The mission

The mission of Socotra International eco-tours Company is to provide you with the holiday you want: relax in wonderful beaches, enjoy the sea by snorkeling, diving, and fishing, explore the nature on the mountains or try more adventure activities. The island has limited infrastructures and is almost new to international tourism, but meticulous planning allows the team to make any arrangement necessary to ensure clients have an enjoyable holiday and encourage them to come back again in future. Socotra International provides highly competitive quality services at the best price. Rates are reasonable and as eco-tourism agency, some of the money you spend will directly and positively affect people at the village level. We offer responsible sustainable tourism services to visitors.

The organization

Socotra International Company is an eco-tourism agency based in Hadibo, the capital of Socotra, offering a number of services in a wide range of destinations on the island. It organizes customized tours for independent travelers, as well as packaged holidays for small and big groups. It can also act as an agent for the major travel companies or tour operators from Yemen and even from other Countries. In addition to regular tour services, Socotra International offers complete outfitting of camping equipment and cooking gears for adventurous people fancying a true exploration of the beautiful Socotra. This agency is fully qualified to assist in the organization of holidays: accommodation (hotel and camping suggestions), transport (4×4 cars, boats, camels), a grant of protected areas. permits, maps, activities (snorkeling, diving, fishing, hiking, trekking, riding camels, exploring caves or just relaxing on uncontaminated beaches), logistics support for guided trips and more if required

According to eco-tourism criteria, people working are local men, most well-trained professionals, with extensive knowledge of the nature and culture of the island. Their mother language is Socotri and they also speak Arabic. Correct communication and relationships between tourists and locals are provided by speaking English guides, cultural-linguistic mediators who facilitate the placement of foreigners into the Socotri social context. In addition, some friendly guides and drivers enjoy to share and improve their basic knowledge of Italian, Spanish, French, German…

Who and what is Socotra International Company

Socotra International Company was created at the beginning of 2014 in the main town of Hadibo, by Mrs. Anika Abramova. Its aim was to create a purely Socotri operation, currently putting this number up to two on the island. There are many tour operators who service the island but do not take as nearly as much care for the local environment, economy, or people. Socotra is our home and we are doing our utmost to ensure that we create, develop sustainable ecotourism growth that benefits a wider spectrum of this beautiful and unique land.

Socotra International Company aim is to:

1) Provide and maintain the best quality of service to our guests, all whilst respecting and valuing our culture, history, and environment.

2) Ensure that all our staff, are from the island and are paid competitive rates of pay. We hope to maximize leakage of the income stimulated from tourism back into the local economy: None of our money is sent back to the Mainland or anywhere else.

3) We do our best to source sustainable produced and grown local materials and foods from the island.

The guides and drivers

All the guides that we employ are Socotri and have been trained by the Socotra ecotourism society. They are able to speak a good standard of English, fluent in Arabic and Socotri. We advise very strongly that if you travel around the island with an accredited guide. They will explain and share their vast knowledge of local: Fauna, flora, culture, and history. They will ensure that your visit to Socotra is smooth, pleasurable, and a very memorable one.

The drivers are also local and all belong to the tourism drivers association. We do our best to book relatively new 4-wheeled cars. All our transport is properly and regularly maintained and service.

*Unfortunately it is not possible to hire a car on the island without a driver. No taxi!

 If you are interested in our services, don’t forget to mention your expected date of arrival and your expected date of departure from Socotra. Of course, we also need to know the number of persons, which will come. Please let us know if you have any special wishes.

We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

Socotra International Company

P.O Box 111 Hadibo

Socotra Island Yemen

www.socotra-international.ru/en/

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Mobile: +7 926 747 91 97, +971 50 812 50 67 Anika

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