SIBERUT ISLAND TREKKING
Starts/Ends: Padang or Jakarta
a challenging trek through the jungle in the heart into the heart
of the Siberut Island to meet the indigenous people of the Mentawai
who live close to nature. A people in transition, these uncomplicated
rainforest dwellers are struggling to maintain their traditional
lifestyle against the paradoxes of modernization.
The thick tropical
rain forest of the island pleasant surprises await the adventures
visitors. This trek is only recommended if you are prepared to accept
very basic and often uncomfortable conditions.
DAY TO DAY PROGRAM :
Day 01 : Arrive Jakarta. Meet and
transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 : Transfer to the airport
for flight to Padang in West Sumatra. Upon arrival direct transfer
to the sea port for an overnight sailing to Siberut, the largest
island in the Mentawai Islands.
Day 03 - 06 : Upon arrival in the
morning at the port of Siberut Island, direct trekking into the
island's interior to explore the tropical rain forest of Siberut
Island for 5 days; stunning views and beautiful jungles abounding
with unique plant and wildlife and the chance to meet the people
of Siberut. Overnights in the traditional family house of a local
Kerei (medicine -man) and meals prepared by our own cook.
Day 07 : Continue trekking to the
south of the island to discover idyllic unspoiled white sandy beaches
for swimming, snorkeling and beach combing.
Day 08 : Leaving the Island by
an overnight boat trip back to Padang. Upon arrival in the morning,
transfer to a hotel in Padang for your accommodation. Rest of the
day is free fore rest and relax. Evening farewell dinner with your
Day 09 : Transfer to Padang for
your flight return to Jakarta.
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