from € 2500
Trekking the best routes of Socotra island
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The price includes: