Socotra Programs - from 3 to 8 days

 

3 Days/2 Nights: Sana'a-Socotra-Hadiboo-Dixam-Ras Ersel-Erher-Sana'a

SANA'A – SOCOTRA – HADIBOO - DIXAM - RAS ERSEL – ERHER. Transfer to the airport in Sana’a and take a flight to Socotra Island. Arrive to Socotra and meet with your driver. Depart to Dixam plateau, the land of the Dragon’s blood trees. Return to Hadiboo than drive to Dilisha beach. Continue to Ras Ersel and Erher. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

ERHER – QALANSIYA. Departure from Erher to Qalansiya beach. On the way we will visit Ghuba village and the salt flats. Arrive to Detwah lagoon. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

QALANSIYA – HADIBOO – SANA'A. Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Sana’a. After arrival free afternoon in Sana’a Old city (no car and guide included). Optional hammam visit. Overnight in the old city of Sana'a. (breakfast)

 The price of the program above includes:

  • airport transfers in Yemen continent and on Socotra island: 4x in Sana'a and 2x on Socotra,
  • 4WD car on Socotra Island (including driver and gasoline),
  • travel permission,
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in the Old City of Sana’a,
  • an english speaking guide on Socotra,
  • drinking water during the whole tour,
  • 2 nights camping in Socotra Island,
  • camping equipment is provided (except for the sleeping bag),
  • all the meals on Socotra Island (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner),
  • all entrance fees to the protected areas on Socotra Island,
  • yemeni visa, visa preparation in the Ministry, visa assistance at the airport,
  • service charges and government taxes.
  • * The price of the program above does not include: domestic airplane tickets Sana'a - Socotra - Sana'a

Please contact us for updated price.

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    4 Days/3 Nights: Sana'a-Socotra-Dihamry-Ras Ersel-Erher-Dixam-Dirhur-Amak-Qalansiya-Schuab-Hadiboo-Sana'a

    SANA'A – SOCOTRA – HADIBOO - DIHAMRY – RAS ERSEL – ERHER. Transfer to the airport in Sana’a and take a flight to Socotra Island. Arrive to Socotra and meet with your driver. Depart to Dihamry protected area. Return to Hadiboo, than drive to Dilisha beach. Continue to Ras Ersel and Erher. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    ERHER - DIXAM - WADI DIRHUR – AMAK. Depart from Erher to Hadiboo and visit the Socotra Eco center. Depart from Hadiboo to Dixam plateau and to the Shiphon view point. Continue to Wadi Dirhur and visit the pools there. Later we will drive to the southern coast, where you can enjoy swimming in the warm sea. Overnight camping on the beach. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    AMAK – QALANSIYA – SCHUAB – HADIBOO. After breakfast take a boat excursion to Schaub (maybe we will spot dolphins on the way). After few hours depart by boat back to Qalansiya, and from there drive back to Hadiboo. Maybe last night for some henna painting in one of the nearby houses. Overnight in Adib camp place near Hadiboo. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    HADIBOO – AIRPORT – SANA'A. Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Sana’a. After arrival free afternoon in Sana’a Old city (no car and guide included). Optional hammam visit. Overnight in the old city of Sana'a. (breakfast)

    The price of the program above includes:

    • airport transfers in Yemen continent and on Socotra island: 4x in Sana'a and 2x on Socotra,
    • 4WD car on Socotra Island (including driver and gasoline),
    • travel permission,
    • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in the Old City of Sana’a,
    • an english speaking guide on Socotra,
    • drinking water during the whole tour,
    • 3 nights camping in Socotra Island,
    • camping equipment is provided (except for the sleeping bag),
    • all the meals on Socotra Island (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner),
    • all entrance fees to the protected areas on Socotra Island,
    • yemeni visa, visa preparation in the Ministry, visa assistance at the airport,
    • service charges and government taxes.

      * The price of the program above does not include: domestic airplane tickets Sana'a - Socotra - Sana'a

    Please contact us for updated price.

     

     

    5 Days/4 Nights: Sana'a-Socotra-Ayhaft-Dilisha-Ras Ersel-Erher-Dihamry-Homhil-Dixam-Dirhur-Qalansiya-Hadiboo-Sana'a

    SANA'A – SOCOTRA – HADIBOO – WADI AYHAFT – DILISHA – RAS ERSEL - ERHER. Transfer to the airport in Sana’a and take a flight to Socotra Island. Arrive to Socotra and meet with your driver. Depart to Wadi Ayhaft. Return to Hadiboo, than drive to Dilisha beach. Continue to Ras Ersel and Erher. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    ERHER - DIHAMRY – WADI al-SHIIFA – HOMHIL. Drive to Dihamry beach and enjoy snorkelling or diving (if weather permits). Later drive to Wadi al-Shiifa and walk up (app. 1,5 hours of walk) to Homhil. Enjoy this beautiful and amazing land of the frankincense. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    HOMHIL – DIXAM – WADI DIRHUR. After breakfast visit the Socotra conservation center near Hadiboo. Depart to Dixam plateau, the land of the Dragon’s blood trees. Walk from Dixam down to Wadi Dirhur (app. 1 hour of walk). Visit Dirhur village. Overnight camping in the nice valley Wadi Dirhur. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    WADI DIRHUR – QALANSIYA – DETWAH LAGOON. Depart from Wadi Dirhur to the southern coast. Visit the sand dunes of Zahek. Visit also the old Degub cave. Some free time for swimming on the Amak beach. Depart from Amak beach to Qalansiya and on to beautiful Deetwah lagoon. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    QALANSIYA – HADIBOO – SANA'A. Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Sana’a. After arrival free afternoon in Sana’a Old city (no car and guide included). Optional hammam visit. Overnight in the old city of Sana'a. (breakfast)

     The price of the program above includes:

    • airport transfers in Yemen continent and on Socotra island: 4x in Sana'a and 2x on Socotra,
    • 4WD car on Socotra Island (including driver and gasoline),
    • travel permission,
    • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in the Old City of Sana’a,
    • an english speaking guide on Socotra,
    • drinking water during the whole tour,
    • 4 nights camping in Socotra Island,
    • camping equipment is provided (except for the sleeping bag),
    • all the meals on Socotra Island (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner),
    • all entrance fees to the protected areas on Socotra Island,
    • yemeni visa, visa preparation in the Ministry, visa assistance at the airport,
    • service charges and government taxes.
    • * The price of the program above does not include: domestic airplane tickets Sana'a - Socotra - Sana'a

    Please contact us for updated price.

     

     

    8 Days/7 Nights: Sana'a-Socotra-Ayhaft-Dilisha-Ras Ersel-Erher-Dihamry-Homhil-Dixam-Dirhur-Qalansiya-Hadiboo-Sana'a

    SANA'A – SOCOTRA – HADIBOO – DILISHA. Transfer to the airport in Sana’a and take a flight to Socotra Island. Arrive to Socotra and meet with your driver. Depart to Wadi Ayhaft and explore wadi. After lunch drive to Dilisha beach. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    DILISHA – DIHAMRY. In the morning we will visit the Hoq cave (app. 1,5 hours to walk up and down; spend app. 1 hour inside the cave). After we will drive to Dihamry beach and enjoy snorkelling or diving (if weather permits). Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    DIHAMRY - RAS ERSEL – ERHER. After breakfast some free time on the beach. In the early afternoon we will have an excursion to Ras Ersel and Erher with a beautiful white sand dune. In the late afternoon we will return to Dihamry beach. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    ERHER - HOMHIL – AMAK. After breakfast drive to Wadi al Shiifa and walk up to Homhil protected area, where you can enjoy its rich flora of this limestone plateau. Later drive via Wadi Defarho to the southern coast. Arrive to Amak beach and enjoy swimming in the sea. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    AMAK – DIXAM – QALANSIYA. After breakfast visit Degub cave, then continue to Dixam plateau, the land of the Dragon blood trees. Have a view from Siphon view point, then walk down to Wadi Dirhur (3 hours by more difficult route or 1 hour by unpaved road for the car), have a swim in the pools there. Continue to Qalansiya beach. On the way visit Ghuba village and the salt flats. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    QALANSIYA – SCHUAB – QALANSIYA. After breakfast take a boat excursion to Schaub (maybe we will spot dolphins on the way). After few hours depart by boat back to Qalansiya. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    QALANSIYA – KADAMA – HADIBO – ROSH. Depart from Qalansiya to Kadama beach, then continue to Hadiboo and visit nursery and Eirash archeological site. You can climb an old portugese fort in Hadiboo. If you are interested, you can visit some coastal lagoons near Hadiboo (with a rich birdlife). Later drive to Rosh area. It is possible to do snorkeling here. Overnight camping. (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner)

    ROSH - HADIBOO – AIRPORT – SANA'A.  Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Sana’a. After arrival free afternoon in Sana’a Old city (no car and guide included). Optional hammam visit. Overnight in the old city of Sana'a. (breakfast)

    The price of the program above includes:

    • airport transfers in Yemen continent and on Socotra island: 4x in Sana'a and 2x on Socotra,
    • 4WD car on Socotra Island (including driver and gasoline),
    • travel permission,
    • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in the Old City of Sana’a,
    • an english speaking guide on Socotra,
    • drinking water during the whole tour,
    • 7 nights camping in Socotra Island,
    • camping equipment is provided (except for the sleeping bag),
    • all the meals on Socotra Island (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner),
    • all entrance fees to the protected areas on Socotra Island,
    • yemeni visa, visa preparation in the Ministry, visa assistance at the airport,
    • service charges and government taxes.
    • * The price of the program above does not include: domestic airplane tickets Sana'a - Socotra - Sana'a

    Please contact us for updated price.

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FLIGHTS TO/FROM SOCOTRA

    * The price of the program above does not include: domestic airplane tickets Sana'a - Socotra - Sana'a

    You can book your tickets to Socotra through our agency. Write to us on contact@incensecaravan.com for the updated prices.

    At the time of writing (december 2014), prices for the tickets with Felix Airways are approximately 426 USD/person for non-yemeni. Ticket prices with Yemenia Airways (www.yemenia.com) for non-yemeni are starting from 340 USD/person to 510 USD/person.

    FLIGHTS SCHEDULE TO SOCOTRA (december 2014):

    FLIGHTS TO SOCOTRA

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    SATURDAY

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    SOCOTRA

    FELIX

    MONDAY

    SANA’A

    SOCOTRA

    YEMENIA AIRLINES

    WEDNESDAY

    SANA’A

    SOCOTRA

    FELIX

    WEDNESDAY

    SHARJAH

    SOCOTRA

    FELIX

    FLIGHTS FROM SOCOTRA

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    AIRLINE

    SATURDAY

    SOCOTRA

    SANA'A

    FELIX

    MONDAY

    SOCOTRA

    SANA'A

    YEMENIA AIRLINES

    WEDNESDAY

    SOCOTRA

    SANA'A

    FELIX