Travel to Socotra (Soqotra). The Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

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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Commiphora Ornifolia -  very rare and unique resin from Socotra island. A limited amount is available.
Commiphora Ornifolia - very rare and unique resin from Socotra island. A limited amount is available.

We have received a very limited amount of Commiphora Ornifolia myrrh, which is endemic on Socotra. Myrrh was collected especially for us in the most remote corners of the island.

Sailing on Socotra island
Sailing on Socotra island

Socotra is absolutely calm and safe place. There are no pirates on Socotra. "Socotra Tamam" working as marine agent since 2014 when Socotra was reopened to sailors. Every year we receive about 30 yachts, most of which come to Socotra for refueling. We arrange all the necessary documents on Socotra, help you to fill the boat with water and fuel, buy food, do your laundry etc.

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Discover summer Socotra. Individual tours with flights from Cairo or Abu Dhabi
Discover summer Socotra. Individual tours with flights from Cairo or Abu Dhabi

Summer on Socotra is traditionally considered a non-tourist season, although at this time you can see a lot of interesting and unusual things on Socotra. We invite you to visit Socotra in summer, during the monsoon winds season, when the island is completely transformed. We have developed special summer programs that allow you to comfortably travel around the island in camping mode. In the summer of 2023, there will be two flights to Socotra - Emirates from Abu Dhabi ($860) and Yemenia from Cairo ($1070 with a transfer in Aden)

Summer Tourism Turtle
Exclusive tour to Socotra from 1 to 8 November 2022 under the guidance of one of the best Socotra specialists
Exclusive tour to Socotra from 1 to 8 November 2022 under the guidance of one of the best Socotra specialists

An exclusive camping tour to Socotra will take place from 1 to 8 November 2022. The group is led by Ismael, one of the best experts on the cultural, natural and historical heritage of Socotra. Ismael does not usually work with tourists, but at our great request he agreed to work with one group. The cost of participation is $ 1350

Appointment of the Governor of the Socotra Archipelago
Appointment of the Governor of the Socotra Archipelago

A republican decision to appoint a new governor of Socotra Governorate, Raafat Ibrahim al-Thaqali, after a period of more than two years that the island experienced in an administrative vacuum

One week camping tour around Socotra. 2022-2023 season
One week camping tour around Socotra. 2022-2023 season

A dense program with overnight stays in nature includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra. The program is specially-designed for photography enthusiasts. We provide maximum comfort and excellent nutrition. The best guides and chefs of Socotra are at your service.

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Go to Socotra
Go to Socotra

Tourism Season In Socotra Island will resume at the beginning of October 2022. Joing us on first of October up to end of June. Discover the hidden mysterical secret landscape of this magical touristic island.

New campsite on Socotra
New campsite on Socotra

Good news for those who do not want or cannot sleep in a tent! A new, very decent and inexpensive campsite has opened on Socotra. Built by the Jordanians. The hotel is located outside the city, near the airport, so you will be spared the noise and rubbish of the capital.

Hotels
Helicopter tours on Socotra
Helicopter tours on Socotra

Helicopter tours are now available on Socotra. In the presence of a helicopter MI-2 and several gyroplanes. Ukrainian pilots have been working at Socotra for several years.

helicopter on Socotra
Socotra available again for tourism!
Socotra available again for tourism!

Season 2021 on Socotra is open. Felix Airlines launched a direct flight from Dubai to Socotra (on Thursdays). We are waiting for the first guests in February. The next group tours to Socotra are planned in March.

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Flowers bottle tree
Flowers bottle tree

The bottle trees on Socotra Island vary greatly in shape depending on where they grow.

Photos Kalesan
Around Socotra island
Around Socotra island

Correctly seeing Socotra is not so easy. With the usual moving from one campsite to another, you will not see all the beauty of Socotra. You must choose the right time for each place. Then the result will be such beautiful photos. Photos were taken by us and our guests over the last 10 years of work on Socotra.

Photos
Group tours to Socotra in 2020
Group tours to Socotra in 2020

The next group tours to Socotra in 2020: a camping tour from March 18 to March 25 and from March 25 to April 1 (guide Nadya Novikova). From April 1 to April 8, Nadya Novikova will conduct a trekking tour under our new program.

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Vladimir Melnik. Trekking in Socotra. Skant area.
Vladimir Melnik. Trekking in Socotra. Skant area.

A real trekking tour is the best way to see and get to know Socotra island. Vladimir Melnik was on Socotra 12 time!

Vladimir Melnik Skant Trekking
Exclusive Socotra Trekking Tour
Exclusive Socotra Trekking Tour

Together with Salem Al-Keabany, who will be your guide, we offer a new weekly trekking program. Camels and porters will carry things and equipment. You will spend 2 days on the coast, including the most beautiful beach in Shuab Bay. This season we will do 4 group tours - March 4-11, 18-25, April 1-8 and 15-22. The minimum group size is 4 people. Maximum - 8 people. We invite agents to cooperation.

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Must read - very interesting book about Socotra island
Must read - very interesting book about Socotra island

An extremely interesting book "Island of dragon`s blood" by a British researcher Douglas Botting. The book was published in 1958. Find out what was on Socotra during the time of Sultan.

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Fake dragon blood on the market
Fake dragon blood on the market

Caution! Fake dragon blood resin found in the market. We found that some companies sell fake "dragon blood resin from Socotra". Instead of resin of Dracaena Cinnabiri that is produced only on Socotra, resin from Sumatra is most likely offered.

Dragon blood Dracaena Cinnabari
One week camping tour around Socotra 2020
One week camping tour around Socotra 2020

A dense program with overnight stays in nature includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra.

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"The Best of Socotra 2020" - a two-week camping tour around Socotra island

Our specially-developed program includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra. The main idea of our program is to avoid staying with other tour groups in camping sites. Instead, we plan to camp out in the most beautiful places of Socotra.

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Strong rains on Socotra
Strong rains on Socotra

It rained heavily on Socotra. Many roads are blurred. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Weather Events
During World War II Socotra was used as a basis for the Dutch squadron.
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