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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 ...

 
Socotra opens a new tourist season

Overcoming strong summer winds Socotra starts the next tourist season.

 
Trekking on Socotra

Socotra is a perfect place for those who like trekking. Trekking activities will allow you to watch the island’s nature more closely and to make great photos. You will be able to see the places not accessible by cars.

 
Lost world

On Socotra you can find a real lost world! There are the biggest bottle trees of the island.

 
Fairy-tale forest

After overnight stop in the canyon of Wadi Dirhur you can go for a walk through the primeval forest of Dragon Trees in the morning.

 
Lower part of Wadi Dirhur canyon

This season we have explored the lower part of Wadi Dirhur canyon – from Dixam camping site to the south coast of the island.

 
Camp sites on Socotra

Eco-tourism means overnight stops at camping sites. It is much more interesting than staying at hotels in Hadiboh.

 
Fairytale country

Socotra’s foothill gorges harbor dozens of grottos and caves. One feels here like being in a fairytale country!

 
Hoq Cave

Hoq cave is relative easily accessible. It takes one hour and a half to climb to its entrance from the village. You will need to take a local guide. The route is not difficult, but tiresome.

 
Cascade waterfalls on Socotra

In the eastern part of the island, far from the paths beaten by tourists, you can find cascade waterfalls in small gorges.

 
Socotra’s Wild Beaches

Besides mountain areas Socotra has very beautiful desolate beaches.

 
Socotra’s secluded nooks

Besides usual touristic places Socotra has a great many secluded nooks that are also worth visiting.

 
Hoq Cave

It will take you more than an hour to get to Hoq Cave following a mountain trail leading through round stones and bushes.

 
Trekking route from north to south

The trekking route from Rush camping to Matiaf village is worth taking.

 
Dixam - Skant

The canyon part from Dixam to Skant is one of the most interesting places for trekking.

 
Central canyon

Despite its rather small size Socotra has many places rarely visited by tourists.

 
Frankincense Tree in Ayaft

Ayaft Gorge is the greenest place of Socotra. Its unique moisture-retaining microclimate is created by numerous springs and streams. It is the place where frankincense is harvested.

 
 

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