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
 
 

Northwest Passage East to West

Commencing with a monumental cruise along one of Greenland's longest fjords, this voyage of discovery delves into the heart of the Northwest Passage. Sailing out to Davis Strait we cross into the Arctic Circle and head north, stopping along the Sisimiut Coast, where we encounter colourful houses set on the treeless tundra, and meet the friendly locals to share in their culture. In Ilulissat, we marvel at vast icefields and visit the vibrant fishing community there. A hike through the tundra at Karat Fjord provides opportunities for grand vistas and encounters with the local wildlife. Crossing from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic, we will continue our journey as conditions permit, exploring legendary locations swathed in ice and bathed in northern light, among them: Smith Sound, the Beaufort Sea, Prince of Wales Strait, Amundsen Gulf and Melville Island. Lancaster Sound is famous for its beluga whales and other marine mammals. Beechey Island holds the graves of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Our trip concludes in the Canadian town of Kugluktuk.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark ship in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
DAY 2 Sisimiut Coast
DAY 3 Ilulissat
DAY 4 Karat Fjord
DAY 5 Upernavik
DAY 6 Kap York
DAY 7 Smith Sound
DAY 8 Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
DAY 9 Coburg Island
DAY 10 Dundas Harbour & Devon Island
DAY 11 Beechey Island
DAY 12 Bathurst Island
DAY 13 Melville island
DAY 14 Banks Island
DAY 15 Prince of Wales Strait
DAY 16 Ulukhaktok (Holman)
DAY 17 Disembark ship in Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Canada

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Trip Code: CNP
Trip Grading: Discovery & Cruising
Duration:  17 days
Activities:  Cruising Adventure Touring Day Walking
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Next Trip:  12 August 2014
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Junior Double US $ 11195
Double US $ 11895
Main Double US $ 13495
Deluxe Double US $ 14195
Superior Double US $ 15395
Junior Suite US $ 15895
Suite US $ 16895
Owner's Suite US $ 17895
Mandatory Discovery Fund Fee US $ 250

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