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.

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

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort £££££

  • Malaysia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort sits between forested hills and a beautiful two-mile sandy beach on the shores of the South China Sea. Although large, the resort is spacious and rambling with over 400 rooms which are split over two separate wings. Fabulous facilities range from swimming pools to a spa, 64-acre nature reserve, canopy walkway and kids club.

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Gaya Island Resort £££££

  • Malaysia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Gaya Island Resort has a beautiful setting, fringed by golden sandy beaches, mangroves and coral reefs. Inland is lush tropical rainforest and in the distance, on a clear day, Mount Kinabalu can be seen. The accommodation has been designed in a traditional style typical of the state of Sabah and uses local materials in all of the 120 villas.

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It really helped that Clare and Amy had personal experience of where they were sending me and could describe the experiences and answer a ton of questions. You guys are fantastic.


Steppes helped me recover my lost camera from Kuala Lumpur airport. Fantastic service involving lots of extra work on my behalf, not only collecting it but returning it to my home address.


Clare was brilliant when I was organising my holiday and understood my brief from the word go. Some of my trip was as a lone traveller and she made sure I was well looked after the whole time - every part of my itinerary worked perfectly and was very well organised. All of the guides were excellent with wonderful local knowledge and lots of ideas to keep the itinerary interesting and flexible.

Malaysia and China

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.

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