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
 
 

Dingle Peninsula Guided Walk

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland's West Coast. Moreover it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years. It is impossible to visit the Dingle Peninsula and not be impressed by its archaeological heritage, which ranges from prehistoric times through the Early Christian period to the Middle Ages. There are plenty of small hamlets to enjoy good Irish cheer along the way and in the evenings you will stay at a selection of B&B's, chosen for their good character, location and excellent Irish breakfasts.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Tralee
DAY 2 Walk along the Slieve Mish Mountains overlooking North Kerry and Tralee Bay, return to Tralee (5hrs)
DAY 3 Walk to Annascaul, transfer to Dingle (5hrs)
DAY 4 Free day, option to visit Great Blasket Island
DAY 5 Walk around Slea Head, return to Dingle (5hrs)
DAY 6 Follow the Dingle Way to Cloghane (5hrs)
DAY 7 Walk in the heart of the Brandon Range of mountains and to Cloghane (5-7hrs)
DAY 8 Transfer to Tralee, trip concludes

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