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Socotra Island. White beaches, dragon trees and local life

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Tour description

Forget the famous beaches, which the "experts" call the most beautiful in the world. They just haven't been to Socotra!

  • Touch the most unusual trees on our planet - dragon tree, frankincense tree, and bottle tree
  • Enjoy dinner and tea in the Bedouin village and go fishing with local men
  • Watch hundreds of wild dolphins, huge turtles, octopuses, and ball fish
  • Explore completely unspoiled white beaches with no one but us
  • Meet unforgettable sunrises and see the sun over the horizon at the top of huge snow-white dunes

Tour departures

25 October 2025 - 01 November 2025

The price of the tour includes

  • All transportation including SUVs and boats
  • Accommodation in hotels and tents
  • All meals including bottled water
  • All permits and tickets to national parks
  • Professional guiding services.

What is NOT included

  • Flight to Socotra Island (Let us know if you need help finding the best tickets)
  • Visa (150 USD).

Tour itinerary

Day 1

Delisha beach, White sand dunes, Freshwater lagoon

We arrive at the only airport on the island, meet the guide and head to the Delisha beach. Let`s begin our small group trip to Socotra in this heavenly place where the sand is snow-white, the water is blue and merges with the same clear sky on the horizon... There will be no one here except us!

Next, we swim in the fresh water lagoon close to the beach and climb the white sand dunes, perfect place to observe the huge ships that travel between Africa and India. Thousands of years ago, the most ancient trade routes passed through these waters of the Arabian Sea. From here, in the 13th century, the Arabs began the conquest of all of South Asia.

We watch the sun go under the horizon while our local guides make a fire, cook dinner, and set up tents for the night.

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Day 2

Homhil National Park, Dragon trees, Frankincense trees, Archer dunes

After breakfast on the beach we head to the Homhil National Park (about 1 hour on the way). Here we will see the most unusual trees on our planet! We are greeted by the sacred boswelia grove, which is also called the incense tree. Frankincense is made from the aromatic resin of these tree.

Next, we see giant mushrooms, which seem to have come to life from the "The Lord of the Rings" saga. This is dracaena draco, known as the dragon tree - the symbol of the island. They grow only on Socotra, and from the resin they get "dragon's blood" - a substance of bright red colour, which is used in medicine. The park is also known for the cucumber trees - dendrosicios. They really resemble cucumbers, into which leaves have been stuck on top.

We reach the natural pool of emerald colour. The water here is pure! After swimming let`s walk down to the beach. Next, we head to Archer dunes 150 meters high. After dinner we go to the hotel for the night.

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Day 3

Hog cave, Folk museum, Dihamri Marine Area, Fishing with locals

In the morning let`s leave for the Hog cave (2 hours on the way) to explore the undeground life of the island. We will walk about 2.5 kilometers deep inside the cave, admiring bizarre stalactites and stalagmites. This undeground world has its own rivers and lakes, as well as rock paintings of people who lived here in prehistoric times.

Next, is the only folk museum on Socotra, home to the traditional jewelry, musical instruments, clothes and even boats. We will also see old rare pictures of the island and try to imagine what life was like here a hundred years ago.

It's time to get to know the marine life of the island. We go to the Dihamri Marine Area for diving or snorkelling. You can also go fishing with local fishermen. We will cook the catch in the evening and enjoy it all together!

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Is this trip for you?

This trip is of easy level of physical grade. We will be using off-road vehicles, making short journeys with stops at interesting places along the way. We will spend three nights in simple hotels with hot water and amenities, and four nights in tents. We will eat food prepared by our local guides, as well as in local cafes.

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