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.
- 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.