Plunging from a 1,500-metre-high plateau down to the arid Arabah region, Dana is Jordan’s largest nature reserve. It encompasses four distinct bioregions – Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian, and Sudanian – each a habitat for a diversity of wildlife. This includes some 215 bird and 38 mammal species, many endangered, including Nubian ibex, Syrian serin (finches), caracal (wild cats), and lesser kestrels. You can explore the biosphere reserve via a scenic 15-kilometre walking trail, which takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery in Jordan. This six-hour walk is punctuated by breaks beneath towering rock faces and pistachio trees.
Tailor-made tours and holidays in Dana Biosphere Reserve