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3-day summer programs for Socotra

 Summer programs on Socotra   

 

 

We offer you to see Socotra in the season of summer monsoon winds when the island gets a completely new face.

The summer season is unreasonably considered to be a non-touristic one. But it is this time of the year when one can see many interesting and unique things on the island.

 

 

Basic program


1 day, Wednesday

Ayaft gorge, Socotra island

Flight to Socotra from Shardja (UAE) by Felix Airway. Arriving to Socotra at 9.30 am. Obtaining visas.

We will drive to Ayaft gorge, a preserved area for many endemic plants. In the evening we will enjoy magnificent views of the mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

Ayft, Socotra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 day, Thursday

Dixam, Socotra island

This day you will be transferred to Dixam plateau, a habitat of famous dragon trees.

On our way we will see Wadi Dirhur canyon from a viewing point.

After we will go down the canyon by car or on foot.

Here you can swim in a natural fresh water pool.

 

 

 

Dragon blood tree, Socotra

We will explore to the other side of the canyon. We will walk for 2 hours through the mystic forest of dragon’s blood trees protected by the government.

We will reach the edge of the canyon, see various endemic plants of Socotra and drop in the house of the local sheik, where you can buy the famous dragon tree’s resin famous for its medicinal properties since ancient times.

 

 

 

 

Sand dunes, Stero, Socotra island After swimming in the natural fresh water pool and having lunch we will drive to the southern coast of Socotra. We will see beautiful dunes at a Stero place.

Here you can take off your shoes and walk barefoot through the dunes to enjoy magnificent sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 day, Friday

Bottle tree on Mumi area, Socotra island

We will drive to Mumi plateau, which is undeservingly visited by tourists very rare. This is a remote part of the island of Socotra famous for many beautiful and mysterious places. Here we will admire flourishing odd-shaped bottle trees most of which are higher a man's height.

 

 

 

 

 


Wadi Kalesan, Socotra islandWe will drive to Kalesan gorge.

Here we will admire flourishing odd-shaped bottle trees most of which are higher a man's height.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biggest pool in Socotra

We will take a 2-hour walk along the gorge floor to the biggest natural pools on the island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottle tree in Mumi Mumi dolines. Sunset landscape photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 day, Saturday

Transfer to the airport.  Flight to Shardja at 13.10 pm.

 

 

Optional (night trip)

Turtle in QadamaTransfer by jeeps to Qadama place located north-west of Socotra where you will be able to keep watch over big turtles crawling to the beach to lay eggs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can stay overnight in a Summerland hotel in Hadibo or Delisha camping where in summer there is no wind.

  

 

 

Trekking & Camping program


1 day, Wednesday

Dixam, Socotra island

Flight to Socotra from Shardja (UAE) by Felix Airway. Arriving to Socotra at 9.30 am. Obtaining visas.

This day you will be transferred to Dixam plateau, a habitat of famous dragon trees. In summer it is rather cold, dreary and wet on the plateau. So, you will have the unique light conditions for taking the pictures of dragon trees.

 

 

 

Trekking in Wadi. Socotra

After lunch we will go down the canyon by car or on foot.

The walk takes about 3-4 hours and is recommended for physically active people. You will need good shoes to take hikes at Socotra. Except special sandals it is also good to have mountaineering boots.

This night we will stay in tents at the bottom of the canyon. Here you can swim in a natural fresh water pool.

However, it is warm and windless down the canyon.

 

 

 

2 day, Thursday

Dragon blood tree, Socotra

After breakfast we will explore to the other side of the canyon. We will walk for 3 hours through the mystic forest of dragon’s blood trees protected by the government.

We will reach the edge of the canyon, see various endemic plants of Socotra and drop in the house of the local sheik, where you can buy the famous dragon tree’s resin famous for its medicinal properties since ancient times.

 

 

 

 

 

Sand dunes, Stero, Socotra island After swimming in the natural fresh water pool and having lunch we will drive to the southern coast of Socotra. We will see the beautiful dunes at a Stero place.

Here you can take off your shoes and walk barefoot through the dunes to enjoy magnificent sunset.

Overnight Aomak campsite.

 

 

 

 

 

3 day, Friday

Waves in SocotraWe will go to the north-east of Socotra where at this time of the year you will be able to enjoy big eye-catching ocean waves washing against coastal rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

crab houses on Ras Erissel, Socotra island

Ras Erissel, the east endpoint of the island, is a perfect place to see large ocean waves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunes, Archer, Socotra

You can see how large dunes are formed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoq cave, Socotra islandTrekking to Hoq cave, the largest of easily accessible caves on the island. It will take you about 1,5 hours to climb to the cave and explore it in the company of a local guide.

Overnight in Delisha camp.

 

 

 

 

 

4 day, Saturday

Transfer to the airport.  Flight to Shardja at 13.10 pm.

 

 

 

Schedule of arrivals to Socotra - each Wednesday.


Price of the tour (per person):

 



Basic program Treking & Camping program

Summerland hotel Delisha camp
private tour 1950$ 1800$ 1780$
2 persons 1630$ 1400$ 1430$
3-4 persons 1540$ 1300$ 1350$
5-6 persons 1460$ 1200$ 1300$

 

The tour price includes:

  • Transfers in comfortable Land Cruisers with good drivers
  • English-speaking educated guides 
  • Local trekking guides’ services
  • A quality camping equipment
  • Rental fee , entrance tickets and etc.
  • Cost of flights Shardja-Socotra-Shardja
  • Specially arranged well-cooked meals on Socotra
  • Water and beverages during day trips
  • Visa

 

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