Program for 8 days (SOCOTRA ISLAND)

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    DAY 1:
    Arrival at Socotra airport, transfer to Summerland Hotel at Hadibo (capital city of Socotra), after that we will make a trip to Ayheft Canyon National park (Ayheft is considered as a natural nursery due to its large abundance of endemic trees and plants and birds) you will find fresh water pools, tamarind trees & wide Somali Starling. After that we will go to Diylesha beach for swimming Dinner and over night at the hotel in Hadibo.
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    DAY 2:
    Morning trip to Homhil - natural protected area rich of many endemic plants. 90 species have been identified in the area out of which seven are limited to Homhil. There are 4 natural trails designed for trekking with the best views of plants, animals and nature. Homhil is a home for many Dragon Blood Trees, which is used and traded by the people of Socotra .Frankincense trees are also prevalent here and deserve a close look. Dinner & Camping overnight at Homhil .
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    DAY 3:
    After breakfast at Homhil we hike down to wadi Shifa then from wadi Shifa driving to Arher beach on the north east coast, which is a meeting point of salt & fresh water We will enjoy swimming exploring this site. If after lunch you a feeling especially fit and it is possible to climb the huge sand dune to obtain a fantastic view. Dinner & Overnight camp at Arher .
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    DAY 4:
    Today we make an early start and drive to the base of Huq cave & make our way up toward the cave entrance by foot. The cave itself is 205 kilometres long & holds a wealth of Socotri history. Inside we can find stalactites stalagmites & a rim pool. Ancients writing on the cave walls & also what  appear to be a picture of an old trading ship that have been preserved over the ages by a calcite glaze. The cave was also used for ritual purpose by the presence of mysterious altera. After that we will drive to Dihamry - marine protected area. Dihamry is one of the best areas for snorkeling, with fully developed community  full of coral, fish and shellfish. Groupers, lobsters, parrotfish, Sea urchins and turtles may also be found. We want to remind you not to touch the corals in the marine protected area. Dinner and overnight at Summerland Hotel in Hadibo.
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    DAY 5:
    After breakfast at Hotel we will take a boat ride to Shu'ab, be sure to look out for spinner Dolphins along the way. Cormorants also frequent the area. Once at Shu'ab we will have lunch & the afternoon is fee to swim and enjoy this pristine beach setting complete with mangroves. In the late afternoon we take the boat ride back to Qalansyia.Line fishing may also be possible from he boat if you want to fish for Dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Summerland Hotel in Hoadibo .
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    DAY 6:
    After breakfast we will make our way by 4x4 vehicles in Dixsam plateau and shebahon view point. This area is renowned for the native Dragon blood tree   rare  The shebahon viewpoints gives a fabulous vista overlooking Daerhu Canyon where we will see unusual yet beautiful rock formations. We will then make our way down to a wadi in the Canyon for lunch and an easy going walk and maybe also to swim in the freshwater pools in the wadi.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Hadibo .
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    DAY 7:
    After breakfast we will drive to Qalansyia to look around this charming and picturesque fishing town with its traditional houses and narrow alleyways. Then we will go to the protected area of Ditwah lagoon, which is a protected area and renowned for its spectacular landscape. Sting rays can be seen in the lagoon, so take care when swimming, There is also a large area of sea  birds to be seen at this location. Dinner & at Hotel .
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    DAY 8:
    After breakfast we will transfer to Socotra airport to visit the visitor information center before the short flight to the Sana'a .