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
 
 

Basecamp Adventure in Antarctica

Leaving Ushuaia we cross the Antarctic Convergence and journey into the Southern Ocean via the fabled Drake Passage to explore the abundant wildlife and vast expanses of the Antarctic Peninsula. This voyage provides the opportunity to explore a pocket of the Peninsula with varied active means, including kayaking, snowshoeing, climbing and zodiac cruising. Our vessel will become our floating basecamp, a warm and comfortable haven to return to after adventuring ashore. There is no shortage of photographic possibilities and our workshops will help you to reflect the natural beauty of this ice-bound land to best effect. Whether enjoying the surreal landscapes or participating in one of the activities on offer the wonder of the Antarctic is yours to discover. Ever popular is the option to camp on the ice, an experience which will create memories to last a lifetime. Those who prefer a more relaxed journey can utilise the ship’s fleet of zodiacs to explore the rich diversity of wildlife that flourishes in the sheltered bays, clustered castles of icebergs and steep glaciers that characterise the shoreline.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Ushuaia, commence voyage
DAYS 2/3 Cross Drake Passage
DAYS 4/9 Pass the Melchior Islands and sail to the Neumayer Channel, where we position our ship for two nights anchor, allowing two full activity days. Our exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula will continue, as we follow a flexible itinerary, aiming to include Port Lockroy on Goudier Island, Paradise Bay or Neko Harbour, the Lemaire Channel and Vernadsky Station to learn about life on a scientific base
DAYS 10/11 Re-cross Drake Passage
DAY 12 Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes

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Trip Code: OA1
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Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking
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Next Trip:  18 December 2018
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price: USD$8250 Quadruple
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Options & Supplements*
Triple with Porthole US $ 9250
Twin private with Porthole US $ 9950
Twin private with Window US $ 10500
Twin Deluxe US $ 11250
Superior  US $ 11950

*Prices listed are per person

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