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.

Macaw, Brazil, South America

Luciano Lima

My Expertise

  • Brazil

Luciano is a Bird and Wildlife Guide and Sustainability Coordinator at Pousada Trijuncao. He is a keen conservationist and professional ornithologist and with a masters degree in zoology. He grew up in southern Minas Gerais surrounded by nature, spending his time exploring the depths of the Itatiaia National Park spotting elusive birds, learning their names and collecting specimens.

At just 15 years old, he started offering guided bird-watching walks to national and international visitors to identify the variety of species which inhabit the forests of the park.

Following his degree and masters, he went on to establish the first Brazilian Bird Observatory and now coordinates three observatories as well as teaching courses in ornithology at the Institute Butantan in Sao Paulo.

He is a strong believer in connecting people with nature and how this relationship can go on to be a transformative experience for many. He feels that tourism can be essential in helping people understand the importance of the protection of species and biodiversity and also inspire them in their own conservation efforts.

Pantanal, Brazil
Pantanal, Brazil

Brazil – Jaguars and Maned Wolf Conservation

Travel across two vastly different ecosystems to go in search of Brazil’s most iconic big cat, the jaguar and its most endangered canid, the maned wolf. 

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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.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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