Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Oryx, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Namibia

Your destination for all things travel

People and places. Cultures and curiosity. For over 30 years, we’ve been perfectly matching them through our rich knowledge, personal service and tribe of trusted partners.

Why travel with us

Battling marine iguanas, Galapagos
Galapagos Islands

New places. In new ways

We always strive to help you explore those little-known places in completely unique ways. Let us show you over 100 locations, including the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and Japan, like never before.

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Bike and sunset

The Heroes & Heroines Fund

Heroes and heroines truly live among us right now; they are the ones leaving children and partners at home to staff hospitals and maintain essential services. Donate to our hero and heroines fund to help give the holiday of a lifetime to someone that is putting their lives at risk for us. Nominate who you think deserves a holiday – to be taken when the time is right.

We recently took part in a 24-hour non-stop virtual cycling challenge to fundraise for our heroes, cycling over 580km and raising over £3,000. You can see our video here. Next up – our Around the World with Steppes Travel Quiz night.

Support our heroes

Seals on ice floe, Antarctica
Antarctica

Escape from Antarctica

Our client and member of The Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Celene Pickard, was on the trip of a lifetime with Captain Scott’s granddaughter in Antarctica. Then Covid‑19 struck. Read her story in The Sunday Times.

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Choose how you want to discover.

The potential our planet offers can leave your brain spinning on its axis. Find out-of-this-world holiday collections and expert-led group tours that have been handpicked by our experts right here.

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Steppes Traveller Magazine
Steppes Traveller Magazine

Steppes Traveller

Our Steppes Traveller magazine is a celebration of the most inspiring and innovative destinations, industry updates and Steppes Travel team stories. Speak to our experts to ensure you receive a free copy in the post.

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Lion at sunset, Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia
Literature
Reading & Watch List: On race
Justin Wateridge
“Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise.”- James Baldwin This past week has…
Pamir Mountains, Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
Travel
Where is your Wonderland?
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
At the very end of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, a young Alice awakens questioning the authenticity of her trip. Subtle clues point…
Bullfrog camouflaged in duckweed, Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton, Texas, USA
Travel
Adaptable Animals: Which Survivor Are You?
Vanessa Humphrey
In his ground-breaking work of scientific literature On the Origin of Species, wherein theories of evolution by natural selection were presented…
Elephant rock in Saudi Arabia
Travel
The future of travel
Justin Wateridge
The simple fact of the proximity of wildlife and humans has by all accounts led to this latest Coronavirus which has…
Coral reef surrounded by clear blue ocean
Travel
Good news stories from around the world
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Every day brings us new stories with promising insights into our natural world and the people protecting it - below you…
Chameleon Eye, Ranomafana, Madagascar
What's On
Netflix: What to Watch to Inspire Your Wanderlust
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Whether you are looking to plan for future trips or want to simply escape to a faraway place and travel vicariously,…
Gol gappa, Indian streetfood, India
Recipes
Recipe: Gol gappa
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
India is a destination that is synonymous with royal palaces and forts, jungles full of tigers and of course a delectable…
A boy wearing school uniform reads to a young elephant in the jungle
Travel
Read Around The World: Children’s Book Club
Vanessa Humphrey
Have you ever travelled around the world in a single day? Spent the morning eating foraged berries in the Alaskan wilderness?…
An open book sitting on a pile of cosy blankets
Travel
Read Around the World: Grown-Up’s Book Club
Justin Wateridge
Books and travel share many similarities. They let us step out of our comfort zone for a space of time, often…
Tarrali snack, Italy
Recipes
Recipe: Taralli
Barbara Hindle
One of our favourite snacks whilst travelling through Italy is a mini bagel like delight called 'taralli'. These are especially popular…

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes