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How to get to the island of Socotra

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In recent years the Socotra Islands turned into a paradise place for natural scientists, anthropologists, archeologists, environmental specialists and lovers of non-standard travels. All of them are attracted by it's unique flora and fauna, exceptionally great variety of fish and other creatures, as well as ancient traditions of the islanders living in harmony with nature, so rarely found in our modernized world.

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. We offer you our knowledge of the island, the services of high-skilled and responsible Socotrian guides with knowledge of European languages, reliable and comfort transport, interesting non-standard routes, specially prepared meals and a great deal of new and unexpected impressions.

The exceptional diversity of Yemen provides us with an abundance of possibilities that we are able to offer to our visitors. Ranges of high mountains with breathtaking canyons, hundreds of kilometers of coastlines along the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, islands, steppe, stony and sand deserts… round trips, trekking, and diving, all with many variations. It does not matter whether you ramble around the Yemen enjoy the countryside on your way to visit the cultural places of interest, or just let yourself become fascinated by the incomparable underwater world, you will most certainly return home with the memories of an unforgettable experience.

We offer a full range of tourist services available in Yemen mainland and Socotra island.

You can book your tour to Socotra according to the following procedure:

  1. First of all, we discuss the program of your stay on Socotra in accordance with the schedule of flights to Socotra.
  2. After that you provide us with the first page copy of your passport and we book flight tickets for you.
  3. After receiving your payment for the tickets and Visa we buy tickets, book hotels and etc., as well as complete your visa application.
  4. The tour shall be paid in advance, not later than 2 weeks before its start day.

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How to get to the island of Socotra

Yemenia airways makes weekly flights from Cairo on Wednesday. This is only one way to come to Socotra at the moment.

Round-trip ticket costs ~$950 (at the moment) and now tickets can be paid by bank transfer directly to the airline.

This is good news, because before the Cairo office of Yemenia accepted only cash, which created certain difficulties with buying tickets.

The ticket purchase scheme is as follows:

First, we provide a confirmation letter with a copy of your passports to Yemenia airline.

The airline reserves tickets for a month. A visa must be provided to the airline within a month, otherwise the reservation will be canceled.

We can make a visa in two to three business days.

Money for a visa can be send to Socotra through a Western union or to PayPal account as you like

Tickets can be paid by bank transfer to the airline (or in cash at the Cairo office)

Due to an inflow of tourists in a high season we would recommend our clients to plan their trips and make booking in advance.  


Visa & Entrance

We provide you with a copy of the document allowing you to obtain a visa upon your arrival at the airport.

A visa is issued for one month. So, you will have a month to enter Yemen after obtaining your visa.

Please, note that your passport should not have any official stamps of the State of Israel.


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