Pandaw River Cruises is excited to announce that they will inaugurate a new expedition cruise on the Rajang River in Sarawak starting July 2009. Following in the footsteps of the British explorer and travel writer Redmon O’Hanlon, the brand new 60 passenger ORIENT PANDAW will make an eight night cruise three times a month from Sibu to the Pelagus Rapids and beyond up the Baleh River. The Rajang River is rarely visited by travelers on account of its inaccessibility and lack of tourist facilities. It is though the longest river in Malaysia. Cruising in the extreme comfort of a Pandaw, passengers will be able to visit Iban longhouses, make boat trips up tributary rivers and see the vestiges of the colonial Brooke Raja.
But above all, passengers can view from the Pandaw’s observation decks the rich tropical rain forest close at hand. Jungle treks, for all levels of walker, are a must – this is after all one of the most diverse and exotic eco paradises on the planet.
Main deck cabins start at $2,250 per person. An add-on two night stop in the capital of Kuching is highly recommended. Kuching is easily reached from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Brunei.
Departures from JULY 2009 to DEC 2010 on line now.
For itinerary and schedules and Borneo photo gallery please go to www.pandaw.com