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.

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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.

  • 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.

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Dr Sylvia Earle

“Our actions over the next 10 years will determine the state of the ocean for the next 10,000 years.” – Dr Sylvia Earle.

Dr Sylvia Earle is an Oceanographer, Explorer and Author and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. Dr Sylvia Earle was part of our special panel discussion at the Steppes Beyond Festival in 2017, which highlighted the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans and how we can bring about a wave of change to stem the flow of plastic waste and our consumption of single-use plastic.

Wildlife Holiday Ideas

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

A boy wearing school uniform reads to a young elephant in the jungle
Read Around The World: Children’s Book Club
Vanessa Humphrey
Have you ever travelled around the world in a single day? Spent the morning eating foraged berries in the Alaskan wilderness?…
An open book sitting on a pile of cosy blankets
Read Around the World: Grown-Up’s Book Club
Justin Wateridge
Books and travel share many similarities. They let us step out of our comfort zone for a space of time, often…
Tarrali snack, Italy
Recipe: Taralli
Barbara Hindle
One of our favourite snacks whilst travelling through Italy is a mini bagel like delight called 'taralli'. These are especially popular…
Gol gappa, Indian streetfood, India
Recipe: Gol gappa
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
India is a destination that is synonymous with royal palaces and forts, jungles full of tigers and of course a delectable…
Boats float on clear water off a hidden beach on the Makarska Riviera in Croatia
COVID-19 Heroes & Heroines Holiday Fund
Steppes Travel
Heroes and heroines truly live among us right now; they are the ones leaving children and partners at home to staff…
Chris Packham stood smiling with seven young local people.
Steppes News
Our heroes and heroines
Steppes Travel
Who do you look to for inspiration? The spread of coronavirus, and the world's response to it, has brought about a…
Coronavirus cell 3D interpretation
Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting to the facts
Justin Wateridge
Each and every one of us is affected by COVID-19. This virus doesn't see race, ethnicity, affluence or gender. Despite the…
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Giant Fish and Fantastical Feathers in Raja Ampat
Deborah Brock-Doyle
I find myself in a David Attenborough episode. Just five weeks before, I was watching Papuan fishermen feeding whale sharks from…
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Client Reviews
Vietnam by Robin Barrett
Steppes Travel
This article is written by our client, Robin Barrett, who travelled to Vietnam despite the coronavirus prevalence in Asia.
Song Kol Lake, Kyrgyzstan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan
Why Kyrgyzstan Has Been Voted Top Emerging Destination for 2020
Kate Burnell
We have been travelling and sending people to Kyrgyzstan for over 30 years and Paul Craven (with Steppes for over 25…

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Very satisfied with all aspects of our trip. Steppes kept us fully informed of the progress of the arrangements and gave us various choices of hotels.


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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.

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