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

Paine & Fitz Roy Trek

The Patagonian Andes forms a wonderland of glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands. A spectacular region ideally suited to the walker who does not want to commit to a strenuous trek. On our day walks in Los Glaciares National Park we stay in comfortable lodges and trek to the base of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre – the granite peaks that have inspired mountaineers and trekkers throughout the world. We transfer to Puerto Natales for a taste of Chile before cruising up the stunning fjords to the impressive Balmaceda Glacier. We continue on a series of fast Zodiacs and a catamaran through pristine waterways to our refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Viewing the beautiful scenery from the riverways is an unforgettable highlight of this trip. By contrast our fully supported classic ‘W’ trek leads into the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park. From comfortable mountain refugios we trek beneath a panorama of impressive granite peaks rising above the tumbling glaciers and deep blue lakes and undertake exhilarating walks to clamber across the glacial moraine to the base of the peaks. Crossing the button grass we may also appreciate the guanacos and other wildlife, while we hope to spot a mighty condor soaring overhead.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Calafate
DAY 2 Drive to El Chalten in Los Glaciares National Park
DAYS 3/5 In Fitz Roy area with day hikes to Laguna Torre, Cerro Torre and/or Fitz Roy Base Camp
DAY 6 Drive to Calafate
DAY 7 Visit Perito Moreno Glacier
DAY 8 Drive to Puerto Natales (Chile)
DAY 9 Boat via Balmaceda Glacier to Torres del Paine National Park and take catamaran across Lago Pehoe
DAYS 10/14 Undertake the spectacular 'W' trek in Torres del Paine National Park
DAY 15 Return to Calafate where trip concludes

traveller reviews

The Paine & Fitz Roy Trek was an enjoyable and enriching experience, due in no small part to the efforts of our leader, Juli. She had a great sense of humor, and was fully involved with the whole group at all times. Great stuff!!

D. Leach Victoria, Australia

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Trip Code: PFT
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Day Walking
Next Trip:  06 November 2016
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price: $5,299.00 USD

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