Our travel programs on Socotra » Standard Socotra Tours » 10-day tour with overnight stops at “wild” camping sites


This tour program is developed to show you the island’s most famous places at best time of day. All overnight stops are specially planned to show you these places at their best light conditions.  

We offer our clients to a have a wonderful overnight stop at Shuab Bay, where most tourists are usually brought in the height of noonday heat. They usually get burned by the sun and may catch a cold from spindrifts when coming back to Qalansiyah head to the sea after dinner.

On Socotra tourist groups are guided by local English-speaking guides and accompanied by a local cook who makes meals at wild camp sites.

We recommend you to take your own sleeping bag and a head light with spare batteries, as well as a few spare batteries for your cameras and memory cards.

 

 

Tour Program:

1 day 
Sanaa, Old City, Yemen Arrival to Sanaa*

Meeting at the airport and receipt of a visa, transfer to the hotel of the category you specified.

Guided sightseeing tour around Sanaa. Vising Military and Historic Museums in the morning.

Having dinner at Shibani, one of the best restaurants of the city (an average invoice sum is 15$)

After dinner – the Old City walking tour.

 

2 day


Kawkaban, Yemen

Sightseeing tour outside Sanaa with an English-speaking guide in comfortable Land Cruisers.

Visiting Tawila, Kaukaban, Shibam and Thula villages. Having dinner outside Sanaa. Coming back to the hotel.

Visiting Zakati, Bakor and other interesting places in the Sanaa’s suburbs is optional.

 

3 day 


Detwah Lagoon, Socotra, Yemen Flight from Sanaa to Socotra by Felix airline.

Transfer to the western part of Socotra, visiting Detwah lagoon. Beach break before and after dinner.

We would recommend you to walk from the viewing point (see the photo above) to the camping site. I

t will take for about 2 hours of slow walk (do not forget to take with you water and a flimsy scarf).   It is good to climb the mountain to the east of the lagoon where you will be able to enjoy great lagoon views.

Having supper and spending the night at the camping site. 

 

4 day

Beach in Shuab, Socotra, Yemen After dinner in the camping - travelling by fish-boats to Shuab Bay, one of the best beaches on Socotra. Great fishing, swimming, sunbathing and watching dolphins.

Beach in Shuab, Socotra, Yemen

Fish dinner and spending the night in tents by the sea.

 

5 day


Socotra, Yemen Early morning - coming back by boats to Qalansiyah. On the way – swimming in a small bay that is good for snorkeling. You can also go up to make a beautiful picture. 

Having dinner in Qalansiyah.

Dixam, Socotra, Yemen Transfer to Dixam plateau located in the central part of the island, a habitat of Dragon Trees.

Going down to the canyon, swimming in a fresh water pool, walking through the canyon.

Spending the night in tents in the canyon.

 

6 day


Dirhur canyon, Socotra, Yemen In the morning – walking through the old-growth forest of Dragon Trees growing the opposite side of the canyon. 

After dinner and swimming in a fresh water natural basin you will be transferred to the south coast of Socotra.

Sand dunes in Socotra

Seeing snow-white Stero dunes especially beautiful before the sun goes down.

Spending the night at Aomak camping site (at group’s option an overnight stop can be also arranged near beatiful dunes by the ocean).

 

7 day


Socotra

Transfer to the north coast of the island by the beautiful red mountain road.

Socotra, Yemen

Beach break at Ras Erissel.

Archer, Socotra, Yemen

Spending the night in tents between dunes at a fresh water stream in Archer.

Having supper with fresh fish.

 

8 day


Hoq cave, Socotra, Yemen 3-hour walk through Hoq cave.

Rush camping, Socotra, Yemen

Having dinner and supper at Rush camping located near beautiful reefs, a good place for snorkeling.

 

9 day


Ayaft, Socotra, Yemen

Transfer to Ayaft Gorge, one of the most beautiful Socotra’s places, where we will enjoy the mountains lighted by the last rays of the sun.

Spending the night in tents under a roof of age-old trees.

 

10 day 


Sanaa, Yemen Flight to Sanaa by Arabia Felix airline, visiting the Imam’s palace (outside Sanaa), having dinner at Shibani restaurant in Sanaa, walking around the Old City, shopping and enjoying free time*.

Transfer to the airport.





 

 

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