By way of introduction
At the heart of Selective Asia, you'll find a passion for meaningful travel — the kind that stops you in your tracks and stirs your soul. We like to help you travel beyond the ordinary, and although we value a lot of places you will have heard of, we’ll also take you far off the beaten track in search of hidden gems. Whether you're staying in remote rural lodges, cute city centre boutiques, or at levels of luxury that make you pinch yourself, we're committed to crafting every holiday at an equally high standard, across a wide range of budgets.
Your holiday will be tailor-made by our dedicated Destination Specialists. They each have decades of experience with their countries of expertise, and in crafting unique Asia holidays >> discover more about what makes them special. Within our destinations, we nurture long-held partnerships with the very best local guides and co-ordinators — people we know we can trust to look after you at the highest standard, throughout your holiday.
Although we’re proud of the many awards we’ve won as a company, we’d be doing ourselves (and you) an injustice if we didn’t keep our feet on the ground. One of our core values is unbiased representation of the places that you hope to visit; our approach is to be honest, and to ensure that you’re well informed enough to choose places that are right for you. We’ll tell you if we think a place is not a good fit, or if we think you shouldn’t be travelling there.
It should go without saying that we’re fully financially bonded (ABTOT & ATOL), so you can be confident that you’re in safe hands.
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How does it work?
START WITH A DROP OF INSPIRATION
Our website is designed to help you find inspiration for your next Asia holiday. Ultimately, though, we believe that nothing can replace a chat with a real person (it's one of the reasons we travel!). Whether you're ready to book or not, we're happy to chat through your travel plans, hopes and dreams. Just give us a call.
LET THE PLANNING BEGIN
Once you know where and when you'd like to travel, your dedicated Destination Specialist will start designing your bespoke holiday, sharing their inside knowledge to ensure you get the benefit of their first-hand experience. They'll send you a first draft of your holiday, which they’ll be happy to tinker with until every detail is just as you wish - no request too big, or change too small.
PREPARE FOR TAKE-OFF
Approximately four weeks before your departure date, you will receive your travel documentation through the post. With Selective Asia taking care of the logistics of your holiday, the hardest thing you'll have to do is figure out which shoes to pack!
You've arrived! You'll be welcomed at your destination by your private guide, who will introduce you to their country. During your holiday, your guide will be with you as much or as little as you wish, allowing you the freedom to explore and relax on your own. Our local & UK teams will be on hand 24 hours a day in case of unexpected events.
Any tailor-made holiday with Selective Asia is an opportunity to travel in a style that suits you. We believe that a great holiday is one that concentrates on the destinations and aspects of a region that interest you and filters out the bits that don’t.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution with holidays – we prefer to treat every request as a blank canvas, allowing each client’s individual preferences to determine even the smallest of details.
Every hotel we recommend is personally inspected by us on a regular basis, as are the exciting and unique experiences that we add to your holiday. All your enquiries will be dealt with by our Brighton-based specialists, and as far as possible one person will take care of your holiday arrangements.
Why Selective Asia?
Rest assured that when you book with Selective Asia, your holiday will be financially protected. We operate from the UK, and offer full consumer protection to all our clients from the UK and worldwide. We hold ATOL license # 9203, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and ABTOT bond # 5329.
Expert local guides
The dream team
Your holiday will be tailor-made by a dedicated Destination Specialist who has extensive personal travel experience in Asia. Our team takes a collaborative approach, both in the UK and with our colleagues and partners across Asia, ensuring that you benefit from truly local expertise, with all the advantages of a UK-based booking. And we keep sending them back to learn more.