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
 

Hungary

Hungary

Most of Hungary is a fertile, rolling plain lying east of the Danube River and drained by the Danube and Tisza Rivers. In the extreme northwest is the Little Hungarian Plain.  It has seven neighbours in all - Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.  The country has over 1000 lakes - the largest, Balaton, is strewn with thermal springs.


Featured Adventures

Danube Cycle

Cycle across three European borders to the romantic city of Budapest
 
14 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Danube Explorer to Budapest

Journey by bike and ship through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Hungarian Rhapsody

Cycle from Vienna to Budapest along the Danube cycle path
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling
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The Weather in Hungary

Temperatures in Hungary vary from the minus twenties to the plus thirties (celcius)!

The western part of the country usually receives more rain than the eastern part, where long dry spells may occur in summertime. Weather conditions in the Great Plain can be especially harsh, with hot summers, cold winters, and scant rainfall.

May and June can be wet months but springtime is a great time to visit in Hungary. The Hungarian summer is warm, sunny and unusually long.

November is one of the rainiest months of the year, however. Winter can be very cold - so pack your winter woolies!

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