This trek is only recommended if you are prepared to accept very basic and often uncomfortable conditions. The Mentawai Islands are situated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 100 km to the west of Padang, Sumatra. Apart from serious surfers who are seen frequently on one of the other islands most people will never have heard of Mentawi. It is an experience you will never forget, a chance to go back in time so see how some of the earliest societies lived in the rain forests. Your journey begins with an overnight boat crossing from near Padang to Siberut, the largest island in the Mentawi chain.
MENTAWI ISLANDS ADVENTURE ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival in Padang – Muara Siberut (D)
Upon arrival at Padang Airport, transfer to the ferry harbor, then boarding at Muara Harbour at 18.00
Overnight on board.
Day 2: Muara Siberut – The Tribe’s village (B,L,D)
Early in the morning arriving in Muara Siberut, after getting permit from the local government, taking motorized canoe to Rorogot or Madobak, it depend on the water in the river, walking to Sakaleo or to Bat Nusa about 3,5 hours.
Overnight at Sakaleo or Bat Nusa at Native’s House
Day 3: Exploring the Tribe’s Activities (B, L, D)
After having breakfast exploring the daily activities of Native’s Mentawai Tribe Such as: Hunting, Fishing, Making Sago Powder (Main food of Mentawaian Tribe), when you are lucky, you have chance to see the traditional dances of Mentawai during the Ceremonies in the evening.
Day 4: Walking to another Village (B, L, D)
In the morning free at own leisure together with the Native’s before leaving to Bat Alemoi by walk about 2,5 hours.
Overnight at Native’s House at Bat Elemoi
Day 5: Bat Elemoi – Muara Siberut (B, L, D)
Half day exploring the native’s activities before leaving to Muara Siberut such as: To see how they making Loin Clothes from the Bark of Tree, Making Tatoes, Bow and Poison Arrow, Etc. The Ferry departs for Padang in the evening.
Overnight on Board
Day 6: Arriving in Padang (B)
Early in the morning arriving in Padang, transfer to hotel or airport for your onward flight. End of Mentawi Adventure.