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.

Yacht and whales, Sailing in Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Your luxury travel experts

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. The world may be less certain but we still remain curious. Let us show you over 100 locations, including the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and Japan, safe in the knowledge we have everything covered.

Why travel with us

Constance Halaveli, Maldives
Constance Halaveli, Maldives
Mountain View, Caribbean, St Lucia
Saint Lucia
Hawksbill Turtle, Maldives
Le Morne peninsula, Mauritius
Pool View, Cap Maison, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Cap Maison, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Tropical Atoll, Maldives
Anse Chastanet Resort, Beach, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Snorkelling, Saint Lucia
Snorkelling, Saint Lucia
Waterfall Chamarel seven coloured earths and jungle around it, Mauritius
Chamarel, Mauritius

Travel Now - Island Retreats

If you, like us, are looking to get away for a much-needed and well-deserved holiday but not sure where is the most feasible destination, we are happy to put on hold several holiday options for you, giving you greater flexibility nearer to your departure. Talk to our team about our new flexi-travel planning service.

Perhaps a winter getaway to the Maldives, Seychelles or Saint Lucia? All three are currently exempt from England’s travel quarantine list and our favourite properties there are currently offering great rates and cancellation policies.

Speak to our experts

Carretera Austral, Cerro Castillo, Patagonia, Chile
Carretera Austral, Cerro Castillo, Patagonia, Chile
Emperor penguins, Snow Hill, Weddell Sea, Antarctica
Emperor penguins, Snow Hill, Weddell Sea, Antarctica
Sailing boat in clear blue water Croatia
Bagan historical site, Myanmar
Stokksnes headland, Iceland

Now is the time to plan ahead

As many are choosing to postpone their holidays from 2020 to 2021, we are finding that availability for next year is often a challenge at some key properties. If you have travel plans for next year or even 2022, we suggest you give us a call to help you secure the best guides and to get preferable hotel rooms reserved. With our flexible payment terms, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Read our list of where to travel

Our latest and greatest getaways.

Snake through the Amazon or visit India and look majestic big cats squarely in the eyes. Here are some holiday ideas that our clients loved to inspire that tailor-made trip you’re yearning for in the next few months.

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Close up of women's dresses from Hamer tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Omo Valley, Ethiopia

A New World

Given that nature has forced humanity to hit a global pause button, we should use this time for reflection and to redefine ‘normal’ for a truly sustainable future. Responsible, conscious and sustainable travel is the way forward, and making well informed and considered choices will become the new norm. A well-researched African or Indian safari can go a long way in supporting local communities, protecting wildlife and helping to fight poachers.

Read our latest magazine to find out why travel can be a force for good.

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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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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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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Looking Forward at a Better World – October 2020
Justin Wateridge
As our inner worlds collide with new people, places and things, we imprint a part of ourselves on them, and them…
Mount Nemrut at sunset in Turkey
Highlights of our 2021 Expert-Led Group Tours
Steppes Travel
Temples at sunrise, Cambodia
Book now – Where to travel next
Steppes Travel
Ride4Rangers, in the rain
Rob Gardiner
Our Steppes Travel team join the Ride4Rangers peloton on Day 5 - Bath to Cheltenham. Ben Morison, owner of Far &…
Walking safari, South Luangwa, Zambia
What's On
Steppes Travel
Join the Africa travel industry in cumulatively cycling 30,000 KM - the equivalent of circumnavigating Africa. In Africa, the halting of…
Quiver Tree, Namibia
Where to travel to next
Steppes Travel
Hyderabad, India
Discovering your wonderlands
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
A few weeks ago we asked you, our clients, to share your wonderlands. These are those destinations your memory wanders away…
Fishing Net, Vietnam
Supporting Innovation: The University of Oxford Coronavirus Research
Justin Wateridge
I’m immensely proud of the connections Steppes Travel has created over thirty years. Each one echoes our passion for growth in…
Lion at sunset, Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia
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
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…

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Why Choose Steppes?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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