Stunning Socotra Island has always been a jewel in the crown of adventure travelers. The achipelago off the Yemeni mainland has never been easy to reach however. The days of Socotra travel are making a comeback and 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 though has completely escaped the terror. Before the war there was several ways of reaching the island. There were even direct flights from the UAE and a ferry from the mainland. Incredible scenery is waiting for those who make this journey. The Island is consistently referred to the “most alien looking place on earth”. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world.
For a couple of years there was no link to Socotra. Luckily in late 2018, the state airline – Yemenia launched a Cairo – Seiyun – Socotra route, finally giving foreigners a possibility to reach the island once again. The route has since flourished and Rocky Road Travel have been able to successfully run several tours to the Island. The next trip is coming up this October. Contact us and sign up for this unique tour today. Socotra’s island paradise awaits the intrepid traveler!