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5 day adventure

Live with Minang matrilineal family

5 day adventure

Live with Minang matrilineal family

Cook and plow fields with Indonesia’s Minangkabau matrilineal community
Duration
5 days
Group size
Up to 7 people
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
5 day adventure

Live with Minang matrilineal family

5 day adventure

Live with Minang matrilineal family

Cook and plow fields with Indonesia’s Minangkabau matrilineal community
Duration
5 days
Group size
Up to 7 people
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Seize this rare opportunity to live with and experience the culture of the Minangkabau people, a group indigenous to West Sumatra, Indonesia. We'll meet in Padang, West Sumatra's capital, then take a one-and-a-half hour drive to Maninjau Village, where we'll meet our first host family, explore the village, and plow rice fields alongside locals. Two days later, we'll make our way to Harau Valley and spend time with the villagers and our second host family. After two days in Harau, we’ll visit Pagaruyung Palace before a four-hour drive back to Padang.

Airbnb Adventures

Airbnb Adventures

  • Meals and stays included

    Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.

  • Led by locals

    Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.

  • One-of-a-kind access

    Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.

What's included

Food
5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee
Accommodation
4 nights in a house
Transport
2 car rides
Tickets
Entrance fee

Your itinerary

Where you'll be

We’ll meet in Padang (a 2-hour flight from Jakarta) and take a 1.5-hour drive to Maninjau Village. From there, we'll drive to Harau Valley, about 5 hours away. The trip ends back in Padang.

Your host

Learn more about Eru

Eru

I was born as a Minangkabau boy and my goal is to preserve our natural environment and unique Minang activities. I always promote good practice and hands-on approach for all my guests, thus making then be truly immersed into the daily life of Minang society. I graduated from University of Padang majoring in history, which enables me to see and explain a bigger picture of the locals and Indonesia in general. What others say about me? - I am highly responsible, reliable and above all patient with all visitors. I am knowledgable and skilled licensed guide as well.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. The activity level for this adventure is light.  Trekking shoes, mosquito repellent, sun screen, headlamp, toilet paper, hat/cap  First aid such as…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

West Sumatra area is covered with rainforest, thus rain sometimes happens even in dry season. Please pay respect to nature and local environment.
Eru
5 day adventure
Live with Minang matrilineal family
From £362/person
From £362/person