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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.

What's Hot for 2022

Here again at the start of a new year, at the edge of a new chapter, we cannot rely on hope or a fortuitous plot twist but rather we need to control what goes on in our world. We need to take first steps. We need to follow our bliss.

Whilst we might be enjoying Costa Rica and its leaf-eat-leaf world via the BBC’s Green Planet, as an armchair traveller we do little to protect or enhance the amazing biodiversity of our planet.

In travelling to Costa Rica and visiting the rainforest, our footfall makes a difference. Our small steps matter. So too in travelling to Kenya – your money helps fund rangers’ salaries, protects wildlife and benefits local communities. Browsing the local markets and enjoying the culinary delights of Sri Lanka is a huge support to its local economy.

These are some of the countries we feature below, not just because your travel matters but because now is a good time to travel there and the perfect start for an unforgettable holiday.

Top Destination Picks

The unmissable places we recommend venturing to in 2022 for an unforgettable holiday.

Kenya

Sri Lanka

Costa Rica

Chile

Turkey

Canada

Jordan

Oman

Recommended Experiences for 2022

Flags on Tiger's Nest Temples, Bhutan
Tiger's Nest Temples, Paro, Bhutan

Trans Bhutan Trail

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims, traders and royal messengers by walking the newly restored Trans Bhutan Trail. From Haa in the west to Trashigang in the east, the trail spans over 400 kilometres of spectacular terrain.

Why walk the Trans Bhutan Trail? Traverse the world’s only carbon-negative country staying in a combination of luxury hotels, high-end camps and homestays.

Discover the Trans Bhutan Trail

Brecon Beacons Mountain Range, Wales, UK
Brecon Beacons, Wales
View from Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons, Wales,  United Kingdom
Brecon Beacons, Wales
View from the Sugar Loaf, Brecon Beacons, Wales,  United Kingdom
Brecon Beacons, Wales

Wales 4x4 adventure

Our North Coast 500 guided self-drive holidays were extremely popular in 2021. We’ve taken the same model to come up with an alternative four-night winter route in Wales, driving through the Cambrian Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia staying on working farms and converted castles.

Why 4×4 in Wales? In the summer, we will be offering this trip in conjunction with a hop over to Ireland.

Explore the adventure

Galapagos Sea Lions,  Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos Islands
Espanola , Galapagos Islands
galapagos giant tortoise, galapagos islands
galapagos giant tortoise, galapagos islands
Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Islands
Blue footed bobbies, Galapagos Islands
Galapagos islands, Galapagos islands

Galapagos Cruise with Jo Ruxton

Join our special Galapagos Island charter in collaboration with New Scientist in March 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Galapagos Islands, with marine conservationist and producer of the documentary A Plastic Ocean, Jo Ruxton. Jo has worked with the BBC Natural History unit and was part of the celebrated Blue Planet team. In 2022 she received an MBE for her pioneering efforts to support marine conservation

Why join this tour? The opportunity to travel with Jo Ruxton who in her seven years with WWF was instrumental in setting up Marine Protected Areas around the world.

Explore the adventure

Young Orangutan, Borneo
Young orangutan
Wild Tenderness Among Orangutan, Borneo
Borneo
Orangutran Hanging from Vine, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
Orangutan
Mother and Baby Orangutan, Borneo
Orangutans, Borneo, Indonesia
Infant and Mother, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
Orangutan

Indonesia - 30 years of Conservation

Explore the abundant wildlife of Indonesia in areas rarely seen by outsiders. Begin in Borneo in search of ‘Person of the Forest’, the orangutan. Travel into Tanjung Puting National Park by boat, passing through lush tropical rainforest, looking for wild orangutans and proboscis monkeys amongst other wildlife. From here, journey on to Sumatra, to gain further insight and understanding into the work of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.

Why join this tour? An exclusive one-off tour, celebrating 30 years of orangutan conservation. Travel with Orangutan Foundation founder, Ashley Leiman, OBE and learn first-hand about her efforts to protect orangutans.

Explore the adventure

Ariel View, Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives, Maldives

Great fares for winter sun

Enjoy great prices on British Airways flights to the Canary Islands, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Dubai for winter sun. 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.

Winter Sun Destinations

El Chalten Lodge, Patagonia, Argentina
El Chalten Lodge, Patagonia, Argentina
Usangu Expedition Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Usangu Expedition Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Secret Bay, Dominica
Secret Bay, Dominica
Aqua Mare, Galapagos, Ecuador
Aqua Mare, Galapagos, Ecuador

Hot Properties for 2022

Our experts have put together a list of some of the hottest properties that we think are going to be amongst the must-visit places to book in 2022.

Our recommended properties

Boat and Beach, Cuixmala, Costa Alegre, Mexico
Boat and Beach, Cuixmala, Costa Alegre, Mexico

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.

Violaceous Trogon in Costa Rica
Costa Rica

COVID -19 Cover - Travel Insurance

More than ever, adequate travel insurance is an imperative part of your holiday. 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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2 Monks dancing for colorful mask dance at yearly Paro Tsechu festival in Bhutan
Bhutan

Plan ahead for your next holiday

If you have travel plans for this year or 2023, 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.

See our ‘When to Go’ calendar

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Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

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