Day Trip to Dana
Departure at 9:00 AM
Round trip Transportation
Departure from your hotel for the drive, with photo stops on the way, to Dana Biosphere Reserve. Dana is a village dating from the 15th century CE that is set in a magnificent location on the side of Wadi Dana. The reserve is managed by the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a non-profit organisation that is the mainstay of nature conservation efforts in the kingdom, ensuring the socio-economic development of rural communities by creating job opportunities through eco-tourism, craft production and other nature-based businesses. The Dana Reserve is the largest in the country. It has over 800 species of plants, over 180 bird species and 45 mammal species, of which 25 are endangered and rare, flourishing within its 320 square kilometres of rugged and inspiringly beautiful scenery. It overlooks the Wadi Arabah, part of the Great Rift Valley. It ranges from an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level to 50 metres below sea level.
Your guide will lead you on a trek through this beautiful environment pointing out many of the species of plants and birds and if you are lucky you may be able to see at least one of the reserve’s rare mammals, such as ibex, caracals, mountain cats, gazelles or the small species of fox known as Blandford’s fox. Make your way, trekking to the RSCN managed Dana Guest House for a late lunch. There will be more time to enjoy wandering in the village and admiring Dana’s remarkable scenery before taking the drive back to your hotel. L.
As per itinerary –
B: Breakfast, P: Picnic, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.