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!
Photo Tour across Socotra with Anna Pchelintseva. 2010-2013
NBC’s Richard Engel takes viewers to a tiny, remote island off the coast of Yemen, inhabited by nearly 800 fascinating species of plants and animals.
Photo film made by our photos taken during trips on Socotra from 2008 to 2010
The video of Socotra island, shot from a balloon
Home movies about Socotra. Photo films over the years.
A wonderful project! Now we can hear voices from the island of Socotra. Listen how people talk and sing in different parts of the island.
Our project is joined by a worthy partner - "Socotra Tamam" Tourist Agency, a new long-term contracting partner of socotra.info informational portal.
Sandboarding - is riding on a special board on the sand dunes. Socotra is a unique place, as if specially adapted for this unusual entertainment. We have included riding over the sand dunes in our travel programs.
Socotra.info Project opens a position of a Socotra island tourism manager and a customer manager.
A Yemeni-Russian team that has been working together for five years in Yemen discovered last week a building on Socotra Island that dates back the eighth century A.D.