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
 
 

Cusco and Machu Picchu

This one week trip explores the famous sites of the Incas including Cusco, the Sacred Valley and concludes at Machu Picchu, while featuring comfortable hotels in central locations. Acclimatise in the charming town of Cusco at 3400m before journeying to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Explore the Inca village of Ollantaytambo and follow in the footsteps of Hiram Binham, who discovered the 'lost city of the Incas'. Experience this very famous 15th-century archaeological Inca site, perched in the Andes Mountains. Rather than rush back to Cusco, we spend a night at Aguas Calientes, with its scenic location down in the valley, and an opportunity to soak in the hot springs. From here, head up to Machu Picchu for sunrise, a breathtaking and incredibly memorable experience. Leaving Machu Picchu on a picturesque train trip, the journey returns to Ollantaytambo before enjoying time in Cusco.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Cusco
DAY 2 Tour of Cusco and ruins
DAY 3 Drive to Sacred Valley
DAY 4 Train to Machu Picchu, tour of ruins and bus to Aguas Calientes
DAY 5 Return to Machu Picchu ruins, return to Cusco
DAY 6 Free day in Cusco
DAY 7 In Cusco, trip concludes

traveller reviews

I really enjoyed the Peru trip. All went well, and the guide, Luis Sanchez, was excellent.

Dr. Leo Ontario, Canada

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Trip Code: CMP
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring
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price: $1,520.00 USD

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