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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.

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    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.

A group of tourists walk on a rocky peninsula with their naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands

Expert-Led Cruises

Join one of our exclusive small boat charters to destinations including Galapagos, Canada, Hawaii, India and Antarctica.

We work with a carefully selected group of experts, each with reams of personal insight and subject knowledge, who accompany our clients on exclusive private boat journeys worldwide.    

Previous expert-led cruises have included Galapagos with Liz Bonnin, Papua New Guinea with Chris Packham, Galapagos with Monty Halls and Antarctica with Wade Davis, Sue Flood and Stephen Venables. Upcoming expert-led cruises include India with William Dalrymple, Hawaii with Richard Dawkins, Galapagos with Jo Ruxton and Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest with Sue Flood.

Grizzly Bear, Canada
Grizzly Bear, Canada

Cruise with Sue Flood

This is a unique opportunity to travel around one of the last remaining protected habitats for bears, Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, with world-renowned photographer Sue Flood and expert naturalists. We have limited the number joining this group to 10 passengers even though the boat has a capacity for 14 people as we are keen to give our clients extra space on board.

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Man at Temple, Ganges, India
Varanasi, India

Cruise with William Dalrymple

Board the five-star Ganges Voyager on a 10-day river cruise into the heart of West Bengal. William Dalrymple, author and historian will join you onboard to share his knowledge of India and explore key regions mentioned in his latest book, The Anarchy. The cruise slowly drifts alongside riverside communities on the Lower Ganges, punctuated by historic battlefields, temple complexes, historic mosques and impressive colonial architecture.

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Polar Flight on Ice Runway, Antarctica
Polar Flight on Ice Runway, Antarctica

Cruise with Paul Rose

If you have a love of wildlife and wild places, an expedition voyage to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula is the ultimate travel experience. Nothing quite prepares you for the epic scale or the amazing sense of space. Towering ice cliffs, gigantic glaciers, bergs the size of skyscrapers – little wonder that Roald Amundsen wrote of Antarctica that “the land looks like a fairy-tale”.

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Expert-Led Cruises Collection

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

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.
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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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Roxy Dukes

I love to squeeze as much out of my day as possible. An outdoors fanatic, I love to delve into harsh environments having summited numerous mountains and trail running into the unknown whenever I get the chance – whether at home or overseas. Funnily enough, it didn’t start like that. It took a few years for the burning fire of adventure to truly take light with my eyes opened by the adventures travel could afford.
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Paul Bird

It wasn’t part of the script, career plans were quite different but after four global trips visiting such exciting destinations, travel became a passion that eventually led to me entering the industry. The more I have travelled the greater the desire has been to see and do more.
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John Faithfull

My love affair with travel began in a vintage Italian train carriage at sunset on a hot and sticky September evening in 1983. Sardined into a two-bench compartment, I’d spent five hours sharing sweaty thighs, broken-Italian pleasantries and furtive glances while rattling towards Turin, stopping at every wisteria-draped village along the way.
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Roxy was excellent at knowing what we needed from our family trip to the Galapagos Islands. Despite booking it with little time to spare, everything was seamlessly arranged with very little effort from us.

Destination: Galapagos Islands
Travel Expert: Roxy

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.

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