PAGAI MENTAWAI ISLAND & SAMOSIR ISLAND TOURS
Discover the Mentawai culture and the tropical forest. The journey starts at the airport of Padang. We will reach Siberut Island by a local ferry. The next day, will take us up a large river to Mentawai clan. We will share the life of the clan, return by ferry to Padang.
Day 1: Greeting at Minangkabau Airport (BIM) Padang – Take Ferry in the afternoon
Meet and Greet at the Airport, transfer to Padang Possibility to buy gifts for the Mentawai people. Departure of the ferry between at 05.00 / 06.00 pm from the hotel to Muara Port / Bungus Port, We will spend over night on the ferry, arriving at Muara Siberut on Day 2 early morning.
Day 2: Muara Siberut – Departure to Mentawai Clan Village ( B, L, D )
Arrive in the morning at Muara Siberut, prepare some stuff to departure by speedboat. The river’s water draught is quite limited. When the water level is very low, we may ask our guests to get off and walk up the riverbed. About noon, we arrive at the departure point of the trek, where we meet our porters. According the time of arrival, we may take a rather easy path, but usually very muddy, for a 4 to 6 -hour walk.
Day 3: Day 4, July 28 : Stay at Mentawai Clan 1/2 different Village ( B, L, D )
Wake up for a bath in the river. Breakfast Indonesian tea and coffee, bread, sago, jam, eggs. Daily activities: fishing, sago processing, making the sago (the staple food of the Mentawaians), and baking it; manufacturing a bow and arrows, and making the poison for the arrows, bark cloth processing. And if we are lucky, we will witness a shaman ceremony. We can explore at leisure the surroundings and visit other clans.
Day 5: Village – Muara Siberut – Padang ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, We prepare to hike back, with speedboat ride to Muara Siberut in 4 to 6 hours. Arrive in Malepet in Muara Siberut, waiting to catch Ferry to Padang, Overnight on Ferry.
Day 6: Padang Arrival. Arrival early morning in Padang – Tour to Bukittinggi ( B, L, D )
Arrival in the morning the car will standby to pick you up in Port and tour continue to Bukittinggi city where the very cool weather in West Sumatra. On the way, we stop at the giant water fall in Padang Panjang while enjoying views around. Lunch will be arrange in local restaurant’s foods. Then tour to Bukittinggi by seeing Sianok Canyon, the Big Towel and traditional market. Check in hotel and free program for enjoying yourself. Dinner will be held in the local restaurant. Optional tour after dinner to see Traditional Minangkabau Dance. Back to hotel for rest.
Day 7: Bukittinggi – Airport BIM Padang – Airport Polonia Medan ( B, L, D )
From Bukittinggi transfer to Airport for the next destination to Samosir island, Medan. Arrival at Polonia Airport and transfer to hotel and city tour by visiting Great Mosque, Sultan Palace, Chinese Temple and market, afternoon check in to hotel. Free program.
Day 8: Medan – Samosir island ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, drive to Parapat via Tebing Tinggi, on the way stops at several plantations for rubber, cocoa and palm oil, arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat and arrival at Samosir, check-in to Hotel.
Day 9: Samosir Excursion ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, excursion by boat on LakeToba and visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages, visit Ambarita: to see stone chairs and table, the execution place of Sialang Kings, Tomok: to see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings, Simanind: to see Batak Toba traditional dance (Tor-Tor) and museum, Afternoon return back to hotel.
Day 10: Samosir – Brastagi ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, crossing back to Parapat and drive to Brastagi via Simarjarunjung with stop at Rumah Bolon (Long house) the old Palace of Batak Simalungun Kings, and Sipiso-piso waterfall, arrival at Brastagi visiting fruit market and Batak Toba traditional village at Peceren. Afternoon check-in to hotel.
Day 11: Brastagi – Airport Polonia ( B )
After breakfast, free program till depart to airport for the next destination. Tour end and see you for the next tour with us
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The Price Included :
Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as program
Transfer Returned Airport – Boat Port by Car
Transfer Returned Padang – Siberut by Reguler Ferry
Transfer Returned Siberut – Village through river by Canoe Motor
Transfer Returned to Samosir.
Accommodation in the jungle at the local house and in hotel based on twin sharing.
– 1 night at The Hills Hotel in Bukittinggi (4*)
– 1 night at Asean Hotel / Novotel / Tiara Hotel Medan (4*)
– 2 nights at Toledo Inn Tuktuk Samosir (2*)
– 1 night at Danau Toba Cottage Berastagi (3*)
Licensed English & Mentawai Speaking Guide ( We will do France Speaking Guide if available )
The Price Not Included :
Air tickets, airport taxes.
The Expenses of Out the Program
The cost caused by delays or cancellation of Ferry
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