Mentawai, Indonesia

Experience Mentawai Community Life in Sumatra

Live together with the indigenous Mentawai Community and experience their lifestyle first-hand as you hunt, fish, make poisonous arrows, and take part in many other cultural activities together. You'll stay in a traditional 'Uma' alongside a local family and share in many daily activities together. The Mentawai people live on the island of Siberut – about 100 miles from Padang, the capital of West Sumatra – and can be reached by boat. They are the only animist community in Sumatra and believe that all things in nature possess a spiritual essence. They strive to live in harmony and peace with the nature around them.

Right for You?

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature, Off the Beaten Path and Cultural Immersion

Languages

English, French and Other Local Language

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Rainforest

Connect

Cell: Limited

Authentic Sumatra

Locally Owned Community Cooperative
Starts at:

$340/person

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Speaks: English, French and Other Local Language

Highlights

  • Visit and learn more about the people of the Mentawai community.
  • Take part in cultural activities; such as hunting, fishing, making poison arrows, etc.
  • Stay in an 'Uma', a traditional Mentawai house, and get to know the family.

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Lodging

4 Nights Family Homestay

Guide

Bilingual guide

Room

Family Homestay, Mosquito Net and No Hot Water

Food

All meals included

Transport

Boat and Private van

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Authentic Sumatra

Locally Owned Community Cooperative

Authentic Sumatra is a tour operator that is providing a unique way to discover Sumatra and does not follow the trends of mass tourism. Their aim is to help the local population to achieve better economic growth through tourism, while protecting their traditions and heritage.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You will leave Padang with a trusted, trained guide assistant from the village, who will make sure you have everything you need during your stay. Once you arrive in Siberut, the Mentawai guide will be there to welcome you and spend the whole stay with you
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