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.
The Archipelago is one of few places in the world where people live in harmony with nature, so rarely found in our modernized world.
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!
To book a tour to Socotra, you can send us email or use our
SOCOTRA BOOKING SYSTEM
More information about Socotra is available on our main site www.socotra.info, where you can read the latest news, book a tour to Socotra, and find lots of new photos of this amazing place.
Our New Year Program in Socotra was developed to minimize possible intersection with other tourist groups.
Around the capital of Socotra - Hadiboh you can find many interesting landscapes.
Muri valley on the northern coast of Socotra island is very interesting for its landscape at sunset.
Panoramic photos of Socotra from camera SONY NEX-3
Socotra, which is completely untouched by unrest on the mainland Yemen and is ready to receive tourists for the upcoming season.
I`m Salem Ghnem, owner of the Internet Cafe on the Island of Socotra. I`m originaly from Socotra and happy to join this website.
Premiere of a documentary film by Vladimir Melnik "Socotra: UNKNOWN TALE" scheduled from 20th to 22th December in "Unknown Planet" Program on the REN-TV Russian channel (Moscow). The film sarts from this Monday, 06:00 AM MSK (MSK = UTC/GMT+3).
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.