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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!

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Our camping program includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra.

 

Ras Erissel - the eastern cape of Socotra

It is one of the best beaches on Socotra. If you come here at sunrise, you'll be rewarded by excellent photos.

 
Di Sebro

Di Sebro is one of the most remote and pristine places of Socotra. It is a habitat of myrrh trees and a place for gathering excellent honey.

 
Darsa island

Darsa is an uninhabited island located to the south-west of Socotra.

 

Socotra video

Anna Pchelintseva   [ 12.10.2010 ]
Socotra video

Socotra video

 
Socotra at NBC News

Located 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, the tiny island of Socotra is usually overlooked by even the most adventurous of tourist hordes. But as NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Richard Engel discovers, the Arabian island's remote location has made it a capsule of antiquity with time-honored traditions not found elsewhere on the planet.

 
New trekking route in Socotra - On the edge of the lost world

Wonderful views you can see from the edge of the plateau to the west of Socotra.

 
Over the mountain peaks to the south of Hadibo, the capital of Socotra

Probably everyone who looked at the mountains from Hadibo wanted to see what's out there, far away ...

 
What to do in Hadibo - the capital of Socotra

Hadibo - the capital of Socotra - looks more like a rural village than a city. However, here you can find many interesting things.

 
Detwah Lagoon

New tourist signs installed on Socotra. Standard shot Laguna now looks like this.

 
Wild beaches in Socotra

On the island of Socotra beautiful wild beaches, ocean waves and no one around. At dawn and at sunset is a good time for photos, but during the day have something to do on the coast:)