Dana Biosphere Reserve

Dana Biosphere Reserve

The Dana Biosphere Reserve is a nature reserve in Jordan in the area around Wadi Dana comprising approximately 300 square km. It drops from an altitude of 1,500 metres to the low-lying desert area of Wadi Araba. From Dana village, at the top of the plateau, you can see the lights of Israel in the distance. The Dana Biosphere Reserve is noted for its wide variety of plant life. I spent two nights in Dana Village, which allowed me to do two half day hikes in the Wadi Dana area.

Wadi Dana, Dana Biosphere Reserve
Wadi Dana is a spectacular canyon in the Dana Biosphere Reserve
Wadi Dana, Dana Biosphere Reserve
It was interesting to see the landscape change as I descended along the Wadi Dana trail
Wadi Dana, Dana Biosphere Reserve
The beautiful Wadi Dana canyon in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. My hotel, and the starting point of the hike, is in the top right corner.
Canyon wall
A donkey in Dana Village
Dana Biosphere Reserve
The landscape in Fida canyon right next to Wadi Dana is entirely different
Dana Biosphere Reserve
Dana Biosphere Reserve
Fida Canyon reminded me a lot of the Needles district in Canyonlands National Park in Utah