About Dee-Luxe Journeys
Dee-luxe Journeys is a boutique tour company specialising in small group tours and tailor-made travels to Borneo. As a small operator, it is possible to offer a more personalised touch. You can rest assured knowing that the person that you spoke to on the phone is the same person that designed the tour and will accompany you, taking care of the details and making sure your Dee-luxe journey is more than you could have ever imagined.
About Danielle (Dee)
I was born and raised in Australia and my earliest treasures were maps, globes and anything travel related. Even from a young age, I was always encouraged to spread my wings and travel the world.
In 1999 I moved to London where I began my career as a Tour Leader. Over the last 18 years, I have been privileged to lead thousands of travellers all over Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In 2004, Brunei became my home and over the five years I was resident, I fell in love with Borneo, its people and natural beauty.
After 20 years experience in the Tourism Industry (Dive Instructor, Tour Leader and Travel Agent), and 10 years of planning, I have designed, what I consider to be the perfect tours throughout Borneo. I believe a tour isn’t just about the destination, but a journey. A story into an authentic world of vast cultures, exotic wildlife, amazing scenery, rich history and welcoming locals which Borneo offers. The ability to experience these new cultures, new places and meet amazing people is a gift that I love to share. I am immensely fortunate to introduce you to Borneo and be able to share that journey with you.
Throughout your journey, you will meet many people from different ethnic groups. Dee-Luxe Journeys strives to constantly improve and find ways to give back as much as possible to the communities and be as sensitive as possible to the natural surrounding. Tourism as an industry employs more people worldwide the any other and best of all promotes open-mindedness and smaller groups have less of an impact on communities and environments. I strive to use locally owned where possible in the attempt to put money directly into the communities, employ local guides and drivers, and give gratuities for their services.
In an effort to minimise our environmental footprint Dee-Luxe Journeys will issue each guest with their own personal Dee-luxe Journeys water bottle to use throughout your travels and to take home as a souvenir. There will be ample opportunities to refill these each day in an attempt to reduce the use of plastic water bottles.
One of the biggest issues facing Borneo is the deforestation due to logging and oil palm plantations. Just by simply travelling to Borneo you are helping support Tourism as an Industry which in turn helps to pressure the Government and decision makers to limit land clearing permits.
We also support a number of local charities. We hope you will as well.
Dee-luxe Journeys supports the orangutan and rainforest conservation work of Orangutan Foundation International Australia – http://orangutanfoundation.org.au. Every Dee-Luxe Journey tour will either adopt an orangutan OR donate to the Orangutan Foundation International Australia on behalf of the group (group size dependent).
Whilst in Borneo we visit and support Semmongoh Wildlife Centre in Sarawak and in Sabah, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
Group numbers are between 10- 24 travellers, as I believe that this is the perfect group size. It is small enough to travel easily and get to know each other, but big enough to enjoy each others company. Small groups also enable the opportunity to provide a more unique, personalised experience. Also, travelling in smaller groups is much quicker, which enables us to spend more time at a destination and there is also more chance to see wildlife.
Most importantly being a boutique tour company enables me to have the flexibility to make changes along the way to benefit the interests and needs of the entire group to enhance your journey. Joining a Dee-Luxe Journey tour allows you to explore one of the world’s most exotic locations with like-minded travellers whom you can relate to.
Single travellers are welcome on all of our tours. You can choose to have a single room and pay a single supplement or ask us to match you up with another traveller of the same gender and pay just the twin-share rate. This is subject to availability but it is a common practice and the success rates are high. Many life-long friendships have been made in the process.
Whilst children are loved and welcomed in Borneo, I have not included child prices on tours. If you would like to bring your child please do not hesitate to make contact to can discuss your requirements and prices.
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