Monaco Glacier, Spitsbergen

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.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

We’re very excited to be re-launching the Steppes Travel Group Collection for travellers who enjoy the camaraderie of travelling together. You can download a copy of our brochure here.

We’ve chartered our favourite small ships and called on some of our favourite experts to join you, giving insight on topics such as wildlife photography, conservation and history. We’ve chosen festivals for the thrill of complete cultural immersion and we’ve tapped into our spirit of adventure to offer you the chance to pioneer some of the trips our team at Steppes have always wanted to do. Expect to be joined by outstanding guides and hosts, and you’ll also be accompanied by travelling companions whom may just become future friends.

Some experiences are just too good to be enjoyed alone. Go far together and join us on a trip from the Steppes Travel Group Collection.

Gjirokaster Village, Albania
Gjirokaster, Albania

Expert-led Group Tours

Travel is all about connecting people and there’s nothing we like doing more than giving our clients the opportunity to travel with genuine experts in their field, people like Jonathan Green, founder of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project or Chris Aslan, author and Silk Road specialist. Our hosts and guides not only give outstanding personal insight they also open doors to places and people otherwise inaccessible.

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Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands
Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands

Expert-led cruises

We hand pick the ships we work with, prioritising smaller vessels with a high ratio of guides and crew to passengers. Smaller ships not only have a lighter footprint but also enable us to access the more remote and secluded places on the map. Our charters are all exclusive to Steppes Travels’ clients and we have carefully chosen 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 Turkey.

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Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India, Naga Kutir
Allahabad, India

Cultural immersion

Meeting local communities around the world, to celebrate the distinctive expressions of ancient and modern cultures that still prevail. These trips will often be to some of the world’s most dynamic festivals, such as Kumbh Mela in India or the Nguon Festival in Cameroon. We are very happy to be working with Chris Aslan again in the Stans, offering our clients the opportunity to travel through the Fergana Valley, meet with skilled artisans, explore bazaars and towns, and visit Central Asia’s most culturally significant sites. If you are interested in learning more about India through the medium of its beautiful Mughal art, then ask us for more details about our exclusive tour with Ursula Weekes.

Snow leopard on cliff side, Ladakh, India
Snow leopard, Leh, India

Iconic wildlife

Travel in search of the world’s most iconic species, celebrating the ecosystems they inhabit and meeting the inspirational conservationists who have dedicated their lives to protecting them. Take a look at our snow leopard tour which epitomises how tourism can be both a powerful tool for conservation and an uplifting and profound experience. Join our wildlife photography tour to British Columbia and learn how to capture memorable images of brown bears and humpback whales or join our exclusive Galapagos Conservation Trust cruise to the Galapagos.

Peru 4x4 driving, Peru Safari, Peru
Nazca and Southern Coast, Peru

Pioneering tours

Follow the path less travelled on a trip to explore the more remote and intrepid spaces on the map. Our Peru 4×4 adventure puts you behind the wheel to explore Peru’s most thrilling roads and off-road routes, under the expert guidance of Paul Boardman. Our pioneering tours celebrate emerging destinations or look for different ways of exploring well established destinations. Trips like our Bonobo expedition to DRC give our clients the opportunity to join the team on a recce style trip.

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