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Mentawai Experience

Jl. Nipah no. 1, Padang 77381, Indonesia
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Unique experience

I spend a week in the jungle with Oncy and various shamans. It was an amazing experience to be able... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
SashaB_11
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Sydney, Australia
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I will always remember that trip

It's rare to find a passionate tour guide cares to give a real meaning to the adventure.. cares... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
mahmoud a
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Take a trip into the wild & immerse yourself in ancestral practices and traditions. Discover heavy spiritual semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer people who have chose to continue living their traditional tribal lifestyle. Culture The Mentawai lifestyle should be of interest to almost every society for it contains elements of hunter-gatherer, animal husbandry and subsistence level settled farming traditions; all of these forms of existence are at the roots of every contemporary scociety. However traditional Mentawai communities can not be reduced only to a lens on the yesterday of our modern technological societies, they are also an example a sophisticated socialization that balances subsistence with a unique pattern of family well being, in essence a window on a potential tomorrow. Dr Philip Cook, University of Victoria, BC. Canada If you can move beyond the perception of the Mentawai as only «primitive», then you may be able to appreciate a culture whose veneration of the child, centralit
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Jl. Nipah no. 1, Padang 77381, Indonesia
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I spend a week in the jungle with Oncy and various shamans. It was an amazing experience to be able to live like the Mentawais and be fully immersed in their culture and lifestyle. I will remember this trip all my life. Thanks Oncy for...More

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

thank you very much for you review me here and thank you to for that experience my friend

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

It's rare to find a passionate tour guide cares to give a real meaning to the adventure.. cares about the pleasure even deeper in the woods! This is why out of the jungles you become true friends or real enemies Guess I'm the first Egyptian...More

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

thank you very much for you review me and thank you to for that experience my friend

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My Mentawai experience was amazing, thanks to the best guide Oncy! During the trek I didn’t have to worry about anything. Oncy is born in Mentawai, so he knows everything. There is not one question he won’t or can’t answer. And because he is born...More

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much for this review thank you also for recommendation to for everyone see you soon again mi Amigos

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

For the Mentawai experience we decided to the end of our holiday in Sumatra. For this reason, we could only spend 2 days there. It's a pitty because the time goes there on differently/slower and in 2 days we rested more than normally in 2...More

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

thank you so much for the reviws my friend see you soon again

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I just finished a 12-day tour in the land of the mentawai. At the suggestion of my guide, I visited all the main villages and stayed in each of them for 2 nights. In this way I had the opportunity to fully understand and appreciate...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I was traveling around indonesia and i decided to visit Mentawai, it was one of the most inspiring experiences in my life, Oncy is an awesome host, you don´t have to worry about anything, he is a very professional guide and will make your time...More

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

thank you very much my freinds i hope see you sson again

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We went to mentawai for a documentary shoot. Oncy was an excellent fixer, guide and friend. He is very professional and reliable. Committed till the end in a difficult task. Thanks Oncy. Hope to see you soon.

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

thank you very much my freinds i hope see you sson again

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We met Oncy at Yani Homestay in Padang. He is from the Mentawai tribe and was born and raised in the jungle, before he made his way around iIndonesia to finally become a guide for the Mentawai islands. He is a very friendly and intelligent...More

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

thank you very much my freinds i hope see you sson again

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visiting the Mentawai was a great experience, we really enjoyed. Oncy was a great guide, he is very helpful and also fun to be around. He took us to his family, showed us the jungle and cooked us amazing meals.

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Oncy O, Pemilik at Mentawai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

thank you very much my freinds i hope see you sson again

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