10 DAYS SIBERUT TRIBAL VISIT

A Journey of Discovery to Mentawai Islands. Nature and Culture all rolled into one. It begins when you arrive by air at the MINANGKABAU International Airport (BIM), Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia. To reach Siberut Island you have to board a local ferry. The following day the adventure starts by taking a river boat into the jungle to meet the Mentawai Tribe. Here you will experience life as the tribe lives it. The trip will end on Masilok Beach.

DAY 01 : WELCOME

Upon arrival at the Minangkabau International Airport, our Guide may bring you to a shop to buy gifts for the tribe. City Tour will follow and afterwards rest in a hotel to await departure by ferry. Ferry’s departure may be between 6 pm and 11 pm. The trip may take 9 hours or more and arrive at Muara Siberut early morning of Day 2.

DAY 02 : MUARA SIBERUT – DEPARTURE TO VISIT THE TRIBE (B, L, D)

Preparations for a journey into the hinterlands will be made after arrival at Muara Siberut. Local wooden motorized boats will be used. When the water level is low, you may be asked to get off and walk up the riverbed. About noon you will reach the starting point for trekking and will be met by porters. The walk of around 4 to 6 hours will usually be through muddy paths although sometimes easier.

DAY 03 TO DAY 07 : STAY WITH THE TRIBE IN 4 OR 5 VILLAGES (B, L, D)

Wake up for a bath in the river. Breakfast of Indonesian tea or coffee, bread, sago, jam, and eggs. You will witness the tribe’s daily activities such as fishing, sago processing, making the sago (their staple food) and baking it, manufacturing bow and arrows, and making poison for the arrows, bark cloth processing. And if you are lucky, you can witness a shaman ceremony. You can explore at leisure the surroundings and visit other clans.

DAY 08 : BACK TO MUARA SIBERUT (B, L, D)

You will hike back for 4 to 6 hours towards the river. Then a boat ride back to Muara Siberut for another 4 to 6 hours. Dinner will be at a simple guest house, with shared bathrooms, at Muara Siberut.

DAY 09 : MUARA SIBERUT – MASILOK BEACH – TRANSFER BACK TO PADANG (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will visit the white-sand Masilok Beach, which from the river is across the mangrove. Here you can snorkel, swim, sun bathe, just plain relaxing awaiting departure time by ferry. Then from Muara Siberut you will depart for Padang, sleep on the ferry, and arrive the following day in Padang.

DAY 10 : PADANG – AIRPORT

An early arrival in Padang. Transfer to hotel or airport for you next destination. Tour ends.

 

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