YPT is delighted to announce the Socotra Arabian Sea Tour for autumn 2020. We will officially be taking advantage of the new flights going from Cairo into Socotra, stopping by Seiyun in Yemen.
Suffering civil war, coups, revolutions and bombings in recent years, the country of Yemen is generally off the radar for tourists. Unless, that is, you know about the island of Socotra. Located between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula where the Arabian Sea meets the Indian Ocean, Socotra is an ecological wonder. Alien landforms sit above beautiful beaches, and the archipelago is home to a diverse and often unique flora and fauna.
Whether it’s coming to a new and inaccessible country, or exploring an ecological paradise, Socotra is a place for everyone.
The tour will take us all around the island to take as many of the sights as possible as we will stay there for a week (until the next scheduled flight brings us back, that is!)
Demand is big and spaces are limited to 14 people at a time!
This tour takes place right after our Budget Tour of Eritrea, doing the greatest activities of the country at the cheapest price, and they can be combined! Also consider joining us on our Alternative Egypt tour, taking place immediately after!
Please note that the price of the tour does not include the Yemenia Airways Cairo-Socotra roundtrip ticket which cannot be booked online (approximately $1275) nor the visa fee ($170). These will also be asked to be paid for at the moment of the booking.
The regional political situation is also volatile, we will keep abreast of the situation and inform of any changes
Tuesday 13th October – Cairo
Wednesday 14th October – Habido – Ayhaft Canyon National Park – Delisha Beach
Thursday 15th October – Homhil National Park – Arher
Friday 16th October – Arher – Hoq’s Cave/Raw Ersil – Dihamri Marine Protected Area
Saturday 17th October – Dixsam
Sunday 18th October –Zahek & Hayf – Dagub – Amak
Monday 19th October – Qalansiya – Shuaab
Tuesday 20th October – Hadibo
Wednesday 21st October – Habido – Cairo (Egypt)
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Entry fees to protected areas
– Accommodation in Socotra: hotels & camping in protected areas
– Camping & cooking equipment
– Transportation to complete itinerary in Socotra
– Local tour guide and YPT tour guide
– All meals in Socotra
– Activities (unless specified otherwise)
– Roundtrip Flight between Cairo and Socotra (+- $1275 )
– Visa Fee ($175)
– Travel Insurance
– Single Supplement (3 nights $150)
– International flights to and from Cairo
-Tips for the local guide and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.