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.

Beautiful New Zealand vineyard

Wellington and Martinborough Wine Regions

A fine harbour city and a centre for culture and the arts it is also home to New Zealand’s Parliament, Victoria University and the famed Te Papa Museum.

The last stop before reaching the South Island is New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, with a host of restaurants, cafes, galleries and theatres and Wellington is well worth visiting for a few days.

The area surrounding Wellington boasts rugged coastlines, some excellent walking and several less known but wonderful wine producers.

Marlborough Sound, New Zealand
Marlborough Sound, New Zealand

Marlborough Sound

Depart Wellington and cross the Cook Strait to reach the South Island and Marlborough Sound; a network of waterways created from sunken river valleys. What remains is 1500 kilometres of weaving, picturesque coastline, perfect to explore on foot or sea kayak and regularly frequented by dolphin and orca.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Green sea turtle hatchling

Turtle Conservation

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

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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

Kayaking, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Kayak in Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Kayak around Split Apple Rock in searching for marine life.

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Amy's experience of New Zealand was invaluable. Everything went like clockwork and the travel documentation and book you sent us were brilliant.

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Excellent organisation and itinerary, very professionally put together in an attractive package. Plus a great travel app. Amy was efficient, helpful and clearly knowledgeable.

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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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