A word from Nick
For over 40 years, the ever-resourceful backpackers have uncovered the ‘must sees’ in Asia. We aim to stay right on their heels and offer our clients ground-breaking itineraries in a region that we know, respect and love.'
Nick Pulley, Founder & CEO
We are a UK-based operator offering all our clients, both from the UK and abroad, full consumer protection. We hold ATOL license # 9203, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and ABTOT bond # 5329.
We provide the structure to your journey, tailor-making each itinerary to your precise requirements. We then encourage our guests to dictate the pace of travel and any points of particular interest to focus on. No fixed departure dates and an extensive choice of hotels – your holiday, your way.
Our policy of only using local guides means that we can provide our customers with the very best, fully experienced staff and guides offering up-to-the-minute local expertise.
Our local knowledge and experience enables us to identify the most suitable destinations and activities for you, allowing you to make the most of your time away.
Selective Asia is an established and dynamic travel operator that aims to inspire, create and provide a new dimension of product for a new breed of traveller. We are not just one of the pack – we’ve moved on.
We arrange private holidays and adventures – for couples, families or a party of friends (no min or max passengers) – rather than impersonal group tours. You are never just another seat number.
All our lodges, hotels and home-stays have been tried and tested for their suitability. Plus, we provide modern and serviced transportation options. (Once you have seen some of the public and private transport used in these regions you will know exactly how important this is).
We adhere to our own strict responsible tourism guidelines, going to great lengths to ensure any effects we have on both the environment, and the cultures that welcome us as their guests, are kept to an absolute minimum.
We push boundaries by taking you to the new, up-and-coming destinations before the tour groups arrive.
We love what we do, and it's certainly not all about the awards - but we're always chuffed to bits when we win one! We're often voted to the top of Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards and British Travel Awards categories for small and independent Asia travel companies. Admire our latest gongs here…
We are not a budget operator. We position ourselves as the best-value operator in our class: top quality, great value. Our local experience and contacts ensure you’re getting the best value for the experience.