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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.

White sailing yacht on water at sunset.

Sailing Adventures

Setting sail on a voyage at sea is the very epitome of the spirit of adventure. Our sailing adventures are a collection of our favourite small ship cruising destinations, covering the world’s most pristine marine environments.

In Europe, we have hand-picked our favourite gulets, catamarans, cruisers and yachts, while in Indonesia we have chosen the best traditional, phinisi-style boats.

You can either join a trip with other like-minded passengers or you can charter the boats for your own private group. While each vessel has a distinct character, they all have in common their commitment to providing a high-end service onboard combined with exceptional experiences off the ship.

‘So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.’


Take to the seas, on a voyage of a lifetime navigating the beautiful crystal waters of the Sea of Cortez that sits between the east coast of Baja California and mainland Mexico or sail on the Tiger Blue, a two-masted Indonesian phinisi around spectacular coral reefs and swim with manta rays.

Sailing adventures are ideal for travellers wanting a relaxed way of exploring marine life and picturesque islands yet still deliver exciting and thrill-seeking possibilities for those travellers seeking something a little more adventurous.

Bushfire Recovery

Join like minded people to assist in land rehabilitation activities in areas worst affected by bushfires. Unite with Steppes Travel in supporting the Koala Clancy Foundation – enjoy wildlife encounters whilst engaging in meaningful conservation projects such as tree planting, habitat maintenance and wildlife counts of species affected by the fires.

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Naoshima Island

Visit or stay on this beautiful island. Home to a collection of abandoned houses, workshops, temples and shrines which have been converted into art installations and venues for contemporary art, by artists and architects from Japan and abroad. The Chichu Art Museum is itself a work of art – built into a hillside overlooking the ocean and located mostly underground, it utilises solely natural light to illuminate the artwork.

Meet Foundation Conservation Carpathia

Meet members of FCC’s core team of conservation experts, and learn more about the project first-hand.

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Stay in Wildlife Hides

Relax at the hides where you will have a strong chance of experiencing local wildlife including bears, wild boar, foxes, Red and Roe deer.

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Remote Mountain Lodge

Head into the Carpathian Mountains to spend the night in a stunning lodge with panoramic views of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi National Park.

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Pakistani arts and crafts

Visit local artisans at work – Pakistan in known for bone carvings, camel skin lamps, weaving, pottery and mosaic.

Visit a truck workshop

Wander around a truck workshop where mechanics service and even decorate the colourful trucks which are a common sight all over Pakistan.

Desert Forts

Explore the desert forts of the south including Derawar, Rohtas and Kot Diji.

See an international polo tournament

Coincide your visit with an international polo tournament on the Shandur Pass, home to the highest polo ground in the world.

Stay in a 19th century fort

Explore the scenic landscapes around Skardu from an atmospheric and historical hotel, once a Mir’s palace.

About our boat selection.

Exterior, Ganges Voyager, India

Ganges Voyager

Boat, Nauka Vilas, West Bengal, India

Nauka Vilas

Irrawaddy River, Belmond Road to Mandalay, Myanmar

Belmond Road to Mandalay

Gulet Fortuna, Bodrum Marina, Turkey

Gulet Fortuna

Gulet Nikola, Bodrum Marina, Turkey

Gulet Nikola

Alexa J exterior

Alexa J

Island Sky, Antarctica

Island Sky

Exterior View, Tupaiu, Amazon, Brazil


Anakonda Cruise


Tucano river cruise


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