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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There are two options how to get to the island of Socotra - through Sanaa, capital of Yemen, or directly from the United Arab Emirates (Sharjah). In a situation of pent-up demand, we recommend to book flights in advance.
Hadibo city is actively growing and is beginning to resemble a real city. There is an ATM and internet cafe. Sometimes you can even observe small traffic jams in the capital of the island of Socotra.
Panoramas of different sites on the island of Socotra.
Socotra. Socotra. So-co-tra. Before taking a decision about going to this island I was looking through its photos, reading about it, tasting its name and trying to guess its smell. There was something tough and promising in its sound. Suddenly I realized that it has a sense of ADVENTURE that is so rarely met in our regulated tourist world of charters and guided tours.
Another interesting and beautiful trekking route around the island of Socotra.
Not a very difficult route for a full day from the capital of Socotra to the pass to wadi Ayaft.
Several species of frankincense tree grows on the island of Socotra. In March, you can see how these trees are blooming.
Natural soap with different resins from the island of Socotra is very good for the skin and have a delicate pleasant smell.
Several times a year, when the sea calms down, swarms of fry come to the shore of the island of Socotra.