Today after breakfast, we make our way to Homhil protected area taking in the fabulous sceneries of deep ravines and plains along the way.
We will stop at Qaria lagoon en – route which is the largest lagoon on the Island and we can hopefully see flamingos, Herons and Green-shank, amongst others.
Once at Homhil, we can walk a selection of trails. one of which takes us to a viewpoint where there is a natural pool and a view village below on the plain and of the sea.
Homhil is home to many Dragons Blood trees, the resin of which is collected used and traded by the people of Socotra. bottle trees and Frankincense trees are also prevalent here and deserve a close look.
After that we’ll hike down to the northeast coast of the island to wadi Al-Shifa where the cars can meet us. (optional, for who want to do so, medium –half and one hours walk down, or we can go from Homhil to ArAr by Car).
Then driving to ArAr beach which is a meeting point of fresh water from the mountain and salt water from the sea.
Arher is also home to another magnificent sand dune… If you are feeling especially fit, you can climb the huge dunes for view that is truly worth the effort.
In addition, there are some caves to explore at face of the mountain. one of them is full of water. Therefore, the remainder of the day is for swimming and exploration of this location and climbing the sand.
The beach is also perfect for stargazing and relaxing by the campfire. The sunrise here, atop the sand dunes, It will be one of the most magnificent of your life.
So, for Socotra travel if they want to witnessing a magnificent sunrise, we recommend them to sleep early. Dinner and overnight are camping in Arher beach.