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
 

Iceland

Iceland

Take an adventure holiday in ICELAND with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Iceland, Europe’s second largest island after Great Britain, is located in the North Atlantic ocean in an active volcanic area. The island owes its existence to numerous volcanoes which merged through their eruptions, and even today new islands are formed through further eruptions. Less than one-fifth of Iceland is covered in vegetation, and the majority is barren mountains, lava beds, glaciers and ice fields. The lava beds we visit are the largest in the world, whilst the ice cap Vatnajökull is the largest in Europe. The country relies on hot springs for heating and waterfalls for hydroelectric power. The fishing industry provides the major export for the country.

The population is a mixture of Scandinavian and Celtic and the principal language spoken is Icelandic, a language that has changed very little since Norwegian Vikings settled in the country in 874. More than half the Iceland population of 270,000 live in Reykjavik, the capital, and adjoining towns.

Some unique characteristics of Iceland include the fact that Icelanders don’t generally have a family name – they use patronymics rather than surnames ie. The christian name is followed by the fathers name and their relationship – ie John son of James. The country has no trains, no army and the police do not carry guns.


Featured Adventures

East Greenland Aurora Borealis Adventure

Explore the inner realms of the magnificent Scoresby Sund
8 days |

Jewels of the Arctic

Voyage from Spitsbergen and cruise the magnificent east coast of Greenland
14 days |

Northeast Greenland Aurora Borealis

A journey of discovery encompassing north west Spitsbergen and the stunning eastern coastline of Greenland chasing the elusive Aurora Borealis
13 days |

Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis

Explore the inner realms of the magnificent Scoresby Sund
8 days |

Wild Women On Top Iceland

Join Wild Women On Top on an extraordinary trek through one of Iceland's greatest volcanic regions
13 days |

Iceland Winter Adventure

A journey to discover the magic of Iceland in winter, by jeep and snowshoe
 
5 days |
Moderate | Day Walking

Walking in Iceland

Explore on foot Iceland's impressive lava fields, glaciers and volcanoes
 
5 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Day Walking

YOMADS Iceland Laugavegur Trek

Complete Iceland's most famous trek, explore Skaftafell National Park and party in Reykjavik with Yomads - unique travel experiences for the 20s and 30s
 
11 days |
Moderate | Trekking
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The Weather in Iceland

From June until September the climate in Iceland is fairly mild. Temperatures generally range from 8-14 degrees Celcius in July and August and slightly cooler (6-11) in September. Precipitation occurs throughout the year – around 50-70mm in August and September, and frosts are more common in September than June to August.

You will need wet weather gear, warm clothing for nights (including gloves and warm hat), good trekking boots and a warm sleeping bag. A full clothing list is provided in our pre-departure kit, available on booking.

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