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  • 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.

Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos Islands

Wildlife Cruises

Our collection of wildlife cruises provides the perfect platform from which to encounter wildlife in a memorable but responsible fashion. The emphasis will be on getting off the ship, using tenders and Zodiacs to explore secret waterways or landing on remote islands to see wildlife on foot.

Using only small ships you will be able to access coves and inlets that bigger ships cannot access. So, while the wildlife will be prolific, the tourist footfall will be less so.

Where permissible, you will be given the chance to get under the surface to snorkel or dive. And of course, our cruises have been chosen to ensure your naturalist guides are of the highest calibre.

Our team are passionate about wildlife and about getting you close, sometimes extremely close for the most incredible experiences. Unlike traditional safaris or trekking for wildlife on land, a wildlife cruise is a perfect opportunity for those explorers motivated by a love of the sea and that have a desire to see some of the world’s most spectacular marine environments.

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


World Explorer copyright Sam Crimmin

World Explorer

Stockholm, Polar Quest



Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

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

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I highly recommend Pacha for your charter experience.

Croatia - Cruise - Pacha

We have been on trips all over the world and have chartered yachts many times. This was the best trip and experience we have ever enjoyed. The sights, the yacht, the crew, the food and beverage were top shelf all the time.

Turkey - Cruise

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well! Who could have foreseen electric storms and the civil unrest in Chile. You couldn’t have looked after us better if you had been on the spot! We had an AWESOME adventure – your advice and suggestions were bang on the nail every time. Each hotel was better than the next and the cruise was FANTASTIC.

Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

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?

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