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Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK



World Expeditions has specialized in organizing and operating small-group treks and adventure travel vacations and expeditions to the world’s most fascinating destinations since 1975 when the company was established in Sydney, Australia. The company has steadily grown with dedicated World Expeditions’ offices around the globe. Today,the World Expeditions Travel Group, which incorporates the company’s 9 brands, collectively offers diverse and complementary travel products catering to specific interests and segments within the international adventure travel market.  The 9 brands - World Expeditions, Tasmanian Expeditions, UTracks, World Youth Adventures, Huma Charity Challenge, Sherpa Expeditions, Adventure South, Australian Walking Holidays and Yomads – offer different styles of adventures in different markets and all remain strongly aligned to responsible tourism practices.  Unlike all other major adventure travel companies in Australia, the World Expeditions Travel Group is the only independently-owned Australian company.  Each year, the World Expeditions travel group operates more than 1500 scheduled small-group departures, plus many more private groups and tailor-made itineraries. World Expeditions is recognized as one of the world’s most sensitive operators committed to principles of responsible tourism and true sustainability.


The depth of experience in our network is second to none. We work with the world's most experienced adventure travel professionals and have hosted lecture tours by the likes of Doug Scott, Simon Yates, Andrew Lock, Peter Hillary and Jon Muir. We own many of our operational bases: having offices on the ground in many markets ensures we keep our finger on the adventure pulse. We even have a French-speaking office in Montreal, and a French-language version of our website, Expeditions Monde.

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