.... and of course we will not "take you for a ride" .....


Socotra Holiday Tours is a subdivision of Yamanat Tours, the tour operator that has a long tradition of guiding and accompanying tourists, nature lovers and scientific expeditions in Yemen, so also on the Socotra Archipelago that is part of Yemen and is an overseas district of the Hadramout province.


Yamanat Tours is considered one of the best tour operators around:

it is riable, flexible and very knowledgeable about all things concerning Yemen.

For more information on Yamanat Tours click here.


It is a great pity (and a shame) that because of the present political situation in Yemen (2015), many countries in the west advise against visiting this wonderful and fascinating country on the mainland.

But Socotra is different: it is heavenly quiet and may be even more beautiful and interesting. So:


A big welcome to the Socotra Archipelago!


First its position on the map:


This unique group of Islands is situated some 240 km east of Somalia and 380 km south of Yemen. Socotra is considered the jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea. In the 1990s, a team of United Nations biologists conducted a survey of the archipelago’s flora and fauna. They counted nearly 700 endemic species, found nowhere else on earth; only Hawaii, New Caledonia, and the Galapagos Islands have more impressive numbers. Therefor the island was recognised by the UNESCO as a world natural heritage site in July 2008.


Because of its beauty, its many possibilities for recreation, camping, swimming, also in fresh water rivulets and ponds, the fantastic snorkling experiences at the seaside, trekking, fishing, etc, it is really worthwile visiting and having a wonderful time. If you are interested:


Socotra Holiday Tours can:


* Arrange entry visa for Yemen.

There is no need for you to contact a Yemeni Embassy in your own, or in some other country. Just send us a copy of your passport and the dates of arrival and departure. You will then receive a confirmation of your application for an entry visa. With that you'll get a valid visa at the port of entry.

* Take care of all transports and accomodation.

This includes meet at the airport, inland flights with Felix Airways,

transports over the island, hotel reservations and camping facilities on the island.



Contact us:


Mohamed Shaif, director

p.o. Box 1977




phone: 00967-1-251895

mobile: 00967-734867672

fax: 00967-1-256086


e-mail: info@yamanat.com



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Socotra Holidays

(a subdivision of Yamanat Tours ,probably the best

tour operator in Yemen)