Rugged, mountainous landscape of the Dana Nature Reserve

Tours to the Dana Nature Reserve

About Dana Nature Reserve

Unique in the Middle East region, the Dana Nature Reserve is a protected region overseen by Jordan’s RSCN (Royal Society for the Protection of Nature) combining scientific research, social reconstruction and sustainable tourism. The village of the Dana region itself was a dying community, rejuvenated thanks to the success of the reserve. The villagers are now involved in nurturing crops of olives, fruits and herbs to then create products such as soaps and organic jams which the RSCN sells on to environmentally-aware tourists. This is in addition to beautifully made handicrafts. Offering a dizzying array of resident flora and fauna, Dana Nature Reserve is a natural habitat to various kinds of eagles, kestrels, falcons, cultures, wildcats, hyenas, foxes, badgers, jackals, wolves and hares.

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A handful of eco-friendly accommodation choices are available in this fiercely –protected eco region of Jordan. A real joy for nature lovers, enthusiastic ornithologists, hikers, trekkers and amateur photographers, the terrain of Dana drops from 1500m above sea level at Dana to below sea level west of Faynan with diverse geological features as well. The most obvious walking route in the reserve is the magnificent Wadi Dana Trail, which stretches for some 14km from the village all the way to Faynan. Another spectacular walk is the seasonal (March – October) Steppe Trail, which is some 8km in length, the Water Drops Trail (2km) and the Palm Trees Wadi Trail (17km). All of these trails can be undertaken with a local guide.

Dana Nature Reserve Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Dana Nature Reserve

The walk into Petra | JordanTrek, Cycle and Sightsee

Dana to Petra Trek

8 Days FROM $1,645
Trekking above Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Trek Petra

9 days FROM $5,125
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Dana Nature Reserve Hotels

If you are planning a Dana Nature Reserve holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Dana Guest House Dana Nature Reserve

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Dana Guesthouse is a sustainable, eco-friendly camp with meals made exclusively from local produce. The beautifully styled building offers breathtaking views of the reserve, traditional Arabic food, and friendly service. The guesthouse is open all year round and perks include free WiFi in the public areas of the property and 24 hour front desk. The simply furnished yet comfortable rooms have balconies from which to enjoy the surroundings. Bathroom facilities are shared.

Feynan Ecolodge Dana Nature Reserve

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Voted as one of the best eco-lodges in the world, the Feynan Ecolodge offers a stay with a difference. Running completely on solar power and candle light, come nightfall it becomes a beautiful, romantic retreat that you won't want to leave. All guest rooms are ensuite - with hot water from the natural spring. For the ultimate in atmospheric evenings - head to the roof at night time and enjoy the endless stars overhead - truly breathtaking. The Lodge is in the Wadi Finan Bedouin area below Dana Reserve.

Dana Nature Reserve Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Dana Nature Reserve.

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