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
 

Oman

Oman

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


The Sultanate of Oman is a coastal plain at the southeast tip of the Arabian peninsula lying on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Oman's diverse geography includes rugged coasts, placid beaches, craggy mountains, salt flats, oases and deserts.

Oman is roughly the same size as England and lies on the north-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula bordering the United Arab Emirates in the north, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the west and Republic of Yemen in the south-west.

The northern part of the country is dominated by the mountain range Jebel Akhdar which includes the 3000m Jebel Shams. The north-eastern slopes of these mountains form a fertile plain, the Batinah, along the Gulf of Oman. This is where most of Oman’s estimated 1.5 million people live and where Muscat is located.

“Since leaving Arabia, I have travelled among the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush, the mountains of Kurdistan and the marshes of Iraq.  I have seen some of the most magnificent scenery in the world and have lived among tribes who are interesting and little known.  None of these places has moved me as did the deserts of Arabia.  Those 5 years I spent with the Bedouin were the most important of my life.”  Postscript by Wilfred Thesiger in Arabian Sands.


Featured Adventures

Essence of Oman

Take a peek at the Sultanate of Oman - the Arabian Gulf's best kept secret
6 days |

Highlights of Oman

Discover the rich history, culture and geographical diversity of the exotic Sultanate of Oman
11 days |
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Oman Musandam

Explore the remote northern region of the Sultanate of Oman by jeep and dhow
4 days |

Trek Oman

Remote trekking in Western Hajer Mountains, and raise awareness and much needed funds for your chosen charity
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Trekking | Charity Challenges
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The Weather in Oman

With the exception of Dhofar region, which has a light monsoon climate and receives cool winds from the Indian Ocean, the climate of Oman is extremely hot and dry most of the year. Summer begins in mid-April and lasts until October. The highest temperatures are registered in the interior, where readings of more than 50° C in the shade are common.

Muscat is hot and humid from mid-March until October and pleasantly warm from October to March. In the southern Salalah area, humid weather with temperatures approaching 30°C (90°F) is common even in December. The Salalah area gets drenched by monsoon rains from June to September.

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