MENTAWAI INHABIT PROJECT

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Thousands of international tourists flock to Indonesia annually. Although, much of the remote regions of this surfers heaven are without any waste management procedures or infrastructure. After meeting with and joining forces with our partners across the Mentawai islands in December 2017, we will return. This time ready to undertake an epic inhabit project. You will work directly in implementing solutions that will promote the sustainable development of the region.

The Mentawai appears, when looking at it from the seat of a traditional dugout canoe, like an enchanted land. A heavily forested archipelago of dense jungles, unique fauna and flora that are often exposed to some of the most perfect waves in the world.

Join us for a 3 week Inhabit Project, where you will be intimately connected to Mentawai ancient wisdom and culture. Guided through a curated experience that deep dives into ecology, economics and politics. Spoilt with perfect barrels, ocean pools for free-diving sessions and jungle treks that will keep you occupied when you're not immersed in the facets of implementing the exciting first stage of #RoguePlastic in Palau Siberut, Palau Masokut and Pei Pei village.

ROGUE PLASTIC

MENTAWAI INHABIT PROJECT
• DECEMBER 1-22 2018 •
3 SPOTS LEFT

Investment AU $3950 per person

$500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT • REMAINING BALANCE DUE 20 NOV 18

If you wish to reserve a spot for this Expedition, book quick!

 

 

Sikerei photos kindly by @asworldsdivide

 

 
 

Through our travels, we let a lot of extraordinary landscapes vanish into a blur outside the windows. One moment present, the other, gone. On this journey, you will enter a realm vastly different from your typical holiday, in some of the most pristine, undeveloped places.

This experience will be physically challenging, mentally stimulating and spiritually abundant. You will be exposed to the true wilderness of the Indonesian jungle and all its glory.

Together with our fantastic partners, you will have the unique opportunity to use our Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ challenge-solving method to create tangible, positive change with a passionate team of creative and innovative individuals.

 

The Indonesian Student Scholarship will open soon! 

 
 
 
 

WHAT DO VOPO GUESTS SAY?

" i was overwhelmed by conversations with people i never would have had the chance to meet. "

" inspired by the beauty of the natural setting and contrasted with the political nature of the field trips, i left feeling aware and motivated "

 

 


IS THIS FOR ME?

VOPO Expeditions invite participants from all walks of life. Whether you bring multiple qualifications, practical experience or enthusiasm, we extend this experience to everyone.

One critical factor is openness. The Mentawais are considered remote. Together, we will embrace the simplistic beauty of life. You won't get high-speed internet, but you will access a new world of connection and insight.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Access to VOPO Adventure Society
  • Pre-Expedition Intellectual Immersion
  • Expert guidance and hosting by diversely qualified Expedition Leader
  • All meals day 1 - 9 (delicious, sustainable, local, plant-centric)
  • Domestic flights and internal transfers
  • Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ workshops
  • Political events and Industry excursions
  • Marine and ecology-based experiences
  • Village connection and genuine relationships
  • First Aid and CPR trained team
  • Carbon offsets included
  • Dedicated trip photographer
  • Post expedition Impact Report
  • 24/7 Customer Support
 

AGENDA

Register your email address to receive the Agenda for this Impact Adventure.

 
 

 

FIELD RESEARCH

As part of the VOPO X Mentawai package, we will provide our participants with the documentary As Worlds Divide. It will provide incredible context and background to the social-political challenges faced in the region.

Filmed over an 8-year period, the doco will take you through an intimate journey inside the life of the indigenous Mentawai people who are loosing their connection with their land and culture.

 

 
 

The Expeditions

VOPO Expeditions were conceptualised to address social and environmental challenges, by bringing skilled humans, adventurers & innovative minds together from across the world for an experience like no other. The itinerary is designed to connect, intellectually stimulate and inspire new ways of tackling some of the worlds biggest feats. All in a pristine setting with the wisdom of locals and curious company who are eager to dive deep, get exploring and bask in the glory of nature. 

THE PROCESS

  Scout  Behind the scenes, we spend 6 to 12 months scouting, engaging, researching and designing your next expedition and sustainability project.

Scout
Behind the scenes, we spend 6 to 12 months scouting, engaging, researching and designing your next expedition and sustainability project.

  Choose  Check out the adventures, select the one that suits you best. Our tailored expeditions accommodate to unique requirements.

Choose
Check out the adventures, select the one that suits you best. Our tailored expeditions accommodate to unique requirements.

  Embark  Take an epic adventure with a team of global pioneers to some of the worlds most naturally abundant and culturally diverse places.

Embark
Take an epic adventure with a team of global pioneers to some of the worlds most naturally abundant and culturally diverse places.

  Create  Meet local leaders in sustainability, collaborate and work with the team to create a solution to a pressing challenge, fast.

Create
Meet local leaders in sustainability, collaborate and work with the team to create a solution to a pressing challenge, fast.

WHAT WILL YOU GO HOME WITH?

A once in a life time and memorable adventure, a global network of fearless, innovative and creative minds &
the tools to solve social and environmental challenges using our Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ method.

 

 

Sustainability

As air travel is a huge contributor to environmental degradation, our team are currently focused on calculating our carbon footprint. For which, we are developing a method to account for the impact of all miles (revealed soon). We also respect our role as guests in each host country, knowing that long-term strong partnerships are imperative to sustainable outcomes and allow us to be responsive to the genuine goals of the region. VOPO also devote a portion of Expedition places to local scholarship participants, a measure that maximises accessibility. This is also key to our mission, exploring unintended consequences and addressing systems rather than symptoms. Additionally, we stay at locations that are off the grid, investing in local employment, with a commitment towards conservation and in harmony with nature.

See our Sustainability Policy.

 

this may challenge your comforts. 
what you discover outside that zone, 
could change your life forever.
 

 
 


open your mind to what you can offer and see what magic the planet gives back to you.

Wish to reserve a spot on the Mentawai Inhabit? Pay your deposit today!