Visit Mentawai tribe


Discover the Mentawai culture and the tropical forest. The journey starts at the airport of Padang. We will reach Siberut Island by a local ferry. The next day, will take us up a large river to Mentawai clan. We will share the life of the clan, return by ferry to Padang.

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Day 1 : Greeting at the Hotel / Airport – Take Ferry in the afternoon
Meet and Greet at the Hotel / Airport, transfer to Padang Possibility to buy gifts for the Mentawai people. Departure of the ferry between at 05.00 / 06.00 pm from the hotel to
Muara Port / Bungus Port, We will spend over night on the ferry, arriving at Muara Siberut on Day 2 early morning.

Mentawai Tribal people

Day 2 Muara Siberut – Departure to Mentawai Clan Village ( B, L, D )
Arrive in the morning at Muara SIberut, prepare some stuff to departure by speedboat. The river’s water draught is quite limited. When the water level is very low, we may ask our guests to get off and walk up the riverbed. About noon, we arrive at the departure point of the trek, where we meet our porters. According the time of arrival,we may take a rather easy path, but usually very muddy, for a 4 to 6 -hour walk.

Day 3 Stay at Mentawai Clan at the Village ( B, L, D )
Wake up for a bath in the river. Breakfast Indonesian tea and coffee, bread, sago, jam, eggs. Daily activities: fishing, sago processing, making the sago (the staple food of the Mentawaians), and baking it; manufacturing a bow and arrows, and making the poison for the arrows, bark cloth processing. And if we are lucky, we will witness a shaman ceremony. We can explore at leisure the surroundings and visit other clans.

Visit Mentawai Tribe Siberut

Day 4 Village – Muara Siberut – Padang ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, We prepare to hike back, with speedboat ride to Muara Siberut in 4 to 6 hours. Arrive in Malepet in Muara Siberut, waiting to catch Ferry to Padang, Overnight on Ferry.

Day 5 Padang Arrival
Arrival in the morning the car will standby to pick you up in Port and transfer to Hotel or Airport for Next Destination. Tour End

Visit Mentawai people

The Package Included :
1. Meals B = Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner as program
2. Transfer Return Airport – Boat Port by Car
3. Transfer Return Padang – Siberut by Reguler Ferry
4. Transfer Return Siberut – Village through river by Canoe Motor
5. Accomodation in the jungle at the local house
6. Licensed English & Mentawai Speaking Guide

The Package Not Included :
1. Personal Exspences
2. The Exspenses of Out the Programe
3. Accomodation and Meals in Padang
3. Personal Insurance
4. The cost caused by delays or cancellation of Ferry

Ferry Schedule:

Overnight ferry : Wednesday – Sunday
Using This schedule, the clients flight must arrive in Padang before 15.00 and departure after 12.00 am

Fast ferry : Tuesday – Saturday
Using This schedule, the clients flight must arrive 1 day before in Padang and departure 1 day after

Overnight ferry + fast ferry : Friday – Tuesday
Using this schedule, the clients must arrive before 15.00 and departure 1 day after

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