yemen, socotra

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.


How to get to the island of Socotra

Our mission is to show you the island in such a way that you will remember it as one of the most unusual trips in your life.

Trekking routes around Socotra: the pass between Shuab bay and beaches оf Net

Shuab Bay, located in the west of Socotra, great for hiking. From here you can go to the pass towards the beach Net, where you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view.

Schedule of flights to the island of Socotra

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.

Panoramas of Socotra - Hadiboh, capital of the island

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 Socotra

Panoramas of different sites on the island of Socotra.

Feedback: My unforgettable Socotra experience

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.

Trekking routes around Socotra: one more mountain pass

Another interesting and beautiful trekking route around the island of Socotra.



Trekking routes around Socotra: mountains above Hadiboh

Not a very difficult route for a full day from the capital of Socotra to the pass to wadi Ayaft.

Flowers of Socotra Island

Several species of frankincense tree grows on the island of Socotra. In March, you can see how these trees are blooming.



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