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!
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Author: chiranjit maity
Max people in group: 1
I would like to go to Socotra Island in the Ramadan Holidays i.e. from 7th to 10th August 2013 from Dubai. Could you please give me all the details for tickets, visas, stay and tours. And also I need to know the charges for everything for one person and for 2 persons also. Please respond asap so that I can plan my trip accordingly. Thanking you.
Place: Shuab Author: Anna Pchelintseva
A standard 7-day tour program is developed to show you the island’s most famous places. This program is recommended to those who do not want to sleep in tents.
This standard 7-day tour program is developed to show you the island’s most famous places with overnight stops in Hadiboh’s hotels or at camping sites with toilet and shower rooms.
The first trip in December 2008
The new tourist map of Socotra shows the most interesting places of the island
Bandu Cyclone, which arose on 19 May off the Samalian coast, provoked a shipwreck off the Samha coast on 20 May. 23 seamen were rescued by NATO forces.
It has been pouring for almost a week on Socotra. Such rainy weather in May has not been for a long time.
Preliminary Report of the Russian Interdisciplinary Mission to the Republic of Yemen submitted to the General Organisation of Antiquities and Museums (G.O.A.M.), Season 2009
Photos from photo tour in March 2010
Every field researcher of the Soqotri Modern South Arabian language from the first steps in his work on the island will meet these, beloved among the islanders, very useful, sharp-witted short poetry jewels of folklore, which are named "temethel" by the Soqotrans themselves.
Comfort lovers will surely like the recently reconstructed Summer Land Hotel in Hadiboh.
At "PhotoForum 2010", the international photo-exhibition held in Moscow, SONY Company exhibited more than 20 posters of Socotra by Yuri Afanasiev, a professional photographer. More photos from exhibition...
Photos of our trip to Socotra in February 2010
Socotra is a perfect place for those who like trekking.
A long time passed where Yemen was isolated and the Yemenite civilization sites were beyond the interest of archaeologists who studied the sites of oriental ancient civilization.
Socotra Island is the last paradise of our planet that declared eradication of malaria.
Fouad Naseeb, a dive-master of Socotra, has discovered a new dive site in Di Tamerah
Socotra - a great place for taking pictures! Especially if you have an opportunity to live on the island ... Anna Pchelintseva's Vision of Socotra
Socotra - a great place for photography! Especially if you have the opportunity to live on the island ... Vision Socotra eyes of Anna Pchelintseva.
We invite you to take part in the diving program on Socotra arranged for 13-20 March, 2010