Socotra Extension: Socotra & South Yemen Majestic Tour

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This tour package is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of the best South Yemen offers, from the unique natural beauty of Socotra Island to the stunning architecture and culture of the mainland. You will spend 7 days exploring Socotra, where you will see the iconic Dragon’s Blood trees, swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, and hike through the stunning wadis. You will then spend 8 days on the mainland, where you will visit the ancient cities of Aden, Mukalla, and Sayun, as well as the stunning desert landscapes of Wadi Doan and Shibam.

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, where tales of ancient kingdoms whisper in the winds, and the echoes of a time long past linger in the air, lies a land of unparalleled majesty. Welcome to the “Socotra Extension: Socotra & South Yemen Majestic Tour,” a fifteen-day sojourn that unfolds over the course of fourteen enchanting nights, immersing you in the captivating beauty and rich cultural tapestry of South Yemen.

A Journey Beyond Imagination

This tour package is not just a voyage; it’s an odyssey designed to unveil the finest treasures that South Yemen has to offer. It promises to be a comprehensive exploration, weaving a tapestry that begins with the unique natural beauty of Socotra Island and extends to the breathtaking architecture and vibrant culture of the mainland. A testament to the richness of South Yemen, this journey encompasses seven days on Socotra Island and eight days on the mainland.

Seven Days in Socotra: The Enchantment of the Island

Your adventure begins on the ethereal shores of Socotra, a place that has earned its reputation as one of the most alien-looking places on Earth. Over the course of seven days, you’ll be transported into a realm where nature reigns supreme. Here, the iconic Dragon’s Blood trees, with their otherworldly canopies, stand sentinel over the land, casting enchanting shadows that defy time and imagination.

As you explore the island, the clear waters of the Indian Ocean beckon, inviting you to immerse yourself in their crystalline embrace. You’ll hike through winding wadis, their landscapes a testament to the artistry of erosion and time. Every step will be a revelation, a moment to connect with the primordial beauty that Socotra holds within its embrace.

Eight Days on the Mainland: A Journey Through Time

After your sojourn on Socotra, the mainland of South Yemen awaits, resplendent with its ancient cities and awe-inspiring landscapes. Aden, Mukalla, Sayun, and more stand ready to reveal their secrets to the intrepid traveler.

Aden, the capital of South Yemen, welcomes you with its historic landmarks. The Crater district will enchant you with its labyrinthine streets, while Tawahi and Goldmur beaches beckon with their pristine shores. A day trip to the Yafa’a region will unveil architectural marvels, a testament to human craftsmanship and resilience.

Mukalla, the capital of the Hadramout province, boasts the quaint villages of Ghail Bawazir and Al-Shahiher, nestled amidst desert landscapes. The Bir Ali beach will captivate you with its rugged beauty, while a day trip to the ancient Qana seaport will carry you through history’s tides.

Sayun, your final stop, will immerse you in the Al-Hajrian and Al-Mashad villages, their ancient charm a testament to a timeless way of life. The Al-Kathiry Palace will enchant you with its architectural grandeur, while the Shibam mudbrick city will transport you through centuries of history.

A Tapestry Woven in Time

In summary, the “Socotra Extension: Socotra & South Yemen Majestic Tour” is your key to unlocking the majesty of South Yemen, a land where the past and present intertwine in harmonious contrast. With fifteen days and fourteen nights at your disposal, you’ll have the rare privilege of immersing yourself in the natural wonders, historical treasures, and cultural riches of this captivating region.

As you traverse this fascinating land, remember that you are not just exploring South Yemen; you are embarking on an intimate dance with its timeless spirit, becoming a part of its tapestry of history and beauty, and leaving behind the echo of your presence amid its breathtaking landscapes and storied cities.

In South Yemen, each sunrise paints a new masterpiece on the horizon, each sunset serenades you with tranquility, and each moment whispers secrets known only to those who dare to discover its majesty. As you venture through this ethereal realm, you’ll not only uncover the essence of South Yemen but also carry its magic with you, forever etched in your heart and soul.

This tour is perfect for travelers who want to experience the best of what Socotra Island and South Yemen have to offer. It is a challenging but rewarding trip that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Itinerary

Arrive in Socotra and transfer to Qalansiya city. In the afternoon, drive to Detwah lagoon and check in to your campsite.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Upon arrival in Socotra, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Qalansiya city.
  • The drive from the airport to Qalansiya City takes approximately 1 hour.
  • Arrive in Socotra Airport and transfer to Qalansiya city.

Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Take a boat excursion to Shouab beach in the morning. In the afternoon, return to Detwah lagoon and relax at the campsite.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • In the morning, you will take a boat excursion to Shouab beach.
  • Shouab beach is a beautiful beach with white sand and clear waters.
  • You will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe.
  • In the afternoon, you will return to Detwah lagoon and check in to your campsite.
  • Detwah lagoon

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Drive to the Dicksam plateau and visit the Firmhen forest of Dragon’s Blood trees. In the afternoon, drive to Aomak Beach and check in to your campsite.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Drive to Dicksam plateau.
  • Visit the Firmhen forest of dragon’s blood trees.
  • In the afternoon, drive to the south to the Indian Ocean side of the island to Aomak Beach.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Visit Dogub Cave in the morning. In the afternoon, drive to the sand dunes desert of Zahik and Hayf. In the evening, check in to your campsite in Homhil.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Visit Dogub Cave.
  • Explore the sand dunes desert of Zahik and Hayf.
  • Drive to Homhil.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Trek down from Homhil to Wadi Al-Shifa in the morning. Stop to swim in the natural swimming pool along the way. In the afternoon, drive to Arher Beach and check in to your campsite.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Early morning trek down from Homhil to Wadi Al-Shifa.
  • Stop to swim in the natural swimming pool in the way.
  • Drive to Arher beach.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Drive to the Dihamri marine protected area for snorkeling in the morning. In the afternoon, drive to Hadibo and check in to your hotel.

  • Drive back east to Dihamri Marine protected area for snorkeling.
  • In the afternoon, make your way to Hadibo the main town.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Fly from Socotra to Aden. Transfer to your hotel and check-in.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Fly from Socotra Airport to Aden City on the mainland.
  • Check in to your hotel and relax for the rest of the day.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Visit Yafa’a, a beautiful town with stunning architecture. In the afternoon, visit the local market in Labuaos and Thamer viewpoint.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Drive to Yafa’a in the Lahj district.
  • Visit the beautiful architecture of the city.
  • Visit the local market in Labuaos.
  • See the Thamer viewpoint.
  • Return back to Aden for dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Visit the local market in Crater, Tawahi and Goldmur Beach, and Abyan Beach in Aden.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Sightseeing tour in Aden.
  • Visit the local market of Crater.
  • Visit Tawahi and Goldmur beach.
  • Visit Abyan Beach.
  • Back to Hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Fly from Aden to Mukalla. Visit Ghail Bawazir and Al-Shahiher in the afternoon.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Fly from Aden Airport to Mukalla.
  • Arrivals to Riyan Airport.
  • After lunch in the afternoon visit Ghail Bawazir and Al-Shahiher.
  • Back to Hotel in Mukalla for overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Visit Bir Ali Beach in the morning. In the afternoon, visit Qana’s oldest seaport.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Early morning departure via car to Bir Ali beach in the Arabian Sea coastline of Shabwa district.
  • Picnic launch on the beach.
  • Afternoon visits to Qana’s oldest seaport.
  • Back to Mukalla for an overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Drive to Sayun via Wadi Doan. Visit Al-Hajrian and Al-Mashad. Lunch in Mafraq Bin Aifan. In the evening, check in to your hotel in Sayun.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Drive to Seyuun via Wadi Doan.
  • Visit Al- Hajrian and Al- Mashhad.
  • Lunch in Mafraq Bin Aifan.
  • Continue driving to Seyuun City.
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Seyuun.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Seyuun is a beautiful city with a lot to offer visitors. The museum and suq are definitely worth a visit, and the hotel in Seyun is a great place to relax after a long journey. Visit the museum and the Palace of Al-Kathiry in the morning. Visit the fish souq (market) in the afternoon. Drive to Shibam to witness the sunset view.

Day Highlights & Activities:

  • Visit the museum and the Palace of Al-Kathiry.
  • Short visit to fish souq (market).
  • After lunch drive to Shibam to witness the sunset view.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Day Highlights & Activities:

Depart to Tarim and Aynat (7 mosques).

Visit Tarim Palace and Ainat (7 Qubas).

Lunch in Seyuun Hotel.

In the afternoon, visit Shibam (anthill) and sunset photos of Shibam.

Return back to Seyuun for an overnight in the Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Early morning departure to Seyuun Airport to take the flight to Cairo Airport in Egypt

Breakfast
Overnight in Hotel

This tour cost includes:

  • Entry visa
  • 4WD cars (one car fit for 3 persons)
  • Local guide (English speaking)
  • 8 nights' accommodation in 3*** Hotel (In double share bases)
  • 6 nights' camping equipment (tents, mattresses, sheets, etc…)
  • Entry fees)
  • Full board meal (include restaurants and campsite's water etc…)
  • AirportTSF (from and to the airport).

This tour cost excludes:

  • Flights Tickets
  • Drinks/Beverages with meals
  • Tips/Gratuities to Drivers & Guides

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