Stunning Socotra Island has always been a jewel in the crown of adventure travel locations. The archipelago, located 300 kilometres off the Yemeni mainland, has usually been completely inaccessible to most, however, due to the lack of ways to actually travel to Socotra. That has all changed very recently, and now there’s never been a better time to visit the island.
Travel to Socotra
Yemen has been engulfed in a violent civil war for several years now. The island of Socotra has luckily completely escaped the terror, due to its distance from the mainland. Before the war, there were several ways of reaching the island, including flights to Socotra directly from the UAE and a ferry from the mainland. This all stopped for several years, making travel to Socotra almost impossible for the everyday traveller.
Luckily, in late 2018, the state airline – Yemenia launched a Cairo – Seiyun – Socotra route, finally giving foreigners the possibility to reach the island once again. The route has since flourished and Rocky Road Travel has been able to successfully run several tours to the Island.
Incredible scenery is waiting for those who make this journey. The island is consistently referred to the “most alien-looking place on earth”, and Socotra tours are bound to be among the most unique tours available anywhere on the planet – there really is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world.