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.

About Us

30 years. Countless memories

Three decades of visiting far-flung locations, making life-long friends and discovering the extraordinary with our clients.

Our mission.

In today’s digital world, too many people are living vicariously through others. We believe in letting the traveller’s imagination run wild on what is possible on our beautiful planet and then making it happen for them. Sit back and enjoy the journey.

Siargao Island, Philippines

Skip the humdrum

Your travel should reflect you: individual, creative and considered. Our rich expertise, vast collection of on-the-ground partners and friendly, personal service will open up the world in a way that is completely unique to you.

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Sigiriya Fortress, Sri Lanka

What matters the most?

We leave no stone unturned when it comes to what’s important to you. We take the time to chat and connect with you – on the phone or in our friendly office – to create an itinerary which truly resonates with your passions.

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Your travel partners throughout

We are with you at every step. Find out what happened when we asked Hamish Mackie, award-winning wildlife sculptor, to see what it means to book with us or go it alone.

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The people who make it happen

We offer first-hand knowledge about cultures that few operators know; a personal service that is created to let travellers’ imaginations flourish freely while they are away; and a trust which sees many clients return to us when the desire to travel strikes again.

Meet our team Meet our tour experts

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Worlds apart when it comes to protecting the planet

We always put our planet first. Whether it is offsetting our flights, pioneering conservation projects or supporting women’s empowerment, we aim to leave a positive impact on everything that we touch.

Read about our Steppes Fund For Change


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Steppes Traveller Magazine

All the latest from the travel world

Our nose for an innovative destination or experience is what truly sets us apart. Stay up to date on what’s new by receiving our bi-annual Steppes Traveller magazine and monthly e-newsletters.

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How we work with you.

1. Starting the conversation

Each and every travel adventure starts with you, our client, and our team of experienced travel specialists.

2. Be inspired

Our travel specialists love to get a map out and talk through with you the ‘what, when and how’s’ of your adventure.  As far as knowledge goes, an average of six weeks a year is spent travelling around the world by individual experts ensuring our team is second to none.

3. Tailor-made

Our specialists will make every effort to learn about what makes you tick. They’ll combine their knowledge of your interests and the different experiences and properties available on the ground to create a holiday truly bespoke to you.  We will always remain impartial; our decisions are based on what is right for you.

At this stage we’ll welcome you on-board to our online MySteppes portal where you can view your custom journey idea in detail.

4. Finishing Touches

You may want to make a few tweaks to your itinerary – would you like to plan a surprise birthday dinner for your partner whilst on your holiday?

We are here for you. In fact, we will keep in contact with you throughout the whole process and be on hand to be your co-conspirators.

5. Time to pack

A few weeks before your holiday, we will send you a small package to help you stay in the know whilst you’re away or share with family and friends. This will include your paper bound (we’re happy to go paper-free if you are) itinerary, handy travel essentials and of course your destination information guide with tips on how to say ‘’thank you’’ in Tok Pisin (all relevant to your destination of course).

You’ll also have access to our very own Steppes Travel App allowing you to access everything in the palm of your hand whilst you’re on the move. It holds everything from important documents to updates on your flights, the weather and an offline map with points of interest pinned by our experts.

6. Fly Away

Your holiday begins as soon as you leave your house. Whether it be discounted valet parking or a lounge pass – we will make the journey to your destination as smooth as possible.

7. Explore

Whilst you are enjoying your adventure, we’ll be on hand 24/7 should you require any support or if you’d like to make any further changes to your journey.

You could also join us in our cartwheel challenge and film yourself doing a cartwheel in front of a famous landmark. Share with us on social using #mysteppes.

8. Home

We would love to hear about your holiday when you return; your favourite moments, your feedback or indeed what we might have done differently. It will help us get to know you better so that we can suggest more inspirational holiday ideas for you in the future.  If you would like to start talking about your next journey we’d be delighted to meet you to feed your wanderlust some more.

Useful information

Time to get down to the details. Read on and see that we have everything covered.

Booking conditons

The following booking conditions, general information and the supplementary information, form the basis of your contract with us when booking your holiday.
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Travel Insurance

If you would like to obtain cover for your holiday please feel free to contact our specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine for a quote. Click through to read more.
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Steppes Travel App

Every time you travel with us you will have access to your very own personalised travel app. Click through and read about all of its features and how you can use it on your next holiday.
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Refer a friend

Share your experience with a friend, inspire them to discover the extraordinary with us, and we will give both of you travel vouchers to use against future bookings.
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Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, store and use the personal information you give to us and what to do if you have any questions or concerns.
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Cookies Policy

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure, through our physical and electronic procedures that safeguard the information we collect online.
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Where can we take you?

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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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