from € 1700

Summer tour in Yemen and Socotra island

Tour features
On request
1 pers
9 days

Tour description

During these 7 days you will have time to get acquainted with the mountainous part of Yemen and the pearl of the world eco-tourism - Socotra island, which was just recently open to the travelers. Socotra is rightly called the Island of Happiness (that's the traslation of it). The nature of the island will surprise you by variety of endemic flora. Only here grow unique dragon's and bottle trees, which have become the hallmark of the island.

In this journey you will be able to see Yemen and Socotra island in summer time which is very unique in its own way and pleases with unusual bright colors. Yemen will amaze you with its unusual architecture and natural curiosities. Ancient towns and villages in the mountainous region of Yemen remained virtually untouched by civilization. A rich program of the tour should not be tired and does not require any special training, although it assumes some trekking.

Route Description

Day of departure

Today you are going 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 - Old City - Imam's Palace - President's Mosque

Arrival in the capital of Yemen - Sana'a. At the airport you will be expected by a tour operator. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

On the first day of your stay in the capital, we will begin with a visit to the Residence of Imam on a rock, and then walk around the Old City (in the market, you can buy souvenirs at once) and explore the President's mosque. Overnight at the hotel.

Sana'a - Manakhah

Moving on off-road vehicles into the mountainous part of Yemen. Overnight in Manakhah.

Manakhah - Sana'a

Breakfast at the hotel. The present day will be devoted to exploring the surrounding area of Manakhah. You will enjoy a 2-3 hour trekking.

In Manakhah you will be delighted with the beautiful mountain scenery, steep mountain passes, green terraces and little villages, which are located at an incredible height. After lunch you will come back to Sana'a. Overnight at the hotel.

Sana'a - Socotra island - Dixam Plateau - Wadi Dirhur Canyon

Arrival on Socotra island. Moving into the central part of the island to the Dixam Plateau, where the famous dragon trees are, which have an unusual shape and are covered with thick red resin.

The same day you will see the deepest canyon on the island - Wadi Dirhur Canyon. We will make the descent into the canyon, where you can swim in fresh water natural pool. After swimming a short walk along the canyon. Overnight camping in the canyon.

Trekking - Dunes in Stero - Delisha camp

After breakfast will begin your 3-hour trekking to the opposite side of the Canyon (forest of dragon trees in Firmin). Also you will visit a local sheik.

After a delicious lunch you will go to conquer the sand dunes in Stero, which majestically extents along the south shore of the Socotra island. Only during the summer months can be seen such stormy waves of the Indian Ocean.

Overnight in Delisha camp.

Moomin Plateau - Gorge Kalesan - freshwater pools

Breakfast and preparing to the new tour. This day will be very active: you will move to the Moomin Plateau, famous for its rocky terrain where are growing as they are called bottle trees, that can preserve water inside. In this beatiful gardens you will see native endemic plants.

You will also visit the Gorge Kalesan, where in the mainstream all year-round flows clean fresh water. Next a 3-hour trekking to the largest freshwater pool on Socotra. Overnight in Delisha camp.

Gorge Ayaft - Sana'a

Moving in the Gorge Ayaft. 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.

Transfer to the airport. Flight from Socotra island to Sana'a. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.


This is the final day of your saturated and active holiday in Yemen. Unfortunately, it's time to go home and pack bags. After check-out from the hotel you will be transfered to the international airport of Sana'a. Homecoming.

The price includes:
  • tourist visa;
  • domestic flights Sana'a - Socotra - Sana'a;
  • accommodation in 3* hotels (in Sana'a basic - Arabia Felix);
  • English-speaking guide in Sana'a and on Socotra island;
  • moving on off-road vehicles;
  • payment of local guides, entrance fees, parking etc.;
  • modern camping and personal equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.);
  • nutritious food, water, drinks and juices on Socotra island.
Additional charges:
  • international flights;
  • medical insurance;
  • tips to guides and drivers;
  • extra charge for accommodation in a higher class.
from € 1700 Tour price