DAY 1 (FRIDAY): PADANG
Arrive in Padang and you will meet our team to transfer you directly to your hotel.
DAY 2 (SATURDAY): PADANG – MUARA SIBERUT – MENTAWAI TRIBE (B,L,D)
Fastboat will depart 07:00 AM from Padang to Muara Siberut (3-4 hours). Upon arrival in Muara Siberut, collect our luggages assisted by our local team. While our local team reports our arrival to the police station, we will have our lunch at the local house in the village.
After lunch, we will walk to the harbor about 10 minutes to get to our small motorized wooden boat to reach Mentawai Island (2-3 hours). After we arrive, we will go to our homestay. We will stay at Uma, the Mentawaian traditional house. Along the walk, we will pass by a muddy area, slippery logs, sago trees, jungle trek, and so on. So, please prepare yourself for this.
DAY 3 (SUNDAY): MENTAWAI (B,L,D)
Today, we will explore the daily activities of Mentawai Tribe such as searching for Sago worms or making sago powder – the staple food of Mentawai Tribe. We will also see the traditional fabric (Tenun) making process. Stay overnight at the local house.
DAY 4 (MONDAY): MENTAWAI (B,L,D)
Today’s programme is to see the tattoo making process of the Mentawai Tribe. The tattoo represents the status of the people. After that, we will see how they do hunting, and fishing. We shall not miss watching the traditional dances of Mentawai before the end of the day. Stay overnight at a local house.
DAY 5 (TUESDAY): MENTAWAI – PADANG (B,L,D)
Spend the last moment with the Mentawai by visiting another village. We will do short trekking and canoeing to the last mentawai village. If we are lucky, we can meet more Mentawai Tribe in other villages. After lunch, pack up and prepare to sail back to Muara Siberut and then to Padang using a fast boat at 3PM – 6 PM. Upon arrival at Padang, transfer to a hotel in Padang.
DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY): PADANG – SINYARU ISLAND (B,L,D)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Padang Jetty by car, about an hour. Boat transfer to Sinyaru Island is around 30-45 minutes. Check in and lunch. We will go snorkeling around the house reef at an agreed time. Dinner will be served at 7 pm.
DAY 7 (THURSDAY): SINYARU ISLAND (B,L,D)
Breakfast is ready at 7.30 am. We will take the boat out for snorkeling around Sinyaru Island. Return to the resort for lunch and another boat out for snorkeling at the other sports. Back to the resort for dinner and free programme afterwards.
DAY 8 (FRIDAY): SINYARU ISLAND – PADANG (B)
After breakfast, free time until check out time from the resort. Transfer to Padang and drop off at the airport.