Adventure deep Immersion living with the Mentawai tribe
in the jungle siberut


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What is this trip about ?

Embark on an unforgettable adventure trek through the lush rainforests of Mentawai Island, venturing off the beaten path and into the heart of untamed wilderness, meet the indigenous Mentawai tribe who lives deep in the Siberut rainforest, discover hidden waterfalls, dense jungle, and secluded beaches as you push yourself to the limit and uncover the island's most breathtaking secrets. With rugged terrain, challenging climbs, and plenty of unknowns, this is the ultimate test of endurance and a journey that will stay with you forever. Your perfect holiday getaway in Sumatra immersion the Mentawai tribe in their native forest will gain life-altering experience by immersing yourselves in new cultures, understanding different people, better connected to the lives they live and we learn valuable skills that we can take back home. These great cultural immersion trips will provide you with plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with locals and learn culture and tradition directly from those that practice it.
So pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime in Mentawai Island's wild and untamed backcountry!"

Highlights Of The Experience

  • Trip type :  Guided tour ( private & small group )

  • Group Size :  1 up to 6 max

  • Adventure route :  Siberut, Mentawai island

  • Level :  Adventurous

  • Itinerary focus :  Local living, culture and jungle life

  • Duration :  10 up to 20 Days

  • Comfort :  2 / 5

  • Price :  $$$  please contact us ! 

Note :The price depends on the number of people in the group, season and the access to the jungle area we will visit, way further or remote means more adventurous and logistically challenging.

Strong point of this experience

  • Immersion and living in the deep jungle with native Mentawai tribe

  • Explore off beaten the track Siberut jungle/wilderness

  • Fully immersive cultural experiences

  • Real jungle life experiences

 

Trip Summary

Discover the true essence of Mentawai Island on an unforgettable adventure trekking trip that immerses you in the culture and way of life of the indigenous Mentawai tribe. Tailor-made to suit your needs, this 10-20 day journey takes you deep into the heart of the island's rugged wilderness, where you will explore hidden waterfalls, dense jungle, and secluded beaches.
Another highlight of the trip will be the chance to stay in traditional longhouses and participate in traditional activities such as fishing, hunting and agriculture. This will give you a unique and authentic experience, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the culture of the Mentawai tribe.

Note : Please bear in mind this adventure is physically demanding and will stretch your comfort zone. It does not always feature as the itinerary or highlights, but deep dive deeper into local life and culture, sometimes if we are lucky we can attend / see some Shamanic rituals ( we will keep update the information about rituals)

Experience the ultimate adventure trekking trip and immerse yourself in the culture and way of life of the indigenous Mentawai tribe on a tailor-made, 10-20 day journey.

Day 1 Arrival in Padang City and Welcome

  • Arrive in Padang city and be greeted by your local guide

  • Transfer to your accommodation

  • Dinner and brief about the trip

Day 2 - Day 3: Trekking and Exploring

  • Start your trekking adventure through the lush rainforests of Mentawai Island

  • Learn about the Mentawai's way of life and customs

 

Day 4 - Day 5: Traditional Longhouse Stay

  • Experience the traditional way of life by staying in a longhouse

  • Participate in traditional activities such as fishing, hunting, and agriculture

  • Learn about Mentawai's traditional customs and beliefs

Day 6 - Day 9: Trekking and Exploring

  • Continue your adventure trekking through the island's rugged wilderness

  • Spot exotic wildlife and witness the stunning natural beauty of Mentawai Island

Day 10 - Day 14: Cultural Immersion and Traditional Activities

  • Take part in traditional Mentawai ceremonies and rituals

  • Learn traditional skills such as basket weaving and woodcarving

  • Visit local villages and interact with the community

Day 15 - Day 17: Trekking and Exploring

  • Continue your adventure trekking and explore the island's hidden gems

  • Visit remote waterfalls and beaches

  • Take a break in secluded beach

  • Learn about the island's unique flora and fauna

Day 18: Farewell and Departure

  • Say farewell to the island and the Mentawai tribe

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight home

Practical Information

  • Things to carry

  • Trekking Backpack

  • Long trousers, long sleeves, a t-shirt, fresh underwear (there will be sweating going on)

  • Rain clothes / ponco

  • 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, sleeping bag, 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-diarrhoea, disinfectant, and all other medication you would usually take.

  • Do not overpack! Keep it simple