On Day 1 you will be picked up at your accommodation in Padang and transferred by ferry to Siberut Island, where you will hike and canoe to Rorogot. Experience a day in the life of a Mentawai native on Day 2 before trekking to Badosak on Day 3. Trek to Kulukubuk on Day 4 and swim in a refreshing waterfall before spending more time with the Mentawai people. Return to Muara Siberut on Day 5 on foot and by motorized canoe, where you will take a fast ferry back to Padang. End your adventure with a Padang accommodation drop-off.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1 (Tuesday): Padang Accommodation Pick-Up - Fast Ferry to Siberut - Trek & Canoe to Rorogot (L/D)
You will be picked up at your Padang accommodation early in the morning and transferred to the harbor to catch a 7:00am fast boat to Muara Siberut, home of the Mentawai people. This ferry will stop at Sikabaluan and continue to Siberut, arriving around 1:00pm. Here you will meet your guide and head into the jungle on foot to reach the river, where you will take a motorized canoe to Bat Rorogot. Stay the night in an Uma, a Mentawai traditional house with a thin mattress and mosquito net.
Day 2 (Wednesday): A Day with the Mentawai in Rorogot (B/L/D)
This morning you will wake up for a bath in the river. After having a local breakfast, we will experience the daily activities of the native Mentawai Tribe, such as hunting, fishing, and making sago flour (the main food of the Mentawai). If you are lucky, you may even have chance to see the traditional dances of the Mentawai people in an evening ceremony. Overnight in an Uma in Rorogot.
Day 3 (Thursday): Rorogot - Trek to Badosak (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will embark on a 2-3 hour trek through the forest to Badosak. Explore Badosak, another mentawai town where you can immerse yourself in local traditions and practices and get to know this culturally rich ethnic minority. Observe the activities of the Mentawai such as hunting, fishing in the river, making sago, making traditional medicine, making poison arrows and other activities. Overnight in an Uma in Badosak.
Day 4 (Friday): Badosak - Trek to Kulukubuk (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will trek to Kulukubuk, where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in a stunning waterfall. With some luck, you may have another chance to see the traditional dances of Mentawai during the ceremonies in an evening ceremony. Overnight at a Kulukubuk Uma.
Day 5 (Saturday): Kulukubuk - Trek & Canoe to Muara Siberut - Fast Ferry to Padang & Accommodation Drop-Off (B/L)
After breakfast, we will hike and boat back to Muara Siberut, a journey of about 4 to 6 hours. Arrive in Malepet in Muara Siberut, where you will catch the Fast Ferry to Padang, arriving in the late afternoon. You will be dropped off at your chosen accommodation, where your adventure will come to an end.