I did a tour to Ulu Temburong National Park with Freme, who ran an excellent trip, It started with an on-time pick-up at our hotel, from which we were taken to the Subok jetty. A launch took us for 45" trip past floating villages and through multiple channels lined by mangroves and palms, with no sign of human habitation. It was a mesmerizing ride. When we arrived at Bangar, the second largest town in Brunei, we were met by our guide who took us for a stroll around the market area where vendors were selling various fruit, rice, and cooked food. I was delighted to be able to buy a fruit I had never seen before, which was a real treat, as were the food packets we purchased. From there we were taken by van to the Freme Rainforest Lodge where we were served tea along with tasty treats. Then we got into a longboat for a half hour cruise to the spot where we started hiking. Due to low water levels, the boat was barely able to make it up, but our expert boatman was able to negotiate the shallows. It was an exciting ride in the open longboat, with water splashing in on occasion. We then hiked up a jungle trail to an observation deck, which comprised five towers built like scaffolding a couple hundred feet into the air, taking us to the top of the tree canopy, with marvellous views of unbroken jungle stretching in all directions. It was most exciting being up so high. Some in our party saw a most unusual, colourful, rare snake, but I missed it. i did see long plant leaves coming out of the ground that fanned themselves, that is, moving rhythmically without the benefit of wind. Our guide, Nini, was most helpful in explaining various fascinating details about the jungle. On our way back down the river we stopped at a small stream that had a wonderful small swimming hole surrounded by jungle. There was a natural fish spa as little fish nibbled at our feet. We also had a swim in the river, where playing in the current was fun. From there we returned to the Lodge for lunch, which comprised about six delicious dishes of various foods. After that we took a couple runs down the zip line beside the Lodge before returning home by the same methods of transportation we took coming in. It was truly a wonderful, perfect day, well organized in a fabulous setting,. I highly recommend this trip with Freme.
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