9-20 February, 2019
Starting from $3890
Camping, Hiking, Snorkeling, Ecotravel
Please complete the form below to register for the trip. A member of our team will contact you after submission to arrange for the deposit payment and Yemeni visa processing.
A deposit of $1160 for the Socotra portion of the trip is due by 1 September, 2019.
A 30% deposit for the Cairo portion of the trip is due by 1 November, 2019 to give you more time to make a decision on which activities and services you would like in Egypt.
Final payments are due by 1 December, 2019.
Check out the following articles our team has authored to help understand a little bit more about what to expect in Socotra.
Socotra is located in the Indian Ocean, and is closer to Somalia than to Mainland Yemen, having broken off from the Arabian Peninsula some 80 million years ago. This isolation allowed Socotra to develop some of the most unique plant life on the planet; over thirty percent of the island’s plant species are endemic and found nowhere else on Earth.
One of Socotra’s best features is how little infrastructure exists on this remarkable island. You should be prepared for camping, hiking, and swimming all largely off-grid. We’ve developed the ultimate packing and preparation list to get you ready for a journey to Socotra.
Yemenia’s once weekly flight 607 / 606 from Cairo to Socotra and back is the only reliable way onto the island. Here’s how to reserve your tickets and a description of what the flight is like.
Socotra is incredible for nature lovers, hikers, adventure seekers and off the beaten path explorers. This being said, Socotra is part of Yemen, a country that’s been in a state of war since 2015. So is Socotra safe to visit? And if one were even thinking about visiting, how on earth would you get there safely?
Located off the coasts of Somalia and Yemen, Socotra is commonly referred to as the “Galapagos of Arabia” due to the large numbers of endemic flora and fauna. Over one third of Socotra’s plant species are unique to the island. Here are 20 inspiring photos from our 2019 expedition.
Yes, you read that right, Socotra is once again accessible for visitors, and we’ll show you how to get there. Yemen’s 2015 war essentially cut the island off to the outside world, but one new weekly flight is changing that.