Feynan Ecolodge, Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
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. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.
It's also very eco friendly; all materials used are traditional local materials, and the adobe walls add to the atmosphere. All power is solar generated, and in the evenings, everything is candlelit. At night, we suggest you retire to the rooftop, where they hold stargazing sessions with their telescope - it is possible to see many stars and planets on a clear night.
Although it's not the easiest place to get to (part of its attraction!), being a five-hour hike from Dana Village, or an 8 km off-road jeep drive from the Dead Sea on Aqaba Highway, it is absolutely worth the effort for one of the most unique and special hotels in the whole Middle East region.
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 favourite 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.