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[OPEN TRIP] Mentawai Mystique 5D4N

[OPEN TRIP] Mentawai Mystique 5D4N

Regular price Rp 5.850.000,00
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*Price valid for per person and minimum open trip quota of 4 participants


📍 Meeting Point:

Muaro Padang Harbour, at 6AM

🏁 Finish Point:

Muaro Padang Harbour, est. arrival at 7PM

 

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Group Size 

💪

Level

🏡

Accomodation Type 

4-10

Moderate to intermediate

Traditional wooden house & villager's house


INCLUDE
  • Fast boat ticket returns from & to Muaro Harbour
  • 3N stay in Uma (Traditional wooden tribe house)
  • 1N stay in villager's house
  • Daily local meals and beverages
  • Traditional canoe
  • Tribe activities: tribal dance, poison arrow making, arts & crafts, hunting and many more!
  • Visit Kulukubuk Waterfall
  • Visit Sanggar Pasigeugeu to teach local kids new skill
  • Donation to community
  • Local Mentawai guide
  • KLANA mate (TL)
  • Documentation
EXCLUDE
  • Flight to & from meeting point
  • Hotel before and/or after trip (recommended)
  • Guide tipping
  • Any additional activities that are not mentioned
  • Mentawai tattooing
  • Personal expense

WHY IT'S WORTH JOINING?
  • Cultural Awareness: Experiencing Mentawai tribe traditions firsthand, you develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for their culture.
  • Responsible Tourism: Your involvement in this trip encourages responsible and respectful tourism practices by preserving cultural heritage while minimizing negative impacts of the environment and local communities.
  • Contribution to Community: You will visit Sanggar Pasigeugeu (local art community) and teach local children new skills.
  • Local Mentawai Guide: Benefit from expertise of a local guide who will enhance your experience with insights into the culture and surroundings.
  • Exclusive Activities only in KLANA: Unlike in most of the packages out there, we have added a destination we thought it's worth to visit, Kulukubuk Waterfall.
WHAT TO EXPECT 
  • Physical Fitness: Expect jungle trekking and challenging terrain, requiring a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Remote Location: Mentawai Tribe areas are remote with limited modern amenities like electricity, phone provider signal, and internet.
  • Respect for Local Customs: Mind cultural norms and practiced of the tribe.
  • Simple Accommodations: Stay in traditional wooden houses.
  • Wildlife Encounter: Be aware of jungle biodiversity and follow safety guidelines from guide.
  • Weather Variability: Prepare for rapid weather changes with appropriate clothing and waterproof gear.
  • Health Precautions: Bring necessary medications and mosquito repellent.
  • Translation Assistance: Local guide will assist in communicating with the tribe.
  • Flexibility Itinerary: Understand plans may change due to weather or tribal events.
  • Limited ATMs: Plan ahead with sufficient cash and personal essentials.

HOW TO GET TO THE MEETING POINT
  • Fly to Padang: Arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) at least one day before the trip date.
  • Stay Overnight in Padang: Spend a night in Padang near Muaro Harbour (meeting point), we will leave very early on Day 1 of trip.
  • Return to Padang: We will go back to the harbour around 1PM via the fast boat with approximately 6-7 hours journey. Plan a really night flight or stay another night in Padang for a next-flight if needed.

We can assist with all arrangements upon request for your travel needs.


TRIP HIGHLIGHT

WELCOMING CEREMONY ON SIBERUT ISLAND

Begin your journey with a heartwarming blessing ceremony in Desa Puro before venturing into the lush jungle.

THE ENCHANTING RIVER CANOE RIDE

Step into mesmerizing world of Mentawai as you cruise along the river in a traditional canoe, known as pongpong. The rhythm of paddles, each stroke carries you further into this untouched world, where the boundaries between natural world and the spiritual realm begin to blur. 

A JOURNEY BEYOND THE PHYSICAL

Arriving at the sacred Sikerei Uma is a vibrant encounter with ancient Mentawai wisdom and traditions, evoking the welcoming sounds of tribal life. Transcending the physical, delving into the soul of Mentawai culture. Your accommodation is no ordinary dwelling, meticulously crafted to reflect the rich heritage of the Mentawai people. As you settle in, you’ll be immersed in the rustic charm of wooden architecture, surrounded by lush greenery.

LIVE LIKE THE MENTAWAI

Embrace daily life as the Mentawai do, from food preparation with local ingredients, experience the thrill of Mentawai hunting, follow the skilled Mentawai women as they fish in the river, to traditional crafting, fostering cultural exchange. Engage with tribal elders and Sikerei for spiritual insights, witnessing transformative rituals that bridge the physical and spiritual realms amidst the natural harmony.

MAGICAL TALE OF KULUKUBUK WATERFALL

Bathe and swim under the roar of crystal-clear waters and soak in the serene beauty of the lush surroundings


WHAT TO BRING
  1. No suitcase, bring daypack/carrier + raincover
  2. Insect repellent (IMPORTANT)
  3. Light blanket/sleeping bag 
  4. Outdoor clothing (preferably quick dry/waterproof)
  5. Outdoor shoes/sandals + socks
  6. Flashlight/headlamp + battery
  7. Jacket/sweater
  8. Swimsuit/wetsuit
  9. Sleeping attire (long sleeves & pants)
  10. Cash (for tipping, emergency/personal purposes)
  11. Raincoat
  12. Water bottle
  13. Powerbank
  14. Hat & sunglasses
  15. Personal medicine

TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Open to All: Trip available to general public, ages 12 and up, all levels welcome.
  • Quota System: Min. of 4 participants needed for the trip to proceed. If min. quota is not met, trip may be adjusted in price, rescheduled, or cancelled.
  • Payment Policy: No reservation system. Down Payment (DP) 50% secures spot. Full payment due 7 (seven) days before departure.
  • Personal Responsibility: All participants are responsible for their belongings and adherence to all destination rules.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Participants are expected to avoid littering, to respect and preserve natural environments, and avoid harmful actions.
CANCELLATION POLICY & FEE
  • This trip is subject to cancellation or rescheduling by KLANA if any of adverse weather or natural events are happening.
  • No refunds for unused services.
  • Cancellation Fee:
  1. Down Payment (DP): Non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.
  2. 14 Days Before Departure: 75% fee of trip price
  3. Less than 7 Days Before Departure: 100% fee of the trip price
BY JOINING, PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS MENTIONED ABOVE.

     

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