Discover Socotra 

Daily Program 

 

Day1

Wednesday

rrive Socotra Airport 2pm where you will be welcomed by tour guide and drivers, short 12km drive to Summerland hotel in the city for check in followed by a lunch and late afternoon visit to Delisha sandy beach after that return to the hotel dinner in a local restaurant

Day2 Thursday

After a breakfast at 7:30 at the hotel, today the journey will take us to Dihamri marine protected area which is 50 minutes away from the city. Dihamri is known as the longest coral reef in Socotra. Today you start diving from the shore with your diving guide Mr. Nasim. Followed by a lunch in the same area and a second near the protected area we need a short boat ride in the second dive. Third dive possible in case you returned earlier. Overnight in dihamri protected area all camping martials provided.

Day3

Friday

Today after breakfast we will head up towards Homhil protected area.

Homhil famous with its frankincense trees and wonderful landscape views, add to that nice short walk to the fresh water swimming pool through the dragoon blood trees where you can enjoy amazing view point to the seaside.

Afternoon walk will be among the frankincense trees before returning to the campsite in dihamri for overnight.

Day4

Saturday

Today after early breakfast 7am leaving dihamri towards the northeast specifically to Rosh marine protected Area where you making two dive morning and afternoon.

Rosh is a home for many different fish species, coral and rocks site, and diving here requires short of 15 minutes’ boat ride.

 

Note: 

Diving in all sites between 20 meters to 30 meters underwater.

Underwater temperature varies between: 24C and 29C

First and last night in Summerland hotel (2 nights).

5nights camping between the first and last night.

Batteries recharge provided every day.

Flight tickets includes 30kg each person.

Included in this program: 

hotel and camping materials for the whole week.

 diving guide and diving tank + weight belt.

 Boat trip fees to all the dive sites. 

3 meals and mineral water 

4wheel driving car and driver 

5Professional English speaking Tour guide 

 all entry fees to the protected areas. 

Visa

Day5 Sunday

Today we do a very early breakfast 6am morning

We drive to the very last east side of the island around 1hour drive to Irsel a fishermen village. Followed by 20 minutes’ boat ride in order to make your dive of the day, in a ship (wreck) this side also know for many sharks for this site differs from the previous diving areas because of its location a lot of currents weather always an unpredictable so the diving depends on the weather at that particular day.

 

Day6 Monday

Today: we are leaving east side by 4*4 drive to Dixam Plateau

Dixam is the home of the most Famous endemic tree called Dragoon blood tree, today it’s a mountain day a lot of beautiful viewpoints to be expected meet wonderful local kids with a possibility to purchase frankincense and dragoon blood products.

 

Lunch under the shade of one of that amazing dragoon trees.

Afternoon we drive again to Qalansea specifically to Ditwah lagoon a great clean white sandy beach to enjoy the whole afternoon.

Around this area, a lot of sting rays to be found so walking around requires shoes and to be careful.

Driving at this day From Irsel to dixam 3hs from dixam to Qalansea1:5h

All camping requirements provided.

Day7

Tuesday

After a very early breakfast at the camp 5:30

We take a boat ride towards Shuab to make 2 dives in a ship (wreck), Boat ride through a wonderful crystal clear water with a high possibility to enjoy dolphins and many sea birds along the rocks one of most beautiful boat rides that could remain in your memories. Lunch on the boat.

Late afternoon return to Qalansea to meet your drivers again and drive back to the hotel.

 

Day8

Wednesday

Breakfast in the hotel.

Early morning short visit to Ayhaft canyon before leaving to the airport. 1hour drive to the Canyun and the again 50 minutes to the Airport to say goodbye.