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
 
 

The Danube by Bike & Boat

Europe's second longest river, the Danube, courses through ten nations en route to the Black Sea. This itinerary follows its journey through two European countries and some of the most romantic European landscapes. From the cobblestone streets of charming Passau head out into Germany's Bavaria, winding your way past enchanting monasteries and majestic castles. By boat cruise the Danube through Upper Austria and cycle to the delightful towns of Grein and Tulln. Cycling across the Wachau Valley past meadows and forests you will encounter atmospheric landscapes and sites of arresting history. Arrive in the romantic Austrian capital of Vienna, one of the most magical cities in Europe.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Passau
DAY 2 Cycle to Grein via Mitterkirchen (35km)
DAY 3 Cycle through the Danube valley to Melk and on to Tulln (50km)
DAY 4 Cycle to Vienna (35km)
DAY 5 At leisure in Vienna
DAY 6 Cycle to Emmersderf (29/42km)
DAY 7 Cycle via the Danube Valley to Engelhartszell (35km)
DAY 8 Morning cruise, disembark Passau where trip concludes

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