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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!!
Types of Adventures
Our adventure travel holidays are rated not just in terms of the destinations we visit but also by the type of journey and activity we offer. To ensure you select your ideal adventure holiday please review this section of our website, where we define all of the activities we offer as well as our grading system. If you have any further questions send us an email or give us a call.
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These adventures are designed for families yearning more than the ‘typical family holiday’ and are manicured with the younger traveller in mind . The minimum age is generally 10-12 years. The pace of these is slower, with more time to relax. However the emphasis is still very much about undertaking physical activity, whether it be trekking, cycling or exploring.
If you have children under 10 and are still yearning for a family holiday adventure, many of our tours can be undertaken as a private group. Minimum numbers can vary between 2 and 10, so ring or email the office closest to you to arrange your family holiday adventure.
Our Utracks Europe Family Holidays are designed to suit families with children as young as 2. On many of our self guided cycling trips we arrange bike trailers which accommodate up to 2 children to a maximum of 40-60kgs (depending on specifications), and trail-a-bikes for 4-9 year olds. Our self guided walks are suitable for active children from 8 years old, while our guided Mont Blanc Family Adventure is for children from 7 years. Discounts are usually available for children under 12 years when sharing a room with two adults.