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
 

Serbia

Serbia

Serbia: Guided Cycling Holidays and Small Group Guided Adventures

Serbia has always been at the crossroads of the East and West. It first found itself between the Byzantine and Roman empires before becoming a frontier between the Ottoman Empire and the Christian West. Its position has led to constant migrations and the mixing of populations resulting in a dynamic, multicultural society.

Serbia has long been a meeting place for diverse cultures, trading caravans and armies on the march to war. Territory had to be defended if tribes and peoples were to survive and the remains of the many fortifications along the Danube are testament to that period in the country’s history.

Along the Danube River’s 588 km course through Serbia, the river stretches from the Serbian, Hungarian and Croatian borders to its confluence with the Timok, where the borders of Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania meet. The Serbian section of the Danube passes through the picturesque Vojvodina flatlands and the national parks of the Fruška Gora and Đerdap.

Besides the river’s natural wealth, there are many sites of cultural and historical value spread out along its banks all which make for perfect exploration by bike.


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Danube Cycle - Belgrade to Bucharest

A unique cycle journey along the Danube from Belgrade in Serbia to Romania
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling
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