i have been to socotra and sanaa as an european woman alone. my whole trip was organised by http://www.socotradream.com got a individual package, since i am a photographer it was the best way to discover this amazing island. felt safe everytime, about me and my equipment...i will go back in april again...they will also help you if you are scared and you wanna avoid sanaa...i already saw a view nice places on this planet, but socotra is still top of the list.
I can't tell you that it is safe to visit Yemen - you'll have to do your own research, and come to your own conclusions.
I can tell you, however, that it is possible.
I visited Sana'a and the Haraz Mountains for five days in November 2014. I made my arrangements through Eternal Yemen. Tina was very efficient, and the hotels she arranged were excellent quality and the staff were very friendly. One of the highlights of my trip was hanging out with my guides, driver and hotel staff, chatting…
Hi, we are visiting Yemen in a month (Soccotra). What is a current safety situation? Is it probable we could stuck on the island in case airports will be closed due to the unstanble situation?
I traveled for eight days with Eternal Yemen in August 2014. It was a wonderful trip and I highly recommend Eternal Yemen if you want to travel in Yemen.
Before the trip, Tina Zorman of Eternal Yemen was very helpful in giving me information and answering my questions on many topics. She clearly knows what she’s talking about and is willing to give you whatever information you need.
My itinerary was a good mix of cities and smaller places. I loved Old Sana’a. It is one of the most beautiful…
there is no security problem in Sanaa, you can visit it alone.
I was there for a couple of days last month and I visited all the things by taxi and by foot.
People are very nice and in Need for tourists.
US Dollar is 214 rials.
This City is a must for everyone and is without doubt the nicest City in the Arabic world.
Have a nice travel,
When I first got to see from the road the azure waters of Socotra I thought to myself I was in a paradise.
From there it went only better and better.
From dream beach to dream beach, I was always completely alone; just a couple of times it happened to spot one or two fishermen passing by and then disappearing soon after.
Long white sand beaches with azure and turquoise waters in front all by myself, with no tourist at all, it felt like it was too good to be true. The best beach, and my favourite…
After a 15 day trip to Iran, I am considering flying to Sana'a to then visit Socotra. The flights are such that I would arrive on a Saturday evening and would take the Monday morning flight to Socotra and then return to Sana'a Saturday and leave the country Sunday morning. So I cannot avoid nights in Sana'a.
I am a solo woman traveler and do have some concerns about a solo tour. Are all drivers and guides on Socotra male? I assume there are few travelers so it would be challenging to…
I've been to Yemen twice (once for a year and once for two weeks), but have never managed to make it to Socotra. I am hoping to try for a Socotra trip sometime in the fall, but for obvious reasons want to avoid going to the mainland. Does anyone know of any airlines that fly directly to Socotra from outside of Yemen? Maybe from one of the Emirates or Ethiopia?