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
 

Italy

Italy

Utracks - Self Guided and Small Group Adventures :  Italy

From the colourful meadows of Tuscany to the rocky and dramatic coastline of Italy's south, this is a country that offers diversity on a plate.

Mountains feature prominently in Italy's topography. Italy's backbone is formed by the Apennines, from Genoa right down to Sicily. The Po River Valley in the country's northeast forms the largest lowland area. Italy is home to three active volcanoes - Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands, Vesuvius near Naples and Etna on Sicily.

Beauty simply abounds in Italy...


Featured Adventures

Alpine Introduction Course & Gran Paradiso Climb

Alpine introduction course to gain a basic climbing foundation on snow, ice and rock in the Mont Blanc range before attemping Gran Paradiso (4061m)
7 days |

GBR - Garfagnana to Rome

You and your bike wander through classic Italy from Tuscany through Umbria to the history-laden capital of Rome, following the route of Hannibal
8 days |

GBR - Saluzzo to Garfagnana

This amazing cycle journey takes us from Piedmont to Tuscany, through some of Italy's most beautiful landscapes and across the Apennines
8 days |

GBR - Sommieres to Saluzzo

A cycling expedition, following the historical trail of Hannibal, and an iconic journey across the Alps.
8 days |

GBR - The Great Barcelona to Rome Ride

A cycling expedition through some of the most beautiful areas of Spain, France and Italy following the historical trail of Hannibal
29 days |

Mont Blanc by Bike

A technical mountain bike ride around Mont Blanc
8 days |

Amalfi Coast Walk and Cruise

Cruise and explore historic Pompeii, the rugged island of Capri, and the spectacular Amalfi Coast
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cruising

Amalfi Explorer

A walking trip to explore Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mt Vesuvius, the island of Capri and the stunning Amalfi Coast
 
8 days |
Moderate | Family Adventures | Inn to Inn Walking

Ancient Venetian Empire by Bike

Cycle the Adriatic coast from Venice through Slovenia to Croatia
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Assisi to Orvieto

Discover medieval hill top towns, olive groves and rustic farm houses on foot
 
7 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in Italy

Italy is at its best in spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November). During these seasons, the scenery is beautiful, the temperatures are pleasant and there are relatively few crowds.

 

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