Why travel with Steppes

How we can be of service to you

Over the last thirty years, we have put our all into making sure that our knowledge, expertise and partnerships can create extraordinary experiences wherever in the world our clients want to travel to.

That means that we are not only perfectly placed to help you create a luxury holiday which takes shape exactly how you want it to, but that we know all the ins and outs of travelling to the world’s destinations, like obtaining visas and understanding local customs.

Our expertise is unrivalled

We have been there and done it. Every one of our Travel Experts explores, learns and explores some more to provide clients with expertise born from actual experiences. This means that you can get insights into destinations and accommodation that brochures cannot match; save time by quickly connecting with experiences that truly resonate with your passions; and, share all the benefits that come with having friendly partners on the ground which you can guarantee that you can trust.

A team you can always trust

Know that someone is always with you. Our dedication and support is the reason why 70% of our business is repeat or referral bookers looking to travel with added peace of mind once again. Should you want to change something on your itinerary before leaving, or should something unexpected happen whilst you are away, then our team is on hand 24 hours a day and seven days a week to support you. Enjoy the assurance that standard holiday booking simply cannot bring.

Sustainability is at the heart of our holidays

Your holidays with us protect what matters. We support local charities across the world, offset carbon emissions from your flights, insist that our on-the-ground partners reduce single-use plastics and work with local communities and pioneer our own campaigns to promote sustainability. And because the planet comes first in everything that we do, you can travel with the knowledge that you are contributing to its wellbeing at every step of your journey.

We offer value at every step

We are smart with how you spend. Our team works in the knowledge that while you are looking for something extraordinary from your holiday, you also want to get the best value along the way. Which is exactly why your Travel Expert will always find the best hotels to match your budget, search for the cheapest prices on flights, give you a nudge about exclusive offers and add in little benefits, like protection from exchange rate fluctuations.

How we make your holiday extraordinary

Stand out or do not stand at all. Steppes Travel was created to make exploring the world’s little-known and off-the-beaten-track experiences simpler than ever. And so, every itinerary that we create casts aside the everyday in favour of captivating and unique moments that few travellers on this planet have experienced. It all starts with a simple conversation with one of our Travel Experts on the phone or in our lovely Cotswold-based office.

Impala, Masai Mara, Kenya
Impala, Masai Mara, Kenya
Wadi Rum Landscape, Jordan
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lanka

Find Your Escape

From the Galapagos Islands and Kenya, to India, Jordan and Antarctica explore our ‘When to Go’ calendar to see where is best to travel to throughout the year.

Find Your Escape

Kilimanjaro elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Positive Impact Travel Report 2022

At Steppes Travel, we are committed to reporting publicly on the progress we have made and the actions we have taken in fulfilling our commitment to people, planet and profit.

Our annual report below is an overview of what we have achieved in 2022 by way of enhancing the sustainability of our business and increasing the positive impact of our holidays.

Read our report

Discover new ways to explore

Whether cultural, conservation or with your family, find the way to travel that resonates with you and our experts will work out the complex details to create a trip that’s truly inspiring.

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Empty Alley, Old City, Jersualem, Israel
Four days in Jerusalem
Lee Robertston
Jerusalem. My first visit to the religious and historic epicentre to around a third of humanity that is Jerusalem. A mere…
Patagonia National Park, Explora Lodges, Chile
A taste of Chilean Patagonia
Paul Bird
Set deep within Patagonia Park is perhaps the centrepiece of Doug Tomkins’ legacy, a legacy that Explora’s team have recently become…
Polar Bear on Ice, Spitsbergen
Out of nothing
Giles Cross
79 Degrees North. Svalbard. 48 hours ago, searching the fast ice for polar bears, we were blessed with the rarest of…
Grizzly Bear, Canada
Busy bears: why you must book ahead to see one
Roxy Dukes
Bears are synonymous with Canada. Grizzly bears, black bears, spirit bears. They are feared, revered, hunted, protected, and creatures of legends…
Volcanos of Cerro Verde National Park seen from Juayua, Sonsonate, El Salvador
Welcome to wonderland
Justin Wateridge
“Welcome to wonderland,” quipped my guide Eduardo. It was a veiled comment on the Salvadorans returning to El Salvador thanks to…
Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
The land of volcanoes
Justin Wateridge
There are 27 volcanoes in Nicaragua eight of which are active, thus, the others according to Oscar are “having a siesta”.…
Kwessi Dunes 4x4 over the dunes, Namibia
Shrouded in mists and stories
Chris Johnston
I am driving through a sandstorm on a scuffed salt track in Namibia. The name of the park surrounding me translates as…
Granada Cathedral, Granada, Nicaragua
Bridging the gap between Nicaragua’s past and present
Justin Wateridge
I jump into the surf and walk up the beach, black volcanic sand between my toes, to the jaded customs officials…
Ancient Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
Getting to the heart and soul of Egypt
Rachael Tallents
When exploring Egypt over 15 years ago, I was mesmerised by the temples and tombs, and enjoyed the slow pace of…
Impala, Masai Mara, Kenya
Kenya: Where your wildest safari dreams come true
Anna Souroullas
Picture Africa in your mind's eye and it is likely you will picture the Masai Mara, known for its prolific wildlife,…

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. 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 once again?

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