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

Caliphs and Knights: Cordoba & Segura

This inspiring walking tour takes you back to the Middle Ages, where you can relive the 13th century in Andalucia. Explore the town of Baeza, the Crusader villages of Hornos and Segura and the picturesque villages of eastern Andalucia, dominated by the castles of the knights of Santiago. A central focus of the tour is in Cordoba city, with its unique mosque cathedral, the castle with its magnificent water gardens, the Caliphal baths, the picturesque Jewish quarter and the patios. Discover on foot the landscapes of two superb Natural Parks, the Subbética Cordobesa and the Sierras of Cazorla and Segura. Little known outside Spain, this is an idyllic area for both walkers and naturalists, with its great variety of flora and fauna and interesting landscapes.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer from Málaga to Hornos in the Sierra de Segura, for 4 nights
DAY 2 Walk of the Rio Madera and optional short walk in Hornos valley (4hrs + 1hr)
DAY 3 Walk the Yelmo with panoramic views of the Natural Park and the Tranco Lake with the ancient salt pans of Hornos (5hrs)
DAY 4 The Trujala walk and visit Segura de la Sierra (4.5hrs)
DAY 5 The Parque Cinegético and the Río Borosa gorge, visit to Baeza and transfer to Zuheros (4hrs)
DAY 6 Walk of the Bailon gorge (5hrs)
DAY 7 Visit to Cordoba city and its main monuments, as well as Madinat al-Zahra
DAY 8 Transfer to Malaga, trip concludes

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Trip Code: CAK
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
Next Trip:  06 September 2014
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