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
 
 

Cycle Prague to Vienna - Guided

The Greenways cycle trails are a collection of routes linking Prague and Vienna. This specially designed trip follows the section south of Prague, from the hills of Cesky Krumlov to the east along the Austrian border. Passing numerous medieval towns where castles and impressive squares dominate, the route offers both diversity as it traverses national parks and wine country and a full appreciation of this captivating pocket of the Czech Republic. Crossing the border at historical Mikulov the route heads south through Austrian vineyards, fields and villages before reaching the cultural city of Vienna.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov, arrival briefing and welcome dinner
DAY 2 Cycle to the Renaissance town of Trebon (61km)
DAY 3 Follow the Greenways trail through Nova Bystrice to Telc (78km)
DAY 4 Gentle cycle through South Moravia to Vranov (54km)
DAY 5 Follow the river Dyje on the southern Czech border to Znojmo, the gateway to the wine growing region (38km)
DAY 6 Past cellar doors to Mikulov with its castle and historic square (70km)
DAY 7 Cycle into Austria and transfer to Vienna (25/48/96km) - return to Prague or stay in Vienna
DAY 8 Trip concludes Vienna or Prague

traveller reviews

The bike trip was terrific! Guides were great – thoughtful, responsible, creative, trustworthy, and very strong bikers. Equipment was fine. Group members were easy and supportive of each other, and the countryside was beautiful. The hills were a challenge, but mostly manageable. I was often exhausted at the end of the day, but the alchemy of food and sleep each night did the trick, and I’ve come back in better shape than when I left.

Elyse Cherry. MA, USA

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