SOCOTRA GROUP: The Adventure Tour

15 Days

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April 30, 2024 - May 14, 2024 Available $1,999
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May 7, 2024 - May 21, 2024 Available $1,999
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May 14, 2024 - May 28, 2024 Available $1,999
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May 21, 2024 - June 4, 2024 Available $1,999
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May 28, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Available $1,999
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June 4, 2024 - June 18, 2024 Available $1,999
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August 20, 2024 - September 3, 2024 Available $1,999
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Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, like a forgotten treasure on the Earth’s mantle, lies Socotra, an alien-looking place on Earth that beckons the intrepid traveler. Welcome to the “SOCOTRA GROUP: The Adventure Tour,” a 15-day odyssey where you’ll spend 14 nights immersed in the outstanding universal beauty of Socotra, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Indian.”

A World Beyond Imagination

Socotra is more than just a destination; it’s an enigma, a place where the ordinary dissolves, and the extraordinary takes center stage. From the moment you set foot on this remote island, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a realm untouched by time, where nature’s artistry knows no bounds.

The Alien Landscape

As you embark on the SOCOTRA GROUP: The Adventure Tour, you’ll quickly come to understand why Socotra holds the title of the most alien-looking place on Earth. The island’s terrain is an artist’s canvas painted with surreal strokes. Among its most captivating features are the Dragon Blood Trees, their otherworldly umbrella-like canopies casting an enchanting spell over the land. These ancient sentinels, found nowhere else on Earth, appear as if they’ve been plucked from the dreamscape of another dimension.

Socotra: The Most Alien

Socotra proudly stands as the most alien place on our planet, where evolution has unfolded in splendid isolation. Here, the flora and fauna have crafted a unique tapestry of life found nowhere else on Earth. Among them is the Socotra Desert Rose, a botanical masterpiece with a trunk that seems to defy gravity, sculpted by nature’s hand.

Days in Socotra: A Journey of Discovery

Over the course of 15 days and 14 nights, you’ll have the privilege of peeling back the layers of Socotra’s enchantment. Each day brings new adventures, fresh perspectives, and moments that defy the ordinary. Time on this island flows at its own pace, allowing you to savor the magic of Socotra one heartbeat at a time.

Dragon Blood Trees: Sentinels of Time

The Dragon Blood Trees, ancient and mystical, will become your companions on this journey. Wandering through groves of these enigmatic beings, you’ll be dwarfed by their contorted forms casting eerie yet enchanting shadows. As you stand beneath their shade, you’ll feel a connection to a world untouched by the hands of time, where ancient stories linger in the rustling of their leaves.

Tourism in Socotra: A Delicate Balance

Socotra’s allure hasn’t gone unnoticed by the world, and tourism in Socotra is a growing force. Yet, in the midst of its delicate ecosystem, striking a balance is paramount. Responsible tourism is the key, ensuring that Socotra’s wonders remain pristine for generations to come.

SOCOTRA GROUP: The Adventure Tour

In summary, the SOCOTRA GROUP: The Adventure Tour is your gateway to the outstanding universal beauty of Socotra. With 15 days and 14 nights at your disposal, you’ll have the rare privilege of immersing yourself in the enchantment of this remote paradise.

As you traverse Socotra, remember that you are a guest in a realm where nature’s artistry knows no bounds. You’ll walk among the Dragon Blood Trees, gaze upon landscapes that challenge your understanding of Earth’s diversity, and bear witness to the wonders of this most alien-looking place on Earth.

Socotra is not just a destination; it’s an odyssey, an exploration of the extraordinary, and an encounter with the awe-inspiring forces of our natural world. The SOCOTRA GROUP: The Adventure Tour beckons you to become a part of this narrative, to add your own verses to the poetry of Socotra, and to leave with a piece of this alien paradise forever etched in your heart.

In Socotra, each dawn paints a new masterpiece, each twilight serenades you with tranquility, and each moment whispers secrets known only to the island. As you voyage through this ethereal realm, remember that you’re not just visiting Socotra; you’re entering into an intimate dance with its timeless spirit, becoming a part of its tapestry of wonder, and leaving behind the imprint of your existence amid its enigmatic beauty.

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TOUR ESSENTIALS

Itinerary

After your arrival at Socotra Island Airport we will we pick you up and transfer you to the Hadibo Hotel. After lunch we will make an excursion to Wadi Dingehen. On our way back we can swim from the white sandy beach of Deleisha. Dinner and overnight are at Hadibo hotel and restaurants.

Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Our adventure begins at 7.00 am with a car trip through Dicksam plateau (approx. 900 m. above the sea). We will start trekking for 3 hours till we arrive to Tinnier, this area is a view point to see the whole island, and it is a large open plateau with a green grassland where the nomads herd there cattle. After launch we continue trekking for more 3 hours up to reach the protected area of Scant where we will appreciate the reach diversity in flora and fauna of this community dominated by the wildly beautiful and verdant Haggier Mountains. We’ll also enjoy our first encounters with local wildlife. Dinner and overnight camping are at Scant PA.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

The second day of trekking begins by slipping among Higgher Ranges Mountains, this is truly extraordinary journey will introduce you to the natural wonders of this blessed island. After walking through the exhibition of Dragon’ Blood tree where, we will stop at Rocab Fermihen, where  we will carry on to hiking slightly down to Deresmoiten village. Dinner and overnight are camping in Deresmoiten village.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

From Deresmoiten we walk through the Fermhin forest of the Dragon’s blood tree and we continue to the car road. After we meet the cars we will transfer to Daerhu canyon. After lunch we will swim in the fresh swimming pool and exploring the area. Dinner and overnight are camping at the Daerhu canyon.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

In the morning the cars will take us to south where we will meet the Indian Ocean Aomak beach. After enjoying the whole day next to the beach we will take a brief visit to Dogub cave, and we will be back to Aomak beach for camping. Dinner and overnight are camping in Aomak beach.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Today a new adventure tailored for us, we will be driving with 4×4 among the giant pristine sand dunes of Zahik and Hayf. And we will aim west taking a break off for a picnic launch at Wadi Difarhu. Through typical villages and lush green vegetation with many birds, we will make our way to Hadibo. Dinner and overnight are at the Hotel in Hadibo and restaurant.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

At the morning there are no planned activities. You can spend your time exploring the town of Hadibo and its typical market or visiting Socotra Women Association for handy crafts and souvenirs and or you can make an interesting visit to the nursery for observing the native trees. After launch in restaurant we will drive to Homhil protected area, home to the inhabitant forests of the Dragon blood tree and Frankincense tree. Dinner and overnight are at Homhil PA campsite.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

In the morning we will drive to Dihoof at Momi area. This very big area is renowned of its breath taking lush green landscape and picturesque sceneries. After enjoying the virgin countryside and staying with the nomads and the ancient people of Socotra where you can expect the warmest of welcomes as they share their traditional lifestyle, we will visit the Qalishen valley where nature swimming polls. Then we will back to Homhil. Dinner and overnight are again at Homhil PA campsite.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

 After breakfast we will begin our trekking to Wadi Al Shifa (hiking down for 3 hours) through awesome surrounding panoramas  view overwhelming swimming poll descending while viewing the wild water of the Arabian sea. The cars meet us down in the Wadi then, we drive east to Arher beach it is a narrow area contains enormous silver sand dunes and home to fresh water river coming from the top of the mountains meeting the sea in where you can have a swim in the crystal sea water and enjoy showering with the fresh water at the same time. Dinner and overnight are camping at Arher beach.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Today we enjoy the whole day next to the beach and enjoying swimming and sunbathing. Or if you want to make an adventure we can go to visit an amazing beach of Ras Irsal, we back for lunch to Arher and enjoying watching and relaxing in the fresh running water of Arher beach. Fresh fish will be coughed and barbequed to be ordered of dinner and the overnight will be under the clear sky decorated with stars of the wonderful beach of Arher.

1 hour
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

Drive from Arher beach to Hoq cave for a day adventure. We will start hiking up for two hours till we arrive at the gate of the cave, one hour and half for exploring inside the cave, and more one hour to hike down to meet the cars. After an exhausted trip we’ll drive to the marine protected area of Dihamri. Dihamri is a uniquely protected coral reef offers excellent snorkeling, and for certified divers, one of the best dives that Socotra Islands has to offer, with great opportunities to see parrotfish, Moray eel, Rays, Sea urchins, etc. This shallow reef will let even the inexperienced snorkeler enjoy its beauty. We would like to remind people not to touch the corals in the marine protected area as this would cause irreversible damage. Dinner and overnight will be served at Dihamri marine protected area campsite.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

Today we will spend the morning snorkeling in the Dihamri. Dihamri is blessed with more than 200 fish species and 4 of the 5 coral species that inhabit to the island. In the afternoon we will head to Ayhaft canyon. The most riches place on the island known for its variety of plantation and moreover we will spot rare birds and wander around the waterfall canyon before returning to our hotel in Hadibo for dinner and overnight.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

From Hadibo we drive to Qalansiya to look around this charming and picturesque fishing town with its traditional houses and narrow alleyways. We then go to the protected area in Detwah lagoon, which is renowned for its spectacular landscape and expansive endless beach area. Sting rays can be seen in the lagoon, so take care when you are swimming. Enjoy the beach, or swim with in the clear crystal water. There is also a large array of sea birds to inspect at this location. After wittiness the tremendous sunset and a delicious dinner on board for us, we will overnight at Qalansiya campsite.  

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Tent

The last leg of this remarkable journey will be an excursion to Shoab beach where a boat trip awaits us at Detwah lagoon. We will be cruising while many genital dolphins of the Indian Ocean leaping right next to the boat and squadrons of Socotra Cormenons, sea Gulls, and Grey Herons birds will be seen flying or nesting on the precipices. We’ll carryon all the way through a magnificent rock faces and clear sea until we arrive to Shuab beach. After we enjoy swimming in the clear sea and with dolphins, we will drive the boat back to Qalansiya. Dinner and overnight are at Hadibo Hotel and restaurant.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Hotel

We pick you up morning to Socotra Island Airport in the board your flight back to the mainland.  

Breakfast

This tour cost includes:

  • Entry visa
  • 4WD cars (one car fit for 4 persons)
  • Local guide (English speaking)
  • 5 nights' accommodation in Socotra Hotel (Basic) (In double share bases)
  • 9 nights camping equipment (tents, mattresses, sheets, etc…)
  • Entry fees in three protected areas (Dihamri, Homhil, and Detwah lagoon)
  • Half board meal (include restaurants and campsite's water etc…)
  • Airport TSF (form and to the airport).

This tour cost excludes:

  • Flights Tickets
  • Drinks/Beverages with meals
  • Tips/Gratuities to Drivers & Guides
  • All Other Items Not Mentioned

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