Yemen Tours

Join one of our tours in Yemen!

Considered a destination from a fairy tale by all travelers, Yemen is the Mecca for intrepid adventurers, the one destination that has always awed each and every visitor for its rawness and untouched culture combined with a jaw-dropping architecture and mesmerizing valleys.

Years of an unfortunate war, however, have isolated Yemen even more, making it a nearly impossible destination to reach.

Until now.

Against the Compass is finally offering group expeditions to the Yemeni mainland, more specifically, to the eastern region of Hadramut, home to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shibam, among many other wonders.

Yemen is the most legendary Arab country.

Join our upcoming expedition to discover it!

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Need to know for your Yemen tour

How to get a visa?

You don’t need to visit the embassy but we can arrange everything for you online.

How to get to Yemen?

You can fly to Seiyun from Cairo with Yemenia Airways. A round-trip ticket costs 870USD.

Which nationalities can join our Yemeni tours?

We can get a visa for all nationalities, including US citizens.

Our scheduled group tours for Yemen

As of today, only one region of the Yemeni mainland can be visited: Hadramut.

You can visit Hadramut on a 6 or 7-day tour.

We will be adding the new destination of Socotra before the end of 2023.

Upcoming Yemen Tours

These are all our upcoming tours in Yemen

All our Yemen Tours include

Airport transfers

5 nights of accommodation (twin shared)

Security clearance and all permits

Private transportation and driver around Yemen

Armed escorts

All meals

Visa processing and respective fees

English-speaking Yemeni guide

Entrance fees.

Sample itinerary for our Yemen tours

Here’s the standard 6-day tour we offer on most of our expeditions:

Day 1 – Arrival in Seiyun

  • Arrival from Cairo around 5pm.
  • Watch sunset over the city of Seiyun followed by a welcome dinner.
  • Check in at Hawta Palace Hotel.
  • Overnight in Seiyun.

Day 2 – Mukalla

  • Early start and drive to Mukalla, the capital and main city in Hadramut.
  • Visit Mukalla, including the city’s main fort and the bustling port.
  • Overnight in Mukalla.

Day 3 – Wadi Doa’n

  • After breakfast, visit the fish market and then, drive to Wadi Doa’n, a valley in Hadramut dotted with traditional villages.
  • Check in to the hotel and trek along Wadi Doa’n to a traditional village named Hawfa.
  • Visit Buqshan, home to the most colorful palace in all Yemen.
  • Overnight in Wadi Doa’n.

Day 4 – Wadi Doa’n and Shibam

  • Visit Qarht Bahumaish, the last village in Hadramut and Usama Bin Laden’s hometown, as well as the picturesque towns of Al-Khuraiba and Musainah.
  • Drive to UNESCO World Heritage City of Shibam and enjoy sunset there.
  • Back to Seiyun and check in the hotel.
  • Overnight in Seiyun.

Day 5 – Shibam, Seiyun and Tarim

  • Early start and return to Shibam for a proper town visit, including climbing to the top of a building.
  • Drive to the old town of Seiyun, including the honey market and Al-fals white palace.
  • Visit Tarim, a mud-brick town and the center of Sufism in Yemen.
  • Khat market, and experience chewing khat with the locals.
  • Watch sunset from a viewpoint over Tarim.
  • Overnight in Seiyun.

Day 6 – Departure

  • The flight back to Cairo departs at 4am.