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
 
 

St Bees to Kirkby Stephen

An abundance of scenic highlights has led to the 'Coast to Coast' walk being regarded as one of the world's great hikes. From the Irish Sea coast, through the Lake District National Park ending at the quaint market town of Kirkby Stephen, this shorter version offers time starved walkers a real taste of some of the best sections of the trail. Much of the walk passes through the Lakes District, rugged mountains, stunning lakes and pretty villages. This is walking at its best with opportunities to extend your day by ascending small peaks, or shortening days by adding additional nights. The journey ends on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, steeped in traditions and oozing with classic English countryside scenery, a fitting end to an exhilarating adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive St Bees
DAY 2 Walk to Ennerdale Bridge at the edge of the Lake District National Park (6hrs)
DAY 3 Continue walk to Borrowdale (7hrs)
DAY 4 Classic lakeside scenery enroute to Grasmere (5hrs)
DAY 5 Another great walking day to Patterdale via Grisedale Pass (5.5/7.5hrs)
DAY 6 Walk to Shap over Kidsty Pike, the highest point on the route (7-9hrs)
DAY 7 Easier terrain to finish the walk in Kirkby Stephen (8hrs)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: UCT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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