Feynan Eco Lodge, Dana Reserve

Charming and remote, Feynan Eco Lodge is situated in the magnificent Wadi Feynan within the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the largest reserve in Jordan. The lodge is the first environmentally sustainable accommodation in Jordan.

Adventure through the bumpy desert tracks of Jordan's Dana Biosphere Reserve to the quiet village of Wadi Feynan where you will find an unusual sand-hued retreat nestled in the heart of the valley. The Feynan Eco Lodge boasts an open-plan dining area, lounge with library and tranquil courtyards and terraces, complete with hammocks. There are just 26 rooms with en suite bathrooms; we recommend the Deluxe Rooms as they offer the most space and private balcony with stunning views. Be sure to visit the lodge's leather and candle workshops where you will find local artisans at work.

Dedicated to protecting Jordan's natural landscapes, Feynan Eco Lodge follows an ethos of responsible tourism in order to leave as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. The entire complex is solar-powered, but you may find yourself enjoying traditional Arabian cuisine by candlelight out on the terrace.

Feynan is the ideal place to retreat to the serenity of nature. With no internet or televisions, you can admire spectacular desert sunsets and incredible starry skies to compensate. Dana Biosphere Reserve is the only reserve in Jordan to boast four different bio-geographical zones, and the obliging staff will be more than happy to organise guided or self-guided tours through the rugged terrain. Your expert guide will teach you about the local flora and fauna as well as the Bedouin culture and history. There are also many archaeological sites close by.
 

Why we like it

  • Arabesque lodge situated in the heart of the mountainous Dana Biosphere Reserve
  • Hailed as one of top 50 Eco Lodges in the World by National Geographic
  • Member of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
  • Activities include hiking, canyoning and mountain biking
  • Sip traditional mint tea while learning about the Bedouin culture

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