Minangkabau people (Minangkabau: Urang Minang; Indonesian: Suku Minang; Jawi: مينڠكاباو), also known as Minang, is an ethnic group indigenous to the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Their culture is both matrilineal and patriarchal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men, although some women also play important roles in these areas.

This custom is called Lareh Bodi Caniago and is known as Adat perpatih in Malaysia. Today 4,5 million Minangs live in the homeland of West Sumatra, while about 4,5 million more are scattered throughout many Indonesian and Malay peninsular cities and towns. The Minangkabau are famous for their dedication to education, as well as the widespread diaspora of their men throughout southeast Asia, the result being that Minangs have been disproportionately successful in gaining positions of economic and political power throughout the region. The co-founder of the Republic of Indonesia, Mohammad Hatta, was a Minang, as were the first President of Singapore, Yusof bin Ishak, and the first Supreme Head of State or Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

The Minangkabau are strongly Islamic, but also follow their ethnic traditions, or adat. The Minangkabau adat was derived from animist and Hindu-Buddhist beliefs before the arrival of Islam, and remnants of animist beliefs still exist even among some practising Muslims. The present relationship between Islam and adat is described in the saying "tradition [adat] founded upon Islamic law, Islamic law founded upon the Qur'an" (adat basandi syara', syara' basandi Kitabullah). As one of the world's most populous (as well as politically and economically influential) matrilineal ethnicity, Minangkabau gender dynamics have been extensively studied by anthropologists.

The adat (Minangkabau: Adaik) traditions have allowed Minangkabau women to hold a relatively advantageous position in their society compared to most patriarchal societies, as most property and other economic assets pass though female lines. With the arrival of the Dutch and other Muslim groups, the traditions have been gradually influenced by both western and conservative Islamic thought. Based on the Raffles' vision, Minangkabau is believed to have been the cradle of the Malay race. Their West Sumatran homelands was the seat of the Pagaruyung kingdom[6] and the location of the Padri War (1821 to 1837).

Itinerary:
DAY 01 - PADANG AIRPORT – (LEMBAH) HARAU VALLEY
Either pick up from Padang Airport (Minangkabau International Airport) or your hotel in Padang (during mid day), the trip will proceed to Lembah Harau Valley straight away. Having a coffee break at Panorama Kiambang would be nice moment. Another coffee break at Panorama tabek Patah after two hours driving. And Proceed driving to Harau Valley around 60 minutes drive and later at noon check in homestay (Harau Valley)

DAY 02 – HARAU VALLEY
Countryside walk or Jungle walk Start walking day in the morning, either easy countryside walk or jungle walk. Lunch will be in the jungle. Stop at some waterfalls would be a perfect stop after walking and sweating a lot. And then proceed walking back to ABDI homestay later in the afternoon

DAY 03 – HARAU VALLEY – MANINJAU LAKE
Countryside Tour Start heading to Maninjau Lake. Visit Panorama Park after 90 Minutes drive to see the whole fascinating view of Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi. Lunch will be at Taruko resort located at the bottom of Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi. Continue driving to Puncak Lawang to see the fabulous view of Maninjau Lake and also possible to do the Flying Fox and Parachutting/paragliding which takes around 60 minutes drive via Sianok Canyon Countryside road. Proceed driving to Maninjau Lake beach via Kelok 44 (the hairpin road to Maninjau Lake) and check in ARLEN Homestay in the afternoon. Enjoy relaxing and swimming at the beach of Maninjau Lake on your own leisure.

DAY 04 – RELAX at MANINJAU LAKE - BUKITTINGGI
Relax, Chill out at the beach and enjoy swimming the warm water of Maninjau Lake. After having lunch, head back to Bukittinggi on the same 44 hairpin road. Coffee break at magnificent Panorama Sungai Landia after one hour drive. Proceed driving to Koto Gadang Village to see local people make traditional handmade silver. Proceed driving to Bukittinggi which takes around one hour drive. Check in hotel (Bukittinggi) later at noon. IF Rafflesia Arnoldi flower is blooming, it is also possible to see that)

DAY 05 – BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU
Countryside Tour Starting the day by visiting Pandai Sikek Village to see local people make traditional hand weaving and wood carving. Proceed driving toBatipuah village to see the old building of Minangkabau mosque (Surau) with its original architecture. Later on proceed driving to Batusangkarto visit Istana Pagauyuang Palace, the fascinating Minangkabau traditional big house. Lunch will be at Flora restaurant surrounded with terraced paddy fields landscape. Later on visiting the Balimbiang village to see old traditional Minangkabau houses, especially Rumah Tuo Kampai Nan Panjang which was built without any single nails and thatched roof top. Then continue driving to Singkarak lake for coffee break. And back toBukittinggi about 90minutes drive.

DAY 06 - BUKITTINGGI – CUBADAK PARADISO BEACH RESORT PADANG
Start heading to Padang downtown. Coffee break at Panorama Kiambang. Proceed driving and lunch will somewhere around Padang downtown. After lunch, proceed driving to Cubadak Paradiso Resort and will have a coffee break on the hill of Bungus Beach before reaching the jetty at Carocok Village. Get the speed boat to Cubadak Paradiso Beach Resort Padang for about 15 minutes.

DAY 07 – SNORKELLING, EASY RELAXING DAY
at SUMATRA BEACH PARADISE PADANG Snorkelling, sunbathing, chilling out enjoying the tranquilizing SUMATRA BEACH PARADISE

DAY 08 – SNORKELLING, EASY RELAXING DAY
at SUMATRA BEACH PARADISE PADANG Snorkelling, sunbathing, chilling out enjoying the tranquilizing SUMATRA BEACH PARADISE

DAY 09 – PADANG AIRPORT
The sweet and unforgettable memories during your stay at SUMATRA BEACH Paradise will always linger and remain in mind. Well... time to get on the speed boat back to jetty at Carocok Village and head back to Padang airport which roughly takes 3 hours drive to reach Padang Airport.

Rate: USD 890/person, minimum 2 person

PACKAGE INCLUDED
- AC Transport for transfer & tour
- Accomodation Hotel as Programe
- Fullboard Meals at local restaurant
- Ticket to tourist object
- Tour Guide
- Tour as per itinerary

PACKAGE EXCLUDED
- Your Personal expenses such as phone, laundry, taxi and others
- Optional Program
- Tips for Guide & Driver
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Any personal expenses