When Travel Becomes Therapy Immerse Yourself In The Local Culture And Live Harmony With The Nature

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Trip Type Private Guided tour
Physical Level Adventurous
Destination Siberut, Mentawai island
Charateristic Culture, Nature, Tropical Island
Duration Tailor - made on your own paced the day can be tailored start from 5 up to 15
Price Please contact us !

The price depends on the number of people in the group, duration of the day, access to the remote village, and the circuit / jungle area we will visit, way further/remote means more adventurous and logistically challenging.

Overview


  1. Highlights

    • Immersion and living in the jungle with native Mentawai tribe

     • Explore off beaten the track Mentawai jungle

     • Having a unforgettable cultural experiences

     • Experience / share a daily life with the Mentawai shaman

     • untouched beauty tropical beach Mentawai


  2. What is the trip about

    An adventure for those who want to hike in the wilderness, this trip will take you deep to jungle Mentawai travels across the dense jungle of Siberut to meet the native Mentawai tribe. You will have a chance to share the knowledge about the forest with them, medicine herbs, plus their traditions and lifestyle. This trip will combine with staying in secluded island, Mentawais surrounded by white sand beaches, magnificent underwater world coral reef, fishes with turquoise water and lush tropical vegetation.

    Travel theme Local immersion, Culture, Nature, Adventure, Beaches
    Adventure route Padang city – Siberut, Mentawai Island
    Group Size 8 people max ( contact us if you want a private group )
    Itinerary Focus Cultural immersion, off the beaten path and Tropical beach
    The Itinerary sometimes it will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture for an educational experiences in your travel

Trip Summary


  1. Itinerary

    • We will start our great experience from Padang city by fast ferry. Arrival in Muara Siberut prepare our logistic, loading our stuff and we will crossing scenic jungle river by motor canoe to Kulukubuk village. We will use this village as a transit before our adventure. During our trip, the trek condition and circuit are demanding good physics and stamina, at least we will have 5 hours trekking per day. While we trek to reach Mentawai communities, we will have a chance to observe wildlife Mentawai jungle, such as Bilou (Hylobates Klossii) also known as Mentawai Gibbons.

    • Experience living traditionally with The Mentawai tribe to disc over the uniqueness of Mentawai culture and the way of life by engaging in their daily life, during our stay with them, we will have many chances to learn about their way of life that still remained primitive and far from tumultuous modern society today.

    • Living with Mentawai tribe in their natural environment just an amazing vibes for the travellers who want to learn about the culture and close with nature, by engaging with their daily life, this experience will give you a different perspective to see life to enhance your experience during your travel.

    • After rough trekking in the jungle, you deserve to enjoy the untouched tropical beach Mentawai island, which is also famous as one of the best waves in the world with fascinating tropical beaches along the island. We offer plenty of activities such as Surf, Snorkeling, Fishing or you just can relax in the adorable bungalow while enjoying the ocean from your veranda

Practical Information


  1. Terms and Conditions

    • You have to accept living in the same conditions as the local community in the remote village, sleeping in a very rudimentary comfort style on the floor with mat (floor mat) with mosquito net this applies nights in the Mentawai jungle.

    • Given the conditions of poverty and isolated areas, families that accept us to live and spend time with them, 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 overall experience.

    • Because Mentawai traditional communities live in remote areas in the jungle forest, access to these communities isn't simple and easy, so the conditions of a trek include quite a lot of muddy terrain, can be slippery and uneven ground (sometimes you have to walk on the log on the muddy ground that Mentawai make and use it as a bridge to access further route).

    • Please bear in mind there is no electricity in the Mentawai jungle, charge your camera and phone, and bring an extra battery. No running water in the Mentawai jungle.river is the option.
    The conditions in this trip, which these stays are carried out sometimes felt as “pain” and to be required for each participant to have:

     - Good mental preparation,
     - Great adaptability.
     - To be well informed before departure about the culture and ways of life in Sumatra and the jungle. ( the guide will give some little briefing and explain about this before we will start our trip)

    • 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 degree in Siberut island. Be ready for hot, humid, and hasty conditions.

    • Respect the culture of every local community, for example, local wisdom, their law order, their way of living, the way they dress (especially Mentawai) their upbringing methods, different life perspectives, and views of the world and local environment in the community.


  2. 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

  3. 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, 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-diarrhea, disinfectant, all other medication you would usually take

    • Do not overpack! Keep it simple

    Details

  1. What is included and not included on the price

    What’s include :

    • Airport transportation service

    • Ferry ticket Padang – Siberut 2 x

    • Entrance ( Siberut National Park )

    • Logistic ( all meals and drinks during our trip )

    • Motor canoe 2 time ( crossing Siberut river to reach our trek point )

    • Porter

    • Accomodation with Mentawai community

    • Mosquito net, mattres

    • Present to the Mentawai clan

    • Local English and French speaking guide

    What’s not include :

    • Flights

    • Insurance

    • Medication

    • Personal expenses : souvenirs, alcoholic drinks and etc

    • Accomodation in Padang city Recommend place to stay : Budget hotel by harbour, Oxville Hotel ( breakfast included ), Yani Homestay, Riverside Hostel (non – breakfast )

    • Recommend place to stay :

    - Budget hotel by harbour,

    - Oxville Hotel

    - Yani Homestay (non – breakfast )

    - Riverside Hostel (non – breakfast )

  2. Food

    All meals will be provided / cooked by our team in the local house / Mentawai (except the breakfast before starting our trip from Padang city). The food that we will provide such as rice, eggs, chicken, vegetables and, fruits, and you will have a chance to enjoy local Mentawai food as they do. Drink water we will carry fresh mineral water ( gallon), and we will use boil water from the river too.

  3. Sleeping Arrangements

    For sleeping arrangements in the Mentawai traditional longhouse, we will sleep on the floor ( with Mattress ) and mosquito net, for your comfortability it is recommended to bring your sleeping bag, mat, or air bed.

  4. Transportation

    During our trip we will use 2 times ( Fast Ferry ), 2-time local transport such as Motor taxi, Tuk-tuk or Pick up truck and Motor Canoa.

  5. 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)?

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