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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Socotra's Museum
Socotra's Museum

The most interesting thing of the museum is a set for fire-making. If you ask a museum attendant to show you how to make a fire he will easily do it in couple of minutes.

Museum Culture
To Shuab Bay by jeep
To Shuab Bay by jeep

Today Shuab Bay is one of the cleanest places on Socotra. It is only inhabited by a small fishing village. Here people lead rather isolated patriarchal life coming to Hadiboh only in case of urgent need.

Shuab
Socotrans are excellent free divers
Socotrans are excellent free divers

Socotra has been famous for pearl fishery since the earliest times. The Socotrans are excellent free divers.

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Website News
Website News

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Socotra News
Socotra News

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Activities on the island of Socotra
Activities on the island of Socotra

The main type of holiday on Socotra - a eco-tourism. Here you can engage in trekking, cycling, hiking, surfing, sandboarding, diving and kiting.

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Soviet military base has never been established in Socotra
Soviet military base has never been established in Socotra

Soviet military base has never been established in Socotra.

History
Sanaa & Surroundings Highlights
Sanaa & Surroundings Highlights

Photos by Denis Romanov

Yemen Photos
Yemen, Sanaa, part 2
Yemen, Sanaa, part 2

Photos by Denis Romanov

Sanaa Yemen Photos
Yemen, Sanaa, part 1
Yemen, Sanaa, part 1

Photos by Denis Romanov

Sanaa Yemen Photos
2* Hotels in Hadibo
2* Hotels in Hadibo

In Hadibo, the capital of Socotra, we offer two newly constructed 2-3* hotels notable for relative cleanness and order.

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Burj al Salam 4*, Sana`a
Burj al Salam 4*, Sana`a

A remarkable modern hotel located in the heart of the Old City of Sana'a

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2-3* Hotels in Sana`a
2-3* Hotels in Sana`a

We consider hotels set in ancient buildings of the Old Town to be the most interesting and money-saving variants of accommodation in Sana'a.

Yemen Sanaa Hotels Booking
Accomodation in Yemen & Socotra
Accomodation in Yemen & Socotra

Our mission is to show you the island in such a way that you remember it as one of the most unusual travels in your life. We offer you our knowledge of the island, the services of high-skilled and responsible Socotran guides knowing European languages, reliable and comfort transport, interesting non-standard routes, specially prepared meals and a great deal of new and unexpected impressions.

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Socotra was the prototype of Prospero Island mentioned in Shakespeare's play «The Tempest»
Socotra was the prototype of Prospero Island mentioned in Shakespeare's play «The Tempest»

Some theorists of literature consider Socotra to be the prototype of Prospero Island mentioned in Shakespeare's play «The Tempest».

History Culture
Socotra was well-known in the ancient world
Socotra was well-known in the ancient world

As far back as in Alexander of Maсedon’s times Socotra supplied a great deal of not only frankincense and myrrh, but also Dragon’s blood, which was rubbed in by gladiators before combats for quick wound healing.

Medicine Aloe frankincense
Mystery of the origin of Socotra's name
Mystery of the origin of Socotra's name

The origin of Socotra's name is still wrapped in mystery. The Socotrans call their island Sacatri.

History
 Basic tourist program on the island of Socotra
Basic tourist program on the island of Socotra

The offered programs shall be regarded as basic ones developed for visiting the island’s most famous places, having overnight stops at Hadiboh’s hotels or at camping sites

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Our travel programs on Socotra
Our travel programs on 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.

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Soviet military base has never been established in Socotra.
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