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 with "Socotra Tamam" travel & tourism agency!
Around the capital of Socotra - Hadiboh you can find many interesting landscapes.
Muri valley on the northern coast of Socotra island is very interesting for its landscape at sunset.
Panoramic photos of Socotra from camera SONY NEX-3
Pics from Socotra made in November during trekking tour around Socotra island.
I`m Salem Ghnem, owner of the Internet Cafe on the Island of Socotra. I`m originaly from Socotra and happy to join this website.
Premiere of a documentary film by Vladimir Melnik "Socotra: UNKNOWN TALE" scheduled from 20th to 22th December in "Unknown Planet" Program on the REN-TV Russian channel (Moscow). The film sarts from this Monday, 06:00 AM MSK (MSK = UTC/GMT+3).
At the moment this is the best accomodation in Socotra for this period. Best food, local drum party, soft electronic music at the night and good people around.
We have developed a special Socotra Tour for free divers to show you the most interesting places of the island both on earth and underwater.
From now you can book your trip to Socotra and contact our managers who are responsible for your stay in Sanaa and Socotra through our booking system.
Travel to Socotra with Yuri Afanasyev, a professional russian photographer, and get to know an exotic country and how to make great photos.