from € 2000
Mysterious Socotra island and mountains of Kharaz
When you select to travel through an amazing archipelago of Socotra, which includes the island with the same name, you'll be shocked by the extraordinary and mysterious beauty of its landscapes and vegetation.
Socotra has universal significance and is protected by UNESCO as a unique nature reserve, where were preserved hundreds of endemic species, and they are not only publicized dragon's and bottle trees.
During this tour you will be able to except the famous island and still see the natural and urban attractions of Yemen in particular almost unknown for us ancient cities of Shibam, Kharaz and Taiz.
The tour requires a certain physical fitness, as it implies trekking, including through the highlands.
Today you will travel towards a thrilling adventure. While waiting for the flight you have the time to get acquainted with the program of the tour and information about Yemen.
Sana'a - Kaukaban - Shibam - Sana'a
Arrival in the capital of Yemen - Sana'a. At the airport you will be expected by a tour operator. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel. Your first day will begin with a guided trip to Kaukaban and Shibam.
Sana'a - Socotra island
Flight from Sana'a to Socotra island. Moving to the western part of the island. Beach rest and discovery of the Detwah Lagoon.
Socotra island. Shuab Bay - Qalansiya - Canyon
In the morning you will enjoy rest on the beach of Qalansiya. Then transfer into the central part of the island to the Dixam Plateau, where famous dragon's trees have stretched.
Socotra island. Relic forest - Dunes in Stero
Your morning will begin with a walk to the opposite side of the canyon on the residual forest, where dragon trees are growing. Lunch and swimming in fresh water natural pool.
Socotra island - Ras Erissel
Transfer to the northeast of Socotra island. Beach rest at Cape Ras Erissel. Overnight in tents in the freshwater stream in the dunes of Archer.
Socotra island. Dunes in Stero - Hoq Cave - Dunes of Archer
Early in the morning a simple ascent (30 minutes) is waiting for us and there will be a visit the Hoq Cave (3 hours of trekking). Overnight in the dunes of Archer.
Socotra island. Moomin Plateau - Gorge Kalesan - freshwater pools
This day will be very active: you will move to the Moomin Plateau, famous for its rocky terrain where so called "bottle trees" are growing that can preserve water inside themselves.
Socotra island - Gorge Ayaft
Moving to the Gorge Ayaft, where you can watch at the sunset picturesque panorama of the central mountain range of Socotra island. This place is famous as the most green valley on the island with a unique microclimate. Here also you can buy the world's best frankincense.
Socotra island - Sana'a
Flight from Socotra Island to the capital of Yemen - Sana'a. Today in the program there is an excursion to the largest mosque in the country and the Old City, also interesting to visit the Residence of Imam on the cliff. Overnight in Sana'a.
You will enjoy a trip to Haraz mountains where little village fortress with the eponymous name is located. You will discover expansive fields and picturesque scenery.
Manakhah - Sana'a
Return to Sana'a. Accommodation at the hotel. Visiting a market.
This is the final day of your rich and active recreation in Yemen. It is regrettable, but it's time to go home and pack 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.
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