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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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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.

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.

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.

Drink tea with locals in a Jordanian Bedouin home
Map of Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 8 Days
Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 8 Days

A feast for the senses awaits on this eight-day journey through Jordan that follows the Rift Valley. You'll start in the capital of Amman with a street art tour before visiting the ancient cities of Jerash and Umm Qais. Dive deeper into the local culture with jam-making, foraging, and calligraphy workshops, then seek out natural wonders at the Ajloun Forest Reserve and Dana Biosphere Reserve, where you'll sit down to a meal with a Bedouin family and explore the surrounding landscapes on scenic hikes.

Hike a portion of the Jordan Trail, ending in the UNESCO-listed Petra
Map of Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 8 Days
Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 8 Days

Lace up your hiking boots, stretch your legs, and get ready for an eight-day adventure that includes a multiday hike down the famed Jordan Trail. Settle into the capital with a guided tour of Amman's landmarks, then transfer to Dana, the starting point of your trek. Over five days, you'll cross vast deserts, explore lush valleys, and discover ancient ruins of mines and once-thriving cities. End with a dramatic hike into Petra, where you'll have free time to explore the UNESCO-listed "Rose City" before departure.

Forage for ingredients like fresh almonds in the fields surrounding Umm Qais
Map of Culture & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 9 Days
Culture & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in Jordan's rich culture and culinary delights over nine days, starting with a street art tour in the capital, Amman. Transfer to Umm Qais, where you can forage for edible plants and produce, then move on to Ajloun for an Arabic calligraphy class. Stop at a farm in As-Salt to make jam and yogurt, tour a women's cooperative back in Amman, and sip on local wine at Jordan Vineyards & Winery. Break up all the eating and drinking with three days of hiking in Dana and Wadi Feynan to end your trip.

You'll hike a portion of the 419-mile (675 km) Jordan Trail over five days
Map of Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 9 Days
Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 9 Days

This nine-day active adventure takes you from Amman in the north to Petra in the south—with an intrepid five-day hike along the Jordan Trail in between. After a whirlwind tour of Amman's landmarks, transfer to Dana and set off with a private guide to traverse verdant highlands, arid deserts, rugged canyons, and several historical sites on foot. End among the soaring sandstone facades of Petra, then put your feet up as you learn about Bedouin hospitality in Wadi Rum with a Jeep safari and camel ride.

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.

Experience Bedouin culture as you camp among the desert dunes of Wadi Rum
Map of Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 12 Days
Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 12 Days

Uncover the beating heart of Jordanian life with this 12-day itinerary that takes you from the bustling capital to rural landscapes and remote deserts. Tour Amman's modern street art before stepping back in time at the ancient ruins of Umm Qais, Jerash, and Petra. Head deeper into the countryside to explore more of Jordan's roots through craft-making in rural communities, dive into the culinary scene via your taste buds at breweries and wineries, and experience Bedouin hospitality at a desert camp.

Experience the warmth of Jordanian hospitality with this 11-day journey through its culture and cuisine
Map of Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 11 Days
Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 11 Days

Follow the Great Rift Valley from north to south on this 11-day tour that reveals Jordan's culture through its delicious food, spectacular nature, and mesmerizing experiences. Starting in the capital of Amman and culminating with a grand finale at the "lost city" of Petra, you'll learn more about the country's heritage through visits to ancient sites, cultural activities, hikes in distinctive landscapes, and culinary adventures, both in the kitchen and around the fire pit.

Your five-day trek ends in style as you ender the UNESCO-listed Petra through it's quieter back trail
Map of Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 12 Days
Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 12 Days

Get ready for a 12-day active adventure in Jordan, starting with a quick city tour in Amman before a transfer to Dana. Here, you'll set off on a five-day hike along a portion of the Jordan Trail to rugged canyons, ancient mines, and Bedouin settlements. Your trek ends in Petra, where you can explore the UNESCO-listed wonder before venturing into the deserts of Wadi Rum. Take a break in the City of Mosaics, and end the trip with an epic bike ride and an afternoon at the local hot springs.

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."

Learn about Jordanian culture through its food and its people on this 13-day tour
Map of Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 13 Days
Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 13 Days

Experience Jordan's rich culture and delectable gastronomy on this 13-day journey that's perfect for adventurous travelers. You'll discover flavorful Levantine dishes and scenic hikes with landscapes both lunar and leafy. Learn about Bedouin culture through homestays and crafts, explore the ruins of ancient Roman and Byzantine cities, and explore desert landscapes by camel and Jeep. Of course, famous sites like Petra, Jerash, and a few spins around the capital of Amman are included too.

Spend five days hiking along a portion of the Jordan Trail
Map of Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 13 Days
Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 13 Days

Outdoor enthusiasts will thrive on this 13-day trip that includes a five-day hike along the Jordan Trail. Touch down in Amman and take a spin around the capital's landmarks, then continue to Dana, where you'll spend time with the locals before setting off on your multiday trek. Spot local flora and fauna, ancient ruins, and rugged desert landscapes and overnight in remote camps and ecolodges. Then, sit back and hop between highlights like Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea with a private driver.

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.

Experience the warmth of Jordanian hospitality with this 15-day journey through its culture and cuisine
Map of Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 15 Days
Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 15 Days

Explore Jordan from top to bottom on this 15-day journey for thrill-seekers, foodies, and culture hounds alike. Kick off the trip in the capital of Amman and end in Jordan's famous deserts of Wadi Rum. Everywhere you go, from cities to villages, you'll be immersed in Jordanian culture and cuisine, learning how to make Arabic coffee and traditional dishes by hand, exploring ancient ruins and modern markets with local guides, and crafting artisan wares that Bedouin peoples have used for centuries.

Explore the lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum on foot, in a Jeep, and atop a camel
Map of Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 15 Days
Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 15 Days

Pack your hiking gear and set off on a 15-day active adventure across Jordan. Spend one day discovering Amman's landmarks, then head north to marvel at the ruins of Jerash and Ajloun Castle. Transfer to the charming village of Dana to meet the friendly locals and start your epic five-day hike down a portion of the Jordan Trail. Other highlights include a self-guided tour of Petra, a Jeep safari in Wadi Rum, a soak in Ma'in Hot Springs, and a day of buoyant bliss in the Dead Sea.

Explore the UNESCO-listed Petra on your own and follow a back door trail to its Monastery
Map of Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 16 Days
Hike the Jordan Trail From Dana to Petra - 16 Days

From the bustling capital to the serene Dead Sea, this 16-day Jordan itinerary perfectly blends outdoor adventure and cultural immersion—with a rugged five-day trek along the Jordan Trail in between. Highlights include exploring the Ajloun Forest Reserve, spending a day with locals in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, admiring Petra's rock-cut architecture, camping among Wadi Rum's desert dunes, and an epic bike ride to the Ma'in Hot Springs.

Dig in to delicious Jordanian dishes and roll up your sleeves as you cook alongside locals
Map of Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 16 Days
Cultural & Culinary Tour of Jordan - 16 Days

Get to the heart of Jordanian life through its culture and cuisine with this immersive 16-day itinerary. From modern city life in the capital to ancient traditions at a Bedouin desert camp, you'll run the gamut of cultural experiences. Learn about regional gastronomy with cooking classes, foraging tours, and wine tastings, then set off for more active adventures in the Dana Biosphere Reserve and a full-day exploration of Petra. End in relaxing fashion with free time on the shores of the Dead Sea.

Hike through The Siq to reach the ancient city of Petra
Map of Trekking Adventures in Jordan's Valleys & Deserts - 6 Days
Trekking Adventures in Jordan's Valleys & Deserts - 6 Days

Discover some of Jordan's most remarkable natural landscapes on foot with this action-packed, six-day adventure. You'll abseil down the river canyons of Wadi Numeira, hike through the Dana Biosphere Reserve, trek in the footsteps of Petra's ancient inhabitants, and surf sand dunes by Jeep as you explore the red deserts of Wadi Rum. The Dead Sea provides an oasis for you to recover from your epic hikes before you finish the trip with one last trek through Wadi Mujib.

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