Up to 2 hours

Dana Hiking Trails

From Rummana Campsite:

Campsite Trail

(March 15 – October 31), guided or self-guided

Grade: Easy

Distance: 1.5 km

Time: 1 hour

Starting time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from the Rummana Campsite

Group size: 4-20 people

Description: This circular walk around the Rummana campsite is a great place to see birds, especially during migration seasons. The scenic viewpoints along the trail offer picturesque views of the Dana Mountains.

 

The Cave Trail

(March 15 – October 31), guided or self-guided

Grade: Easy to moderate

Distance: 1.5 km

Time: 1.5 hours

Starting time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from the Rummana Campsite

Group size: 4-20 people

Requirements: No fear of heights

Description: Starting at the Rummana campsite, this trail passes by the unusual sandstone formations of Shaq al Kalb (Wadi of the Dog) to a group of small caves, believed to have been a religious retreat or hermitage.

Rummana Mountain Trail

(March 15 – October 31), guided or self-guided

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 2.5 km

Time: 2 hours

Starting time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from the Rummana Campsite

Group size: 4-20 people

Description: This circular trail starts from the campsite and ascends to the top to Rummana Mountain, where the views of Wadi Araba are breathtaking. Highlights on the trail include magnificent sandstone and limestone formations, birds of prey, and beautiful views of the nature reserve.

 

From Dana Guesthouse:

Dana Village Tour

(Year-round), guided or self-guided

Grade: Easy

Distance: 2 km

Time: 1-1.5 hours

Starting time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from the Dana Guesthouse

Group size: 4-20 people

Description: Starting from the Dana Guesthouse, this trail winds above the Dana Village and through the terraced gardens and local craft workshops. Visitors can meet the local residents, see original Ottoman architecture, and learn more about Dana's rich history.

Nawatef Trail

(Year-round), guided only

Grade: Easy to moderate

Distance: 2 km

Time: 2 hours

Starting time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from the Dana Guesthouse

Group size: 4-20 people

Requirements: Transportation from Dana Guesthouse to the starting/ending point in Qadissiya; reasonable level of fitness; no fear of heights

Description: This circular trail begins from the Al-Barrah area and takes you to beautiful mountains, springs and ancient ruins in the Nawatef Area.

 

From Feynan Ecolodge:

Sunrise hike 
(Year-round), guided only

Grade: intermediate to advance (no children permitted for safety)

Distance: 2km

Time: 2 hours

Starting time: check daily schedule on http://www.ecohotels.me/feynan/calendar 

Group size: up to 10

Start off a great day in the wilderness with this challenging sunrise hike. Depart from the lodge at dawn with one of our local Bedouin guides to climb into the mountains just as Bedouin shepherds do with their goats each morning. This hike involves negotiating Bedouin shepherd trails atop the ridgelines of steep hills and cliffs that surround the lodge. There are two different trails, the more challenging Abu Khalil route (a local elder) ending by his winter and summer beits (‘homes’ in Arabic) and the Abu Mohammed route (another local elder), ending by his beit. At the summit of both routes you will be able to gaze for kilometres over Bedouin villages, ancient ruins, and the desert of Wadi Araba. The colours over Feynan are fantastic as day breaks and the sun begins to shine over mountains, canyons and the surrounding desert surrounding.

Sunset hike

(Year-round), guided only

Grade: easy, suitable for all ages

Distance: 1.5 km

Time: 2 hours

Starting time: 90 minutes before sunset time. Check schedule on http://www.ecohotels.me/feynan/calendar 

Group size: no limit

Every evening, guests are invited to join the lodge’s guides on a 20-minute stroll to the top of a gentle outcrop to watch a sunset like no other. Against the dramatic backdrop of rugged, multi-coloured mountains, the sun descends, spreading vivid ambers, violets and reds across the canvas of the evening sky. Take this rare opportunity to witness the end of the day in the Bedouin camps below; with children wandering home from play, women tending the evening fires and men rounding up their herds in a peaceful dance as the sun falls to the haunting sounds of the call to prayer. Feel the gentle breeze ushering in nightfall as stars dot the sky and guides brew fresh mint tea over the warm fire. The whole activity takes 2 hours, including 40-45 minutes of walking.

 

Azraq Hiking Trails:

Marsh Trail

(Year-round), guided or self-guided

Grade: Easy

Distance: 1.5 km

Time: 30 minutes

Open times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (winter); 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (summer)

Description: This easy walking trail gives you an excellent introduction to the Azraq Wetland Reserve. The boardwalk leads you through dry and wet areas to a viewing platform overlooking the artesian pools that once released millions of cubic meters of water into the marshland. After leaving the platform, the trail takes you over an ancient black basalt wall, most likely constructed by an Umayyad Caliph. The trail then leads to a bird hide made of local mud brick where you can observe the migratory birds and perhaps catch a glimpse of the water buffalo. Follow the trail back to the Visitor Center, passing yet another part of the ancient basalt wall.

 

Ajloun Hiking Trails

Roe Deer Trail

Guided or self-guided

Grade: Easy

Distance: 2 km

Time: Less than 1 hour

Group size: 4-18 people

Description: This short circular trail starts at the campsite and offers great views over the reserve. Not far from the campsite you will find an old stone wine press. Early in the morning, you may be lucky enough to see Roe deer before you return to the visitor center.