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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.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a small tropical island in the Gulf of Siam. A hilly, jungle interior with spectacular views and waterfalls takes visitors down to perfect white sand beaches and clear blue water. Sunny skies and calm seas prevail for most months of the year and in particular during the UK summer.

Large parts of the island remain unspoiled, with the tallest buildings rising no higher than the tallest palm tree. At Steppes Travel we chose smaller hotels located slightly away from the main town of Chaweng to ensure our clients experience the best of the area.

There is an excellent golf course and all the activities one would expect for a relaxed island – snorkelling, fishing, mountain biking, horse-riding, sea-canoeing, nature walks and visits to outlying islands. Koh Samui is easily accessed from Bangkok and other major Asian cities so can work well as a relaxing end to your holiday.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveler chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route.

Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz.

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Amy really understood the type of holiday we were looking for with a real mixture of accommodation and activities ranging from relaxing to exciting. When I asked for a private pool on the beach that's exactly what she delivered. Amy embraced every request, making sure they blended, giving us something new and exciting at every turn. The ethos of Steppes travel is what will always set you aside. Thank you and keep up the good work.


You did a fantastic job from start to finish. Helping us identify where to go in December for the best weather, locate the perfect villa, source a chef and yoga instructor and organise transport from multiple destinations. Everything worked beautifully.


Paul's knowledge and expertise was invaluable when planning this trip. I told him where we wanted to go and the sort of hotels and things we wanted to do and everything was spot on - more than we ever expected! We will definitely be using Steppes Travel for future trips.

Thailand and Vietnam

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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