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
 
 

Northwest Passage West to East

Commencing our cruise in Kugluktuk (Coppermine), we journey west to east through the spectacular Northwest Passage. This voyage offers abundant wildlife viewing interspersed with rich cultural experiences. We visit Taloyoak, where the famed John Ross expeditions pinpointed the Magnetic North Pole. Along the coast of Somerset Island, we'll cruise the opposing tides of Bellot Strait, seeking whale and polar bear in the nutrient rich waters. We continue our journey west in search of the elusive Narwhal, before reaching Devon Island and the Dundas Harbour RCMP historical site. We will visit Beechey Island, and pay our respects at the graves of sailors from the lost Franklin expedition. Continuing west, we visit areas of significant geological, historical and biological importance. Daily expeditions will allow us to stretch our legs and enjoy the landscape. Sailing down the beautiful Greenlandic coast, we stop to explore the rugged coastline of Kap York and the natural beauty of Karrat Fjord. Our final visit brings us to Ilulissat, the largest town in Disko Bay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before concluding our journey in Kangerlussuaq.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark ship in Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Canada
DAY 2 Ikaluktuutiak (Cambridge Bay)
DAY 3 Queen Maud Gulf
DAY 4 Usqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)
DAYS 5/7 Peel Sound and Parry Channel
DAYS 8/9 Lancaster Sound
DAY 10 Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
DAYS 11/14 Northeast Baffin Fjords
DAY 15 Ilulissat
DAY 16 Itilleq Fjord
DAY 17 Disembark ship in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland where trip concludes

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Trip Code: CPN
Trip Grading:
Duration:  17 days
Activities:  Cruising Adventure Touring Day Walking
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Next Trip:  07 September 2017
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price: USD$8995 Quadruple private
No local payments required
Options & Supplements*
Mandatory Discovery Fund Fee US $ 250
Triple US $ 10595
Interior Twin US $ 12295
Exterior Twin US $ 13795
Main Twin US $ 15295
Comfort Twin US $ 16795
Select Twin US $ 18295
Superior Twin US $ 19795
Junior Suite US $ 21295
Suite US $ 22795
Optional Charter Flights US $ 2395

*Prices listed are per person

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