The Mentawai archipelago, approximately 130 miles of the coast of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, represent an incredibly rich tourism resource suitable for a range of niche tourism products. Located in the middle of Indian Ocean, 150 km and takes 9 hours trip from Padang by boat and if you go by fast boat it’s will take less than 3-4 hours. West Sumatra-Mentawai glowing with all the nature spirits and make it an extraordinary escaping spot from a hectic life. The Mentawai Islands have been administered as a regency within the West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) province since 1999. The regency seat is Tua Pejat, located on the island of Sipura. Padang, the capital of the province, lies on the Sumatran mainland opposite Siberut.The total area reached 6011.35 km2 with a population numbered 384 718 inhabitants, covering 17 Districts.
The Mentawai archipelago has been ecologically isolated from mainland Sumatra since the mid-Pleistocene period, resulting in high levels of endemism amongst its indigenous flora and fauna. Siberut is largely covered with primary dipterocarp and mixed forest, as well as smaller areas of secondary forest and freshwater, sago, and mangrove swamps. High conservation value has attracted the attention of World Wide Fund for Nature and United Nations body UNESCO resulting in the declaration of the Siberut National Park (Taman Nasional Siberut) encompassing slightly less than half of the island.
Siberut has attracted most attention from culture/nature tourists and researchers. The island has an area of approximately 500 800 hectares and has a population of around 22,500 citizens, 90% of whom are indigenous Mentawaians.
How Do You Get In The Mentawai Island :
All Mentawai adventures begin in the city of Padang, and with a wide range of airlines and schedules to choose from. Your Flight destination is Padang (MINANGKABAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT). Padang can be reached conveniently from the following transit cities: Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (1 or 2 flights a day with www.airasia.com or Jakarta daily flights with www.sriwijayaair.co.id , www.garuda-indonesia.com , www.lionair.co.id , www.batavia-air.co.id
Our crew will pick you up at the Padang airport and organize your trip to get into the Mentawais wheter it’s at the Surf camps, Surf Charter Boat or your Mentawai Eco and Cultural Tour and Siberut Jungle Trek (you just need to forward us your Flight detail)
International airline suggestions from your home country:
EVA AIRWAYS : www.evaair.com/html/b2c/english/
TIGER AIRWAYS : http://www.tigerairways.com/sg/en/
MALAYSIA AIRLINES : www.malaysiaairlines.com
QANTAS : www.qantas.com.au
AIR ASIA : www.airasia.com
GARUDA AIRLINES : www.garuda-indonesia.com
UNITED EMIRATES : www.emirates.com
VISA on arrival: a 30 day tourist VISA will need to be purchased at your first port of landing in Indonesia.
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