DAY, BEST TIME TO TRAVEL, AMOUNT OF TRAVELERS, OR BUDGET ON THIS EXPERIENCE

Please inform yourself about getting vaccinated before travelling to Indonesia

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