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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Our camping program includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra.

 

New System of Writing for Socotra Language Created by Russian Linguists
New System of Writing for Socotra Language Created by Russian Linguists

A group of Russian linguists under the direction of a correspondent of RAS, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies Vitaly Naumkin developed a writing system for the archaic language of the Yemeni island of Socotra. The indigenous population of Socotra speaks a dialect of the local Socotra unwritten language, related to the modern Semitic Modern South Arabian languages, as well as in Arabic.

Socotri Culture Development
Fly fishing - Socotra exploratory trip report
Fly fishing - Socotra exploratory trip report

Three weeks ago I set out to film an exploratory fly fishing trip to the Socotra archipelago with Edward Truter who was representing Tourette Fishing. There was a huge amount of excitement among us fly fishing bums as Socotra has proved to be an incredible destination for jigging and popping for GT’s and other species with proof coming from the trips Wild Sea Expedition has done there. The average size and number of GT’s is simply astounding and it is certainly a prime spot for this kind of fishing. Owing to the structure and location of the islands the average size and quality of fish species is incredible.

Fishing on Socotra
Diving expedition to the islands of the archipelago of Socotra
Diving expedition to the islands of the archipelago of Socotra

We will arrange a diving expedition to the islands of Socotra archipelago from 15 to 25 October 2014. Guaranteed dive with manta rays. Group of 4-5 persons. Two places are available.

Diving Darsa Samha abd el kuri
Professional fishing tours to Socotra archipelago
Professional fishing tours to Socotra archipelago

Introducing our new partner - "Wild sea expedition" is a company that organize fishing trip on Socotra archipelago since 2010, they are the first to discover this place for sportfishing and explore it.

Fishing on Socotra Fish
Leaves of bottle trees of Socotra
Leaves of bottle trees of Socotra

Now bottle trees on Socotra covered with leaves. Some photos of bottle trees made during the last trip to the plateau Mumi on the east of the island of Socotra.

bottle tree mumi
Sandboarding on Socotra - new video
Sandboarding on Socotra - new video

For all our guests we offer sandboarding - new attraction on Socotra. We have special boards and checked routes for safe skiing.

Sandboarding Dunes
Summer on Socotra. A trip to the north-east of the island
Summer on Socotra. A trip to the north-east of the island

Monsoon wind, passing through Socotra, become stronger on the north coast. The strongest wind is blowing in the north-east of the island.

Summer
Tatiana Drujinina
Tatiana Drujinina

Photos of our guest Tatiana Drujinina, visited Socotra in 2013. "Thanks for a great tour! Much time has passed, but the impressions is so bright, it seems that it was just yesterday." Our camping program "The Best of Socotra".

Photos
Monsoon wind on the island of Socotra
Monsoon wind on the island of Socotra

Monsoon winds are changing the face of Socotra. A selection of photos of Socotra, made last month.

Summer
 Socotra for cruisers. Report of sailing yacht Delta
Socotra for cruisers. Report of sailing yacht Delta

"On our way back from a circumnavigation, in March 2014 we started from Maldives, headed to visit the Socotra island in Yemen and become the first sailing yacht to come there in recent years... In our opinion, navigation from India, Sri-Lanka or the Maldives to Bab-el-Mandeb with a stopover on Socotra is a good alternative to navigation with stops in Oman and continental Yemen." Andrey Nevzorov, Captain of sailing yacht Delta

Sailing on Socotra
3-day summer programs for Socotra
3-day summer programs for Socotra

Short summer programs for 3 days (Wednesday-Saturday), adapted to the flights Sharjah-Socotra-Sharjah.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
10-day trekking program for the summer season
10-day trekking program for the summer season

We offer you to see Socotra in the season of summer monsoon winds when the island gets a completely new face. The summer season is unreasonably considered to be a non-touristic one. But it is this time of the year when one can see many interesting and unique things on the island. Our new trekking program developed for a summer season is for those who love hiking and photographing.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Summer programs on Socotra
Summer programs on Socotra

Summer is undeservingly considered to be a Low Season on Socotra. But it is the time when you can find many curious and interesting things on the island.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Socotra Internet Shop
Socotra Internet Shop

Here you can buy the famous Socotran resins - myrrh, incense, dragon's blood and other goods from the island of Socotra.

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Photos and videos of Socotra
Photos and videos of Socotra

Socotra Island - a paradise for photography lovers.

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Report of sailing yacht Delta
Report of sailing yacht Delta

Sailing boat "Delta" which is traveling around the world was the first boat coming to Socotra in recent years.

Sailing on Socotra Sea Port Development
Socotra governorate
Socotra governorate

The Law No. 31 for 2013 was issued on Wednesday establishing the governorate No. 22 of the Socotra archipelago with Hadibo as its capital city.

development events
Socotra in November
Socotra in November

Autumn was very rainy in Socotra. Such heavy rains was not more than 40 years. The whole island covered with greenery. Now it is very beautiful. Especially the sunsets and sunrises.

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