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Group Tours Collection 2021/22

Welcome to our 2022 Expert-Led Group Tours collection.

As you know, we always dedicate our complete passion and expertise to these updates, but this edition was driven by something entirely new: the unfolding desire to be out in the world again. While the last year has taught us here at Steppes Travel many things about our society and the role we play within it, it has stoked our desire to discover the extraordinary waiting just beyond the horizon even more than ever.

With that in mind, we have been busy creating cultural and wildlife experiences which show you the world through the eyes of the very finest experts and with an intimate group of like-minded souls. Below are just a selection of them, for more details please do speak to our experts.

What could be a more perfect way to feel wild once again.


Europe


A continent for the eyes and mind. Great landscapes sit side by side with relics of grand empires and nations.

Chat to our team about any of the following group experiences – we are always here to help you discover the extraordinary.


Middle East & Central Asia


A region jewelled with glittering medieval architecture, remnants of the fabled Silk Road and a legacy of rich tradition and lore.

Chat to our team about any of the following group experiences – we are always here to help you discover the extraordinary.

Central Asia – Five Stans

Travelling through Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, this is a journey full of remarkable contrasts to a region that is still…

Ala Archa, Kyrgyzstan

China – Photography and cultures in Yunnan

Discover a fascinating, little-visited region of China. Under the expert guidance of George Chan, explore the bustling capital of Beijing before travelling…

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yunnan, China

Iran – A Persian Journey

For anybody with an adventurous spirit, a love of history and a fondness for delicious food and incredible hospitality, the opportunity to…

Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran

Kyrgyzstan and China – Journey along the Silk Road

Travel from the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to the terracotta warriors in China. Starting amidst the mountainous countryside of Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek in…

Country Road, Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Lebanon – Land of the Cedars

Journey to the land of charm and culture, where east meets west. Let Historian Ian Colvin bring to life this historic crossroads…

Harissa Church overlooking Lebanon Coast

Mongolia – West Altai Adventure

Gain a fascinating insight into both Kazakh and Mongolian culture. Spend time in the Kazakh enclaves of Hokh Serkhiin Nuruu, Chigertei and…

Mongolia Altai Scenery, Mongolia

Mongolia – Palaeontology in the Gobi Desert with New Scientist

This tour offers an incredibly exciting opportunity to work alongside distinguished palaeontologists from the Mongolian Institute, as part of an expedition team…

Desert view, Flaming Cliffs, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Saudi Arabia – Kingdom of the Nabateans

Steppes have had Saudi Arabia in its sights for some time now. The prospect of travelling in the footsteps of Richard Burton,…

Maidain saleh archaeological site

Uzbekistan – Carpet ride to Khiva

This group tour is a wonderful cultural overview of the country, taking in the arts, crafts, architecture and historical sites, accompanied by…

Itchan Kala, walled inner town of the city of Khiva, Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

 


Indian Subcontinent


A place where every horizon brings something different. Where majestic wildlife and warm cultures spread out endlessly before you.

Chat to our team about any of the following group experiences – we are always here to help you discover the extraordinary.


South-East Asia & Oceania


Layer upon layer of diversity awaits. Discover ancient tribes, cutting-edge innovations and playful creatures.

Chat to our team about any of the following group experiences – we are always here to help you discover the extraordinary.


Africa


Alien landscapes overlap with enthralling nature, peoples and ways of life. Sit back and watch the extraordinary play out.

Chat to our team about any of the following group experiences – we are always here to help you discover the extraordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Americas


From epic frozen landscapes to colourful carnivals. Something waits just beyond every turn for those looking to find adventure.

Chat to our team about any of the following group experiences – we are always here to help you discover the extraordinary.

Groups Brochure 2022

Read our latest Groups Brochure

Read our latest brochure which you can download and share with friends and family. Please do get in touch with our experts if you would like more information on a particular tour.

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From the very initial point of contact to the receipt of the travel documentation, Joe and Amy were excellent. They responded promptly to all our questions (which were numerous) and were able to provide us with all the information needed for the trip. Superb service for a magnificent trip and experience.

Albania

Our guide, Kristina in Armenia was lovely and friendly and chatty.

Armenia

Our tour guide was incredible. So knowledgeable and he never stopped smiling.

Cambodia

Joan Riera was superb, very knowledgeable and excellent company. Continue doing what you are doing and offering super interesting trips.

Cameroon

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With an average group size of just eight to ten people, our group tour itineraries enable you to travel to some of the most intriguing regions of the world in the company of experts guides in the field and, of course, with like-minded people.

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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