alien natural forms IN A FORMER SOVIET PARADISE
Hadiboh – Homhil – Diksam – Qalansiyah – Dihamari
How to reach Socotra? Socotra can be reached from Cairo via Seiyun (Yemenia Airways, once a week, on Wednesdays). Soviet Tours can assist with the rather complex booking process.
DAY 1 - Hadiboh
Your guide will meet you at Hadiboh International Airport and drive you to the hotel of choice (exact hotel name and address will be communicated well in advance per email).
Introductory briefing about the region, the route and the set of rules to observe while travelling around Socotra.
Hadiboh walking tour and introduction to the island’s little known Soviet connection.
After lunch, we’ll leave Hadiboh and visit two major natural attractions located in close proximity to the town: Ayhaft Canyon, an Eden-like green wadi bespeckled with crystal-clear freshwater pools, and the idyllic Delisha Beach, a pristine strip of sand plunging into the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Dinner and overnight in Hadiboh.
DAY 2 to DAY 7 - Into the Wild
We’ll spend six full days exploring Socotra and its many natural and cultural wonders.
Natural highlights will include: pristine white-sand beaches, otherworldly landscapes dotted with alien natural forms (such as the endemic Dragon’s Blood Trees), paradisiac blue lagoons, impervious rocky cliffs, deep wadis covered with lush vegetation, coral reefs full of thriving marine life, stunning plateaus and impressive cave systems; please contact us for a detailed list of natural sights.
During our time on the island we’ll also have the unique chance to meet with Socotri fishermen, herders and village dwellers alike, who will share with us their food, their home and the mystic secrets of their secretive culture.
Dinners and overnights in different rural locations across Socotra.
DAY 8 - Flight back home
Transfer to Hadiboh International Airport for your flight back to Cairo via Seiyun.
If you are fit enough you can also prolong your stay on the islands and undertake the challenging but extremely rewarding trip to the outer inhabited islands of the Socotran Archipelago, namely Abd al Kuri and Samhah; please contact us to learn more about this option.
End of the tour.
4 to 9 participants: 1980 € per person
Regular monthly departures
The price includes: double/twin room accommodation (breakfast included; single supplement: 15 euro/night), private transport in the region, entrance fees to the attractions listed in the itinerary, guiding and translation service.
The price does not include: international flights and any other flight not explicitly included in the tour price and itinerary, meals, drinks and tips, visas if required, entrance to attractions not listed in the itinerary, insurance.