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7-day tour with overnight tent stops at “wild” camping sites

  Basic tourist program on the island of Socotra   

7-day tour program is developed to show you the island’s most famous places at best time of day. So, all overnight stops are specially planned to show you these places at their best light conditions. 

So, we offer our clients to a have a wonderful overnight stop at Shuab Bay, where most tourists are usually brought in the height of noonday heat. So, they usually get burned by the sun and may catch a cold from spindrifts when coming back to Qalansiyah head to the sea after dinner.    

On Socotra tourist groups are guided by local English-speaking guides and accompanied by a local cook who makes meals at "wild" camp sites.

We recommend you to take your own sleeping bag and a head light with spare batteries, as well as a few spare batteries for your cameras and memory cards.

 

Tour Program:

1 day 


Sanaa, Old City, Yemen

Arrival to Sanaa*

Meeting at the airport and receipt of a visa, transfer to the hotel of the category you specified.

Guided sightseeing tour around Sanaa. Vising Military and Historic Museums before dinner.

Having dinner at Shibani, one of the best restaurants of the city (an average invoice sum is 15$)

After dinner – the Old City walking tour.

 

2 day 


Detwah Lagoon, Socotra, Yemen Flight from Sanaa to Socotra by Felix airline.

Transfer to the western part of Socotra, visiting Detwah lagoon. Beach break before dinner.

We would recommend you to walk from the viewing point (see the photo above) to the camping site. It will take for about 2 hours of slow walk (do not forget to take with you water and a flimsy scarf).  

Beach in Shuab, Socotra, Yemen After lunch - travelling by fish-boats to Shuab Bay, one of the best beaches on Socotra.

Great fishing, swimming, sunbathing and watching dolphins. Fish dinner and spending the night in tents by the sea.

 

3 day


Dixam, Socotra, Yemen Early morning - Coming back to Qalansiyah. Transfer to Dixam plateau located in the central part of the island, a habitat of Dragon Trees.

Going down to the canyon, swimming in a fresh water pool, walking through the canyon.

Spending the night in tents in the canyon. 

 

4 day


Dragoon blood tree, Socotra, Yemen In the morning – walking through the old-growth forest of Dragon Trees growing the opposite side of the canyon. 

After lunch and swimming in a fresh water natural basin you will be transferred to the south coast of Socotra.

Sand dunes in Socotra Seeing snow-white Stero dunes especially beautiful before the sun goes down.

Spending the night at Aomak camping site (at group’s option an overnight stop can be also arranged near beatiful dunes by the ocean).

 

5 day


Socotra Transfer to the north coast of the island by the beautiful red mountain road.
Socotra On the way - seeing sand dunes in the morning and having a wild beach break.

Archer, Socotra, Yemen

Spending the night in tents between dunes at a fresh water stream in Archer.

Having dinner with fresh fish.

 

6 day


View from Ras Erissel, Socotra, Yemen Beach Break at Ras Erissel.

Having lunch at Rush camping.

Ayaft, Socotra, photo by Yuri Afanasiev Transfer to Ayaft Gorge, one of the most beautiful Socotra’s places, where we will enjoy the mountains lighted by the last rays of the sun.

Spending the night in tents under a roof of age-old trees.

 

7 day 


Sanaa, Yemen Flight to Sanaa by Arabia Felix airline, visiting the Imam’s palace (outside Sanaa), having dinner at Shibani restaurant in Sanaa, walking around the Old City, shopping and enjoying free time*.

Transfer to the airport.







 

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