from € 1545

Camping tour to the Island of Happiness

Tour features
On request
1 pers
8 days

Tour description

Socotra island is the pearl of Yemen, which is translated as "Island of Happiness". Going on a trip to this island, you will be transferred into a fantasy world. The tour is designed for travelers who wish to visit the most famous sights of the island in a short time. You will see the flora, growing only on this island. Buying Tour to Socotra you need to forget about comfortable hotel because you'll spend the night on the camping parks of incredible nature. Participants of the tour do not require special training.

Route Description

Day of departure

Today you are going towards a thrilling adventure. While waiting for the flight you have time to get acquainted with the program of the tour and information about Yemen.

Sana'a - Socotra island - Cape Ras Erissel - Dunes of Archer

Arrival to Sana'a. Transfer to a domestic flight Sanaa-Socotra. Arrival to Socotra island. Transfer to Delisha camp (dinner). Beach rest at Cape Ras Erissel - an extreme point of the island.

Overnight in tents in the freshwater stream in the Dunes of Archer. This precarious camping park in a small freshwater stream that flows out of the cave, is located between two dunes. Parking lots are surrounded by shrubs of arborvitae. Freshwater creek is a small natural "bath."

Dunes of Archer - Hoq Cave - Delisha camp

At sunrise you will walk through the tops of the dunes, make a simple half-hour climb over rocky ledges to one of the most unusual places on Socotra Island.

Next you will go to a 4-hour trekking to the Hoq Cave under a local guide. Overnight in Delisha camp.

Detwah Lagoon - Shuab Bay

This day begins with transfer to the western part of the island where you can observe marvelous Detwah lagoon (dinner).

Then you will cross on a fishing boat to the Shuab bay (about 1.5 hours). For half an hour you will see the picturesque cliffs. Sailing through the beautiful cliffs we recommend you to stay at one of the first bays to plunge snorkelling, because these places have amazing underwater world.
Sailing with a boat for some time you will stop at one of the island's best beaches.

Qalansiya - Dixam Plateau - Dunes in Stero

Breakfast. On boats you pass over to Qalansiya where off-road vehicles will move you to the island centre - the Dixam Plateau, where the famous dragon trees are. Also you will visit a local sheik. Dinner.

Then you will move to the south coast, where set off to conquer the sand dunes in Stero. Overnight camping in the dunes.

Reserve Di Hamri - Gorge Ayaft - natural freshwater source

Today you will move to the north coast of the island. Dinner. At the Reserve Di Hamri you can do some swimming and snorkelling, as well as admire extraordinary beauty of the underwater world and its inhabitants.

Then moving to the Gorge Ayaft, where you can watch at sunset a picturesque panorama of the central mountain range of Socotra. This place is famous as the most green valley on the island with a unique microclimate. Here you can buy the world's best frankincense.

Just a 30-minute walk from place of overnight is located a natural freshwater pool where you can swim.

Socotra island - Sana'a

Flight to Sana'a. Transfer to the hotel. Staying at hotel Arabia Felix. At night transfer to the airport.

Flight back home

This is the final day of your successful stay in Yemen. Unfortunately, it's time to go back home and pack your bags.

After checking-out from the hotel you will be transfered to the airport of Sana'a. Then intercontinental flight will take you to the familiar life, leaving unforgettable memories of Yemen.

The price includes:
  • tourist visa;
  • domestic flights Sana'a - Socotra - Sana'a;
  • accommodation in a hotel Arabia Felix 3* in Sana'a;
  • English-speaking guide in Sana'a and on Socotra island;
  • moving on off-road vehicles;
  • payment of local guides, boats, tickets, parking lots etc.;
  • separately organized, high-quality and nutritious food on Socotra island;
  • modern camping and personal equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.);
  • water, soft drinks and juices for the day.
Additional charges:
  • international flights;
  • medical insurance;
  • meals in Sana'a;
  • accommodation in hotels of a higher class in Sana'a;
  • tipping to guides and drivers.
from € 1545 Tour price