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.

Beautiful New Zealand vineyard

Wellington and Martinborough Wine Regions

A fine harbour city and a centre for culture and the arts it is also home to New Zealand’s Parliament, Victoria University and the famed Te Papa Museum.

The last stop before reaching the South Island is New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, with a host of restaurants, cafes, galleries and theatres and Wellington is well worth visiting for a few days.

The area surrounding Wellington boasts rugged coastlines, some excellent walking and several less known but wonderful wine producers.

Marlborough Sound, New Zealand
Marlborough Sound, New Zealand

Marlborough Sound

Depart Wellington and cross the Cook Strait to reach the South Island and Marlborough Sound; a network of waterways created from sunken river valleys. What remains is 1500 kilometres of weaving, picturesque coastline, perfect to explore on foot or sea kayak and regularly frequented by dolphin and orca.

Experiences

Pakistani arts and crafts

Visit local artisans at work – Pakistan in known for bone carvings, camel skin lamps, weaving, pottery and mosaic.

Visit a truck workshop

Wander around a truck workshop where mechanics service and even decorate the colourful trucks which are a common sight all over Pakistan.

Desert Forts

Explore the desert forts of the south including Derawar, Rohtas and Kot Diji.

Tribal villages

Spend time with the Kalash people, a pagan tribe who lead a distinctive and fascinating lifestyle, very different to the rest of the country. Time your visit to coincide with one of their festivals for a fabulous and authentic experience.

See an international polo tournament

Coincide your visit with an international polo tournament on the Shandur Pass, home to the highest polo ground in the world.

Stay in a 19th century fort

Explore the scenic landscapes around Skardu from an atmospheric and historical hotel, once a Mir’s palace.

Visit the Khunjarab Pass

Connecting Pakistan with China this is the highest paved border in the world. Visit as part of a day trip or even cross into China and onto the famed Kashgar market.

Qissa Khawani Bazaar

Wander through the streets of old Peshawar and lose yourself among the alleys of the colourful Qissa Khawani bazaar. Explore the copper bazaar, the bird and spice market, cloth market, shoe bazaar, vegetable market and jewellery bazaar.

UNESCO sites

Explore some of the countries UNESCO sites including Taxila, a once important centre for Buddhist learning, Mohenjo-daro, one of the worlds earliest major cities and the Mughal gardens of Shalamar in Lahore.

Sail in Montego Bay Marine Park

Cruise to the Montego Bay Marine Park, an area of protected ocean on Jamaica’s northern coast, to learn about habitat restoration projects and coast clean-ups. This stretch of coastline is a beautiful spot to go swimming or snorkelling, and there are some delicious eateries on land.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …
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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, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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