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!
Unique honey has healing properties, you can buy a specialty store in Hadibo made few years ago by two French beekeepers, husband and wife Thierry and Camille Sergent.
If you come into the dunes at sunset or sunrise, you can make great pictures.
These are people living on Samha Island.
One of the camping on Socotra, which is managed by the local community.
Qalansiya is the second largest settlement on the island. From here you can go to Shuab Bay by boat.
Here you can meet many turtles crawling onto beach at night between June and July.
These beautiful beaches are accessible only by boat. It is not possible to get here by car.
Not far from the airport there is a nice beach which is especially beautiful at sunset.
Mumi Plateau is far away from standard tourist routes, but you can find very beautiful and unusual places here.
It is a nice sandy beach not far from a fishing village in the south of the island.