Mentawai Siberut Island Trekking offers exotic tours to some of the remotest areas in Indonesia, including jungle exploration to the wild heart of Siberut Island, Mentawai Islands Regency which lies off the coast of West Sumatra.
The real highlight of the journey is the chance to meet the native of Siberut, traditional hunter-gatherer clans who are now coming into contact with the modern world for the first time. You will stay as guests of a local kerei (medicine-man) in an uma (traditional house).
To get to Mentawai, you can fly Garuda Indonesia to Padang, then take a bus to Bungus Harbour. The Ambu-Ambu ferry service runs on Mondays and Thursdays from Bungus Padang Harbour to Siberut at 5 pm. This trip will take about 155 kilometers. On Fridays and Sundays, the Ambu-Ambu ferry departs at 8 pm from Bungus Padang Harbour to Tua Peijat, Sipora.
Alternatively, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can fly in to the Mentawai via a small rental airplane, which departs from Minangkabau airport at 10 pm and which has an approximate travel time of one hour. Finally, you can charter private boats, which are usually priced between IDR 7-14 million.