Exploring the incredible Dana Biosphere Reserve allows you to discover stunning scenery as well as a sheer variety of new and exotic species of plant and animal life while connecting with the local Bedouin culture. Not only that, but travellers also get to go on a unique hike through four different bio-geographical zones within the Dana Reserve, this is the only place in Jordan where this can be done!
This three-day cultural immersion experience is like no other. You will spend time getting to know the magnificent Dana Reserve as well as its inhabitants.
It all begins with day one, where you will hike from the reserve all the way to Feynan on the Wadi Dana Trail. During this 14 km hike you will get to explore the spectacular geographical region as well as learn about its fascinating history. Keep an eye out along the way, Dana Reserve is known for its rare plant and animal life. Once you arrive at Feynan, you will get to witness the fantastic view from 325 metres above ground as well as enjoy some quality time with a local Bedouin while possibly sipping on a sweet tea.
Day two is slightly less active, more hands on, but just as special as the previous day. The second day is dedicated to Arabian culture, more specifically to Kohl and Arbood. You will spend the first half of the day learning how to make one of the most ancient cosmetic products known to man, Kohl. Then you will learn how to make traditional Arabic bread known as, Arbood. Learning now to make this earthy delight will grant you major bragging rights back home. The day will end with a sunset hike over a mountain overlooking the Bedouin camps.
The final day, day three, is as authentic as it gets. During this approximately eight-hour experience you will get to live, granted rather briefly, as if you were a Shepherd. This is the Mother of all cultural experiences. Spend time with a local Shepherd. Watch as he guides his family’s goats towards the Feynan wilderness. Share some Arbood bread and sweet Bedouin tea. Get to know Dana Reserve in all its natural splendour.
WOW Factor: Stop time for a few days and live as the ancient Arabs. This singular experience provides you with a unique hike through Jordan’s magnificent Dana Reserve. You will also enjoy some quality time to enjoy time amongst the local Bedouins. Embrace the time spent in this superb and remote area. Learn millennia old crafts and live as the shepherds do. This is as authentic as it gets!