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from € 2500

Trekking the best routes of Socotra island

Tour features
On request
Groupp
1 pers
14 days
RO
Avia
Europe

Tour description

This tour has been designed for outdoor enthusiasts and long walks. You'll spend the night in tents in a beautiful nature and sometimes right near the ocean. The beauty of nature will make you completely forget about the urban amenities. However, tourists should not worry, as they are all provided with new and modern camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, camp stove). During the trip also will be provided well-appointed campsites and parking lots, many with a shower and toilet. Travelling for long distances are made on off-road vehicles.

You'll be very surprised by meals - mostly fish dishes, lobster, goat meat, dates, Yemeni coffee and juices from exotic fruits.

Many places of Socotra island are available within walking on foot, so on this route tourists will have opportunity to make the best photographs.

The tour is recommended for people with good physical training, because this program includes many hiking trails and mountain crossings. Also you will need special trekking shoes, comfortable clothes and skill to endure the hardships of camp life.

Route Description

day1
Day of departure

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.

day2
Sana'a

Arrival to the capital of Yemen - Sana'a. At the airport you will be expected by a tour operator. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in hotel Arabia Felix 3*, located in the center of Sana'a (with additional cost can be arranged another hotel).

First day will begin with sightseeing Sana'a. This city is one of the highest capitals in the world. Today you can visit the Historical Museum, walk through the Old City and abandoned Jewish village. Then you will enjoy lunch at a traditional Yemeni cuisine. You will see a city market and a new President's Mosque. Overnight at the hotel.

day3
Sana'a - Socotra island

Flight from the capital of Yemen, Sana'a, to Socotra island. Moving to the western part of the island, visiting the Detwah Lagoon. Some rest after the flight, swimming and walking on the beach. Overnight in tents at the campsite.

day4
Socotra island. Walking tour - Detwah Lagoon - Shuab Bay - Evening fishing

Breakfast. The present day will begin with a 4-hour walk. You will make lift up the mountain from the top of which you can see amazing panorama of the Detwah Lagoon.

Crossing on a fishing boat to Shuab Bay (about 1,5 hours). After that, our route will cross with the picturesque cliffs to beautiful before sunset time.

In the evening you will enjoy fishing, where you can catch tuna and barracuda. Overnight in tents.

day5
Socotra island. Shuab Bay

The present day will be devoted to beach rest: you will go swimming and fishing in the Shuab Bay, watch after the dolphins, enjoy freshly caught tuna and lobster, as well as a nice walk along of the deserted beach.

After lunch, you will enjoy ferry boat into a small bay. Overnight in tents.

day6
Socotra island. Walking tour through a deserted part of the island (the whole day)

Today we will make walking tour to inaccessible part of the island. Earlier this flat ground at the foot of the mountains were located large populations of people, but now - it's desolated.

During the tour you will see the ruins of ancient buildings, inhabited caves and old cemetery, left over from these settlements. Here biggest bottle trees have streched on the island: the height of some of them more than 10 meters. Overnight in tents near the shore.

day7
Socotra island. Hadiboh - Qalansiya

We will make a transfer into the valley of Hadiboh to the foot of the mountains, where you will have to wait for camels and guides.

day8
Socotra island. Ascent and overnight at the pass

Following the route you will pass through the mountain only with backpacks, and camels will carry your things. Overnight at the pass. At sunset, you will see a magnificent view of the Haggier Mountains.

day9
Socotra island. Descent from the pass to the valley

Leisurely descent allows you to enjoy magnificence untouched nature. You will make a stop in freshwater streams, where you can go swimming. Overnight in the valley.

day10
Socotra island. Dixam Plateau - Wadi Dirhur Canyon

This is our last day of your journey with camels. Then you will move to the Dixam Plateau, where famous dragon's trees have stretched.

Descend into the Wadi Dirhur Canyon, where you will swim in the freshwater pool and have nice walk along the canyon. Overnight camping in the canyon.

day11
Socotra. Southern coast of the island - Dunes in Stero

You will visit a local sheik. Then we're going to move to the south coast, where, after a delicious dinner, you are going to conquer the sand dunes of Stero.

day12
Socotra island. Trekking in the canyon river bed - A natural freshwater pool

You will go trekking along the river canyon, you will see the largest natural pool of the island. Overnight in tents on the edge of the canyon, in an amazingly beautiful place.

day13
Socotra island. Moomin Plateau - East of Socotra

Moving to the eastern part of the island, on the Moomin Plateau, famous for its rocky terrain on which so-called "bottle trees" are growing, that can preserve water inside themselves.

Transfer to the northeast of Socotra. Beach rest at Cape Ras Erissel. Overnight in tents in the freshwater stream in the dunes of Archer. Evening meal from a fresh fish.

day14
Socotra island - Sana'a

At sunrise you will walk through the tops of the dunes, make a simple half-hour climb up the rocky ledges to one of the most unusual places on Socotra Island. Here you can enjoy special sandboard from sand mountains (only for those who know how to snowboard).

Then, transfer to the airport. Flight to Sana'a, dinner, evening walk through the Old City, accomodation in a hotel Arabia Felix.

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

The price includes:
  • moving on off-road vehicles;
  • payment of local guides, boats, tickets and etc;
  • domestic flights Sana'a - Socotra -Sana'a;
  • hotel Arabia Felix 3* in Sana'a;
  • English-speaking guides in Sana'a and on Socotra island;
  • separately organized food on Socotra island;
  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.);
  • water and drinks throughout the day;
  • tourist visa.
Additional charges:
  • international flights;
  • insurance;
  • meals in Sana'a;
  • accommodation in hotels of a higher class in Sana'a;
  • tipping to guides and drivers.
from € 2500 Tour price