i m back from soqotra and i had a wonderful time there.
i did the trip with SOCOTRA-TREK.COM and my driver was Salem and the guide Mahdi!
They did a great job, all perfect organised and had a lot of fun on the island.
even the unrest on the mainland, socotra is far away and totally safe.
i know in autumn yemenia has direct flight from dubai again which is great!
for me its probably the most beautiful place i have ever been and i will ever be!
go for it!!!
I'm tentatively planning a trip to Socotra in June and noticed that there doesn't seem to be a consolidated thread about traveling there, so I wanted to start one. Here's information I've pulled from other threads and my own research:
Flights -- Generally you have to fly through Sana'a, though there was until recently a Felix Airways flight from Sharjah that stops in Mukalla (you don't have to deplane but will be on the tarmac for a bit). There's conflicting information about…
Updating my earlier post ... The direct Dubai-Socotra flights on Yemenia are apparently about to stop going -- they're no longer showing on Priceline or Yemenia websites after late March. I had been thinking about using one in April...
And just now, noticing that the Felix Air flights from Sharjah also weren't showing up online anymore, I emailed them and got the following back from the "Felixairways Call Center": THE FLIGHT IS CANCELLED FOR MAR AND APRIL .
Other than the ongoing issues on…
im looking for a travel mate for socotra. the flight is dubai-socotra-dubai!
i have a great offer from a serious agency.
if you are interested let me know. it would be more fun an cut down the price of course!
It appears there are now direct flights between Dubai and Socotra on Air Yemenia. I've wanted to visit Socotra for some time, and this option would remove some of the iffy aspects of getting there via Sana'a. But I'm still wondering about the security situation in Socotra given the turmoil next door. I know Socotra is considered geographically and politically removed from the rest of Yemen, but -- sorry if this is too fine a point here -- how unlikely is it really that some bad actors could…
Hello dear Travelers,
im planing to go soon with my travel partner to Socotra Island.
we need to get a visa for Yemen urgently. we are both from Germany. we called the embassy in Berlin and couldnt talk to anybody who is responsible for the visa. We have to call again next week. but what we found out so far is that they told us our travel agency should arrange this. but we dont have any. (and we also cant afford any). we have our flights booked and going by our own to socotra island.
im doing a trip on socotra for 11 days from 18th to 28th of march.
would be great if there is a woman to cut down the price (for two people 850$ each person)
please let me know very soon if you want to join me.
greetings from switzerland
I am a 27 year old guy from London, I am looking for a travel mate to reduce costs (and its more fun) for approx 1 week from Monday April 13th - Sunday 19th. The total tour package with flights and accom. for 5/6 days in Socotra and 1 night in Sana is about $950 pp.