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    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.

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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.

The Lotus

    Explore what's below deck

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    Bedroom, Lotus Houseboat, Kerala, India

    Each of the two bedrooms measures over 16 x 13 feet and has solid teak floors. Lights and airy with cheerful colours. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom (10 x 9 feet) with a shower cubicle and delicious organic toiletries from Fab India. Each also has its own private sitting-out verandah to enjoy those special moments.

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    Our team is waiting to help you tailor a trip that will leave you with stories for a lifetime. Call us on

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    Outlining a trip and having Joe fill in the details and make suggestions or changes meant we had a wonderful experience.

    India

    Joe was wonderful and very knowledgeable about India. He was patient with us as we made numerous changes to the itinerary and very quick to respond.  

    India

    All guides, drivers and vehicles were superb and it was such a great way to see everything and know everything. The service was excellent.

    India

    Kate Hitchen was excellent and managed to book and organise our trip to India perfectly, it was even better than expected. Thank you.

    India

    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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    Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

    We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

    Mame / Country of Register

    Ice thickness (cm)

    10 15 30 50

    Ice thickness (cm)

    lowest   highest
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
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    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super