Our People
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    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.

Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Cruise, Backwaters Kerala, India

Oberoi Vrinda

  • River Boat

Explore what's below deck

Deluxe Cabins

Cabin, Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Cruise, Backwaters Kerala, India

Comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated, these cabins have been carefully designed as the perfect space for you to relax and unwind after a full day of sightseeing on the backwaters. Stretch out on your queen size bed, refresh under the vari pressure shower or take a seat on the day chair and enjoy the backwaters as they slip past outside.

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Our team is waiting to help you tailor a trip that will leave you with stories for a lifetime. Call us on

01285 601 784

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Very satisfied with all aspects of our trip. Steppes kept us fully informed of the progress of the arrangements and gave us various choices of hotels.

Nick

Everything went smoothly, we were met as arranged by extremely knowledgeable personnel. The guides and drivers came up to and exceeded, our expectations.

India

Kate Hitchen was excellent and managed to book and organise our trip to India perfectly, it was even better than expected. Thank you.

India

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. 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?


Why Steppes

Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

Ice thickness (cm)

10 15 30 50

Ice thickness (cm)

lowest   highest
Finland / Sweden
Category II
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IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
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IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super