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.

Barbara Hindle

  • Europe, Middle East and Indian subcontinent

Travelling has always been something that I have loved, but my placement year at university when I worked at Heathrow airport was when my interest to travel accelerated. This was because I got to hear about lots of different destinations and experiences undertaken in each destination.

The thing that got me so interested in travel is how everyone’s expression changes when they talk about their latest trip or experience, the utter joy and excitement that fills their eyes is inspiring. From this, I travelled to a variety of destinations from The Big Apple to quaint villages in Italy. Exploring different destinations and trying different cuisines are two of the many reasons why I love to travel.


Dog Sledding, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Dog Sledding, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Dog Sledding, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Dog Sledding, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Dog Sledding in Swedish Lapland

It was something out of a dream, the crisp snow for miles, the beautiful sunset spreading a warm glow and the eager Huskies raring to run round and round, it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Rice Barge, Kerala, India
Alleppey, India
Village Boat View, Backwaters, Kerala, India
Cochin, India

Houseboats in Kerala

Watching the world go by on the Keralan backwaters has been one of the most tranquil experiences to date.


Sri Lankan Tea Estates

Wake early to see the tea pickers making their way to the colourful, sari dotted tea terraces.

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Explore Kerala

Walk the lush green paddy fields of the plains, through spindly rubber plantations and blooming coffee plantations.

Dog Sledding Experience

Discover the history of the iconic Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the most famous sledding competition in the world, and meet the dogs that compete each year.

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Shakti Village Walks

Visit Shakti Village and take part in challenging and adventurous walking and trekking.

The Village of Breb

Spend a few days in Breb, a strongly traditional village and a great base from which to explore the region of Maramures. See Europe’s last remaining peasant culture.

Meet the rest of the team

Our specialists have a wealth of travel experience under their belts and revisit their own areas of expertise each year to refresh their minds and discover new opportunities. Many have been with us for more than 14 years and have developed a following of clients who trust their judgement and will travel with no one else. We hope you will join those ranks.

They will tell you about those intimate, friendly hotels, introduce you to charismatic guides and our hidden gems – those extra qualities that make your holiday both unique and special.


Why Choose Steppes?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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