DANA BIOSPHERE RESERVE
The desert isn’t the only spectacular setting for adventures in Jordan
. Case in point: the Dana Biosphere Reserve, an oasis at the intersection of three distinct climate zones that, together, support more than 600 varieties of plants. Wildlife lovers can look forward to 180-plus species of birds and 45 species of mammals; if you’re really lucky, you might spot ibex, wolves, or the rare (and adorable) Blanford’s fox. So pack those binoculars, strap on your hiking boots, and explore the canyons and trails by foot. Along the way, you’ll also be treated to up-close encounters with Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches, and ancient copper mines.