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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

Discover the Diversity of India



Brimming with colour, culture and life, India is like no other. Steeped in culture and spirituality, blessed with vast and varied landscapes, birthplace of some of our most important religions and philosophies and home to more than a billion people, Mother India is ancient, fascinating and incredibly diverse.

You could lose yourself among colourful textiles, spices and handicrafts in bustling market bazaars; savour the heady flavours of one of the world's great cuisines; and explore India's incredible architecture - ancient citadels, temples and palaces in rich earthy tones and gaudy candy colours. 

See the sun rise over the "teardrop on the cheek of time", the spectacular Taj Mahal; watch the faithful pray on the banks of the sacred Ganges in Varanasi; explore the flamboyant architecture of the coloured cities of Rajasthan; or take a houseboat trip down the beautiful palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala.

No matter when or where you visit, there's so much to experience here that the hardest part will be narrowing down an itinerary. Check out our top trips in India that showcase the diversity of this stunning country.

North India Adventure

This encompassing exploration of India includes sightseeing in India, an overnight train journey to Jaisalmer, sunset camel rides, visits to Jaisalmer Fort, the Jain temples, The Pink City of Jaipur, as well as cycling in rural backroads to the spectacular Taj Mahal.

Rajasthan Explorer

Discover the best of Rajasthan from the deepest pockets of the Thar Desert to the striking Taj Mahal. This itinerary is full of soul and written for those with an abiding interest in history and desert environments, so you’ll spend ample time wandering through beautifully decorated havelis in Mandawa, savouring the atmospheric cities of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, riding camels through the Thar desert dunes, immersing yourself in the colour and chaos of Jaipur, and of course, marvelling at the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.

North India in Depth

A comprehensive journey of North India visiting the princely state of Rajasthan, the holy Hindu pilgrimage sites of Varanasi and Pushkar, and the opulent remains of Nawab rule in Lucknow. In this exciting journey, you will explore forts and grand palaces throughout the Land of Kings, experience Jaipur’s glorius pink city, wander through the holy cities of Pushkar and Allahabad and spend time gazing at Taj Mahal and Fatepur Sikri

Classic North India

Come with us to discover all the classical sights of India; from sightseeing in Delhi, experiencing the holy temples, mosques and sacred river of Varanasi, stopping in Khajuraho to view the largest group of medieval Hindi and Jain temples, visiting the majestic Taj Mahal and spending a leisurely couple of days in Jaipur!

Rajasthan Cycle

If cycling is more up your alley, here is your chance to get on 2 wheels and cycle Rajasthan's country roads for a taste of the ‘real' India including a visit to the Taj Mahal and exploration of Fatephur Sikri. This 8 day itinerary will give you an experience of traditional hospitality away from the hustle and bustle of the cities as you get enlightened by the traditional rural life amongst people that derive their energy from their own close-knit and generous society.

Ultimate Southern India Journey

Join this captivating journey and discover the charming scenery of Southern India - the cradle of ancient Dravidian culture and home to the famous Indian temple architecture.  This tour provides an in-depth exploration into this fascinating and lush tropical region with all its colour, vibrancy, spirituality and diversity. It also provides something for everyone, from the intricate stone carvings and beautiful beach of Mahabalipuram, to the idyllic backwaters of Kumarakom, the pilgrimage town of Madurai, the French influences in Pondicherry, and the grandeur of Mysore's Maharajah's Palace

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