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.

  • Chris Packham 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.

Arabian historical site Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia

Peter Harrigan

My Expertise

  • Saudi Arabia

Peter Harrigan is founding director and commissioning editor of Medina Publishing and a senior contributor to Aramco World Magazine. He has travelled extensively in the region and writes on the culture and history of Saudi Arabia.

He is the author of the book Riyadh: Heritage and Vision, (September 2016) which is the first detailed and illustrated the history of the Saudi capital up to the present time.

Peter has been studying leader of alumni tours to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States including Stanford and the University of Washington, World Leaders Symposium and a private jet trip, Crossroads of Eurasia. Peter is a board member of the Saudi British Society and in 2013 received of the Rawabi Prize for “Exceptional contribution to Saudi-British relations.”

Maidain saleh archaeological site
Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia – Kingdom of the Nabateans

Steppes have had Saudi Arabia in its sights for some time now. The prospect of travelling in the footsteps of Richard Burton, T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger is a tantalising one.

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Sakaka Fort, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: Breaking free from the stereotypes
Justin Wateridge
“Khalid has just created a Twitter storm,” was not something that I expected to hear in Saudi Arabia. But then again…

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.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes