Dana Nature Reserve

The Dana Nature Reserve is one of Jordan’s hidden gems. It is a world of natural treasures that covers 308 sq. kms and is composed of a chain of valleys and mountains which extend from the top of the Jordan Rift Valley down to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba.

Why visit Dana Nature Reserve ?

  • Wander around Dana village that dates back over 4000 years
  • Go in search of ibex, gazelle and fox in this protected wildlife reserve
  • Hike the stunning trails down the escarpments and valleys to the desert below
  • Explore ancient treasures such as Byzantine churches and a Roman aqueduct
  • Soak up incredible escarpment views as you walk around the olive & citrus trees

The Rummana Mountain and the red and white sandstone cliffs of Wadi Dana are a magnificent sight, and there are almost one hundred archaeological sites in the reserve, including Nabatean tombs, Byzantine churches, caves and ancient copper mines.

The Reserve contains a remarkable diversity of landscapes that range from wooded highlands to rocky slopes and from gravel plains to vast sand dunes. These support a diverse array of wildlife which includes about 600 plant species, 37 species of mammals and 190 species of birds.




A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 hours (Apr-Sep), GMT + 2 Hours (Oct-Mar)

Flight Time

5 1/4 hours Direct


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