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
 

Arctic

Arctic

Take an adventure holiday in the high ARCTIC with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

The most northern parts of the world hold a special allure to the adventure traveller. The countries of Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Russia, Sweden, United States all own parts of the Arctic region and numerous indigenous groups have territorial claims as well.

The Arctic land area cover over 7 million square miles; mostly consisting of ice-covered ocean, with the highest point being Mount Gunnbjorn 12,139 ft (Greenland Ice Sheet). The landscape varies from rolling tundra, frozen seas, soaring peaks and sparkling glaciers.The Arctic has a total Population of about 15 million of which 4 million are native.

Rainfall averages 10 to 20 inches (mostly in the form of snow) amd the average temperatures fall between 0°F and 20°F. but can range from -90°F (in winter) to 100°F (in summer) depending on location, ice cover, latitude, and proximity to the ocean. In Summer, the abundance of wildflowers and lichens in this land of endless quiet adds yet another dimension, one that's full of contrast, color and delicacy. Wildlife abounds with diversity and a trip to the high Arctic may present a rare opportunity to see in the wild - polar bears, wolves, caribou, narwhal and beluga whales.


Featured Adventures

Across the Arctic Circle

A remote cruise through the Scottish Isles, along the Norwegian coastline, and finally the wildlife rich island of Spitsbergen
14 days |

Across the Top of the World

Voyage into the High Arctic across the Bering Strait near the top of the world to the wild and undeveloped Wrangel and Herald Islands
15 days |

Alaska's Inside Passage

Cruise Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage
17 days |

Around Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen's vast beauty and visit the outer islands of the Svalbard Archipelago
10 days |

East Greenland Aurora Borealis Adventure

Explore the inner realms of the magnificent Scoresby Sund
8 days |

High Arctic Explorer

A comprehensive voyage to the mysterious Canadian High Arctic
12 days |

Jewel of the Russian Far East

Explore the wonders of the undiscovered region of the Russian Far East
13 days |

Jewels of the Arctic

Voyage from Spitsbergen and cruise the magnificent east coast of Greenland
14 days |

Lofoten Orca Voyage

Search for Orca Whales on this wonderful introductory cruise to coastal Norway and the beautiful fjords, islands and wildlife in this region
8 days |

North Spitsbergen - Cleaning the Shores Project

Experience the raw beauty of Spitsbergen while undertaking a clean up project along the islands shores
8 days |
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