Meet the Mentawai: The Experience of a Lifetime!

The US $4,943 cost for your 12 day Mentawai visit is based on a minimum of 6 people* and includes Jean-Philippe's personal guiding services, all ocean and boat charters, lodging, food, and much more... 

This package includes:

  • Jean-Philippe's guiding & other services including:
    • Introduction to a traditional clan
    • In-depth cultural knowledge
    • Translation/interpretation
    • Personal attention
  • On-staff English-speaking Mentawai guide/logistics manager
  • Transportation to/from the airport
  • Ocean boat charter (Padang-Siberut)
  • River boat charter to/from Muara Siberut
  • All food and lodging in Siberut
  • The compensation needs of the Mentawai
  • Food donation to host families
  • All necessary porters
  • Donation to support a Native Planet health or cultural project for the Mentawai.
  • Assistance with lodging in Padang (hotel reservations)

 Other Expenses Not Included in the Mentawai Tours:

  • International airfares
  • National transfers other than Padang-Siberut
  • Medical insurance, emergency/evacuation and travel assistance*
  • Lodging in Padang
  • Personal equipment


*Cancelled flights/sailings, damaged/lost equipment, illness or accidents can happen; NP Adventures takes no responsibilities for such emergencies. We require all participants to purchase good travel health insurance and assistance; policy copies will be verified prior to traveling to Siberut.

*Note: A minimum of 4 participants is required to run this tour; the price based on that tour size is $6,476 per person. We have replaced the cheaper ferry (unsafe and unreliable) option with the charter of an ocean boat to/from Siberut.

To protect the lifestyle of the traditional Mentawai, J-Philippe only offers this exclusive Mentawai visit once a year. Places are very limited so contact us now for more information and to reserve your spot. Easy registration on requires only a $500 deposit to secure a place on the tour. Deposit is generally non-refundable however if minimal tour size is not reached 4 weeks prior to departure, it will be cancelled and the entire deposit will either be refunded or posted to reserve a spot for the following year, as the guest prefers.

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