Wadi Rum, Jordan
Situated in the magnificent Wadi Feynan within the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the largest reserve in Jordan, Feynan Ecolodge is a remote and charming environmentally sustainable retreat. Hailed as one of the top fifty ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, solar powered Feynan offers the most comfortable eco-experience in Jordan.
The lodge offers travellers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Jordan’s wilderness, meet its native people and explore its ancient history. This charming property will appeal to those looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-track escape.
Set against the dramatic desert landscape, this idyllic 26-room Arabic-style lodge blends elegantly into the natural surroundings. By night, Feynan is lit by candlelight, creating a serene and enchanting ambience. All individually designed rooms have an ensuite bathroom and offer a different view. There are three room categories, with Deluxe rooms being the most spacious and featuring a private balcony.
The menu at Feynan features an array of delightful vegetarian dishes inspired by traditional Arab cuisine and created using fresh local produce. As the sun rises, enjoy breakfast on the terrace, stop for a picnic lunch in the wilderness and end your day with romantic dinner in the dining room, lit solely by candles.
Feynan Ecolodge is somewhere to switch off your laptops and your phones, and enjoy the peaceful and magnificent surroundings. There are plenty of adventures to be had. Hike through the desert, visit Bedouin encampments, explore local archaeological sites and descend into ancient copper mines, or simply unwind on the rooftop terrace under starry skies. Other activities include mountain biking, stargazing and cooking classes.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate the Dead Sea into a greater Jordan holiday. Take a look at Highlights of Jordan as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Feynan Eco Lodge Information
- Location & Getting There
Feynan Ecolodge is located at the south western edge of Dana Biosphere Reserve - near the villages of Qurayqura and Feynan. It is a 3 hours drive from Amman and 2 hours drive from Aqaba.
Feynan Ecolodge comprises of 26 unique guest rooms, each ensuite and candle-lit in the evening. Each room is elegantly furnished to resemble the ancient caravanseri or inns on the silk routes through the desert. Deluxe rooms provide a private balcony that offers breath taking sceneries. However, there are no electricity sockets in all rooms, guests are welcomed to recharge their electrical products at the front desk.
-Dining: 1 Open dining area
-Panoramic roof terraces,
Guests can enjoy an exciting mix of activities from hiking and canyoning to biking. Guests can also immerse in the local community experience of enjoying a day with a shepherd (including having lunch) or experiencing a native Bedouin daily life with their traditional daily activities. Cooking classes are also available to teach guests how to prepare a full three course vegetarian lunch of popular Jordanian traditional dishes, while witnessing the creations of popular dishes by Jordanian chefs. End the day with a relaxing evening at the fireplace for reading and playing board games or simply relax around the lodge. Evening activities include a relaxing sunset hike along the backdrop of rugged multi-coloured mountains or enjoy candle lighting the lodge with the staff. Lastly, enjoy a romantic night of stargazing as the guides navigate you through the dark skies where the Bedouin fathers once used to navigate through the deserts.
Children are welcomed but no specific facilities are available.