Day 1: Sana’a or Sharjah – Socotra
Upon your arrival at Socotra airport we will check in the hotel and have lunch and in Hadibo. In the afternoon we will visit Delisha beach, with pristine white sands full of crabs. You will relax while swimming, both in the sea and in a freshwater lagoon. If you are full of energy you can climb a huge sand dune overseeing the beach. There is also a possibility of watching a fabulous sunset from Delisha beach. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Hadibo
Day 2: Hadibo/ Dihamri marine protected area
We will drive Rosh and then to Dihamri. It boasts with one of the richest coral reefs on the archipelago. You can relax on the beach in palm leaf huts and swim and snorkel in the bay. Snorkelling gear can be hired there. Marine species you will see underwater include: Parrotfish, Moray eel, Rays, Sea urchins, if you are lucky you will meet turtles. Divers can also use the services of Dihamri Diving center and go for a dive in Dihamri or another of superb diving spots of Socotra. Dinner and overnight camping in Dihamri
Day 3: Rosh/ Homhil protected area
Our destination is Homhil with fabulous sceneries that is give you a kind of prehistoric feeling. The treks to Homhil start at the bottom of a spectacular ravine on the level. The trek is of medium difficulty and won’t take more than 1-2 hours; you will have enough strength to enjoy the view back towards the sea we have started ascending. Once at Homhil, we can choose from a selection of week trails. You be astonished by prehistoric at atmosphere of the landscape rich with dragoon blood trees and bottle trees. You will be addressed by local children who sell dragoon blood trees raisin and frankincense. One of the trails to a viewpoint with a natural pool with almost freezing green and blue water with almost freezing green and blue water.
Dinner and overnight camping in Homhil P/A
Day.4: Homhil/ wadi Shifa /Arher beach /Ras Ersal
After breakfast, served at 6:30 am, we will walk down to Wadi Shifa, through a lovely valley scenery, followed by expansive sea views (medium one and half hour walking). The car will meet us on the wadi to drive us to Dedam, a small cave for quick lunch. Then we drive to the north-east coast of the island to Arher area, which is a meeting point of fresh water from the mountain and salt water from the Indian Ocean. Arher is also home to another magnificent sand dune. The remainder of the day is for enjoy swimming and exploration of this location. If you are feeling especially fit it is possible to climb the huge sand dunes, which offer fantastic view. We can also have a trip to Ras Ersal and explore the windy east extreme of the island.
Dinner and overnight camping in Arher beach
Day 5: Arher beach / Hoq cave / Arher
After breakfast we will make an early start to drive to the base of Hoq cave in Terbak village. Before the sunshine gets too hot, we will walk up to the entrance of the cave; it is more than 3 km long with pool at the end and holds a weather of socotri history. Inside: you will see ancient stalactites, stalagmites and crystallises formation. Ancient writings on the Hoq cave walls and also what appears to be a picture of an old trading ship have been preserved over the ages by a calcite glaze. There is also evidence to suggest that the cave was once used for ritual a purpose by the presence of mysterious alters. We will finally move to Arher beach
Dinner and overnight camping in Arher beach
Day 6 Arher/Momy/Kalysan
After breakfast we will make our trip to Dogub cave, which is scattering of traditional villages below. The cave is interesting as there are many stalactites, stalagmites and water that have seeped through the rock over time. After that we will drive to Momy plateau on a way where you we can see traditional villages and natural pools at the bottom of the canyon. You can also trek to wadi Kalysan for a swim in the specatuculars pool. The unusual Desert Rose tree clings places on the canyon walls. The vegetation here is lush green and there are birds and forest of frankincense trees.
Dinner and overnight in Momi plateau
Day 7: Momi/ Wadi Dfaarho/Amak beach
After breakfast we will make our trip Wadi Dfaarho on a way where you we can see traditional villages and natural pools at the bottom of the canyon. The unusual Desert Rose tree clings places on the canyon walls. The vegetation here is lush green and there are birds and forest of frankincense trees. We will arrive on the beautiful south coast, in time for walks on the losng beach and of course some swimming.
Dinner and overnight at Amak camp/site
Day 8: Amak/ Hayf/Zaheq/Manfrhin sand dunes /Daugab cave/Mateef beach
After breakfast we will drive to continue our way to the natural zoon of the colossal sand dunes of Hayf, Zaheq, Mahfirhin which have been pushed up against the mountain seasonal wind of Socotra. You can climb the dunes for a view that is truly worth then we will drive to south up to Mateef beach where you can swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean
Dinner and overnight camping at Mateef beach
Day 9: Mateef/Dixam plateau/Wadi Druher
After breakfast, we will make our way by 4×4 vehicles to Dixam plateau and Shebahon viewpoint. This area is renowned for dragon blood trees, the resin of which is collected, used and traded by the people of Socotra. The area is also home to the endemic and rare Socotra Bunting (estimated at 1,000 pairs). The Shebahon viewpoint gives a fabulous vista overlooking Druher canyon (wadi) where we will see unusual yet beautiful rock formations. We will then make our way down to the wadi Druher for lunch and an easy walk and maybe also a swim in a freshwater pool with a natural slide. Later we hike up up to Firmin forest of Dragon blood trees
Dinner and overnight camping in wadi Darhuo
Day 10: Wadi Darhuo / Roced /Haggier mountains / Skand /Thaher
After breakfast we will hike up to Skand area which is the highest mountain in Socotra island where you can see the south cost and north cost and so many different kind of endemic plants. (approximately 5 hours easy walk ) 15km-600m
Dinner and overnight camping in Thaher
Day 11: Wadi Madhiro/Tanareh,/wady Ayhaft
After breakfast we will hike down to wadi Madhiro and to Tanareh. After you refresh yourself we will take you for a trip to wadi Ayhaft National Park. In the canyon you will enjoy large fresh water pools where you can swim or soak. All around you, there will be Tamarind trees, Cucumber trees and a wide variety of birds such as Socotra Sparrow, Socotra Sunbird and both Socotra and Somali Starlings. As a matter of fact, Ayhaft is considered as a natural nursery due to its large abundance of endemic trees, plants and birds. We finally drive to Qadama, the turtle beach, where we will camp.
Dinner and overnight camping in Qadama
Day12+13 :Qadama /Qalansiya / Detwah lagoon P/A
Today we will drive to the western part of the island where a little fishermen’s town of Qalansyia is located. It consists of traditional Socotri houses, narrow alleyways and a long beach full of fishing boats ready to set off for today’s catch. We will continue to neighbouring Detwah lagoon which is a marine protected area renowned for its magic landscape. You will be charmed by a white sandy tongue surrounded by turquoise waters of the bay. This surely is one of the best views on the island. You can jump in the shallow sea there and enjoy the paradise. Only be careful with sting rays that can be seen in the lagoon. There is also an array of sea birds to be seen in the lagoon.
Dinner and overnight at Ditwah lagoon camp-site
Day 14 Qalansiya /Golden sands of Shouab beach/Hadibo
Breakfast will be served at 6:00 am; after breakfast, we will take a traditional fishing boat to the pristine beach at Shouab seeing beautiful rock cliffs, fishing and perhaps cormorants and dolphins on the way. There are also mangrove trees on this beach, where you can go for an easy swim. After the return boat trip to Detwah lagoon for lunch, we will drive back to the capital city of Socotra ( Hadibo
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Hadibo
Day 15: Departure from Socotra to Sana’a
After an early breakfast you can visit a souvenir shop, plant nursery, Socotra woman association and market, while waiting for transfer to Socotra airport for your short flight to the mainland