About us

The Story of Asia is a Dutch online travel agency that offers both tailor-made tour offerings and packaged tours in Asia with local expertise. Our agency is experienced and has knowledge about the Asian continent, therefore, we can offer recommendations based on first-hand experience in your chosen destination. Our agents will work very closely with a local agent in the country you want to visit, who has knowledge of the various types of accommodation, latest tours and the kind of trip that would be customized to your wishes.

THE STORY OF ASIA

The Story of Asia is the parent company of the long-established Dutch travel agency The Story of Africa that was established 10 years ago. Established in 2017, The story of Asia is a travel agency that has local expertise and a proven track record of providing high-quality professional travel services in Southeast Asia.

The story of Asia made it its mission to offer you travel services in Southeast Asia. Along the way, we are always expanding to include other destinations in Asia. We are known for offering a personalized service. Our knowledgeable and caring employees whom are experts in this field will create a custom-made vacation as you wish.

Having developed into respectable travel company by broadening our horizons, we hope that we can broaden yours also!

The tours on our destinations are personally selected with accommodation of good quality, handpicked by qualified tour guides. We make sure that safe and comfortable vehicles with excellent pre-arranged itineraries, will meeting your personal desires. Our private tours are fully customizable to your wishes, allowing you to change any part of it during the planning stage.

We at The Story of Asia are proud of our reputation, offering best value possible by meeting your requirements.

We guarantee you that you will not regret choosing The Story of Asia to plan the vacation of your dreams.

  • Experienced team
  • Expert support 24/7
  • Money back guarantee
  • Personalized service
  • Tailor-made itineraries
  • Private tours
  • Packaged tours

 Our Team

At The Story of Asia, we are passionate about exploring through travelling. We absolutely do live and breathe adventure. When we are not in the office talking about travel, there is a big chance that the majority of us can be found out and about exploring the world. Whether we venture out on business, researching new destinations for our tours or travelling in our spare time – we can’t help but feed our desire to see more of the world.

Our team of adventure travel experts are the best in our field of business. Sharing our passion for adventure with you to let you know the destinations that we have fallen in love with, and where you are likely to fall in love with too.

If you have any questions about the places you are thinking of visiting in Asia, then don’t hesitate to contact us. If we have been there and seen it for ourselves we will be more than happy to share our experiences and recommendations with you. After all, if we are not travelling, sharing our experiences it is our next favourite thing.

What is an independent tour?

An independent tour is a non-escorted group tour, they are for independent travellers. Which means that it is not the same as a group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after a group. You are travelling independently. However, you will be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.

Flexibility of Itinerary

Your tour request will be tailor-made or customized accordingly to your needs. One of our experienced travel consultants will professionally advise you. During our tours, it is possible for you to easily skip the activities you do not want to do, exploring additional activities and tweaking your itinerary is possible if needed.

What is included in the tour cost?

All tours include domestic travel, domestic transfers, accommodation and some sightseeing activities where specified. A detailed travel wallet with your travel vouchers and comprehensive itinerary will be sent to your agent prior to your departure or delivered to your pre tour accommodation for you to collect on check-in.

I am travelling alone – can I pay the triple or twin share rate and be linked with other travellers?

No, unfortunately. You must pay the single room – per person cost.

Meal choice

Are any meals included in the tour cost?

On our Independent tours, meals are not included. There can be exceptions where meals are included, but this will be indicated prior to your trip. When travelling by coach you will have various refreshment stops throughout the day where food can be purchased. Each evening you are free to relax and dine at your choice of restaurants either on site or you can choose your won quality class, or just a short walk into town with tourist class. Most accommodation places do offer a breakfast service arranged directly with the hotel/motel.

Halal food availability

Depending on the destination, Halal food is available. Click on the Halal Navi link for Halal food guides in Asia.

Do Independent Holidays have a tour escort?

As these are all independent tours, you do not have an escort travelling with you. However, all coach drivers are experienced professionals. They will share their vast knowledge of our country with you by providing an informative commentary on most routes.

Accommodations

Luxury class 5-star: Properties that typify luxury across all areas of operation. You will enjoy an extensive range of facilities and extensive and highly personalised services. Five-star hotels are exceptional hotels. With the desire to gather the best of luxury. The quality of their decor, refinement of their atmosphere.

Quality class 4-star: Self-contained style accommodation with ensuite facilities necessary, 4-star standard. Breakfast provisions, lunch and dinner can be purchased from these properties. Fine of the art guestrooms and service are highly prioritised. Properties which achieve a deluxe guest experience. A wide range of facilities and superior design qualities are typically complemented by service standards that reflect the varied and discerning needs.

Budget class 3-star:

Properties that deliver a broad range of amenities that exceed above-average accommodation needs. Good quality service, design and physical attributes are typically fit for purpose to match your expectations. Breakfast provisions can be purchased from these properties but depending on the property, you will need to go to the town centre to purchase your evening meal. We endeavour where possible to book accommodation that is within a short travel distance of the centre of a town.

How do our travel experts enhance your experience? 

1. Tour consulting during the planning stage. We will make sure that everything will be according to your budget and preferences. Our travel consultants will do everything to fulfil your wish-list.

2. A personal travel consultant will be appointed and will be in charge and will take responsibility in taking care of you. Throughout the planning stage and your journey, you will be in good hands.

3. Our travel experts are always there to immediately handle emergencies and complaints.

If you need some inspiration for your tour in Asia, you can view our tour packages on our website.Be reminded that filling out an inquiry form does not have the same commitment as booking a tour, therefore, feel free to fill out and ask us all your questions!

What is an actual private tour?

Exclusive does not equal expensive!

A private tour is a tour that is exclusively created for you and whomever you would like to travel with. This way, the itinerary is not only exclusively tailored for you, but the entire tour will be organized according to your wants and needs.

The tours that are privately packaged are much more affordable than one would imagine. Learn more about our affordability by contacting us.

Why a private tour?

A private tour will give you a greater sense of freedom and control at the time of creating a tour. You will have a greater feeling of comfort and security during your tour with us due to the control of your own itinerary. This is principal of importance when travelling with seniors, children or people who are in need of special care.

Flexibility of itinerary

Your tour request will be tailor-made or customized accordingly to your needs. One of our experienced travel consultants will professionally advise you. During our tours, it is possible for you to easily skip the activities you do not want to do, exploring other additional activities and tweaking your itinerary is possible if needed.

Private tour guide and transportation

During your tours with The Story of Asia, you will be escorted by our own drivers and tour guides. For you, this means that your questions will be answered accordingly. Your personal interests are our top priority. You can enjoy the sites that you will visit and go wherever you please to go.

Accommodations

A fully tailor-made tour is not tailor-made if you cannot request your accommodation. Therefore, we offer you the possibility of requesting accommodation based on your budget. We offer accommodation with a variety of levels. We also offer you the possibility to handpick your own hotels; we will customize your itinerary based on those locations. If during your tour, you wish to upgrade your hotel room, depending on availability and budget, we will upgrade your room as wished.

Meal choice

We offer you the possibility to go to your restaurant of choice and eat the food that you like. You can choose from our meal plan with a variety of local food or choose a meal plan according to your own diet. Whether this is kosher, halal, vegetarian or vegan, your request is taken thoughtfully.

There is a variation of entertainment suggested based on your interests. We will inform you about this accordingly to your interests before going.

Quality private custom tour versus an affordable price

We characterize our own style in travelling by optimizing what you want to experience throughout the whole process. Everything from the beginning of the planning process to the end of the trip. Our team of travel experts will work efficiently while enhancing your tour experience by offering you the advantages of both an organized tour and independent travel. We only discount on our prices but never discount on the quality.

How do our travel experts enhance your experience?

1. Tour consulting during the planning stage. We will make sure that everything will be according to your budget and preferences. Our travel consultants will do everything to fulfil your wish-list.

2. A personal travel consultant will be appointed and will be in charge and will take responsibility in taking care of you. Throughout the planning stage and your journey, you will be in good hands.

3. Our travel experts are always there to immediately handle emergencies and complaints.

 

If you need some inspiration for your tour in Asia, you can view our tour packages on our website.Be reminded that filling out an inquiry form does not have the same commitment as booking a tour, therefore, feel free to fill out and ask us all your questions!

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