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Socotra Island

East of Aden Gulf, Aden, Yemen
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Zagreb, Croatia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The island is great for those who admire unique nature and appreciate simple living. Would especially recommend to those who dislike mass tourism while it is still available. As soon as the political situation in Yemen gets stable Socotra will certainly become a popular destination (at the moment we were there, a huge hotel that will offer more fancy accommodation... More

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In June 2014 I visited Socotra Island using the services of Socotra Eco Tours. I spent three days traversing the amazing Haghier Mountains at the center of the island and was surprised how lush things were in the high peaks. Although this depends on recent rains, the place certainly defies the view of Yemen being largely desert. In addition, I... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I went to Socotra end of march 2013 for 10 days with my girlfriend. Every day we got a surprise, we read quite a lot about the island before leaving but the reality was much better than the expectations. Wonderful places, very kind people. Our driver and guide who took care of us in the best possible way (agency was... More

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