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
 
 

Myanmar Adventure

Now is the right time to visit this beautiful and still untouched corner of South East Asia. Offering the absolute best of Myanmar, this wonderful journey will take you right into the heart of a friendly land where genuine hospitality abounds. Our adventure begins in the charming colonial city of Yangon, before flying to Mandalay to explore this much romanticised city set on the banks of the Irrawaddy. The highlights are numerous - we enjoy the view of the city from Mandalay Hill and the 600 painted pagodas and monasteries at Sagaing. Bagan is considered by many to be the finest collection of temples in Asia, and savouring the sunrise from the upper terrace of a temple is an experience not soon forgotten. At Mount Popa and Inle Lake we get off the beaten track and see the real culture and traditions of Myanmar with a walk on the Shan Plateau to our monastery or homestay. Inle Lake is the grand finale with its bustling local markets, handicrafts, stilted villages and breathtaking views before flying to Heho and then onward to Yangon where your Myanmar adventure concludes.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Yangon
DAY 2 Fly to Mandalay
DAY 3 Visit Amarapura, Sagaing and Mingun
DAY 4 To Mt Popa
DAY 5 Mt Popa to Bagan
DAY 6 Visit Bagan temples and half day cycle
DAY 7 Fly to Heho, trek the Shan Hills (4-5hrs)
DAY 8 Trek to Kalaw (6hrs)
DAY 9 Bike or hike to Inle Lake
DAY 10 Inle Lake
DAY 11 Drive to Heho, fly to Yangon
DAY 12 In Yangon, trip concludes

traveller reviews

For us both, the best holiday we've experienced.

S & P Sanders VIC, Australia

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Trip Code: MYA
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Trekking
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Next Trip:  26 February 2017
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price: $3,290.00 AUD

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Options & Supplements*
Balloons over Bagan 1 pax valid until 31 March 17 AU $ 490
Balloons over Bagan 1 pax from 1 Oct 17 to 31 March 18 AU $ 520

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Countries we visit
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