Money and currency

There are no ATMs on Socotra; Credit cards and travel cheques are not accepted.  Therefore it is recommended to bring enough cash with you: USA dollars are welcome (our prices are in dollars)

The currency rates are as good as on the mainland. When travelling with Unexplored Socotra, you only need local currency for private purchases as our prices are all inclusive (food, hotel & camping accommodation, car, guides, entrance fees etc.). For your comfort you can exchange to our currency (Ryals) from dollars or euro in the CAC bank or the National Bank of Yemen, both located in Hadibo, the capital of Socotra.

Payment options:

As there is no ATMs services on Socotra, we will expect you to pay for the itinerary and the visa in cash (preferably US dollars or else euros) when you are here in Socotra at the beginning or at the end of your tour. If you do not like to carry cash with you, then you can wire us the totality or part of it, we leave it up to you. The only amount that we NEED to get in advance is the cost of your domestic tickets and visa.  We will send you our bank details oonce you plan to do the transfer. Also tranfers by Western Union are possible