Our People
  • Amy 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.

Sunset over Meteora in Greece

Expert-Led Groups

We are recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialists in cultural, archaeological, wildlife and pioneering, expert-led small group holidays.

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International,  the Orangutan Foundation,  and the Jane Goodall Institute.

Our average group size is typically eight to ten people, smaller than other group tours typically offered – a factor which many of our clients appreciate. Travelling as part of a smaller group provides a more intimate, personalised and relaxed atmosphere.

Steppes group tour travellers are like-minded people – interesting, interested and curious. Our group tours aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed

Gjirokaster Village, Albania
Gjirokaster, Albania

About our tours

Our tours explore areas of the world which have often gone unnoticed. Accompanied by experts in their field, they embrace the intriguing ancient history, rich cultural and religious influence, or architectural wonders. Learn and discover the traditions of these countries, whilst rubbing shoulders with the locals, become emerged with the whole community.

They present a fascinating combination for the first-time visitor and provide a deeper insight to those returning to the area.

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Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands
Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands

Expert-led cruises

We work with a selection of experts on Steppes Travel privately chartered boats to destinations worldwide. We carefully choose our experts based on their personal insight, knowledge, companionship and influence.

Join one of our exclusive small boat charters to destinations including Galapagos, Canada and Antarctica.

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View of the village Adishi. Upper Svaneti, Georgia, Europe. Caucasus mountains
View of the village Adishi. Upper Svaneti, Georgia, Europe. Caucasus mountains

Georgia - Highlights of Transcaucasia

The unexplored Transcaucasia, known variously as the Caucasus, or the South Caucasus, is a geographical region in the southern Caucasus Mountains. It is where Europe, Asia and the Middle East meet and is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions in the world. Encompassing unique Caucasian cultures, a rich Christian heritage, dramatic mountain scenery, fine wines and delicious food.

Offering dramatic, unspoilt scenery peppered with fascinating historical and religious sites. Its proud, high-spirited, cultured people are the soul of this stunning country.

Departing 10th May 2020.

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Orangutan, Borneo Expedition, Sabah, Borneo

Malaysia - Borneo Wildlife photography in the Danum Valley

Perfectly suited for those that have a genuine interest in conservation issues at the grass-root level, and a love of the rainforest, wildlife, and photography. Our Malaysian Borneo wildlife photography tour is accompanied throughout by wildlife photographer George Chan, this tour offers a perfect opportunity to hone your photographic skills in one of natures greatest playgrounds.

Departing 29th September 2020.

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Group Tours 2020 brochure cover
Group Tours 2020 brochure cover

2020 Group tours

This incredible portfolio of group tours sums up what we are all about, small group size, expertise, insight and behind-the-scenes access.

Explore the Danum Valley with photographer George Chan, learn about Greece’s ancient history with Carolyn Perry or search for Jaguars in Brazil, just some of the incredible tours we have for 2020.

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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.


Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Biertan, Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, Romania
10 reasons to visit Romania
Joe Parkes
As one of Central Europe's most beautiful but least explored countries, Romania is rich in flora and fauna, medieval culture and…

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. 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?

Why Steppes