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



Germany's northern lowlands stretch from the Netherlands to Poland, past southern Denmark where it bridges the North and Baltic seas. The magnificent Rhine and Main Rivers, cut through the Central Uplands. To the south, the infamous Danube River runs from the Black Forest, near France & Switzerland, to Munich.

German forests are studded with beech, oak, birch, chestnut, lime, maple and ash trees.  They are beautiful places to escape the crowds and walk or hike and relax. Alpine regions are home to wildflowers – orchids, cyclamen, gentians, pulsatilla, alpine roses, edelweiss and buttercups. We urge our travellers to stick to the paths, especially in alpine areas and coastal dunes where ecosystems are fragile.

Featured Adventures

Alpine Rhine Cycle

A spectacular cycle through four countries from the Grisons in Switzerland to Lake Constance in Germany
6 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Alpine Rhine to Basel

A spectacular cycle from the Grisons in Switzerland via Lake Constance in Germany to Basel on the Swiss/French border
9 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Alsace and the Black Forest by Bike and Barge

Travel by bike and barge in the Upper Rhine Valley through the German Black Forest and the French Alsace
8 days |
Introductory | Cycling

Basel to Strasbourg by Bike

Cycle between the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains from Basel to Strasbourg
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Bavarian Beer Trail Cycle

Journey by bike through northern Bavaria past castles, medieval towns and historic breweries
7 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Cycling

Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna Bike and Boat

Experience the Danube between Vienna and Belgrade by bike and boat
10 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising | Family Adventures

Berlin Bike & Barge

Travel by barge and bike from Berlin along the Oder River and to the Baltic sea
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

Discover two of Europe's most fascinating capital cities by bike
12 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Berlin Wall Trail Cycle

Discover the grand sites, hidden gems and incredible history of Berlin at handlebar level
5 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Blue Danube Cycle

Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures
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The Weather in Germany

Germany is a fine destination year-round, but sunny weather is more likely between May and September.

Remember that rain is a possibility in any month.  In April and May, when flowers and fruit trees are in bloom, it can be mild and sunny. Indian summers that stretch well into autumn are not uncommon.

Between November and early March weather tends to be gloomy and it often drops below freezing. There are only six to eight hours of daylight. In December the sun sets around 3:30pm.


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