Welcome to Dana Biosphere Reserve
Dana Biosphere Reserve is one of Jordan’s hidden gems. The focal point is the charming 15th-century stone village of Dana, which dangles beneath the King’s Highway on a precipice, commanding exceptional views of the valley below. The reserve extends to the valley floor, the centre point of which is the reserve's famed Feynan Ecolodge. For wildlife enthusiasts it's a must, but it is also a wonderful place to spend a... Read More
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Dana Biosphere Reserve activities
Overnight at Dana Lodge Nature Reserve from Amman
Day 1: Amman Hotel - Dana (D) 108 KMDepart for a visit and overnight with dinner at Dana. This Biosphere Reserve considers as Jordan’s largest nature reserve and the only reserve in Jordan that includes the four different bio-geographical zones of the country; Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo Arabian and Sudanian penetration. As such, it is the most diverse nature reserve in the country in terms of habitats and species. The reserve is a system of vales and mountains which extends from the top of the rift valley down to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba. The Dana Village area overlooking the scenic wadi Dana, Dana has the largest breeding colony in the world for Syrian Serin , while the Lesser Kestrel is also found to breed in the area. Such a complex and diverse environment provides a wide range of adventurous and relaxing activities. Visitors can leave their vehicles behind and escape into the beauty and remoteness of the Reserve along one of the many canyons and hiking trails. Local Bedouin guides are available for longer excursions (hiking, canyoning, and mountain biking), while many shorter trails can be explored unguided. Activities at Dana Biosphere Reserve Guesthouse include tours of the Ottoman-era Dana Biosphere Reserve Village, a gorgeous hike through the entire Reserve to Feynan Ecolodge, visits to Nabatean tombs, and relaxing on your very own cliff-perched balcony, surrounded by Dana’s magnificent views. Day 2: Dana - Amman (B) 108 KMAfter breakfast transfer to Amman Hotel.
Jordan is famed for its ancient past but its present is pretty darn compelling, too. The natural and man-made wonders of Petra and Wadi Rum have been drawing travellers here for ages, but the rough-hewn grandeur of Jordan has remained a secret known only to the boldest of thrill-seekers. Trek the rocky hills to isolated villages along the trails near Ajloun, hike down canyons towards the Dead Sea, and discover the Dana Biosphere Reserve. See for yourself why Jordan is a secret we just couldn’t keep to ourselves any longer.