What a lovely place to start or end a hike. The setting of the lodge in the valley is unique -- plenty of great hikes all around. Next time round, I should like to climb to Dana... A very nice touch is the candle lit evenings and the sheer quietude of the place.
The night-time stargazing was an unexpected treat -- and those grand views of the moon. I never expected to learn how star-borne navigation works, but thanks to Ali and his anecdote-laded stargazing guide, I did. My thanks to Suleiman and Ali for giving me great advice on what to do on this trip and what to plan for the next trips, and for their good, cheerful company, as guides, and hosts.
Good work, Feynan Team!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hailed as one of the top 25 ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Feynan provides an adventurous, enchanting escape into the Dana Biosphere Reserve. The solar powered lodge is lit by candles and stars by night, with 26 en-suite rooms boasting unique arabesque designs. Enjoy regional vegetarian dishes made from local ingredients. Hike or bike across diverse landscapes, discover local Bedouin culture, and explore archeological sites including some of the world's oldest copper mines. All stays are all-inclusive of 3 meal, accommodation and a range of guided activities and experiences including hikes, Bedouin experiences, cooking classes and demonstrations and stargazing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Feynan Eco-Lodge Hotel Dana