Feynan Ecolodge is wonderfully remote, and set amidst stark rocky desert, so your sense of getting away from the world is remarkable. It has also been superbly designed - cool shady areas offer inviting spots to absorb the silence and solitude.
Dana Guesthouse, Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
Situated overlooking the Dana Nature Reserve, Dana Guesthouse is a charming locally run hostel. The Guesthouse is basic but comfortable; most rooms have a large balcony facing the valley and the restaurant has a large outdoors area; perfect for bird watching and enjoying the sunsets.
A buffet dinner is served nightly with typical Arabic fare; designed to suit the healthy appetites of the hikers who are regular guests. The rooms are basic, but all have en suite facilities.
The guesthouse is primarily eco-friendly, and a community project designed to allow the residents of Dana to continue to live in the area, unlike many of their families and friends who have moved away from the remote area into the cities searching for jobs. Please note that the RSCN do not serve alcohol in their reserves.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
En route there is a high chance of spotting many of the 200 different bird species of the area and depending on the season seeing many wild flowers as well.