Two weeks – trekking

Day 1: Arrival in Socotra airport, meet & assist then transfer to the hotel in Hadibo for check-in, then drive to Wadi Dingehen, afterthat drive back to Hadibo for lunch. Afternoon drive to Delisha beach. Dinner and overnight in Hotel – Hadibo.

Day 2: Drive to Dixam, trekking in the Higeher mountains for about 5 hours to Scand protected area. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight camping in Scand.

Day 3: Hike down from Scand and Higeher Mountains till meeting camels to Firmhin then trekking and hiking for about 4 hours to Deresmoten village. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight camping in Deresmoten.

Day 4: Walk from Deresmoten through the dragon blood trees to the car road, drive to Dirhur Canyon swimming the fresh water pools. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight camping in Dirhur

Day 5: Drive to Aomak beach, swimming and walking on the snow-white sand beach in Aomak. Lunch, dinner and overnight in Aomak camp site.

Day 6: Visit Degub cave in Aomak, then drive in the sands of Hayf and Zahig desert-Wadi Difarhu. Picnic Lunch at Difarhu. Drive back to Hadibo. Dinner and overnight at Hotel – Hadibo.

Day 7: Morning visit to the nursery of the native trees. Lunch in Hadibo. After lunch drive to Homhil protected area. Dinner and overnight in Homhil Camp site.

Day 8: An excursion from Homhil to Dihoof view point, then return to Homhil. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight Homhil camp site.

Day 9: Hiking down from Homhil through Wadi Al-Shifa to the car road, drive to Arher Beach. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight in Arher camp site.

Day 10: A short drive from Arher beach to Erissel beach, then drive from Arher beach to Hog cave, hiking up to the cave and exploring it. then drive to Dihamri marine protected area. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight in Di Hamri camp site.

Day 11: Drive from Di Hamri to Hadibo, visit the old market of the town then drive to Ayaft canyon, lunch and break. then drive back to Hadibo, dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 12: Drive from Hadibo to the western part of the island, Qalansia then to Detwah Lagoon. Beach break before and after lunch. Dinner and overnight in Detwah camp.

Day 13: Morning excursion by fish-boat form Qalansia to Shauab bay, watching dolphins and turquoise beach, swimming then back to Detwah for lunch. Then drive back to Hadibo through turtle beach Qadama. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Hadibo.

Day 14: Transfer from the hotel to Socotra airport, flying by Felix airways to Sana’a.

Services included in the tour package
  • Visa fees
  • Transfer from and to Socotra airport
  • 4WD vehicles and also pick-up for facilities with big group
  • Accommodations: hotel any day you want, eco-lodges, campsites or wild camping
  • Food (3 meals a day)
  • Sufficient amount of bottled water throughout the trip
  • English speaking local experienced guide
  • Local trekking guide at specific places
  • Protected Area entrance fees and all other fees
  • Boat Ride to Shu’ab

Services not included:

  • Personal insurance
  • Guide’s and driver’s tips

Sent email to info@unexploredsocotra.com for prices

FLIGHTS SCHEDULES TO SOCOTRA:

FLIGHTS FROM SANA’A AIRPORT, YEMEN TO SOCOTRA are every Saturday and Wednesday with Felix airways while it is every Monday with Yemenia. Schedules of Felix Airways can be checked at www.felixairways.com while schedules of Yemenia can be checked at www.yemenia.com

FLIGHTS FROM FROM SOCOTRA TO SANA’A AIRPORT, YEMEN are every Saturday and Wednesday with Felix airways while it is every Monday with Yemenia. Schedules of Felixa Airways can be checked at www.felixairways.com while schedules of Yemenia can be checked at www.yemenia.com

VISA  PROCEEDURES:

We need you to send us copy of your passports in order to process your visas from here. Once we received the scan of your passport page (the one with photo) we will process the visa and send you a scan of the visa two weeks before your arrival. Please bring it with you. The original will be waiting for you upon your arrival to Socotra airport or Sana’a airport and we will be there to help you. You hand them your passport and the scan of the visa. They will put the visa into your passport. You do not need to pay anything at this point. With the passport now provided with a visa and the filled-in “arrival card” you proceed to the immigration and then pick up your luggage. This is when you will meet us at the airport.

ACCOMODATION OPTIONS:

Most of our itineraries are “ECO” so we strongly suggest to our guests to stay in eco campsites. There are however two eco lodges close to Hadibo: Adeeb and Delisha.and four hotels on Socotra, all of them in Hadibo: three economic hotels  (Taj Socotra Hotel, Socotra Tourists Hotel and Hafej Hotel).

For some of our clients certain services are indispensable. We suggest that they opt for more expensive option: the Summerland hotel

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