Travel dates

From december 31, 2016 to january 8, 2017.

Description

The Mentawai are the inhabitants of the island of Siberut, which is located about 100 kilometers west of Sumatra. This population, which reached the island 3,000 years ago, remained isolated until the World War II. Even today, many mentawai live anchored in ancient rites and ancestral customs. They are known for their elaborate tattoos that talk about the future and their nomadic life.

For the mentawai the soul (ketsat) is an entity that must be cared for, pampered and treated well. Tattoos, sharp teeth, flowers, seeds or paints are used to beautify the body that contains it. For them health depends on the harmony of oneself and nature.

9 days and 8 nights
From December 31, 2016 to January 8, 2017

Route

Padang – Siberut (Mentawai) – Siberut (Manai Koat) – Padang

Days

31/12

01/01

02/01

03/01

04/01

05/01

06/01

07/01

08/01

Itinerary

Padang

Padang

Padang

Padang – Expedition mentawai

Expedition mentawai

Expedition mentawai – Manai Koat

Manai Koat

Manai Koat – Padang

Padang

Accommodation

HW Hotel

HW Hotel

HW Hotel

Tribu

Tribu

Resort

Resort

HW Hotel

December 31 (day 1): Padang

Arrival in Padang (Indonesia). Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel. New Year’s Eve celebration.

January 1 (day 2): Padang

Breakfast at the hotel. We spent the day in Padang to recover from jet lag. Will buy supplies and gifts for the Mentawai.

January 2 (day 3): Padang

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer towards the port. We spent the day on the boat watching the coast of Sumatra and small islands, where we will eat and do some snorkelling. In the afternoon return to Padang. Dinner and night at the hotel.

January 3 (day 4): Padang – Mentawai Expedition

Early in the morning we will have breakfast and will head to the ferry that takes us to Siberut.
Once in Siberut will climb to motorized canoes that will bring us to the heart of the mentawai tribe in the jungle, where we will spend the rest of the afternoon and evening knowing their traditions and rituals.

January 4 (day 5): Mentawai Expedition

Breakfast with mentawai and will take the canoe to head to another town on the island. We will share all day long with natives and we will participate in a private ceremony with a shaman healing and invoking the spirits of the forest, the river, the sky, sea and earth. Night in the Mentawai village.

January 5 (day 6): Mentawai Expedition – Manai Koat

Back to the coast of Siberut island. We climb to the canoes again and return to the departure point. We will spend half a day travelling down to Manai Koat beach . Once there typical dinner and night in log cabins.

January 6 (day 7): Manai Koat

Breakfast on the beach. We will bathe, sunbathing and relax enjoying one of the best surfer beaches in the world. We will eat typical food and spend the night in log cabins.

January 7 (day 8): Manai Koat – Padang

At noon we will take a quick ferry heading Padang. Overnight in Padang.

January 8 (day 9): Padang

Breakfast and departure direction to Padang Airport where we will end our trip.

We will provide you all the necessary and detailed information you need (clothing, currency, climate, vaccines…) in advance.

Price per person: 2860€

* International flights are not included in the price.
* If you require a single room it will cost an extra charge.

Group of 6 people.

Includes

Full board and double room accommodation.
Transport
Native guide
Shamanic activities and rituals
Psychologist therapist and coach who will accompany the personal process and spiritual growth
For logistical reasons, it is only included the transport of a piece of luggage (a suitcase, backpack or similar standard size).

Not included

International airline tickets.
Alcoholic drinks.
Tips.

Inscription

Make a first payment of 900€ and fill in the fields that appear with personal information. A second payment must be done before september 30 of 980€. And a final payment before november 1 of 980€.

Cancellation

In case of trip cancellation by the customer between september 30 and october 31 of 2016 an amount of 900€ will be retained. If you cancel between october 31 and november 1 an amount of 1400€ will be retained. After this date the full amount will be retained.
* In addition to these costs will be charged to Holos Travel the management fees of 65 €.
* We recommend hiring an insurance policy to cover the costs in case of cancellation

Confirmation

Once you have made the registration, we will contact you to provide all the practical information about the trip.

Optional insurance

As both airlines and providers of services have very strict conditions annulment, Holos Travel offers you special insurance fees in case of cancellation to cover the amounts that you consider appropriate.

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