Discover Socotra

Socotra, a secluded island that has been off-limits to adventurers for numerous years, boasts a remarkable distinction. It is renowned for its exclusive assortment of plant and animal species, found nowhere else in the world. The island’s breathtaking vistas and landscapes add to its allure, earning it the prestigious title of a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2008.

This itinerary will visit the classic highlights while introducing a few exceptional twists. Prepare to be enchanted by the lesser-traveled southern region of the island, a hidden gem characterized by its pristine beauty and tranquility. The Momi Plateau and the charming village of Qaban are among the hidden pearls awaiting your discovery, where crowds are scarce, and serenity reigns supreme. This meticulously planned journey guarantees an intimate connection with the island, as we strategically camp in less frequented areas, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in its wonders.

  • If you wish to visit Darsah, one of the best kept-secrets of Socotra, check our other itinerary Socotra Hidden Secrets.

 

8 days
Oct-Apr
all accommodated

The quotation includes:

  • Full board
  • 4×4 vehicles for the whole trip
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • English-speaking, well-trained, and experienced local guide (botanic expert)
  • Food, cooking equipment, cook
  • A sufficient supply of water for the whole trip
  • Protected area fees and all other fees
  • 1 night in a simple hotel

 

The quotation does not include:

  • Personal Insurance
  • Guide’s and driver’s tips
  • Flights to Socotra A/R
  • Socotra Visa
Day 1 / Socotra airport - Harher

A car with snacks and drinks will pick you up at the airport in Socotra. Before reaching the first camping site in the east cape of the island we make a short stop in Hadiboo. We set the camp in a different place than everybody else, on a beautiful, solitary beach with no other tourists. On the way, we stop on the iconic Wadi under the huge sand dunes of Harher. Relaxing and snorkeling are the possible activity for the day, contemplating the sunset on Harher from the best perspective.

Full board and overnight stay camping.

 

Day 2 / Harher – Ersel - Harher

After breakfast, we can climb the dunes around the area with the colder weather and spend the morning. For lunch we will go to the village of Ersel close to our camp and eat at our friend Kamis’ house, a local fisherman, here we can spend time having tea and chilling out in the shade of his house. The afternoon is dedicated to visiting the cape of the island by car, walking around, and possibly, some snorkeling activities.

Full board and overnight stay camping.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Day 3 / Harher – Momi Plateau

In the morning we move by car to the Momi Plateau. Here we will have an easy walk through the beautiful Wadi Kalisan, spend lunch in the creek, and swim. We will then find a beautiful setting to camp in the mountains nearby.

Full board and overnight stay camping.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Day 4 / Momi Plateau - Steroh

Today we move by car to the south of the island, we will spend the day visiting the beautiful scenery of the south, the sand dunes of Steroh and the amazing village of Dishebro at the west end of the island.  After a beautiful sunset we’ll spend the night at the Steroh’s dunes.

Full board and overnight stay camping.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Day 5 / Steroh – Dixam Plateau

In the morning we move by car to the Dixam Plateau, to see the iconic Dragon Blood trees. We will spend lunch in a creek and reach the Firmhin forest to enjoy the sunset there. Today we will set the camp in a dedicated area of a local person.

Full board and overnight stay camping.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Day 6 / Dixam Plateau - Qalansia

In the morning we do a very easy trekking of 2 hours in the densest Dragon Blood Trees forest, after that, we move by car to Qalansia and camp on the iconic Ditwah Lagoon. Enjoy the sunset in Qalansia, one of the best panoramic places on the island.

Full board and overnight stay camping.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Day 7 / Qalansia – Qaban - Hadiboo

After breakfast, we will go by boat to Qaban, a beautiful village on the famous Shoab beach, where we’ll spend lunch with local people. In the late afternoon, we can visit the village of Qalansia and then return to Hadiboo for the last night in a hotel.

Full board and overnight in a local hotel.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Day 8 / Hadiboo - Departure

Breakfast and transfer to airport.

Meal plan
  • Breakfast
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