Socotra Island
Socotra Island
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  • Simon
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely experience
    My wife and I just came back recently from a private tour in Socotra booked with Socotra poineer tours.com and it was 1 of the best trips we've undertaken! Being the outdoor enthusiasts that we are, Socotra was just amazing. Pre trip admin was a hassle free process and Mr. Omer was nothing but friendly, professional and prompt to respond to all our queries. The Socotra FAQ and packing list provided was also very helpful. We also appreciate that Socotra poineer tours strives to be eco-friendly and sustainable in it's practices. During the trip, we were very well taken care of by our wonderful crew. Our guide Ali was especially knowledgeable, and he made our trip so much more enriching and insightful with his sharing about the island, people, culture, flora and fauna. His extensive network also meant that we had access to places that other tour groups didn't seem to have ie. chilling out with the locals at their hideouts, and spending a night at a local's home when wind was too strong to set up camp etc, while being warmly received by the hosts and sharing a community meal with them. The beauty of some of the wild pristine places on the island is just unparalleled, and made all the more special when we had the places to just ourselves most of the time! From stunning beaches with clear blue waters, to breathtaking vista of a valley filled with Dragon blood trees, and swimming in a pool in a canyon, seeing the resident pod of dolphins in action and snorkeling and seeing a wide variety of sea creatures just offshore, everyday in Socotra was an adventure. Will strongly recommend a trip to Socotra with Socotra poineer tours.com for those up for a dose of sun, sand, sea and nature and with an adventurous spirit!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 January 2024
  • Victoria C
    Chile1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Agent to plan your Socotra Tour
    We found Socotra pioneer tours agency by searching on google maps, along with some other agents. I messaged them all at the same time to compare, but what stood out most about Socotra pioneer tours is the owner Mr. Omer ,was the most prompt, most helpful and patient agent of all. He values all customers and plans out your trip to your needs and preference. Everything was clear and easy, and he is available all the time. Omer got all the itinerary tour to our specific preference and provided a very comfortable car and assigned us a great guide Adham and driver Khalid. I would highly recommend Socotra pioneer tours for organizing your trip, I only regret we couldn’t plan more days in.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Michele R A
    United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Socotra Island - perfect with SPT
    A really great experience to Socotra Island with Socotra Pioneer Tours. The trip fulfilled my expectations and even more. To walk around the city of Haribo , discover Ayahfat national park , Hike Hoq cave , exploring the forest of dragoon blood tree and experiencing wild camping .Everything was so exciting. Socotra Pioneer Tours is also a great company runs by locals. Good communication from start to end. And a perfect tour guide, who ensured we had a great trip together with the other participants. I for sure will return on a SYP trip again.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Judy G T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Socotra Tour with Socotra Pioneer Tours
    I joined SPT’s Socotra tour two months ago. This was my second time with SPT and won’t be the last. Before the tour, all emails were always promptly answered, and all necessary information was provided. The tour itself was once again flawlessly organized from beginning to end. While being just a weeklong, the itinerary covered the most interesting sites of Socotra and gave quite a good introduction into Socotra culture and biodiversity. The food was excellent, and Camping was mostly very good. Our tour guide Mohammed was once again phenomenal. Besides being professional, kind, and fun, Mohammed's passion for his work is evident in his attentive care of each group member's needs and interests. He is always willing to go the extra mile and does everything to ensure that all part of our trip is fun and without trouble. Omar, the manager of the local travel agency, was welcoming and took perfect care of all the logistics. His professionalism and warm hospitality also contributed to the success of this tour. A heartfelt thank you to Mohammed, drivers and Omar! I can definitely recommend SPT!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Lucien L
    France1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Socotra Island
    After 14 days of travel, we returned to our home in China and wanted to say thank you Socotra Pioneer tours team who helped in the planning phase and thinking about the route and the successful execution of the program. From the first moment when the contact was made, we felt that we had arrived at the right place, the attention to our wishes, the excellent recommendations and the choice of guides was perfect. We felt at every stage that there is someone to talk to and that there is a team that manages and works in the background so that everything will be perfect. It was a fun and fascinating trip and in the first part even challenging. You have a beautiful Island and the people in it are more beautiful, always smiling and ready to help and the service is excellent⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. We would be happy to warmly recommend your company for building a trip.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 March 2024
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Lucien L
France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
After 14 days of travel, we returned to our home in China and wanted to say thank you Socotra Pioneer tours team who helped in the planning phase and thinking about the route and the successful execution of the program. From the first moment when the contact was made, we felt that we had arrived at the right place, the attention to our wishes, the excellent recommendations and the choice of guides was perfect. We felt at every stage that there is someone to talk to and that there is a team that manages and works in the background so that everything will be perfect. It was a fun and fascinating trip and in the first part even challenging. You have a beautiful Island and the people in it are more beautiful, always smiling and ready to help and the service is excellent⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. We would be happy to warmly recommend your company for building a trip.
Written 16 March 2024
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Judy G T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I joined SPT’s Socotra tour two months ago. This was my second time with SPT and won’t be the last. Before the tour, all emails were always promptly answered, and all necessary information was provided. The tour itself was once again flawlessly organized from beginning to end. While being just a weeklong, the itinerary covered the most interesting sites of Socotra and gave quite a good introduction into Socotra culture and biodiversity. The food was excellent, and Camping was mostly very good. Our tour guide Mohammed was once again phenomenal. Besides being professional, kind, and fun, Mohammed's passion for his work is evident in his attentive care of each group member's needs and interests. He is always willing to go the extra mile and does everything to ensure that all part of our trip is fun and without trouble. Omar, the manager of the local travel agency, was welcoming and took perfect care of all the logistics. His professionalism and warm hospitality also contributed to the success of this tour. A heartfelt thank you to Mohammed, drivers and Omar! I can definitely recommend SPT!
Written 16 March 2024
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Michele R A
United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A really great experience to Socotra Island with Socotra Pioneer Tours. The trip fulfilled my expectations and even more. To walk around the city of Haribo , discover Ayahfat national park , Hike Hoq cave , exploring the forest of dragoon blood tree and experiencing wild camping .Everything was so exciting. Socotra Pioneer Tours is also a great company runs by locals. Good communication from start to end. And a perfect tour guide, who ensured we had a great trip together with the other participants. I for sure will return on a SYP trip again.
Written 16 March 2024
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Victoria C
Chile1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We found Socotra pioneer tours agency by searching on google maps, along with some other agents. I messaged them all at the same time to compare, but what stood out most about Socotra pioneer tours is the owner Mr. Omer ,was the most prompt, most helpful and patient agent of all. He values all customers and plans out your trip to your needs and preference. Everything was clear and easy, and he is available all the time. Omer got all the itinerary tour to our specific preference and provided a very comfortable car and assigned us a great guide Adham and driver Khalid. I would highly recommend Socotra pioneer tours for organizing your trip, I only regret we couldn’t plan more days in.
Written 16 March 2024
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Wesley M
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Our tour to Socotra was incredible. Everything was well organized, and the itinerary had the perfect balance between adventure and relax time. Throughout the whole booking process, Omar was very helpful by answering all our questions very quickly. The food was exceptional and abundant, and our driver was super professional. Special thanks to: - Our local guide, Saad , who knows everything about the island, We learned a lot from him, he is happy to answer any questions about Socotra anytime. He is an absolute legend, a very fun and upbeat person. After having had such a great overall experience, we are already looking into our next tour with Socotra pioneer tours, can't recommend them enough!
Written 14 March 2024
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Simon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My wife and I just came back recently from a private tour in Socotra booked with Socotra poineer tours.com and it was 1 of the best trips we've undertaken! Being the outdoor enthusiasts that we are, Socotra was just amazing.
Pre trip admin was a hassle free process and Mr. Omer was nothing but friendly, professional and prompt to respond to all our queries. The Socotra FAQ and packing list provided was also very helpful. We also appreciate that Socotra poineer tours strives to be eco-friendly and sustainable in it's practices.
During the trip, we were very well taken care of by our wonderful crew. Our guide Ali was especially knowledgeable, and he made our trip so much more enriching and insightful with his sharing about the island, people, culture, flora and fauna. His extensive network also meant that we had access to places that other tour groups didn't seem to have ie. chilling out with the locals at their hideouts, and spending a night at a local's home when wind was too strong to set up camp etc, while being warmly received by the hosts and sharing a community meal with them.
The beauty of some of the wild pristine places on the island is just unparalleled, and made all the more special when we had the places to just ourselves most of the time! From stunning beaches with clear blue waters, to breathtaking vista of a valley filled with Dragon blood trees, and swimming in a pool in a canyon, seeing the resident pod of dolphins in action and snorkeling and seeing a wide variety of sea creatures just offshore, everyday in Socotra was an adventure.
Will strongly recommend a trip to Socotra with Socotra poineer tours.com for those up for a dose of sun, sand, sea and nature and with an adventurous spirit!
Written 10 January 2024
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Kate S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
A truly unique destination! One of the coolest islands I’ve ever been on! The animals, the trees, the people! Wow! A must see for anyone who likes seeing the “off the beaten path” places!
Written 20 May 2023
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Rachel S
World2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
One of the most amazing islands I’ve ever been to. I visited with Tour Socotra and I had the time of my life!

The dragon trees, sand dunes, blue water are all so beautiful! If you’re thinking about going, don’t hesitate, go to Socotra!
Written 2 May 2023
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Margaret K
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Whenever you have chance to visit Socotra do so ! We had private trip with 2socotra. (me, my husband and my friend) Just 3 of us, 8 days on the island - trip of the lifetime. Beautiful scenery, super friendly people and tour team from 2socotra made it all special. 2socotra organized fight tickets (AbuDhabi-Socotra) Yemeni visa and took excellent care of us. We had two SUV. One for us, our luggage, driver Ahmed and guide Abdulah. Second car: cook, his helper and the boss, plus all the equipment. Every time after our excursion we’ve got to our meeting spot everything was ready - lunch or diner, tents prepared. All that in specially chosen, breath taking places. Can’t repeat often enough, Socotra is beautiful but 2socotra made it unforgettable.!!!
Written 4 April 2023
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Alistair B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I arranged a 28 day walking experience with a camel and guide through the Discover Socotra agency. It was magnificent to see and experience the sights and sounds of Socotra slowly over 28 days, in the company of an excellent guide and two excellent camel managers. It was well organised, with an itinerary that included all of the well known sights across the island.

The experience allowed me to meet the people of the island, as well as see the marvellous botany and landscape of the island. We camped all the way across the island in places few people go, and travelled at an unhurried pace for about 5-6 hours a day through wadis, across plateaus, along the beaches, through the Dragons Blood Tree Forest, up steep rocky mountain passes and through villages. They were all marvellous days, and while tiring it was not stressful, and it was a thoroughly satisfying experience.

I absolutely recommend the Discover Socotra agency, who were well organised from beginning to end and employed a top rate guide and camel handlers for my journey. Ali at Discover Socotra responded rapidly to email enquires and provided very reasonable quotes for the trip. Highly recommended!
Written 18 February 2023
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