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8 Day Tour Explore The Wonderland Of Socotra Islands
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Boating, Nature, Adventure Sports

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Arabic, English

Description

Explore the absolutely mesmerising and welcoming Socotra Islands. Enjoy the pristine white sand and swimming at the Deleisha Coast. see the meeting point of freshwater and salt water at Arher and Explore the native Dragon Blood Trees in Dixam. Cover the breathtakingly beautiful  Homhil, Diharmari, Qalansyia, Detwah, Shu'ab and a lot more on this tour. Also, enjoy various adventure sports, boating and fishing during the course of this trip. 

Highlights
  • Deleisha Coast
  • Arher
  • Dragon Blood Trees in Homhil
  • Swimming/snorkelling at Diharmari
  • Boat ride in Qalansyia
  • Beautiful Rock Formations in Dixam
  • Shu'ab 
  • Site Stingrays at Detwah Lagoon
  • DAY-1 Arrive in Socotra expand_more
    • On arrival at Socotra airport, visit the Socotra Ecotourism Society visitor information center at the airport. Transfer to the hotel in Hadibo to acclimatize and have lunch.

    • The afternoon activity is a visit to Deleisha coast which consists of pristine white sand, relaxing swimming both in the sea and also in a freshwater lagoon, all with a beautiful mountainous background. There is also a possibility of witnessing a fabulous sunset from Deleisha. 

    Dinner and overnight at hotel in Hadibo.

  • DAY-2 Arher expand_more
    • Early morning, hike down to Arher area. Spend the whole day at Arher, which is a meeting point of freshwater from the mountain and salt water from the ocean. Arher is also home to another magnificent sand dune.

    • The remainder of the day is for swimming and exploration of this location. 

    Dinner and overnight camp at Arher.

  • DAY-3 Homhil expand_more
    • After breakfast, hike to Homhil protected area. While you are hiking you can enjoy nice sceneries of plants and landscape

    • Once you reach the top of the mountain of the mountain of Homhil, relax to enjoy the north east coast which from the top of the mountain looks marvelous. On your way to Homhil, pass through various  Dragons Blood trees, the resin of which is collected, used and traded by the people of Socotra. Frankincense trees are also prevalent here and deserve a close look. Then go to Dihamri marine protected area camp sight for camping and over night at the camp sight.

  • DAY-4 Dihamari Protected Area expand_more
    • Early morning, drive to Dihamri marine protected area, which is home to one of the richest coral reefs of the archipelago. The many marine animals to be seen whilst swimming/snorkelling include Parrotfish, Moray eel, Rays, Sea urchins, etc. A quick reminder that people are not allowed to touch the corals in the marine protected area as this would cause irreversible damage. 

    Dinner and overnight at Dihamri marine protected area.

  • DAY-5 Dixam expand_more
    • After breakfast, make your way by 4x4 vehicle to Dixam plateau and Shebahon viewpoint. This area is renowned for the native Dragon Blood trees, the resin of which is collected, used and traded by the people of Socotra. The area is also home to the endemic and rare Socotra Bunting (estimated at 1,000 pairs). The Shebahon viewpoint gives a fabulous vista overlooking Daerhu canyon where you see unusual yet beautiful rock formations. 

    • Make your way down to the wadi in the canyon for lunch and an easy-going walk and maybe also to swim in the freshwater pools in the wadi. 

    Dinner and overnight camp in the wadi.

  • DAY-6 Qalansyia/Detwah Protected Area expand_more
    • From Dixam, drive early morning to Qalansyia to look around this charming and picturesque fishing town with its traditional houses and narrow alleyways. 

    • Go to the protected area of Detwah lagoon, which is renowned for its spectacular landscape. Stingrays can be seen in the lagoon, so take care when swimming. There is also a large array of sea birds to be seen at this location. 

    Dinner and camping in Qalansia at Detwah lagoon.

  • DAY-7 Shu'ab expand_more
    • After breakfast at Detwah, take a boat ride to Shu’ab. Be sure to look out for Spinner Dolphins along the way. Cormorants also frequent the area. 

    • Once at Shu’ab, have lunch and the afternoon is free to swim and enjoy this pristine beach setting, complete with mangroves. 

    • In the late afternoon, take a boat ride back to Qalansyia. Line fishing may also be possible from the boat if you want to fish for dinner of course. 

    • Late afternoon, head back to Hadibu for overnight at hotel.

  • DAY-8 Departure from Socotra expand_more
    • After an early breakfast, transfer to Socotra Airport.

What's Included
  • Transfers from/to airports

  • Travel permit

  • Tent equipment

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Local English speaking Yemeni guide

  • Car+driver+gasoline

  • 1-day boat rental

  • Eco-fees and camping fees in protected areas

  • Hotel accommodation for 8 days

What's Excluded
  • International and domestic flight tickets

Meeting Point

Socotra, Yemen, Yemen

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Per Person
1 To 4 USD 1100 Per Person

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • Delo
    Socotra is a great country with very friendly people.Samed provided a good tour. I enjoyed the places we visited, Our tour guide, Samed Socotra, gave us great care during the whole trip, and also the information prior to starting our trip was excellent as well.he has guided us through an adventurous trip and brought us closer to the land and locals. I recommend Samed for anyone. Thanks once again Samed
  • Anto
    Socotra is one of the most unique and amazing places I have ever visited. Hiking in the mountains, swimming in Socotra beaches and all the amazing people . Everyone I came in contact with was extremely friendly and helpful. Samed is a helpful guide Special thanks to Mr. Samed (our Tour operator ) for organizing such a well planned trip!
  • Alexander
    Socotra is very nice and my guide was helpful and knowledgeable as well
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