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
 
 

Walking in Bavaria

Explore on foot the stunning Berchtesgaden National Park and Lake Königssee - a pristine fjord like lake. Located in a romantic, mysterious and unique region, the lake is surrounded by an imposing mountain landscape. Walking through mountain passes below high rocky summits, discover beautiful valleys, waterfalls, gorges and rivers. This is immersion with nature at its best. En route there will be opportunities to view the Eagles Nest, Adolf Hitler's famous headquarters; the historic Austrian village of Golling; Hohenwerfen Castle; and Mt Jenner Lookout with its sweeping views of more than 100 German and Austrian peaks. Evenings are spent in superb 3 star mountain hotels where you can enjoy hearty German cuisine and relax with a Bavarian beer or two.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Berchtesgaden/Schönau
DAY 2 Walk through Berchtesgaden National Park to Seisenberg Gorge and Weissbach (5-6hrs)
DAY 3 Traverse alpine pastures and descend to village of Dienten (5.5hrs)
DAY 4 To mountain Hotel Mühlbach (5-6hrs)
DAY 5 Rest day
DAY 6 Walk to Salzach Valley, visit fantastic fortress of 'Hohenwerfen', then by train to Golling (4.5hrs)
DAY 7 Ascend Jenner Peak through the Bluntautal Valley and descend by cable car to Lake Königssee, viewing the famous 'Eagles Nest' en route (6-7hrs)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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