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
 

Portugal

Portugal

Self-Guided Holidays and Small Group Adventures Europe:  Portugal

The lush landscape of the north is rich agricultural and viticultural country. The central and southern regions are less green, yet they support olive groves, vineyards, and citrus trees.  In spring they are a sight to behold when the almond blossoms are in full bloom.

The northern and central countryside of Portugal is characterised by rivers, valleys, forests and mountains, with the highest range is the Serra da Estrela, peaking at Torre (1993m). The south is less populated and, apart from the rocky backdrop of the Algarve, much flatter and drier.

Utracks Europe offers a self-guided walking holiday of Portugal's Port wine region.


Featured Adventures

Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino

Cycle between Porto and Santiago along the coast before joining the Camino in Baiona
 
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Cycling

Portuguese Way Cycle - Lisbon to Porto

Take the central route by bike Portuguese Camino between Lisbon and Porto
 
10 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Portuguese Way Cycle - Lisbon to Santiago

Cycle the full Portuguese Camino between Lisbon and Santiago
 
16 days |
Moderate

Portuguese Way Cycle - Porto to Santiago

Cycle along the Portuguese Camino from Porto into the fabled town of Santiago de Compostela
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Rota Vicentina - the Fishermen's Trail

Traverse the Atlantic coastline of Portugal to reveal a landscape of deserted beaches, fishing villages and dramatic cliffs on foot
 
7 days |
Moderate

Rota Vicentina: to the Algarve

Discover the hidden beaches and breathtaking coastline of the Algarve's unspoiled west coast along the Rota Vicentina from Zambujeira do Mar to Cape St Vincent
 
8 days |
Moderate

The Portuguese Road - Coimbra to Porto

Walk the quieter trails of the Camino Portugués from Coimbra to Porto
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

The Portuguese Road - Lisbon to Coimbra

Walk the spiritually connected Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Coimbra
 
11 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

The Portuguese Road - Porto to Tui

Walk the Camino Portugués from Porto to the Spanish border town of Tui
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Douro Rambler

Explore the best walks and wines between Porto and Pinhão on this relaxed self guided walking tour staying in comfortable accommodations
 
7 days |
Introductory to Moderate
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