Explore a Shaman Life of Mentawaian

A real challenging trek in the remote Mentawai Island…
Meet the Shaman Life of indigenous Mentawaian…
The simple rainforrest dwellers try to struggling a traditional life against modernization…
for You whom only accepting a trully basic and uncomfortable conditions…

Day 1 The voyage (LD)
Arriving in Padang, you will meet your local trekking crew who will inform you of the current island conditions. The Mentawai Islands are in Indian Ocean, approximately 100 km to the west of Padang. Now the island is also a paradise for surfers. Your journey begins with an evening crossing to Siberut the largest island in the chain with Ferry.

Day 2–4 Siberut Trek (BLD)
You will arrive in the early hours of the morning at Siberut port, from here you commence your trek into the islands interior. A moderate level of fitness is required as the trekking can be demanding, balancing on slippery logs along muddy tracks in the tropical humidity. You will however be rewarded with stunning views and beautiful jungles abounding with unique plant and wildlife. The real highlight of your journey though, is the chance to meet the people of Siberut, traditionally hunter, gatherer clans who are now coming into contact with the modern world. You will stay as guests of a local Kerei (medicine –man) in the Uma (traditional family house). Here, where conditions are basic, you will gain a unique insight into the lives of these people who maintain a belief system based on living in total harmony with nature. In the evening of Day 4 you will take a ferry back to Padang.

Day 5 Padang Free (B)
You will arrive in the early morning and transfer to hotel. It is free for your own activities.

Day 6. The End of the program (B)
You will be transferred to the airport for your next destination.