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

The Lotus

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Cabins

Bedroom, Lotus Houseboat, Kerala, India

Each of the two bedrooms measures over 16 x 13 feet and has solid teak floors. Lights and airy with cheerful colours. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom (10 x 9 feet) with a shower cubicle and delicious organic toiletries from Fab India. Each also has its own private sitting-out verandah to enjoy those special moments.

Holiday Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

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Outlining a trip and having Joe fill in the details and make suggestions or changes meant we had a wonderful experience.

India

Joe was wonderful and very knowledgeable about India. He was patient with us as we made numerous changes to the itinerary and very quick to respond.  

India

All guides, drivers and vehicles were superb and it was such a great way to see everything and know everything. The service was excellent.

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 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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F L E X I B I L I T Y P R O M I S E B O O K W I T H C O N F I D E N C E

Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Lloyd 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
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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