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

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.

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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Usangu Expedition Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Usangu Expedition Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Secret Bay, Dominica
Secret Bay, Dominica
Lungmar Camp, Ladakh, India
Lungmar Camp, Ladakh, India
Tilar Siro, Andaman Islands, India
Tilar Siro, Andaman Islands, India

What's Hot for 2022

Staying longer, deeper immersion in a destination and crossing fewer borders are all trends expected to continue into 2022. Our experts have put together a list of some of the hottest destinations properties and experiences that we think are going to be amongst the must-visit places to book this year.

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Find inspiration

Here are some of the carefully-tailored, luxury experiences that we have recently created for our clients to give you a sense of what is possible when our expertise is put to the task.

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Impala, Masai Mara, Kenya
Impala, Masai Mara, Kenya
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Palm trees on the beach
Palm trees on the beach, Saint Lucia

Find Your Escape

Galapagos Islands, Kenya, Tanzania, Jordan, Oman, Croatia and Greece are perfect options at this time. They’re easy and safe to travel to as well and offer a variety of experiences and great weather in abundance.

Explore our ‘When to Go’ calendar to see where is best to travel to throughout the year.

Find Your Escape

Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Waves on the shore
Travel
Celebrating World Ocean Day
Steppes Travel
The theme of this year’s World Ocean Day is Revitalisation: collective action for the ocean. The focus is to highlight the communities, ideas…
King Penguin head shot, St Andrew's Bay
Travel
Finding the Endurance – where were you?
Sue Grimwood
There are certain moments in history that are etched into your memories and where you were at the time. Where were…
Flags on Tiger's Nest Temples, Bhutan
What's hot
Travel in the footsteps of inspiring Bhutanese women
Steppes Travel
To mark International Women’s Day 2022, Trans Bhutan Trail is launching an exclusive Women’s Adventure Tour, led by female Bhutanese guides.…
Low white cloud covers jungle canopies as sunrises, with mountain in background.
Sustainability
Making informed choices when taking to the skies
Alison Frusher
Airlines around the world are slowly waking up to their responsibilities on climate change.  The pandemic of course will not help,…
Crabeater seal, Antarctic Peninsula
Sustainability
Positive Impact Travel – 2021 Sustainability Report
Steppes Travel
Published December 2021 Steppes Travel commits to giving an update at the end of every year, on its progress against set…
Fogo Island Inn, Canada ©Alex Fradkin
Travel
Positive Impact Properties
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Elephant Silhouette With Red Sunset, South Africa
Travel
Where to go when – Africa
Steppes Travel
Following on from the well-received focus on Latin America last week, as promised below is a collection of our favourite destinations in Africa and the…
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana, South America
Travel
Where to go when – Latin America
Steppes Travel
Don’t miss out on the expertise and insight of our Latin American team who are keen to share with you their…
Side of a dark brown bears body and head amidst green foliage.
Travel
Experience Europe’s wildness, with purpose
Steppes Travel
The world is changing. The past year has been a staggering challenge for all; travel grounded to a halt, and the…
Flamingo, shot by Alfie Bowen
Travel
Wild World by Alfie Bowen
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Alfie Bowen is an exceptionally talented young autistic photographer and wildlife activist. His latest project - Wild World - offers a…

Start planning your trip

Get in touch with our travel experts below, or alternatively call us on 01285 880980.

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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