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Mentawai Tribe Explore

Mentawai tribe explore, Padang Siberut island tour is to meet and mingle with indigenous of Mentawai tribe that living isolated jungle of Siberut island.

Mentawai tribe tour program is visiting remotely one of tribe in West Sumatra which living isolated on the island of Siberut. 9 Days tour itinerary designed to accommodate for people who loves to explore Mentawai tribe, mingle with them and involve with their ritual daily ceremony. Also learning how does Mentawai tribe lives and survived as well as lknowing more of their special ancient rituals from their great grand parents. This tour packages includes explore jungle surrounding Mentawai tribe village, trekking and relaxing with Mentawai tribe. So, Book your 2017 Mentawai tribe explore tour with your friends or family.

General Information:
A group of islands about 120 Km off the west coast of central Sumatra, the Mentawai archipelago is located in its own time zone, geographically isolated from the rest of Indonesia. There are four main large inhabited islands: Siberut, Sipora, North Pagai and South Pagai, and many small islands, surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean to the west, and the deep Mentawai Strait to the east.

Siberut Island is the largest island in the Mentawai archipelago and often visited by tourists from many different countries. The region is especially fascinating for those interested in seeing the unique culture, customs and traditions of the Mentawai people living in remote parts of South Siberut. This area is becoming popular for a range of different scientifically motivated purposes. Trekking is a rewarding activity for those seeking a glimpse of primitive jungle life, while research gathering expeditions for scientists and students, the shooting of films or endemic wildlife documentaries also continue to frequent this unique and mysterious land.

Mentawai indigenous people have a society based on shamanic beliefs, and still live in perfect symbiosis with nature, having very little contact with the outside world. The Mentawai depend on the jungle for their food, clothing and medicine. Shamanism is a quest for harmony in the relationships between human beings and nature, the clans, between men and women and between individuals. It is a profound wisdom born out of the constraints of survival and brings with it an effective natural medicine practiced by witch doctors: the shamans.

Moreover, the Mentawai Indigenous People also have numerous taboos, behaviors which are forbidden because they threaten harmony, especially those concerning hunting, wisely balancing their interaction with the immediate environment. Long and complex rituals regulate the hunting expeditions, thus limiting the damage to the monkey and wild hog populations. Other shamanist taboos regulate the relationships inside or between the clans.On our trek, we will learn how to manufacture a bow and arrow, how poison is used in arrows, how to find wild honey, catch fish in the river and many other things, amid laughter and the warmth of friendship with the local community.

We may be fortunate to be invited to a healing ceremony or to the ritual preparation for a hunt that are part of the daily life of the Mentawai Indigenous People. During these ceremonies the Sikerei (shamans) call on the spirits to re-establish harmony where it is missing.The isolated areas or jungle populations often visited by tourists for carrying out the above activities are: Attabai, Buttui, and Matotonan Jungle Population.

Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Price per person for 2 participants:
    USD 950 pp.
  • Prices for larger bookings are Upon Request.

To Reserve Mentawai Tribe Explore 6 days 5 nights, please email us at: Book Now by mentioning the tour code: KNLR-PDG-MTE-6D and number of tour participants in your email.

TOUR BOOKING PROCESS:
1.Please send us TOUR REQUEST ( IF prices not mentioned ) or Book Now to reserve the trip ( IF prices is mentioned in the tour programs ) including detail date you would like have and the number of partners.
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4.When we get your confirmation, we will send you the official confirmation Paper as agreed (invoice).
5.we have right to cancel the reservation with or without notice when it over from the limit booking time
6.Limit booking is a week after receiving the paper confirmation.

TOURS PAYMENT:
1.When the confirmation is sent, we require deposit payment 35% from total land cost for guaranty booking(No Refund)
2.Balance of payment could should be made at least 2 weeks before departure date.
3.Payment could be made through PayPal will be apply additional surcharge 5% for the amount will be transferred.

FORCE MAJOUR ( For flight Cancel and delay - most cases fly into remote areas in Indonesia ) :
Tour Packages excludes expenses incurred due to causes beyond our control (force majeur) and expenses also caused to flight cancellations & delays are not covered by www.adventuretourtravelindonesia.com. we will assist in the rescheduling of all flights & organizing suitable accommodations transport and meals etc… but ALL costs are to be covered by yourself if these circumstances occur.

mentawai tribe explore

Mentawai Tribe Explore

0GROUP SIZE: Min 2 (if larger booking, please contact us).
PRICE: USD 950 Per Person - Book Now.
DURATION: 6 Days / 5 Nights.
TRANSPORT: Private Car, Fast Boat.
TOUR TYPE: Nature, Tribe Tour.
LOCATION: West Sumatra.
START: Minangkabau Airport, Padang.
FINISH: Minangkabau Padang Airport.
TOUR CODE: KNLR-PDG-MTE-6D.
GRADE: Moderate - Strenuous.
DEPARTURE: Tuesday by Fast Boat.

ACCOMPANIED SERVICES
english-guide-speakingmeals-services
English Speaking Guide.Meals (5x Breakfast, 5x Lunch, 4x Dinner).
bedding-servicesairplanes-services
5 Nights of Accomodation (Villager House, Hotels).Airport Transfer.

Mentawai Tribe Explore Itinerary

Day 01: Padang Airport - Hotel

Upon arrival in Minangkabau Airport, Transfer to Padang hotel for staying overnight. (Possibility to buy gifts for the Mentawai people.)

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: Aliga Hotel***

Note: You must be in Padang airport/hotel on Day 01 on Monday, boat leaves on Tuesday and back on Saturday noon.

Day 02: Padang Hotel - Harbor - Fast Boat to Muara Siberut on Tuesday - Madobag Village

Breakfast, At appropriate time, Transfer to Ferry Departure. Departure of the ferry between 7 and 8 am. This is the most comfortable way, how to reach the Mentawai Archipelago. Arriving at Muara Siberut by noon, getting the permit. Then by local boat, cruising to up yhe river to Madobag village for 3 hours, arriving in the late afternoon. Stay overnight..

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house.

Day 03: Madobag - Attabai Tribes - Mentawai Tribe Explore

Having a breakfast,  then ready to walk about 5 hours trekking to reach Attabai village by passing lush forests into the high mountains, where you can experience the unique culture, customs, traditions and traditional life-styles of the Mentawai people. Arrived at Attabai village by lunch time. relaxing while our team prepare for meals and stay overnight at Uma (Traditional house).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house

Day 04: Attabai Village

Activities:
Breakfast, then 2 or 3-hour walks, visiting the surrounding forest and the neighboring clans requires. You need good a walking stick. We recommend you wear weather-proof or rubber boots.

Daily rituals begin early in the morning with a bathe in a creek

Eyewitness traditional Mentawaian people daily activities such as: sago harvesting, arrow poison making, fishing in the river, animal hunting, basket weaving, and making loincloths (avats) from the bark of the baiko tree, etc. swimming in the creek and relaxing being a isolated life. After lunch time, we will walk back to Madobag village and arriving in the afternoon. saty overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house

Day 05: Back to Madobag

Enjoying morning with sound of jungle while having breakfast. Learning more about Mentawai cultures and tradition, after lunch time, back to Madobag, arrive in the afternoon. Free program.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager House.

Day 06: Madobag Village - Muara Siberut – Back to Padang on Saturday - Transfer to Your Hotel

Breakfast, sightseeing around the village and leave Madobag at 09.30, arrive at Siberut at 13.00 then continue by fast boat to Padang at 15.00, Arrive padang in the afternoon 18.30 then transfer to Padang hotel and free program at your own leisure. Dinner personal account. Note: the following day, it is only transfer out to airport for your onwards flight or extension with our tour program to Mount Rinjani Lombok or Komodo or Climbing Kerinci or to Orangutan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Aliga Hotel.

Tour Cost Inclusion:

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per day program.
Return transfer airport – Padang hotel - Boat Port by Car.
Padang – Siberut -  Padang by Fast Boat.
Siberut – Madobag village - Siberut by motorized canoe.
Ceremonial Dance at the end of the trip.
Accommodation in the jungle at the local house.
Licensed English and Mentawai Speaking Guide.
2 Nights Padang hotel.

Price Exclusion:

Airfares
Personal Expensesbr /> The extra expenses of Out the Programme
No Responsibility for any costs appeared if the Ferry Delay or Canceled.

Food supply during the Mentawai Tribe Explore and expeditions:

-Breakfast
Granulated sugar, Tea (50 bags), Coffee (250), Bread (large sliced), Margarine Pack, Peanut Butter Morin, Strawbery Jam (Morine), Pineapple Jam, Honey (mody large), Pancake Mix

Main Food/Meals:

Rice, Noodles, Sardines
Ingredients
Coconut oil, Salt, Tomato sauce (large), Kecap Manis, Ginger
Snacks
Biscuit, Cracker, Desserts, Fresh Cut Packets 825g, Pear 825g, Fruits, Oranges, Apples,
Lime
Vegetables
Unions, Tomatoes, chilli, Potatoes, Other vegetables
Food from Siberut
Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Bananas, Young coconut (free), Sago + Coconut (free), Taro + coconut (free)
Toilet paper
Mineral water

Making your trip more memorable, we suggest you to bring your own as listed below:

Small day pack and medium sized backpack
Runners or comfortable hiking shoes + an extra pair for a dry change
Sandals with good heel support (suitable for creek crossings)
5-6 pairs of cotton socks
2-3 hiking shorts
2 pair of long trousers
5-6 underwear
3-4 T-shirts
Raincoat
Blanket or sarong
Mattress
1 sleeping mat
2 long sleeve cotton shirts
A light jacket, sweater or windbreak
Swimsuit
Sunglasses, sunscreen & hat
Bath towel
Personal toilet kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, razor, mirror, comb, nail clippers, chap stick, etc.)
1 litre water bottle
Any personal medication, prescription glasses,(prescription mask for snorkeling)
Camera & flash and lots of film (200-400 ASA recommended)
Good binoculars (highly recommended)
High powered flashlight (torch)
Umbrella for rain/sun/boat spray
Mosquito repellent / Insect repellent
Mosquito Net.

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