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Embark on the Socotra Grand Tour and delve into the wonders of this isolated island. Experience the extraordinary flora and untouched landscapes that define Socotra's allure.

Join us for a 6-day trekking expedition to uncover the hidden gems of Socotra's remote corners. Marvel at the iconic dragon's blood trees, exclusive to this remarkable island. According to legend, these trees sprouted from a mythical battle between brothers, Darsa and Samha. Today, Socotra offers a serene sanctuary perfect for exploration. Traverse pristine terrain and serene beaches as you immerse yourself in the essence of Socotra.

Encounter traditional Socotri villages along the way, gaining insight into local culture and traditions. Explore the ancient inscriptions within Hoq Cave, offering glimpses into Socotra's rich history. For diving enthusiasts, our boat excursions offer the chance to encounter playful dolphins, enhancing the enchantment of your Socotra Grand Tour experience. Don't miss this unforgettable journey!

Socotra Grand Tour: Explore Unique Flora and Untouched Landscapes

Day 1: Arrival in Socotra - Ayhaft National Park - Delisha Sandy Beach

Upon arrival at Socotra Airport, we will transfer you to an eco-lodge near Hadibo, the island's capital. After refreshing, we'll embark on a trip to Ayhaft Canyon National Park, known for its fresh pools, tamarind trees, and diverse birdlife. Dinner and Overnight Camping at Ayhaft.

Days 2 - 7 (Trek): Haggier Mountain Trek, Dagub Cave, Ameq Beach

Commence our 6-day trek at the base of the Haggier mountain range, experiencing its sharp peaks, lush greenery, and traditional Socotri villages. Trekking by foot and camel, we'll explore various locations, including Kishan, Adoho Dema'alah, Skand, Wadi Da'aharoh, Firmhin Forest, Derhur Canyon, and Agliso Plateau. The trek culminates at Ameq Beach, offering clear waters and magnificent sand dunes.

Day 8: Difarhu Canyon - Arher Freshwater Creek and Beach

Travel from the south to the north, passing through Difarhu Canyon and traditional villages. Arrive at Arher, where a freshwater creek meets the sea, providing opportunities for relaxation or paragliding. Dinner and overnight at Arher.

Day 9: Dihamri Marine Protected Area

Visit Dihamri Marine Protected Area renowned for its rich coral reefs and marine life. Enjoy beach activities and snorkeling in Dihamri Bay or diving with the Dihamri Diving Center.

Day 10: Hoq Cave - Rosh Marine Protected Area

Explore Hoq Cave's ancient writings and formations before heading to Rosh Marine Protected Area for camping.

Day 11: Homhil Terrestrial Protected Area

Trek through Homhil's stunning landscapes, encountering dragon blood trees and breathtaking viewpoints. Camp overnight amidst the natural beauty.

Day 12: Qalansia - Detwah Lagoon

Visit Qalansia, a charming fisherman's town, before exploring Detwah Lagoon's magical landscape. Enjoy swimming and birdwatching in the turquoise waters.

Day 13: Golden Beach of Shuab

Embark on a boat trip to Shu'ab, encountering spinner dolphins along the way. Relax on the pristine beach and enjoy water activities before returning to Qalansyia.

Day 14: Souvenir Shop - Adeeb Nursery - Delisha Sandy Beach

Visit a souvenir shop and Adeeb Nursery to explore endemic plants. Spend the afternoon at Delisha Beach, swimming and enjoying the scenic sand dunes.

Day 15: Departure from Socotra

After breakfast, transfer to Socotra Airport for your departure flight.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

  1. Reservation Process:
    • To reserve your spot on the Socotra Grand Tour, please complete the booking form provided by the tour operator.
    • A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your reservation.
  2. Payment Terms:
    • Full payment of the tour fee is due 45 days prior to the tour departure date.
    • Payment can be made via bank transfer or online payment methods accepted by the tour operator.
  3. Cancellation by Participant:
    • If you need to cancel your booking, please notify the tour operator in writing as soon as possible.
    • Cancellation charges apply as follows:
      • 60 days or more prior to departure: Loss of deposit
      • Less than 30 days prior to departure: No refund
    • No refunds will be provided for any unused services or portions of the tour once it has commenced.
  4. Cancellation by Tour Operator:
    • In the unlikely event that the tour operator cancels the tour due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient participation, participants will receive a full refund of all payments made to the tour operator.
    • The tour operator shall not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by participants as a result of the tour cancellation.
  5. Travel Insurance:
    • Participants are strongly advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances, including trip cancellation, medical emergencies, and loss of personal belongings.
  6. Changes to Itinerary:
    • The tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or activities due to unforeseen circumstances or events beyond their control.
    • Participants will be notified of any significant changes to the itinerary as soon as possible.
  7. Health and Safety:
    • Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are in good health and physically fit to participate in the tour activities.
    • The tour operator reserves the right to refuse participation to any individual deemed unfit or unable to safely partake in the tour activities.
  8. Force Majeure:
    • The tour operator shall not be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations under the booking and cancellation policy if such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond their reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, natural disasters, war, or civil unrest.

By booking the Socotra Grand Tour, participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this booking and cancellation policy.

 

- visa fees
- Camping gear

- 4x4 vehicle

- Camels and Cameleers
- English speaking, well trained and experienced local guide

- Food, cooking equipment, cook and a sufficient supply of water.

- Protected areas fees and all fees.

- Local trekking guide at specific places

- A boat ride to Shu’ab
- Some local guides at specific places

- Air tickets (international & domestic)
- Personal insurance

- Guide’s and driver’s tips

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Socotra's peak tourist season is from October to April when the weather is mild and pleasant.

Yes, trekking and camping equipment, including tents and camel support, are provided by the tour organizers.

Yes, snorkeling gear can be hired at Dihamri Bay, and diving equipment is available at the Dihamri Diving Center.

Homhil is home to diverse flora and fauna, including dragon blood trees, bird species, and unique landscapes.

Optional activities such as paragliding, line fishing, and souvenir shopping are available at select locations during the tour.