Sumatra Cow race ( Pacu Jawi )

25 Juni 2021       335        admin

What Is This Trip about?

An exclusive photography trip in Sumatra, for photography enthusiasts who looking for a real cultural experience with a unique culture and traditions. Discover an extreme event that only exists in Sumatra, "Pacu Jawi" or Cow race, the race is very muddy and extreme in the paddy rice field, it is an opportunity for the locals to demonstrate the strength of their bulls while celebrating harvest time.

  • Travel theme : Photography Human Interest and culture

  • Adventure route : Tanah datar, Bukittinggi

  • Duration : 2 day / 1 night
  • Price :
  • $ 320 usd solo / private trip
  • $ 200 usd 2 up to 4 people
  • $155 usd 5 up to 7 people

If more than 4 people please contact us!

Trip Summary

Day 1 Padang - Tanah Datar ( Pacu Jawi spot ) - Bukittinggi

  •  Depart in the morning to Tanah Datar from Padang ( 4 hours drive with car to Pacu jawi location )
  • 11 a.m arrival in Tanah Datar regency ( lunch ) and travel straight to Pacu jawi location
  • Pacu Jawi officially will start at 13:00
  • Enjoy Pacu jawi event and Photography session
  • 16:00 pm journey back to Bukittinggi
  • arrival in Bukittinggi and transfer to your hotel

Day 2 Bukittinggi - Maninjau Village

  • At 08:00 am pick up from your hotel
  • This day our journey will start from Bukittingi to maninjau village and have a stop at Lawang village to see how procces local sugar cane (photo activitiy), after photo activity
  • We continue our trip to Bukittinggi city, visiting Sianok canyon, traditional market
  • Travel straight to Padang City ( lunch at local restaurant on way back to Padang )
  • Continue our journey to padang via Anai valley approximately ( 4h ) arrival in Padang, arrival in Padang check in to your hotel

Practical info

Terms and conditions

  • Sumatra Cow race known as Pacu Jawi is a traditional game of Minangkabau people, to celebrate the end of harvest time in the rice field. So please bear in mind there is no animals violation or maltreatment as it looks in this event. The cows that participate in this event belong to the local farmer, they feed and take care of them for their living hood
  • This race is a ceremony or entertainment for local people/farmers and there is no very high competition, the main purpose of this game is to have fun
  • For the cows that show good performance by being able to run straight and cooperate with one another, they will get special attention from the owner and the local community and also the selling price will also go up in the traditional cattle market
  • 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

What might be included and not included in the prices

What is include :

  • All private car
  • Pacu jawi entrance
  • Mineral water and fruits
  • Guide & driver

What is not include :
  • Insurance
  • Medication
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, alcoholic drink etc
  • Accomodation 1 night in Bukittinggi

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