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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. Because Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake.

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 1,355 Per Person
  • Prices for larger bookings are Upon Request:
    USD $$$$ Per Person

To Reserve Mentawai Tribe Explore 9 days 8 nights, please email us at: Book Now by mentioning the tour code: KNLR-PDG-MTE-9D and number of tour participants in your email.

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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

09 Days – 08 Nights
Start / Finish: Minangkabau Airport, Padang, West Sumatra
Tour Code: KNLR-PDG-MTE-9D.
Grade: Moderate - Strenuous
Departure: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday by Fast Boat

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: Dinner
Accommodation: Aliga Hotel***

Note: You must be in Padang airport/hotel on Day 01, upon arrival is either Monday or Friday. Boat leaves on Tuesday and or Saturday Morning.

Day 02: Padang Hotel - Harbor - Fast Boat to Muara Siberut.

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. Staying overnight at Muara siberut.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Simple guest house

Day 03: Siberut to Madobag and Attabai Tribes - Mentawai Tribe Explore Tour Begins

Having light breakfast, getting the permits and registrations, then cruising the river for 3 hours by speedboat to Madobag village. The river water level may vary time to time. When its low tide, we will be asked to get down and walk up on the riverbed with depth less than 30cm. Upon Arrival in Modabag village, short break, orginised all food supply with local porters then be ready for the most wonderful experience to Attabai village. It tkaes 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 in the evening and stay overnight at Uma (Traditional house).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house

Day 04 - Day 05 - Day 06: Attabai Village Highlight Night

Activities:
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.

a clan ceremony with dancing and singing of traditional Sikerei (medicine men) songs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house

Day 07: Attabai and Muara Siberut

Breakfast at Uma in Attabai village, return to Modobag village and Muara siberut. Arrived in Madobag where the boat is already waiting then cruise back to Muara siberut. Arrived in Muara siberut in the afternoon and visit other village around Muara siberut (Puro I, Puro II , Muntei and Mailippet where the port is located).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guest House

Day 08: Muara Siberut – Padang Hotel

Arrive in Padang harbor in the afternoon, Transfer to Padang hotel and free program at your own leisure. Dinner personal account.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Aliga Hotel***

Day 09: Transfer to Padang Airport

Breakfast, at appropriate time, we escort you to padang airport for your onwards flight. Tours End.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: -

Note: you can combine this trip with climbing kerinci volcano or Padang bukittinggi tour

Tour Cost Inclusion:

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per day program
Return Transfer Airport – Boat Port by Car
Padang – Siberut by Regular Public Ferry
Siberut – Padang by Regular Public Ferry
Return Transfer Siberut – Village through river 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:

Hotel in Padang
Personal Expenses
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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