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Your Compass for a Different World


Socotra is one of those “lost world” islands (separated from the world six million years ago) where intrepid travelers - particularly those seeking  exotic nature and wildlife in a remote tropical setting - can go days on end without rubbing shoulders with that less -than-endangered species…tourists.

Known for decades as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, it’s the world’s tenth richest island for endemic plant species. And the biggest island in the Middle East 125 kilometers in length and 45 kilometers across.

Meanwhile the landscape is one of contrasts, for example, it has isolated nature preserves with dazzling wildlife (including 900 species of plants, and the famous Dragon’s Blood Tree “dracaena cinnabara” and the some of rarest birds that exist nowhere else in the world), and picturesque sandy beaches.  







This website is designed to help you discover the virgin beauty of the magical Socotra Island. This site is a complete eco-tourism and destination guide to Socotra Island and offers over 50 Pages of Essential Information, Travel Tips for visitors, comprehensive reports about the  Socotra General information, Socotra History, Socotra natural history of fauna and flora, people and culture, Socotra weather patterns, and the local organizations present on the island.  Additionally, we describe in detail our services in Our Contacts and Who we are?

This is the award winning tourism destination guide to Socotra Island where recommended programs/itineraries and tailor-made  tours can be made at your convenience. DBT Socotra Adventure Tours offers a variety of science trips by 4x4 vehicles with a wealth of beautiful sceneries, ancient culture, traditional villages. And some vicinities incorporate camping in the presence of pure nature, trekking and camel riding, bird watching, and the sea waters invites you to go scuba diving, surfing and of course swimming, as well as many other activities such as fishing and boat safaris. You will have the opportunity to reward yourself by observing whales and dolphins right next to the boat, and if you are lucky you will be thrilled to swim with the gentle dolphins of the Indian Ocean.  There are many other activities such as bicycling, visiting tropical markets, etc.  There is much to see and do outdoors. will help you to choose this paradise island as one of your future eco-vacation destinations .


Other links discuss the places to visit  with an interactive map and tour guide plus exhaustive information about the verity of tourism sites on the island you will visit including the spectacular fresh water pools, splendid canyons and valleys, amazing sand dunes, and giant clam beaches. In addition are some useful articles about the Zoning Plan, the Caves Explorations, and the Geography & Geology of Socotra Island.

One of our most popular pages is the Socotra photo gallery  where you can browse through our extensive image library which shows current images and views from around the island. Be sure to check out Socotra Map  where you can see its location from the world and identify it from Yemen-Socotra. A dynamic map of Socotra Island and the archipelago map shows the other islands of Abdul Kuri, Samha and Darsa.   

 Enjoy your visit to our website and find out for yourself why this small island in the Indian Ocean is really known in as the other Galapagos Island!





We are looking forward to welcoming you on board and sharing this excitement with you.

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Last modified: 09/18/06