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    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.

Tropical Atoll, Maldives

Where to find your winter sun escape

Escape the winter and embrace the soothing atmosphere of a faraway land and be further warmed by the knowledge that your experience is contributing to a greater good.

Every holiday that we create supports the sandy stretches, marine life and inviting communities that provide a backdrop for enriching moments with those dearest to you.

Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Oman are perfect options at this time. They’re easy and safe to travel to as well and offer a variety of experiences and great weather in abundance. With the added peace of mind of our flexi-travel and booking protection, speak to our team to book a 2022 holiday, especially as capacity is becoming increasingly limited.

Impala, Masai Mara, Kenya
Impala, Masai Mara, Kenya
Lewa Safari Camp, Bush Walk, Rhino, Kenya
Kenya
Leopard in tree, Kenya
Kenya
Kenya Mother elephant with a baby, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Masai Mara, Kenya
Diani beach, Kenyan Coast
Kenyan Coast, Kenya

Kenya

From the stalking prides of the Masai Mara to the tuskers of Amboseli, Kenya is packed with remarkable wildlife. Private conservancies and community reserves offer a sustainable safari experience, with the freedom and flexibility to get off-road and up close.

What are the requirements? Proof of vaccination and a negative test result are both required; these can be submitted in advance via the Global Haven website.

Explore Kenya

Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Two Toed Sloth and Baby, Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica
Two Toed Sloth and Baby, Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica
Keel-Billed Toucan, Costa Rica
Keel-Billed Toucan, Costa Rica
Celeste Waterfall, Tenoria Volcano National Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Exterior, Nayara, Arenal, Costa Rica
Arenal, Costa Rica
Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Discover one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Squeezed between sandy beaches and high-altitude cloud forests, find countless ecosystems and even more ways to explore them, ranging from zip lining to rafting.

What are the requirements? There’s no testing or quarantine on arrival. Over-18s need to be double vaccinated and the NHS Covid Pass is accepted on arrival.

Explore Costa Rica

Sunrise over Jungle, Sri Lanka
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Monks, Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle, Sri Lanka
Portrait of an Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sperm Whales, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton, Sri Lanka
Hatton, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Peaceful tea estates rise above dense jungle that is encircled by broad sandy beaches. Explore ancient cave temples, stalk elusive leopards or take winding train journeys through the fertile highlands.

What are the requirements?
If you’re fully vaccinated, then no on-arrival testing or quarantine is required; you just need to complete a pre-travel health registration form and have a negative test result.

Explore Sri Lanka

Camp Exterior, Magic Wahiba Camps, Wahiba Sands, Oman
Wahiba Camps, Oman
Nizwa Fort, Oman
Nizwa, Oman
Al Hajar mountains in Oman
Oman
Empty Quarter Dunes, Oman
Oman
Musandam, Oman
Musandam, Oman

Oman

A land of dune-filled deserts, Arabian palaces and frankincense trees, Oman is also home to a fabulous selection of hotels. Its warm winter sunshine and range of activities make it the perfect location for a family adventure.

What are the requirements? Proof of vaccination and a negative test result are both required, but these can be submitted in advance via the easy-to-use eMushrif website.

Explore Oman

Constance Halaveli, Maldives
Constance Halaveli, Maldives
Patina, Maldives
Patina, Maldives
Art installation on the beach, Patina Maldives
Patina Maldives, Maldives
Welcome Jetty, Anantara, Maldives
Anantara Dhigu, Maldives, Maldives
Lady Snorkelling, Maldives
Maldives

Maldives

A holiday to the Maldives is pure escapism. Leave the British winter behind for endless views over aquamarine waters, snorkelling off colourful reefs and unspoilt white-sand beaches.

What are the requirements? If you’re double vaccinated then there are no restrictions in-country or a need to quarantine. You will just need to complete a travel declaration before departure and present a negative test result on arrival.

Explore Maldives

Mountain View, Caribbean, St Lucia
Saint Lucia
East Winds, Saint Lucia,Caribbean
East Winds, Saint Lucia,Caribbean
Ti Kaye Resort, Anse Cochon, Saint Lucia
Ti Kaye Resort, Anse Cochon, Saint Lucia
Pool View, Cap Maison, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Cap Maison, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Anse Chastanet Resort, Beach, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

Volcanic pitons tower over white-sand beaches and colonial architecture, encircled by deep blue waters. Snorkel off coral reefs, trek along jungle-strewn ridges and bathe in sulphurous hot springs.

What are the requirements? Proof of vaccination and a negative test result must be submitted prior to travelling. There are no restrictions on where you can stay if you’re vaccinated.

Explore Saint Lucia

Aerial View, Caribbean, Saint Vincent, Bequia
Saint Vincent, Bequia

Great fares for winter sun

Enjoy great prices on British Airways flights to the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Dubai for 2022. 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.

Speak to our experts


Speak to our experts


Carve out your tailor-made retreat and enjoy secluded luxury by contacting our team today on 01285 880980.

Have questions about travel insurance? Our experts are ready to guide you. Furthermore, our flexible COVID-19 booking guidelines mean that you will be protected no matter where the currents take our country’s travel restrictions.

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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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