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  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

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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.

Harriet climbing Mount Kinabalu

Harriet Fisher

  • Asia, Australasia and Oceania

I have always experienced wanderlust and my itchy feet have taken me to many varied destinations across this amazing planet. My passion is travel and I am eager to explore, to learn about new places and cultures and to immerse myself in heritage and history.

My travels have taken me from the dunes of the Sahara desert to the open road of Route 66; from the glaciers and geysers of Iceland, to the waves and wilderness of Australia. Whether city or countryside, I am always looking for new places to explore and new experiences to carry out. Travel is a journey that teaches us so much about ourselves, as well as the world around us.

Russian Minsk motorbike driving through rural countryside.
Russian Minsk motorbike driving through rural countryside.
Side view of three vintage russian motorbikes parking on the street.
Vintage Russian motorbikes

Hanoi by Vintage Russian Minsk Motorbike

It is with a sense of trepidation that I scramble on to the back of a vintage Russian Minsk motorbike. I hold on tight to my poor guide and brace myself as we emerge into the traffic that races along at pace. Suddenly, I realise that I am grinning from ear to ear; this isn’t scary, this is fun, this is exhilarating! I start to take in my surroundings. We zip up narrow side alleys lined with children playing and washing hanging between buildings. We see local industry at work, drink local coffee, try mouth-watering street food, visit markets selling every part you would ever possibly need to fix a moped. I do not see another tourist. This is a different side to Hanoi.

Plan your holiday to Vietnam.

Korin and new infant Ketty at Camp Gemini, Lamandau, Indonesian Borneo, Orangutan Foundation
Orangutan mother and baby

Magic in the rainforests of Borneo

When all the stars aligned, and I was lucky enough to witness an orangutan and her young making their nest high in the canopy of the Danum Valley Rainforest. After trekking through the dripping, creaking rainforest, our guide in hushed tones pointed to the trees and I held my breath for the entirety of our encounter, not wanting to break the spell cast over this ancient place. It was here that I realised magic is real.

Include Danum Valley in your holiday to Borneo.

Looking downwards over lush green terraced rice paddies.
Banaue rice terraces

Hiking in the Philippines

That stomach lurching moment after a leg burning hike, when I looked down across a breath-taking amphitheatre of rice paddies in Banaue. I was struck by the lush greens that coloured this ancient landscape as far as the eye could see; and I stood fascinated by the workers who, far below, toiled completely untroubled by the vertigo inducing steepness of the angle as their ancestors have done for generations. This was a unique and stunning scene that for me evokes the true nature of Philippines northern terrains.

My Favourite Experiences

Hand-gliding over Byron Bay

Hand-gliding over Byron Bay’s endless white sandy beaches and crashing surf and seeing manta ray silhouetted below as I soared above.

Life on the Mekong

Witnessing bustling commerce and local life from a sampan boat as I cruised the vast maze of rivers that make up the Mekong Delta.

Watching the sunrise atop Mount Kinabalu

The sun setting the sky afire as the new day dawned whilst I stood on top of the world having climbed for a gruelling seven hours to summit Mount Kinabalu, at 4,095 metres above sea level.

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Meet the Asia and Oceania Experts

With a combined total of more than 180 years working in travel, we are a small and immensely knowledgeable team of experts who live to travel. Our passion lies in curating bespoke journeys for our clients, balancing our in-depth local knowledge with a penchant for picking up on the little details that make you tick.

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.

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