Arriving in Padang, you will meet your local treking 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
Island vernight on the ferry.
Day 2 – 6 Siberut Trek We will arrive in the early hours of the morning at Siberut
port, from here we commence our 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. We 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.
We will stay at long house of a Sikerei (medicine –man) in the Uma (traditional family house). Here, where conditions
are basic, we will gain a unique insight into the lives of these people who maintain a belief system based on living in total
harmony with nature.
Day 7 – 8 Masilok
Beach. Trekking to the south of the island we will discover idyllic unspoiled
white sandy beaches: perfect for swimming, snorkeling and beach combing. Today we will stay at a local simple guest house
at Masilok Beach.
Back to Muara Siberut. After breakfast we will take a motorized canoe back to Muara Siberut. And late evening we crossing
back the ocean to Padang. Overnight on the ferry.
End of the tour, early morning we will arrive at Muara Padang Free for your own before transfer to airport for your
Note: Departure to Siberut every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday and back to Padang every Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday. Ferry schedule sometime can be changed without prior notice depend on weather. This is a challenging trek
that will take you far from the tourist trail, into the heart of the Mentawai
Islands. Deep within their jungles indigenous people live close to nature.
A people in transition, these uncomplicated rainforest dwellers are struggling to maintain their traditional lifestyle
against the paradoxes of modernization. This trek is only recommended if you are prepared to accept very basic and often uncomfortable