For us at Steppes, travel is not just about places or sights, but meeting people. Unconditional moments that make connections. It is the people we know, and will introduce you to, that will add so much to your travels, elevating your experience(s). Travel is the art of human connection and storytelling. With that in mind, here are a selection of experiences that few other travellers may have the privilege of experiencing.
There is no better way to explore a city than on a guided walking tour, especially if you are escorted by somebody with an intimate connection to the places and people you are visiting. One such person is Shanjei Perumal – a firm favourite with our clients because of his passion, personality and wit.
Our longstanding relationship with Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) means that we can arrange for you to meet with researchers on the frontline of conservation in the Galapagos, elevating what is already an outstanding wildlife holiday. Our exclusive voyage with GCT is one such opportunity and is filling up quickly – speak to one of our travel experts today to secure your space.
Through our friends and partners in Mongolia we can help you access remote regions of this vast country, giving you time to meet with local, nomadic people, whilst ensuring these interactions are handled with care and sensitivity.
Nomadic encounters in Mongolia
The temples in Angkor are unmissable, but you need to know the best times to visit. To make sense of this spectacular site, an expert guide is essential. Travel with one of the country’s top archaeologists Mr Po-Thai at a time of day when the site is less busy for an elevated experience at South East Asia’s most iconic landmark.
Our travel expert Illona worked in South Africa as a guide for many years, so has an enviable black book of local contacts. This enables Steppes to make it possible for you to join conservationists in their fight to protect endangered rhino in places like Marataba. Talk to Illona about getting hands-on experience of a rhino notching project in South Africa.
Rhino conservation in Marataba
Avoiding the crowds in India can be easier said than done, but our contacts in Jodhpur allow us to access Mehrangarh Fort after hours, privately guided by the museum curator. To see just how atmospheric this experience can be, take a look at our India expert Charlotte’s video on her blog.