Dana Biosphere | Jordan Attractions

Dana is an unrivaled haven of harmony and tranquilly, as well as a treasure trove of natural wonders. It's an experience that exemplifies what it means to "return to nature." Birdlife International has designated the Dana Biosphere Reserve as an Important Bird Area.

Dana Biosphere

The Dana Biosphere Reserve is an area of ​​extraordinary beauty, history, and biodiversity. The only reserve in Jordan that includes the country's four different biogeographical areas (Mediterranean, Iran-Turanica, Arabian Sahara, and Sudanese), is a melting pot of species from Europe, Africa, and Asia. Such a combination of natural communities in one area is unique in Jordan and many of the animals and plants of the Dana Biosphere Reserve are very rare. So far, a total of 800 plant species and 449 animal species have been recorded in the reserve, of which 25 are known to be at risk, including the sand cat, the Syrian Wolf, the lesser kestrel, and the spiny-tailed lizard.

Here you can meditate in the quiet of the mountains, sleep under the stars, enjoy the healthy air and the cool breezes, or follow in the footsteps of the wonderful endemic fauna of this area. There is a whole wild nature to explore and a variety of flora and fauna to discover. Besides, visitors have the opportunity to meet and get to know the inhabitants of Dana, the kind and hospitable tribe of the Ata'ta, who for 400 years has elected this place their home.

A well-traveled bridge between sea and desert, east and west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the Jordan Valley, fertile, ever-changing, to the remote desert canyons, immense and still. Visitors can explore splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the restful waters of the Red Sea.


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