from € 2400
Best of the Socotra island
The best option for those, who want to get acquainted with maximum number of sights, one of the most trendy tourist destinations of today is Socotra island.
The tour program is full of bright impressions and positive emotions that you will memorize for a long time staying on the "island of happiness" as it is called since ancient times surprising Socotra island.
Group is accompanied by an experienced English spealing guide who will not only show the main natural attractions of the island, but also places where you can make incredible photographs that will leave nobody indifferent.
Getting around the island - mostly on jeeps Toyota, that would not be exhausting for tourists who are not ready for a long trekking program.
This journey includes parking in the wild nature in special tents, avoiding noisy nights in campgrounds and hotels. It offers tourists an individual, well-ventilated tent, sleeping bags and clean bedding, a large sun awning. Each machine is equipped with an inverter to 220 V, which allows you to charge batteries while driving.
Special attention in the organization of the tour is given to quality of nutrition. Due to the field kitchen, tourists can enjoy not only a variety of seafood dishes (including lobsters and fresh tuna), but also dishes from goat and vegetables. And each morning coffee lover can enjoy a cup of Yemeni coffee, which is considered one of the best in the world.
This program does not require any special training, but assumes good physical condition - to see all the beauty of wonderful Socotra island, part of the route you must take a walk.
Set dates of the groups departure season 2015:
January 12 - January 24; January 26 - February 7; February 9 - February 21; February 23 - March 7; March 9 - March 21; March 23 - 04 April; April 06 - April 18; April 27 - May 9.
Departure from your location and arrival to the capital of Yemen, Sana'a.
Sana'a: excursions and recreation
Meeting at the airport by the representative of hosting party, obtaining visas. Transfer to the hotel Arabia Felix 3*, located in the historic center of Sana'a.
Socotra island: arrival on the island and accommodation in picturesque Detwah Lagoon
After breakfast we go back to the airport for the flight to Socotra island by Felix airline. We arrive to Qalansiya.
Socotra island: beach vacation in Detwah Lagoon, transfer to Shuab Bay
After breakfast, tourists can enjoy staying at the beach of Detwah Lagoon. You can sunbathe on the white sand and swim in the waters of the Arabian Sea.
Socotra island: beach rest in the Shuab Bay
Breakfast, after that a whole day of relaxing vacation on the best beach of Socotra. Swimming, walking, fishing, watching dolphins.
Socotra island. Dixam Plateau and Wadi Dirhur Canyon
In the morning after breakfast and swimming we return by boat to Qalansiya where off-road vehicles will move you to the central part of the island - a Dixam Plateau. Here are growing the famous dragon's trees that look so incredible not only in photographs.
Socotra island: a walk on the residual forest, visiting mountain dwellers, transfer to the south coast of the island
After breakfast you will have a 3-hour walk on the residual forest of dragon trees on the opposite side of the Wadi Dirhur Canyon. It is very interesting to visit the traditional Socotran family of highlanders. After getting acquainted with life and traditions of the indigenous inhabitants of the island, you can buy a "dragon's blood" - the famous healing resin of dragon tree.
Socotra island: capital city Habidoh, beach holiday in Ras Erissel and dunes in Archer
After breakfast there will be a drive on off-road vehicles to the north-east of the island towards the Habidoh - the capital of Socotra island. Here you will have lunch at a local restaurant and can make home calls. After lunch and food purchases you will have a beach vacation in Ras Erissel - the easternmost point of the island. Here can be arranged very decent snorkeling.
Socotra island: entertainment in the desert, Hoq Cave
Breakfast at dawn and walking tour to the top of one of the dunes. Do not forget to charge the camera, as in dunes you will enjoy memorable photo shoot. A simple half-hour climb up the rocky ledges lead us into one of the most unusual places on Socotra island, where you can ride from sandy mountains. To do this you have a special sandboard (only for those who know how to snowboard) and boardsurfing adapted to a simple and safe skating from the dunes.
Socotra island: Plateau Moomin and Gorge Kalesan
Breakfast and transfer on jeep to the Plateau Moomin, located in the east of Socotra island. This part of the island is rarely visited by tourists, although it carries a lot of interesting places, such as "adenium garden" (bottle tree is of the type "adenium").
Socotra island: canyons and swimming in the natural pools near the gorge Kalesan
After breakfast we will set off to explore the largest freshwater pool on Socotra island near the Gorge Kalesan . We will see an amazingly beautiful place, the existence of which knows only few of the local guides. Descending path to the bed of the canyon, where you can go for a swim in the pools.
Socotra island: Gorge Ayaft
After breakfast, arrival to the city of Hadiboh for shopping souvenirs, unique Socotra honey, fragrant resins of myrrh and frankincense, as well as widely known aloe.
Socotra island - Sana'a: shopping and preparing to return home
Breakfast, preparing for departure and transfer to the airport. Flight to Sana'a by Felix airline, transfer to the city.
Flight back home.
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