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.

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.’

Experiences

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.
Gurung Honey Hunters collecting honey, Annapurna, Nepal

Witness The Honey Hunting Harvest

Trek in the Annapurna Mountains during Spring or Autumn when locals embark on a perilous cliff descent to harvest chunks of honeycomb from cliffside bee colonies.

Holiday Idea

Green sea turtle hatchling

Turtle Conservation

Visit Tortuguero, one of the world’s major nesting sites for Atlantic green turtles.

Holiday idea

Kenya Mother elephant with a baby, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Mara Elephant Project

Join Mark Goss, the CEO of the Mara Elephant Project, on an aerial reconnaissance mission to track the collared elephants, enjoy the view of the Mara from above and support the work of the project.

Holiday idea

Bengal Tiger, Satpura National Park, India

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary & Satpura National Park

Combine a stay at the Bori Safari Lodge and Reni Pani Jungle Lodge in Satpura and take an all-day safari exploring biodiversity hotspots.

Holiday idea

West Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island

Meet with conservationists and witness first-hand Kangaroo Island’s natural regeneration following the devastating fires.

Holiday idea

Maned wolf (Chysocyon brachyurus)

Oncafari Maned Wolf Project

Meet with researchers from the Oncafari Maned Wolf Project to learn about their conservation project in more detail and go in search of Brazil’s most endangered canid, the maned wolf.

Holiday idea

Rice Fields, Ubud, Bali

Rice Terraces, Ubud, Bali

Petronas Towers, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Me Linh Coffee Garden, Da Lat, Vietnam

Me Linh Coffee Garden, Da Lat, Vietnam

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali

About our boat selection.

Kazazian Cruises exterior, Egypt

Kazazian Cruises

Exterior of Crucero Amazonas, Peru

Crucero Amazonas

Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot

Polar Pioneer Sea Ice

Polar Pioneer

Seaventure, Polar Latitudes, Antarctica

MS Seaventure

Aqua Mare, Galapagos, Ecuador

Aqua Mare

Sylvia Earle

Ultramarine, Quark

Ultramarine

World Explorer copyright Sam Crimmin

World Explorer

Stockholm, Polar Quest

Stockholm

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.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?


More about Steppes

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