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.
- 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.
5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Water, tea, coffee
4 nights in a house
2 car rides
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.
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
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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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…
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.
West Sumatra area is covered with rainforest, thus rain sometimes happens even in dry season. Please pay respect to nature and local environment.
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