We, the Mentawai people, have developed our own ecotourism trekking system to help protect our Indigenous culture and share benefits across our community.

YOUR IMPACT

We’ve developed a system that allows you to see exactly where your money is being spent and how this will benefit the future of our community. By supporting Mentawai Ecotourism you contribute to a community-run model designed to protect our Indigenous culture and forest environment. As part of this, 10% of your total payment goes toward our community’s Suku Mentawai ‘Cultural and Environmental Education Program’ (CEEP).

STEPS TO GET HERE

Here is a simple step-by-step guide for those interested in exploring Mentawai’s Siberut rainforest and experiencing our Arat Sabulungan traditional culture whilst visiting Sikerei and their families. Click each tab at the top, steps 1- 8:

Arrive to Padang and stay with one of our hotel or homestay partners:

COMING SOON

Take the overnight or fast ferry from Padang to Muara Siberut:

Tuesday 7am : Padang – Muara Siberut at 1pm (Mentawai Fast)
Tuesday 3pm : Muara Siberut – Padang at 6pm (Mentawai Fast)
Wednesday 7pm : Bungus – Muara Siberut at 7am (Gambolo ferry)
Thursday 7am : Padang – Muara Siberut at 10am (Mentawai Fast)
Thursday 3pm : Muara Siberut – Padang at 6pm (Mentawai Fast)
Thursday 7pm : Muara Siberut – Bungus at 7am (Gambolo ferry)
Friday 7pm : Bungus – Muara Siberut at 7am (Gambolo ferry)
Saturday 7am : Padang – Muara Siberut at 1pm (Mentawai Fast)
Saturday 3pm : Muara Siberut – Padang at 6pm (Mentawai Fast)
Saturday 7pm : Muara Siberut – Bungus at 6am (Gambolo ferry)


*Overnight ferry Gambolo goes into dock for maintainence from time to time

Take a short motorbike or car ride to the Mentawai Ecotourism office:

One of our Mentawai staff will be waiting at the ferry port for your arrival and will organise transportation to the Ecotourism office, which is located approximately 1km away in the village of Muntei.

Mentawai Ecotourism

 

Take some time to read about what Mentawai has to offer and exactly where your money will be spent.

Select from one of our eco-friendly tour packages or create your own:

Select one of our trained Mentawai guides:

Make your payment, collect your rubbish bag and English or Indonesian language tour check-list:
 

Begin your Mentawai jungle adventure!

COST BREAKDOWN

Tour Activities Price in Indonesian Rupiah
Register your passport with local police 50,000 per person
Capturing photos or video: 150,000 per person
Commercial photographers/videographers: Contact us for necessary permits and fees
Guide (maximum 4 persons per guide): 150,000 per day
Cook (4 guests per cook; role offered to the host family): 50,000 per day
Accommodation in the port town of Siberut 200,000 per night (per person)
Forest accommodation 50,000 per night (per person)
Supplies (food, drink, gifts, etc.): 250,000 per day (per person)
Transportation Price in Indonesian Rupiah
Port Town (monga Siberut): 50,000 per person (mototaxi or vehicle)
Maleppet village (5 minutes drive from port): Walk or 50,000 per vehicle (group)
Muntei village (10 minutes drive from port): 200,000 per vehicle (group)
Rorougot district (3 hour boat/canoe ride): 1.5 million (1-2 persons); 2 million (3-4 persons); 3 million (5-8 persons)
Rogdok district (4 hour boat/canoe ride): 1.5 million (1-2 persons); 2.4 million (3-4 persons); 3.6 million (5-8 persons)
Madobak district (4.5 hour boat/canoe ride): 1.8 million (1-2 persons); 2.8 million (3-4 persons); 3.8 million (5-8 persons)
Ugai district (5.5 hour boat/canoe ride): 1.9 million (1-2 persons); 3.2 million (3-4 persons); 4.7 million (5-8 persons)
Buttui district (6 hour boat/canoe ride): 1.9 million (1-2 persons); 3.2 million (3-4 persons); 4.7 million (5-8 persons)
Matotonan district (7 hour boat/canoe ride): 2 million (1-2 persons); 3.5 million (3-4 persons); 5 million (5-8 persons)
Other regions: Enquire price options
Larger speed boats for big groups: Enquire price options
Cultural Activities
General activities (making loincloth, poison, sago, medicine, women's fishing, hiking, weaving): 50,000 each or 200,000 for groups of 4+
Special Activities:
Hunting: *In Mentawai culture it is taboo for women to participate in a deep forest hunting expedition. With respect to their culture, women will be advised to discuss their participation with the host family first. 100,000 per person
Mentawai tattoo (titi): 1.5 million
Teeth-sharpening (piat sot): 3 million
Ceremonial dance celebration and feast (muturuk): 3 million (1-4 persons); 4 million (5-8 persons)
Genuine healing or other ceremonial ritual: If you happen to be there at the right time
Additional activities: Enquire price for alternative activity
Extras
+ 10% toward the community’s Suku Mentawai Cultural and Environmental Education Program (CEEP)
+ 3% toward guide training and tourism office administrative costs ensuring you a pleasant experience
*NB: See checklist for who to pay directly and when.
*Disclaimer: Cultural activities are always dependent on the availability of resources and persons willing to participate

TOUR PACKAGES

MALEPPET VILLAGE - 5 minutes drive from the harbour

PACKAGE TOTALS: 2 x NIGHTS 3 x NIGHTS 4 x NIGHTS 6 x NIGHTS
1 x person 1,389,900 IDR 1,898,400 IDR 2,463,400 IDR 3,536,900 IDR
2 x person 2,271,300 IDR 3,118,800 IDR 4,079,300 IDR 5,887,300 IDR
3 x person 3,152,700 IDR 4,339,200 IDR 5,695,200 IDR 8,237,700 IDR
4 x person 4,034,100 IDR 5,559,600 IDR 7,311,100 IDR 10,588,100 IDR
6 x person 6,135,900 IDR 8,508,900 IDR 11,220,900 IDR 16,305,900 IDR
8 x person 7,898,700 IDR 10,949,700 IDR 14,452,700 IDR 21,006,700 IDR
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Guide/Cook (1 per 4 guests): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation (Manai Koat): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport: Vehicle/s Vehicle/s Vehicle/s Vehicle/s
Food & supplies: Yes Yes Yes Yes
General activities: x 2 x 2 x 3 x 4
Dance ceremony: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Specialty activity: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Personal photos/video: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your impact contribution: +10% +10% +10% +10%
Guide training & admin: +3% +3% +3% +3%

MUNTEI VILLAGE - 10 minutes drive from the harbour

 

 

 

 

 

PACKAGE TOTALS: 2 x NIGHTS 3 x NIGHTS 4 x NIGHTS 6 x NIGHTS
1 x person 1,446,400 IDR 1,954,900 IDR 2,519,900 IDR 3,593,400 IDR
2 x person 2,327,800 IDR 3,175,300 IDR 4,135,800 IDR 5,943,800 IDR
3 x person 3,209,200 IDR 4,395,700 IDR 5,751,700 IDR 8,294,200 IDR
4 x person 4,090,600 IDR 5,616,100 IDR 7,367,600 IDR 10,644,600 IDR
6 x person 6,192,400 IDR 8,565,400 IDR 11,277,400 IDR 16,362,400 IDR
8 x person 7,955,200 IDR 11,006,200 IDR 14,509,200 IDR 21,063,200 IDR
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Guide/Cook (1 per 4 guests): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport: Vehicle/s Vehicle/s Vehicle/s Vehicle/s
Food & supplies: Yes Yes Yes Yes
General activities: x 2 x 2 x 3 x 4
Dance ceremony: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Specialty activity: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Personal photos/video: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your impact contribution: +10% +10% +10% +10%
Guide training & admin: +3% +3% +3% +3%

ROROUGOT VILLAGE - 3 hours boat/canoe ride from the port town

 

 

PACKAGE TOTALS: 2 x NIGHTS 3 x NIGHTS 4 x NIGHTS 6 x NIGHTS
1 x person 2,938,000 IDR 3,333,500 IDR 3,785,500 IDR 4,633,000 IDR
2 x person 3,785,500 IDR 4,350,500 IDR 5,028,500 IDR 6,271,500 IDR
3 x person 5,198,000 IDR 5,932,500 IDR 6,836,500 IDR 8,475,000 IDR
4 x person 6,045,500 IDR 6,949,500 IDR 8,079,500 IDR 10,113,500 IDR
6 x person 9,266,000 IDR 10,735,000 IDR 12,543,000 IDR 18,758,000 IDR
8 x person 10,961,000 IDR 12,769,000 IDR 15,029,000 IDR 20,097,000 IDR
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Guide/Cook (1 per 4 guests): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport: Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat
Food & supplies: Yes Yes Yes Yes
General activities: x 2 x 2 x 3 x 4
Dance ceremony: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Specialty activity: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Personal photos/video: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your impact contribution: +10% +10% +10% +10%
Guide training & admin: +3% +3% +3% +3%

ROGDOK VILLAGE - 4 hours boat/canoe ride from the port town

PACKAGE TOTALS: 2 x NIGHTS 3 x NIGHTS 4 x NIGHTS 6 x NIGHTS
1 x person 2,938,000 IDR 3,333,500 IDR 3,785,500 IDR 4,633,000 IDR
2 x person 3,785,500 IDR 4,350,500 IDR 5,028,500 IDR 6,271,500 IDR
3 x person 5,650,000 IDR 6,384,500 IDR 7,288,500 IDR 8,927,000 IDR
4 x person 6,497,500 IDR 7,401,500 IDR 8,531,500 IDR 10,565,500 IDR
6 x person 9,944,000 IDR 11,413,000 IDR 13,221,000 IDR 16,498,000 IDR
8 x person 11,639,000 IDR 13,447,000 IDR 15,707,000 IDR 19,775,000 IDR
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Guide/Cook (1 per 4 guests): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport: Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat
Food & supplies: Yes Yes Yes Yes
General activities: x 2 x 2 x 3 x 4
Dance ceremony: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Specialty activity: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Personal photos/video: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your impact contribution: +10% +10% +10% +10%
Guide training & admin: +3% +3% +3% +3%

MADOBAK DISTRICT - 4.5 hours boat/canoe ride from the port town

PACKAGE TOTALS: 2 x NIGHTS 3 x NIGHTS 4 x NIGHTS 6 x NIGHTS
1 x person 3,277,000 IDR 3,672,500 IDR 4,124,500 IDR 4,972,000 IDR
2 x person 4,124,500 IDR 4,689,500 IDR 5,367,500 IDR 6,610,500 IDR
3 x person 6,102,000 IDR 6,836,500 IDR 7,740,500 IDR 9,379,000 IDR
4 x person 6,949,500 IDR 7,853,500 IDR 8,983,500 IDR 11,017,500 IDR
6 x person 10,170,000 IDR 11,639,000 IDR 13,447,000 IDR 16,724,000 IDR
8 x person 11,865,000 IDR 13,673,000 IDR 15,933,000 IDR 20,001,000 IDR
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Guide/Cook (1 per 4 guests): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport: Canoe/Mototaxi Canoe/Mototaxi Canoe/Mototaxi Canoe/Mototaxi
Food & supplies: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cultural activities: x 2 x 2 x 3 x 4
Dance ceremony: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Specialty activity: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Personal photos/video: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your impact contribution: +10% +10% +10% +10%
Guide training & admin: +3% +3% +3% +3%

UGAI / BUTTUI DISTRICT - 6 hours boat/canoe ride from the port town

PACKAGE TOTALS: 2 x NIGHTS 3 x NIGHTS 4 x NIGHTS 6 x NIGHTS
1 x person 3,390,000 IDR 3,785,500 IDR 4,237,500 IDR 5,085,000 IDR
2 x person 4,237,500 IDR 4,802,500 IDR 5,480,500 IDR 6,723,500 IDR
3 x person 6,554,000 IDR 7,288,500 IDR 8,192,500 IDR 9,831,000 IDR
4 x person 7,401,500 IDR 8,305,500 IDR 9,435,500 IDR 11,469,500 IDR
6 x person 11,187,000 IDR 12,656,000 IDR 14,464,000 IDR 17,741,000 IDR
8 x person 12,882,000 IDR 14,690,000 IDR 16,950,000 IDR 21,018,000 IDR
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Guide/Cook (1 per 4 guests): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport: Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat
Food & supplies: Yes Yes Yes Yes
General activities: x 2 x 2 x 3 x 4
Dance ceremony: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Specialty activity: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Personal photos/video: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your impact contribution: +10% +10% +10% +10%
Guide training & admin: +3% +3% +3% +3%

MATOTONAN DISTRICT - 7 hours boat/canoe ride from the port town

 

PACKAGE TOTALS: 2 x NIGHTS 3 x NIGHTS 4 x NIGHTS 6 x NIGHTS
1 x person 3,503,000 IDR 3,898,500 IDR 4,350,500 IDR 5,198,000 IDR
2 x person 4,350,500 IDR 4,915,500 IDR 5,593,500 IDR 6,836,500 IDR
3 x person 6,893,000 IDR 7,627,500 IDR 8,531,500 IDR 10,170,000 IDR
4 x person 7,740,500 IDR 8,644,500 IDR 9,774,500 IDR 11,808,500 IDR
6 x person 11,526,000 IDR 12,995,000 IDR 14,803,000 IDR 18,080,000 IDR
8 x person 13,221,000 IDR 15,029,000 IDR 17,289,000 IDR 21,357,000 IDR
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Guide/Cook (1 per 4 guests): Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport: Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat Canoe/Speedboat
Food & supplies: Yes Yes Yes Yes
General activities: x 2 x 2 x 3 x 4
Dance ceremony: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Specialty activity: Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra Optional Extra
Personal photos/video: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your impact contribution: +10% +10% +10% +10%
Guide training & admin: +3% +3% +3% +3%

GUIDES

Guide 1

Guide 1

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

Guide 5

Guide 5

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

Guide 2

Guide 2

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

Guide 6

Guide 6

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

Guide 3

Guide 3

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

Guide 7

Guide 7

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

Guide 4

Guide 4

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

Guide 8

Guide 8

Mentawai Ecotourism guide

PAYMENT DETAILS

We’ve developed a payment system designed to prevent corruption and ensure all parties receive fair compensation for their contribution. To do this we’ve outlined the exact cost of each component of the tour, and who and when to give payment. We feel this method will provide a more meaningful experience and allow us to sustain our Mentawai customs and cultural ecotourism well into the future.

In support, we ask that you please follow the guidelines shown here and on your checklist:

Payment 1 is made to our staff at the tourism information centre:
This covers your police notification, transportation, food & supplies, guide and ethical contribution
Payment 2 is made to the head of the host family (Uma) with whom you stay:
This covers your accomodation, cook, cultural activities, photography permit, dance ceremony or other special activity you would like to experience/div>
To reserve your tour booking, we recommend a 15% deposit be paid via our partner organisation, Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) - via paypal or bank transfer. If you choose this option, please advise us when making your booking. Email: tours@mentawaiecotourism.com
You will receive a booking confirmation email once we have been notified and this deposit has been received.

CONTACT

Mentawai Ecotourism

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Phone: +62 823 85730254  Office:  Jl. Raya Muntei, Desa Muntei, Siberut Salatan, Kab Kepulauan Mentawai

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