Yemen Tours

Yemen Mainland Tours

Visit the Hadramout region

With direct flights from Cairo to Seiyun, it’s never been easier to travel to Hadramout, Yemen.

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Historical Yemen has been at the center of trade and exchange on the Arabian peninsula for millennia. The country is a diverse & stunning land with thousands of years of human history and traditions. 

Today however, Yemen is fractured with vast swathes of the country unsafe for visitors.

Along with our regular Socotra Island tours, and following a hugely successful research tour to mainland Yemen in 2023, we now offer tours to the Hadramout region – Yemen’s only safe province for visitors.

You’ll be in the safe hands of our local guides and fixers who always ensure the utmost of safety standards across all of our Yemen tours.

So join us as we delve into the heart of this untouched and authentic region, discovering the unique blend of tradition and natural beauty that makes Hadramout a truly special place


Cairo – Seiyun – Hawta – Tarim – Shibam – Wadi Doa’n – Al-Khuraiba – Haid Al-Jizil – Seiyun – Cairo


See our sample Yemen tour itinerary below. Flights depart from Cairo every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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We will apply for your Yemen visa and send you a copy before tour. This is included in the tour price.

Tour Itineraries

Yemen Mainland Tour

Itinerary October 2024

See the highlights of Hadramout on this memorable Yemen Mainland tour!

Yemen Mainland Tour - Sample Itinerary
Day 1 - Cairo - Seiyun
  • Meet in Cairo airport before our morning flight to Seiyun, Yemen.
  • Arrival into Seiyun. Pick up from the airport and head stright into town to exchange money & shop for some local clothing.
  • Drive to Hawta Palace Hotel & check in.
  • Dinner at the hotel & overnight.
Day 2 - Hawta - Aynat - Tarim Hawta
  • In the morning we visit Sultan Palace in Seiyun and look around the local market.
  • We drive to visit Tarim town – the Sufi historical town built of Mud.
  • Visit Tarim tiny market and the Al-Mihdar mosque – complete with the world’s largest mud minaret.
  • Lunch in Tarim, then drive to visit the Hood Prophet shrine.
  • Drive back to Hawta town.
  • Dinner & overnight.
Day 3 - Hawta - Shibam - Wadi Doa'n
  • Today’s the day visit the most beautiful town in Arabia!  The Manhattan of Arabia itself: Shibam Hadramout.
  • We discover the town on foot while checking out some of the houses, antique shops and rooftops.
  • After we drive 2 hours towards stunning Wadi Doa’n and stop for photos at Al-Hajjrain.
  • Dinner and overnight in the spectacular Haid Al-Jizil Hotel. 

Day 4 - Wadi Doa'n

  • After breakfast we drive before starting our trek down to Hawfah village in Wadi Do’an.
  • It’s a 1-hour trek downhill with beautiful panorama viewpoints.
  • Then we drive to visit Buqshan village, (with multi-coloured palaces) then drive to another beautiful panorama of Wadi Doa’n it’s called – the Budha area.
  • Stop to photograph the villages in Wadi Do’an including Qarn Majed village & other villages on the way until the grand Budha viewpoint.
  • Drive to Al-Rubat town. Walk the streets and mingle with locals in this wadi town. It’s also the historical home to the Bin-Laden family – we can even see the now abandoned Bin-Laden family home.
  • Drive to Al-Khuraiba town & then drive back to Haid Al-Jizil.
  • Sunset view at Haid Al-Jizil Viewpoint over Wadi Doa’n.
  • Dinner & Overnight at the Haid Al-Jizil Hotel.

Day 5 - Wadi Doa'n - Shibam - Hawta.

  • Drive from the beauty of Haid Al-Jizil all the way back to Seiyun.
  • On the way we stop to photograph villages in Wadi Do’an then drive onto Seiyun to pick up some last-minute souvenirs.
  • Arrive at Hawta town.
  • In the late afternoon we drive back to Shibam to photograph the mud city at Sunset from different directions.
  • Back to Hawta Palace Hotel for our last night. 

Day 6 - Hawta - Seiyun - Cairo

  • Early rise and drive back to Seiyun airport.
  • Flight to Cairo.
  • End of tour.
What else?
  • Accommodation

    Secure local boutique hotels.

  • Guides

    An expert English-speaking local guide/fixer and driver.

  • Transport

    All transport to complete the itinerary.

  • Food

    All meals & water are included.

  • Activities

    All activities & entrance fees unless otherwise stated.

  • Visa

    Visa and security clearance. We will apply for these on your behalf and send you a copy of the visa before you travel.

  • Fights

    Flights to and from Yemen ($890)

  • Tips

    Tips are expected for your local guides and driver.

  • Travel Insurance

    A must for this trip.

  • Yemeni Traditional Clothing

    It's important to blend in with local dress.

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Yemen Tours - FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers for our tours to Yemen Mainland.

We only visit the Hadramout region on this tour which is considered safe. We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority, however we also advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

The best time to visit is from October to March when the temperatures are comfortable in central & eastern Yemen

There is a direct flight to Seiyun, Yemen from Cairo, Egypt.

USD cash is the most widely accepted.

There are no ATMs and credit cards are not accepted anywhere.

Group size will be no more than 10 travellers.

We’ll be a convoy of comfortable cars .

Every night is in a quality local hotel with twin room sharing. You can upgrade to single rooms if you wish.

Not at all! We can cater to all diets.

Travel insurance is a must. We have teamed up with IATI Travel Insurance because they provide cover for all our destinations. You’ll also automatically receive a 5% discount with them as a Rocky Road Travel customer.

MAinland Yemen Tour

From October to March

Return flight from Cairo

Extra Charge - $890 USD

Quality Hotel

5 nights in Mainland Yemen

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