Feynan Ecolodge

Deep in the heart of the mountainous Dana Biosphere Reserve, at the end of a rugged track, an idyllic candle-lit lodge rests in the magnificent Wadi Feynan. Hailed as one of the top fifty ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, the solar powered Feynan Ecolodge offers an escape into an enchanting corner of Jordan, rich in culture, ancient history and immense natural beauty.
Activities
Here, set against the glorious desert landscape, guests staying at the 26-room lodge can be found adventuring through the untouched outdoors, sipping mint tea with local Bedouin, exploring archaeological sites or simply unwinding in the serene courtyards and terraces; safe in the knowledge that they are vacationing in a socially and environmentally-responsible way. Activities include canyoning through Wadi Ghwayr and its lengthy siq, exploring some of the oldest copper mines in the world, a 14 km hike that links Feynan to Dana Village, mountain biking, star gazing and interacting with Bedouin. A complimentary sunset hike departs the lodge every evening and should not be missed.
Accommodation
Independent of the electricity grid, the lodge’s limited electrical needs are satisfied by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Bathrooms are illuminated electrically whereas the rest of the lodge and rooms are lit by candles. An extensive solar water heating system provides the individually designed guest rooms (all rooms feature en-suite bathrooms) with hot water around the clock. By night, the internal terraces, courtyards and passageways slowly come to life in the dancing glow of hundreds of candlescreated on site by local Bedouin. This magical atmosphere is punctuated by the star-filled sky over Feynan and the serene quiet that surrounds the lodge.
Dining
Enjoy healthy, delicious vegetarian dishes inspired by traditional Arab cuisine that combine fresh local produce in a delectable way. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Feynan Ecolodge strives to acquire its produce and ingredients locally. Meals are served in the dining area and outdoor terrace. Lunch boxes can be prepared for excursions. A café serves fresh sandwiches, juices, hot drinks and desserts throughout the day.
Directions
Printable maps and directions are available at our website. Feynan is located in Wadi Araba just off the Dead Sea Highway, a 3 hour drive from Amman, 2 hours from Aqaba, 1.30 hours from Petra and 2.30 hours from Dana village. If you are not driving in a 4x4, transportation should be booked for the last 8 km of offroad track from the reception centre to the lodge. Transportation is provided by local Bedouin in their own pickups. All proceeds from transportation go to the drivers to help support the local community. It is also possible to hike from Dana Village (5-7 hours).
Details
Number of Bathrooms
1
Privacy
Entire Place
Address
  • Jordan
  • Dana
Accommodates
60
Floor
0
Number of Bedrooms
26
Amenities
Suitable for Events
Suitable for Events
Suitable for Events
Indoor Fireplace
Parking
House Rules
By minimizing your impact on wildlife, you will help us to protect and preserve the sanctity of these reserves for future generations.
Please remember:
Stay on trail with the guide and do not wander alone in the reserve unless you are in a free access area
Protect all nature: no hunting or collecting of plants, animals, rocks, artifacts or fire wood; leave things as they are where you find them
Do not approach, threaten, or feed wildlife
Do not damage trees
Do not add graffiti on any surface within the reserve
Water is a scarce resource in Jordan, please conserve and keep water sources clean
Fire making is strictly prohibited in all reserves, except in designated barbecue pits
Respect nature: keep noise to minimum, be kind to living creatures.
Keep the area clean and take your litter away
Stick to designated roads while driving. Off-road motoring is both risky and damaging to the environment
Leave your vehicles outside the reserve
Smoking is not allowed on the premises
We discourage drinking alcohol in the reserves for cultural reasons and thank you for your understanding
Pets are not allowed inside the reserve under any circumstances
Place ID: 65
 
All prices include Gweet's service fees
USD 109 Daily
USD 762 Weekly
USD 3267 Monthly
USD 39204 Yearly
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