The road to Feynan Ecolodge, in the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, requires a bit of patience, a sense of adventure and a 4WD vehicle. Thankfully, the team can arrange a transfer if needed. It’s worth taking them up on it, because not only is this one of few socially and environmentally responsible properties in the country, but you get a chance to meaningfully engage with Jordan’s culture and the environment. Beyond its cosy, candlelit rooms you can experience Arabic coffee ceremonies with a Bedouin family, visit archaeological sites and learn about the local ecology on a guided hike, before ending the day by listening to Bedouin stargazing stories under a desert sky.
More information: Rooms from around £170 per night, including all meals, entrance to the reserve and some activities; ecohotels.me