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  • 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.

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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.

Where and how to travel now

As of 11/10/2021, international travel from the UK is taking a huge step forward, with many restrictions lifted and most countries being listed as safe to visit.

Only seven Latin America countries remain on the no-go ‘red’ list – Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Fully vaccinated travellers do not need a pre-departure test before arrival into England from a non-red list country. And from later in October, you will hopefully be able to replace the day two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test.

For recommendations of where is best to travel for the next few months speak to our travel experts for their first-hand experience and the latest updates for destinations. Several countries do still have their own restrictions, which our experts can help you navigate, ensuring you get the best from your holiday.

Updated 07/10/2021

Looking for Holiday Inspiration?

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.


Why book with Steppes Travel?


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Hidden beach, Makarska Riviera, Croatia

Flexible Travel Planning & Payment Service

If you’re looking to get away for a much-needed and well-deserved holiday but not sure where is the most feasible destination, we are happy to put on hold several holiday options for you, giving you greater flexibility nearer to your departure.

Furthermore, just as we tailor-make your holiday to suit your needs, we will do the same with devising a payment plan that works for you. This will mean reduced deposit amounts and a final payment date later than normal. We will work closely with our friends and partners around the world for you.

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Bohol Island, Philippines

COVID -19 Cover - Travel Insurance

More than ever, adequate travel insurance is an imperative part of your holiday. Although many travel insurance companies have not caught up with the crisis, and currently won’t cover for coronavirus-related claims, there are some that do. Steppes Travel is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd, who are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and who now offer a brand new travel insurance policy that includes cover for cancellation or curtailment of a trip due to contracting COVID-19, or through being quarantined or refused permission to travel due to infection or suspected infection.

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Spain

Great fares for winter sun 2021

Enjoy great prices on British Airways flights to the Canary Islands, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Dubai for 2021. With British Airways protective measures on the ground and in the air, you can be safe every step of the way. What’s more, you can have peace of mind that you can change your bookings under their book with confidence policy. Speak to our travel experts for promotion details.

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Iceland

What does the latest update mean for testing during travel?

Under the current testing regime, people who have had both jabs do not need to take a pre-departure test before leaving any country not on the red list. Then, from the end of October, they will be able to replace their day-two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test. Those unvaccinated will still have to pay for PCR tests.

Read our Covid Travel FAQs

Fisherman, Mekong river, Laos
Mekong River, Laos

Plan ahead for your next holiday

If you have travel plans for this year or 2022, we suggest you give us a call to help you secure the best guides and to get preferable hotel rooms reserved. With our flexible payment terms, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Visit our ‘When To Go’ calendar


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Let your sense of adventure loose once again. Explore this beautiful planet in our safe hands.

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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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