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
 
 

Greek Islands Bike & Boat

In the South Aegean off mainland Greece is a group of more than 30 islands known as the Cyclades. Whitewashed houses with blue shutters, a labyrinth of narrow streets flowing through cobblestone villages, sandy beaches and a relaxed island lifestyle attracts visitors from all over the globe. Taking in these obvious attractions, this interactive cruising and cycling adventure delves further into the interior and coastlines, exploring little known coves and impressive geological formations, ancient sites and untouched villages. Cruising from island to island, we'll spend plenty of time ashore exploring fishing villages and historic sites by bike or just relaxing on the secluded beaches far away from the busy resorts and enjoying authentic Greek hospitality.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Board boat in Piraeus
DAY 2 Explore Kythnos Island (25km)
DAY 3 Cruise to Seriphos, round cycle to the Byzantine monastery, then cruise to Siphnos (35km)
DAY 4 Cycle the central highlands of Siphnos to Kastro then cruise to Syros (20km)
DAY 5 Cycle to the beach of Galissas, cruise to Mykonos (30km)
DAY 6 Visit ancient sites on the island of Delos, then cross to Tinos and cycle to Tarambados, cruise to Kea (25km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Ioulis in the mountains and optional cycle to the white beach of Otzias, return to Piraeus (12km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: GIB
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
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deck level single cabin supplement - standard boat US $730
deck level twin cabin supplement US $160
below deck level single cabin supplement - standard boat US $550

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