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Yemen, The Socotra Archipelago

 


The Socotra Islands are the jewels of Yemen and the whole Arabian region. It is indeed a place of botanical and zoological treasures nurtured by many generations of the islanders, the keepers of the unique cultural traditions of Yemen. For centuries, the Socotra Islands have been out of early explorers’ and naturalists’ attention. But by the end of 90-s they became a center of attraction never seen before especially from those who are interested in their economic development and natural environment preservation.

Dating back to prehistoric times the unique nature of Socotra attracts not only scientists and specialists, but also enthusiasts of eco-tourism.

 

Socotra island is one of few places in the world where people live in harmony with nature, so rarely found in our modernized world.

Tourism on Socotra is still developing. We arrange tours on Socotra Archipelago in cooperation with the local socotrian guides having many years' experience with tourists from various countries. They are highly professional and can show you the most attractive places of the island, tell about its nature, language and culture, as well as organize diving, trekking or other special programs.  

Try the real taste of Socotra with "Socotra Tamam" travel & tourism agency!

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Our camping program includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra.

 

Fly fishing - Socotra exploratory trip report

Three weeks ago I set out to film an exploratory fly fishing trip to the Socotra archipelago with Edward Truter who was representing Tourette Fishing. There was a huge amount of excitement among us fly fishing bums as Socotra has proved to be an incredible destination for jigging and popping for GT’s and other species with proof coming from the trips Wild Sea Expedition has done there. The average size and number of GT’s is simply astounding and it is certainly a prime spot for this kind of fishing. Owing to the structure and location of the islands the average size and quality of fish species is incredible.

 
Diving expedition to the islands of the archipelago of Socotra

We will arrange a diving expedition to the islands of Socotra archipelago from 15 to 25 October 2014. Guaranteed dive with manta rays. Group of 4-5 persons. Two places are available.

 
Professional fishing tours to Socotra archipelago

Introducing our new partner - "Wild sea expedition" is a company that organize fishing trip on Socotra archipelago since 2010, they are the first to discover this place for sportfishing and explore it.

 
Leaves of bottle trees of Socotra

Now bottle trees on Socotra covered with leaves. Some photos of bottle trees made during the last trip to the plateau Mumi on the east of the island of Socotra.

 
Sandboarding on Socotra - new video

For all our guests we offer sandboarding - new attraction on Socotra. We have special boards and checked routes for safe skiing.

 
Summer on Socotra. A trip to the north-east of the island

Monsoon wind, passing through Socotra, become stronger on the north coast. The strongest wind is blowing in the north-east of the island.

 
Tatiana Drujinina

Photos of our guest Tatiana Drujinina, visited Socotra in 2013. "Thanks for a great tour! Much time has passed, but the impressions is so bright, it seems that it was just yesterday." Our camping program "The Best of Socotra".

 
Monsoon wind on the island of Socotra

Monsoon winds are changing the face of Socotra. A selection of photos of Socotra, made last month.

 
 Socotra for cruisers. Report of sailing yacht Delta

"On our way back from a circumnavigation, in March 2014 we started from Maldives, headed to visit the Socotra island in Yemen and become the first sailing yacht to come there in recent years... In our opinion, navigation from India, Sri-Lanka or the Maldives to Bab-el-Mandeb with a stopover on Socotra is a good alternative to navigation with stops in Oman and continental Yemen." Andrey Nevzorov, Captain of sailing yacht Delta

 
3-day summer programs for Socotra

Short summer programs for 3 days (Wednesday-Saturday), adapted to the flights Sharjah-Socotra-Sharjah.

 
10-day trekking program for the summer season

We offer you to see Socotra in the season of summer monsoon winds when the island gets a completely new face. The summer season is unreasonably considered to be a non-touristic one. But it is this time of the year when one can see many interesting and unique things on the island. Our new trekking program developed for a summer season is for those who love hiking and photographing.

 
Summer programs on Socotra

Summer is undeservingly considered to be a Low Season on Socotra. But it is the time when you can find many curious and interesting things on the island.

 
Socotra Internet Shop

Here you can buy the famous Socotran resins - myrrh, incense, dragon's blood and other goods from the island of Socotra.

 
Photos and videos of Socotra

Socotra Island - a paradise for photography lovers.

 
Sailing on Socotra

Socotra started to receive cruisers. Sailing boat "Delta" which is traveling around the world stopped for a few days on Socotra. It was the first boat coming to Socotra in recent years. We helped sailors to execute all documents, to buy food, water and fuel. And of course we showed our guests the island of Socotra.

 
Socotra governorate

The Law No. 31 for 2013 was issued on Wednesday establishing the governorate No. 22 of the Socotra archipelago with Hadibo as its capital city.

 
Socotra in November

Autumn was very rainy in Socotra. Such heavy rains was not more than 40 years. The whole island covered with greenery. Now it is very beautiful. Especially the sunsets and sunrises.

 
Dunes and sand of Socotra island

Such high and beautiful dunes near the ocean you will not find nowhere else in the world. Our new photo film - just sand and dunes.

 
10-day private trekking route through Socotra

Every year my friend Vladimir comes to Socotra to visit remote areas of the island. The last time we discovered some very interesting places.

 
Sea, dunes and mountains

Photo Tour across Socotra with Anna Pchelintseva. 2010-2013