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Set along the southwestern edge of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Feynan is a tiny settlement where you’ll find one of the world’s top-rated eco-lodges. It’s owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, and has inspiring green credentials — solar power, recycled waste and heavy involvement of the local community (who work as guides, drivers, bakers, craft makers), among other attributes. A wide range of outdoor activities are on offer, and there are numerous ways to take part in sustainable tourism. 

The area is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world, and you can learn about 10,000-year-old Neolithic communities and copper mining under the Romans on guided walks along the Copper Mines Trail. Even more scenic is the 10-mile (16km) hike along the Wadi Dana Trail, passing through Bedouin communities along the way. For a break from hiking, you can spend the day with a local shepherd, learn to bake Arbood bread and share lunch together. 
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Trek your way to the lost city of Petra
Hike the Jordan Trail: Amman, Dana, Petra & the Dead Sea - 11 Days

This 11-day adventure takes you trekking along a breathtaking portion of the famed Jordan Trail. Beginning at the Dana Biosphere Reserve and ending at the ancient carved canyons of Petra, you'll cross rugged desert landscapes by day and camp under the stars by night. As the hiking portion of your trip draws to a close, transfer to the shores of the Dead Sea for some well-earned downtime before ending your stay in the lively capital of Amman.

The red sands of the Wadi Rum
Trek the Jordan Trail: Feynan to Petra & Wadi Rum - 7 Days

Crisscrossing the country from north to south, the famous Jordan Trail is considered one of the world's greatest hikes. On this week-long adventure, you'll complete one of its most spectacular portions, trekking from the wilds of the Dana Biosphere Reserve to the Neolithic ruins of "Little Petra." Leave the trail to discover the archaeological wonders of Petra, then finish your journey with a night spent in the "Valley of the Moon"—camping with the Bedouin and exploring the red desert by Jeep.

Wander amid the ruins of the former Roman Empire at the Amman Citadel
Map of Experience Jordan: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, & More - 10 Days
Experience Jordan: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, & More - 10 Days

Experience the best of Jordan from the northwestern tip in Umm Qais down to Aqaba at the Red Sea. Enjoy ten days visiting main attractions like the "Lost City" of Petra, the bustling capital of Amman, the salty Dead Sea, and the wilds of Wadi Rum. Along the way, you'll wander amid ancient Roman ruins in Jerash, discover the historic Ajloun Crusader castle, and look out onto the Judean Desert from atop biblical Mount Nebo.

Catch a sunset over the Dana Biosphere Reserve from the Feynan Ecolodge
Map of Holy Land Off the Beaten Path: Israel & Jordan - 10 Days
Holy Land Off the Beaten Path: Israel & Jordan - 10 Days

Go off the beaten path on this 10-day itinerary covering Israel and Jordan's Holy Land. Explore the eclectic artist's colony of Old Jaffa in Tel Aviv, discover the remains of an ancient Roman stronghold in Umm Qais, and stay the night at the Feynan Ecolodge in the remote mountains of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. You'll also experience popular attractions of the region, including the Dead Sea, both "Little Petra" and Petra, and Wadi Rum.

Views over the Dana Biosphere Reserve
Jordan Trekking: Dana to Petra & the Dead Sea - 10 Days

Trek your way through some of Jordan's most breathtaking landscapes on this adventurous 10-day itinerary. Experience the pristine nature of Dana Biosphere Reserve, then set out into the rugged countryside for five days of trekking towards Petra. A dramatic final climb takes you to the sandstone city's hidden entrance, where you'll have plenty of time to explore its carved temples and tombs before transferring to the Dead Sea for some well-earned rest.

Trek along the Jordan Trail towards Petra
Trek the Jordan Trail: Dana to Petra & Wadi Rum - 13 Days

Check one of the world's greatest trekking routes off your bucket list with this 13-day adventure along the Jordan Trail. Setting out from the lush valleys of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, you'll hike your way along the scenic route to Petra—spending your evenings surrounded by nature in comfortable Bedouin-style tents. After an epic climb to the hidden back entrance of the sandstone city, transfer into the red sands of Wadi Rum to end your adventure with an unforgettable desert experience—camping, hiking, and riding camels across the "Valley of the Moon."

Dana Nature Reserve
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Egypt & Jordan:  Cairo, Luxor, Petra, and More- 14 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Egypt & Jordan: Cairo, Luxor, Petra, and More- 14 Days

This 14-day itinerary through Egypt and Jordan takes you to places off the beaten path. Explore Siwa, an ancient and isolated urban oasis on the border of the Sahara, hike through the Dana Biosphere Reserve to one the world's best eco-lodges, and stroll through ancient alleyways in the village of Salt. Of course, there'll be plenty of time dedicated to visiting cultural and historical attractions like Cairo and Luxor, the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum.

The beautiful river canyon of Wadi Mujib
Hike Jordan's Valleys & Canyons: Amman, Dana, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea

Get off the beaten path and into some of Jordan's most spectacular scenery on this adventurous 11-day itinerary. Scramble along the sandstone cliffs of Wadi Numeira, explore the ecosystems of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, trek the back route to the lost city of Petra, and climb desert dunes to watch the sunrise over the Wadi Rum. After some soothing soaks in the Dead Sea, you'll be ready to hit the trails one last time with an unforgettable hike through the soaring river canyon of Wadi Mujib.

Other popular travel destinations in Jordan
Petra · Amman · Wadi Rum · The Dead Sea · Aqaba · Madaba · Dana · Ajloun · Little Petra · Umm Qais