Located 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, the tiny island of Socotra is usually overlooked by even the most adventurous of tourist hordes. But as NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Richard Engel discovers, the Arabian island's remote location has made it a capsule of antiquity with time-honored traditions not found elsewhere on the planet.
Overcoming strong summer winds Socotra starts the next tourist season.
This season we have explored the lower part of Wadi Dirhur canyon – from Dixam camping site to the south coast of the island.
Socotra’s foothill gorges harbor dozens of grottos and caves. One feels here like being in a fairytale country!
In the eastern part of the island, far from the paths beaten by tourists, you can find cascade waterfalls in small gorges.