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.
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You can reach the largest freshwater pool of the island by walking for 2 hours from Matiaf village.
The village is located 5 kilometers from Hadiboh. Here is the old Sultan's mosque. This place is notable for wonderful views away from the tourist routes.
Almost all products are delivered to Socotra by sea.
This beautiful place has recently became available for visitors by a new road. Here you can have a good fishing and see dolphins very often. This beautiful beach can be reached by a boat from Erissel.
It is one of the best beaches on Socotra. If you come here at sunrise, you'll be rewarded by excellent photos.
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 is an uninhabited island located to the south-west of Socotra.
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.
Wonderful views you can see from the edge of the plateau to the west of Socotra.