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
 
 

Southern Turkey Trails

For walkers interested in exploring two of Turkey's most special natural and historic regions this itinerary will not fail to inspire. Taking in the wonders of Istanbul, we head into the country's interior to the fascinating Cappodocia region where a series of day walks will uncover a treasure trove of sights. These include ancient churches and monasteries from the Byzantine era and elaborate underground cities. Amongst these relics is a living culture of traditional villages and river valleys, but the region is best known for the unique rock formations and chimneys manicured by old civilisations to carve out houses and churches. The next stage of our journey centres around the beautiful township of Fethiye, with day walks along various sections of the Lycian Way. This rugged mountain region offers splendid views, archaeological sites and quaint villages. In the company of our expert local guide, these very different regions of Turkey promise a fascinating window into the country's rich and varied history.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Istanbul
DAY 2 Istanbul, then fly to Kayseri
DAY 3 Day walk in the Meskendir and Red Valleys
DAY 4 Day walk in the Advadi Valley, Uchisar village and Goreme
DAY 5 Goreme Open Air Museum, day walk Zemi Valley
DAY 6 Drive to Ihlara, underground city of Derinkuyu, day walk in Ihlara Valley and canyon
DAY 7 Drive to Antalya via Konya
DAY 8 Drive to trailhead of Lycian Way, day walk, to Adrasan
DAY 9 Day walk Lycian Way, Adrasan
DAY 10 Drive to Kekova, half day boat tour, Simena Sunken City, Kas
DAY 11 Day walk on western section of Lycian Way, Fethiye
DAYS 12/13 Lycian Way
DAY 14 To Oludeniz
DAY 15 Transfer to Dalaman airport where trip concludes

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Trip Code: TUF
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Day Walking Adventure Touring Cruising
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Next Trip:  24 September 2016
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