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Address: East of Aden Gulf, Aden, Yemen

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The Lost World

Socotra or Pirate Island as it is otherwise known located off the coast of Yemen in the Indian Ocean, the island of Socotra contains some of the world's most astonishing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Baghdad, Iraq
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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Socotra or Pirate Island as it is otherwise known located off the coast of Yemen in the Indian Ocean, the island of Socotra contains some of the world's most astonishing and unique plant forms. More than a third of the 800 or so species on the island are found nowhere else on earth.Monsoon rains have cut through the island's limestone... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Don’t miss a chance, go and explore the island when it’s still virgin and pure! Socotra belongs to Yemen, but has nothing to do with the mainland problems. It’s a safe destination to visit and it is on a bucket list of every serious traveller. The uniqueness of Socotra is undeniable. You might be surprised though how little tourist you... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I visited Socotra with my wife in the first half of March, 2015, for 10 days, using services of Socotra Eco Tours. The island is incredibly beautiful, local people were kind and our guide and driver were also friendly and helpful, so both of us felt absolutely safe there. Food - mainly fresh fish caught on the respective day -... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited Socotra Island for a long weekend in April 2013. We were absolutely stunned by the beauty of the islands distinct flora and fauna - both on land and below sea. Dragon blood trees, cucumber trees and desert rose trees to mention a few... Dolphins, mantas, sharks and untouched coral reef with +30 m visibility (however, with only 1... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We decided to explore Socotra in January 2015. I can honestly say that, those days spent in there were amazing and I would easily go back at any time. The island is unspoiled by the technology and the locals are extremely warm and good people. The food is natural, organic and of course extremely tasty. We booked 7 nights’ accommodation... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The title is no typo – goats are at the very heart of Socotri life! There is not a square centimeter of the island they are not found, except on sheer cliffs. Like many others before me here on Tripadvisor, I concur – this island is stunningly beautiful on so many levels, you would want to come back. In fact... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visiting Socotra was the best trip I have ever made - it's an ultra beautiful island where the Indian Ocean meets the Arabian Sea. The island's microclimate means there a many different landscapes and so much unusual plant and animal life. Just some of the many highlights were: wandering among huge desert-like white sand dunes; snorkelling for hours gazing and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Hello, I would like to share with you my experience in Socotra, Yemen. With purpose, I will write more, because before we travelled, I noticed there was limited updated information about Socotra travelling on this forum. I was there with my 2 other friends at the End of December, 2014 for 1 week. We have used the services of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was one Christmas I will never forget - 12 nights on the extraordinary island of Socotra. It was an adventure from start to finish and one I would highly recommend for any traveller who is looking for something different, for something truly memorable, and is prepared to forego everyday comforts. Socotra Eco-Tours looked after us from start to finish... More 

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New York, NY, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was amazing! We will never forget it. So pretty and unusual. We tried very hard to learn Socotri (a language only spoken on this Island). We went to some amazing beaches. There is a lot of garbage on the Island and it is really too bad it is not being cleaned and our flight was cancelled(Felix) so we spent... More 

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Address: Address: East of Aden Gulf, Aden, Yemen
Location: Middle East  >  Yemen  >  Aden

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