Socotra Classic

This itinerary will visit the classic highlights of the island, allowing you to visit the enchanting landscapes of Socotra with daily tours from Hadiboo. We will overnight in the comfortable and clean Summerland hotel, and everyday we will go on discovery to visit incredible beaches, both on the eastern and western parts of the island, and an to explore its plateaus, where we can find the unique endemic species of Socotra. This journey is planned to discover all the island without losing any visits but guaranteeing comfort to those travelers who are not keen on camping.

 

8 days
Oct-Apr
all accomodated

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If you wish to join a group departure, check our “Socotra Discovery“!

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)
  • A sufficient supply of water for the whole trip
  • Protected area fees and all other fees
  • 7 nights at the Summerland hotel

 

The quotation does not include:

  • Personal Insurance
  • Guide’s and driver’s tips
  • Boat ride in Ersel (40USD p.p. aprox.)
  • Flights to Socotra A/R (1000$ aprox.)
  • Socotra Visa (170$ aprox.)
Day 1 / Socotra airport – Hadiboo

A car and your guide will be waiting for you outside the airport, from where your amazing journey will start. Today we will visit the surroundings of Hadiboo, the main city in Socotra, and visit some beaches nearby. Lunch and dinner at the Summerland Hotel.

Full board and overnight stay in hotel.

 

 

 

Meal plan
  • Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation
Summerland Hotel
Day 2 / Harher – Ersel - Dihamri

After breakfast, we will drive east and in 1.5 hours we will reach the dunes of Harher. Here we can enjoy a swim in the blue waters of the sea or climb the dunes to admire a fantastic view from the top. Then we will head to Ersel, on the way we might stop at a local school where we can play with many friendly children. For lunch, we will go at our friend Kamis’ house, a local fisherman, where we can spend time having tea and chilling out in the shade of his house. In the afternoon, we can rent a boat and have a short ride along the coast to admire the view of the island from the sea. On the way back to Hadiboo, we will stop at the Dihamri Marine Protected Area, one of the best spots for snorkeling on the island. Here, if we are lucky, we might find turtles, rays, eels, and many different fish species. Dinner will be at the hotel in Hadiboo.

Full board and overnight stay in hotel.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Accommodation
Summerland Hotel
Day 3 / Dixam Plateau

In the morning we move by car to the Diksam Plateau with some stops on the way. We visit a nursery of baby Dragon Blood trees, where we can learn more about the unique endemic species of the island. Late in the morning, we reach a beautiful place located near a canyon, from where you can spot a huge Dragon Blood tree forest on the other side of the creek. Here we will have our picnic lunch and some rest, and then we will start our walk down the canyon to bond with the nature around us and to reach a beautiful panoramic point. Along the way, we will encounter many Dragon Blood trees and have some stops to admire the view. After a 3 km easy walk, we will reach the main panoramic point, standing on a terrace located in the middle of the canyon from where we can easily admire the valley below us. After sunset, we will head back to Hadiboo. Dinner.

Full board and overnight stay in hotel.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Accommodation
Summerland Hotel
Day 4 / Qalansia

In the morning we move by car to Qalansia, and after a short stop at the Blue Hole, a natural swimming pool located hundreds of meters from the sea, we reach Qalansia and the Ditwah Lagoon. Here we will enjoy some snorkeling and a swim on the amazing beach nearby before our picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a short visit to the friendly village of Qalansia, where many houses are built with old corals. After that, we will have some free time for a swim before driving up to one of the best panoramic places on the island to enjoy the sunset over Qalansia and its beautiful small bay. Dinner will be at the hotel in Hadiboo.

Full board and overnight stay in hotel.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Accommodation
Summerland Hotel
Day 5 / Steroh

Today we move by car to the south of the island, we will spend the day visiting the beautiful scenery of the south. We will stop at the Digub Cave, where we can admire the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, slowly created over time. After that, we will visit the Hamad beach where we will also have our picnic lunch. After some rest, we will drive to reach the white dunes of Hayez that create a suggestive contrast with the blue waters of the sea. In this magical place, we will end the day with a beautiful sunset before returning to our hotel in Hadiboo.

Full board and overnight stay in hotel.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Accommodation
Summerland Hotel
Day 6 / Momi Plateau

In the morning we move by car to the Momi Plateau. Today we will visit the Wadi Kalisan, where we can find some natural pools, swim, and enjoy the beautiful nature around us. We have a picnic lunch nearby and after some rest, we will have a walk around the plateau to reach a panoramic point and enjoy a beautiful sunset. After that, we move by car to go back to Hadiboo.

Full board and overnight stay in hotel.

Meal plan
  • All meals included
Accommodation
Summerland Hotel
Day 7 / Shoab – Qaban

After breakfast, we will drive to Qalansia again but this time we take a traditional boat to go to Qaban, a beautiful village on the Shoab beach. The boat ride along the coast is impressive, with high cliffs and the many different shades of blue of the water. After one hour, we reach the Shoab beach, a white long strip of sand that can only be reached by boat. In the village of Qaban we’ll have lunch with local people and in the afternoon we will have time to enjoy the beach. Then we will start our way back to Qalansia with some stops for snorkeling if possible. Late afternoon, we reach Qalansia where we start our drive back to Hadiboo for the last night in the hotel. Tonight we will have our farewell dinner in a local Yemeni restaurant.

Full board and overnight stay in hotel.

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

Breakfast and transfer to airport.

Meal plan
  • Breakfast
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