Exploration of the old city (Al-Kathiri palace and Habid Ali Bin Mosque) and its surroundings with several Sufi shrines, such as the Ahmad Al-Habashi shrine (10km drive from Seiyun).
Historical town in Hadhramaut Valley. Tarim used to be a wealthy commercial city and prove of this are the several palaces (most of them in ruins nowadays) showing Indian and Neoclassic influences. These rich families financed mosques and madrassas that can be observed all throughout the old town. Near Tarim there is an interesting necropolis known as Aynat that we will try to visit.
Exploration of this amazing city with one of Yemen’s finest vernacular architectures. On the top of the mountain we will watch the beautiful sun set. We will go around Shibam to see the atmosphere of this old desert city.
Small rural villages
We will explore small rural communities and we will learn about popular culture of Wadi Dawan region– one of the largest Southern valleys full of date palms-. We will be able to observe local shepherdess wearing the traditional ‘madhalla’ hat, we will also visit bigger mud towns such as Al-Hajjarein and we we will see beautiful examples of vernacular architecture
We will explore the seaport, the fish market, the old city and its markets.