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
 
 

Sweden: Archipelago Cycle Adventure

Explore by bike Stockholm's southern archipelago with its more than 24,000 islands stretching 80km east of Stockholm to the Baltic Sea. With their abundant nature reserves, colourful wooden houses and sandy beaches, the islands offer exceptional cycling opportunities particularly in summer when the island life is buzzing. From Tyresta National Park where moose and deer roam freely, travel between the islands to take in the views, visit historic landmarks, swim or kayak and hike forest trails. Returning to Stockholm by boat, watch the transformation from uninhabited islands to the urban clusters of the city. At night stay in atmospheric hotels often with superb views over the islands and housed in historic buildings.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Stockholm
DAY 2 Transfer from Stockholm to Tyresö Palace, cycle to Tyresta National Park and then onto Smådalarö in Stockholm's archipelago (38km)
DAY 3 Cycle to Dalarö, then boat to the pretty island of Ornö for dinner, then by boat to Utö (30km approx)
DAY 4 Explore the island of Utö by bike or on foot (25km approx)
DAY 5 Boat to the remote island of Fjärdlång for hiking, continue by boat to Stockholm
DAY 6 Cycle Stockholm's Ecopark, trip concludes

traveller reviews

The Swedish Archipelago tour provides visitors a chance to experience summer like the Swedes do: cycling and hiking through lush forests; picking wild strawberries along the road side; eating fresh caught salmon at a dockside restaurant; watching the sun set late into the evening. The trip provided the perfect combination of physical activity and relaxation.

T. Brock. Washington, DC. USA.

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Trip Code: SAC
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Cycling
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Next Trip:  29 June 2016
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price: $1,169.00 USD

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Single Supplement - low season US $ 130
Single Supplement - high season US $ 170
H high season surcharge US $42

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