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 the most developed eco-experience in Jordan; an experience made possible by a unique partnership between EcoHotels and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a Jordanian NGO devoted to the protection of the Kingdom’s finest natural landscapes.

 

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Feynan Ecolodge is located at the Western edge of Dana Biosphere Reserve - near the villages of Qurayqura (pronounced Greigra) and Feynan - approximately 215 km south of Amman off the Dead Sea-Aqaba highway.

Property Information: 
  • 26 Rooms and suites
  • Meeting rooms Facilities to accmoodate up to 60 persons
Check-in and Check-out: 
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: 12:00 noon

Guest Rooms
A balcony that surrounds and overlooks the lodge’s central courtyard leads to the individually designed guest rooms; each presenting a different view of rocky Wadi Feynan. Whichever distinctive room you choose, you will enjoy ambient lighting from candles tucked in alcoves around the room and solar-heated showers in your private en-suite bathroom.

Depending on your preference and budget, choose from three room categories: economy (standard), superior or deluxe. The Lodge has rooms that sleep 2-4 people; comfortably accommodating groups, families, couples and independent travellers.

About Feynan Ecolodge

Feynan Ecolodge lies in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, which covers 300km of land, making it the largest reserve in Jordan. Dana is an area of tremendous variety in terms of wildlife, geology and landscape. It is the only reserve in Jordan that encompasses the four different bio-geographical zones of the country: Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian and Sudanian. Elevations range from 1500m on the plateau near Quadesiyya to near sea level amidst the dunes of Wadi Araba. Owing to its diverse elevations and geographical formations, Dana Biosphere Reserve hosts a wide array of flora and fauna. Over 800 plant species thrive within the reserve, three of which are unique to Dana. 449 different animals have been recorded, including threatened species such as the sand cat, Syrian wolf, lesser kestrel and spiny-tailed lizard. Dana Biosphere Reserve comprises part of a larger area identified by Birld Life International as the Dana Important Bird Area (IBA). In addition to the many bird species to be seen here, a large number of raptors migrate to Dana every spring.

 

Feynan Ecolodge was constructed in 2005 by renowned architect Ammar Khammash at the western edge of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Feynan Ecolodge is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and is the first of its kind in Jordan. Before the lodge was built, the land was utilized as a campsite by archeologists conducting studies and digs in the area. The RSCN developed the campsite into an ecolodge to provide economic opportunities for local communities and generate revenue for the conservation of Jordan’s wild places. In September 2009, EcoHotels took over the management and operation of the lodge, offering travellers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Jordan’s wilderness, meet its native people and explore its ancient history, with minimal impact on the environment.