Yemen, The Socotra Archipelago
The Socotra Islands are the jewels of Yemen and the whole Arabian region. It is indeed a place of botanical and zoological treasures nurtured by many generations of the islanders, the keepers of the unique cultural traditions of Yemen. For centuries, the Socotra Islands have been out of early explorers’ and naturalists’ attention. But by the end of 90-s they became a center of attraction never seen before especially from those who are interested in their economic development and natural environment preservation.
Dating back to prehistoric times the unique nature of Socotra attracts not only scientists and specialists, but also enthusiasts of eco-tourism.
Socotra island is one of few places in the world where people live in harmony with nature, so rarely found in our modernized world.
Tourism on Socotra is still developing. We arrange tours on Socotra Archipelago in cooperation with the local socotrian guides having many years' experience with tourists from various countries. They are highly professional and can show you the most attractive places of the island, tell about its nature, language and culture, as well as organize diving, trekking or other special programs.
Try the real taste of Socotra!
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The Law No. 31 for 2013 was issued on Wednesday establishing the governorate No. 22 of the Socotra archipelago with Hadibo as its capital city.
Autumn was very rainy in Socotra. Such heavy rains was not more than 40 years. The whole island covered with greenery. Now it is very beautiful. Especially the sunsets and sunrises.
Such high and beautiful dunes near the ocean you will not find nowhere else in the world. Our new photo film - just sand and dunes.
Every year my friend Vladimir comes to Socotra to visit remote areas of the island. The last time we discovered some very interesting places.
Photo Tour across Socotra with Anna Pchelintseva. 2010-2013
NBC’s Richard Engel takes viewers to a tiny, remote island off the coast of Yemen, inhabited by nearly 800 fascinating species of plants and animals.
Photo film made by our photos taken during trips on Socotra from 2008 to 2010
The video of Socotra island, shot from a balloon
Home movies about Socotra. Photo films over the years.
A wonderful project! Now we can hear voices from the island of Socotra. Listen how people talk and sing in different parts of the island.
Our project is joined by a worthy partner - "Socotra Tamam" Tourist Agency, a new long-term contracting partner of socotra.info informational portal.
All our guests are happy to ride on the sand dunes on Socotra. Our video shows the new entertainment on Socotra.
Sandboarding - is riding on a special board on the sand dunes. Socotra is a unique place, as if specially adapted for this unusual entertainment. We have included riding over the sand dunes in our travel programs.
This is a private blog of Saleem
Salem Saeed - local guide on Socotra
Socotra.info Project opens a position of a Socotra island tourism manager and a customer manager.
A Yemeni-Russian team that has been working together for five years in Yemen discovered last week a building on Socotra Island that dates back the eighth century A.D.
If you're a photographer and you prefer to travel alone, I'll be happy to offer you an individual tour to Socotra island with my support and services, including outdoor camping and quality cooking.
Our specially-developed program includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra. The main idea of our program is to avoid staying with other tour groups in camping sites. Instead, we plan to camp out in the most beautiful places of Socotra.
Affairs, we had to come to Sanaa, where we live for a month in Tahrir Square in the city center.