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.

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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.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos Islands

Olivia Read

My career in fact began in law, not tourism. I graduated with a law degree in 2021 and worked in administration for 3 years. Like most people, the pandemic reignited my passion for travel and I decided I wanted to combine this passion with my experience in administration which is why I joined Steppes.

From a young age, the thought of travelling somewhere new and experiencing something completely different to what I’m used to has always excited me. For me, this is what travel is all about as well as meeting new people and trying delicious food. I have visited a large amount of Europe and I don’t intend on stopping until I have ticked off everywhere! I would also love to visit further afield in the future with Asia and the Americas being high up on my bucket list. 

Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands Cruise

A cruise onboard a small ship, where steps are taken to minimise environmental impact, is the most fulfilling and sustainable way to experience the Galapagos Islands. Natural Paradise carries a maximum of 16 passengers which means shore landings are low-impact and seamless, while service on board has a personal touch. 

10 days

from £6,995 pp

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Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Sea Lions, Galapagos Islands

Sea Lions of the Galapagos

The reality of having sealions come up and play with you is an incredible moment to capture. Encountering wildlife on such an intimate experience when out of your comfort zone really is spine tingling.

Spring Rolls, Vietnam

Vietnamese Cooking Class

Learn how to cook in true Vietnamese style on a cookery class in any one of the countries main cities.

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Cheetah in front of vehicle, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Big Five Safari

Visit beautiful private game reserves that are home to Big Five wildlife.

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Safari Game Drive, Baghvan, Pench National Park, India

See Bengal Tigers in India

Head out on a game drive by Jeep in search of tigers.

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Sushi, Japan

Japanese Cuisine

Dine out on some of the world’s freshest sushi.

Ibo Island dhow safari, arimba dhow, mozambique

Dhow Safari

Take a dhow safari between the islands, camping beneath palm trees on white sands.

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Tiger, India

Track Tigers in Central India

Visit one of India’s wildlife parks – Madhya Pradesh, Kanha, Bandavgarh, Satpura and Pench in search for tigers.

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Meet 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.

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Get in touch by phone or email to start creating a holiday guaranteed to leave you with stories for a lifetime.

01285 880 980

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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