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
 

Russia

Russia

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

Kamchatka is a long peninsula (approx 1200kms) occupying an area of 472,300 sq. km, (larger than France) between the latitudes of 50 and 65 degrees north. To imagine it’s location, one should think of territory north of Japan and the Bering Sea,Kamchatka is not part of Siberia, but one of a number of territories on the eastern, Pacific seaboard known as Russian Far East.Kamchatka’s mountain ridges - Sredinny, Valaginsky, Ganalsky and Kumroch - stretch from the north to the south giving the peninsula the shape of a giant fish. There are more than 160 volcanoes on the peninsula (29 of them are active), lying on the Great Pacific “ring of fire”. The extraordinary diversity of landscape, from the high volcanic peaks to the coastal plains combined with maritime and arctic weather and underground heat have created a mixture of twenty climate zones. This diversity of climate and habitat has in turn, contributed to the great variety and richness of flora and fauna on the Peninsula.


Featured Adventures

Across the Top of the World

Voyage into the High Arctic across the Bering Strait near the top of the world to the wild and undeveloped Wrangel and Herald Islands
15 days |

High Altai Traverse with Tim Cope

Untouched pristine wilderness stretches across the Altai mountain range providing us with a spectacular trek in southern Siberia
13 days |

Jewel of the Russian Far East

Explore the wonders of the undiscovered region of the Russian Far East
13 days |

Kamchatka Expedition

Discover one of the world's last unexplored destinations
21 days |

Russia's Ring of Fire

Experience the wonder of the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands, the Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire’.
13 days |

Trans Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival

A spectacular train journey from Beijing to experience the wonders of Mongolia, Siberia, Moscow and St Petersburg incorporating Mongolia's Naadam Festival.
23 days |

Classic Trans Siberian

Travel on the famous Trans Siberian train from St Petersburg to Beijing. Explore St Petersburg and Moscow before embarking on the world famous Trans Mongolian route across Asia to Ulaanbaatar and Beijing
19 days |

Trans Siberian Explorer

A classic train journey from Beijing to St Petersburg via Mongolia. Enjoy this extraordinary journey following the world's most famous railway trip across Asia, from Beijing and the Great Wall, through Mongolia, Irkutsk, to Lake Baikal, Moscow and concluding in St Petersburg
23 days |
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The Weather in Russia

The Kamchatka climate is as diverse as its wildlife. You will find a moderate maritime zone on either coast, a continental zone in the central valley with four distinct seasons, and an arctic zone in the northern reaches of the peninsula. The Northern summer (mid-June-August), is a time of rapid growth and flowering as all of the flora and fauna hurry to complete a year’s worth of activity before the return of the winter snows.

Being close to the Arctic Circle, the summertime days are long. It can rain, sleet or snow during summer, and there may still be snow on the ground, particularly on the higher peaks.

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