Feynan Ecolodge

Feynan Ecolodge was constructed in 2005 by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and is the first of its kind in Jordan. In September 2009, EcoHotels took over the management and operation of the lodge, offering travellers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Jordan’s wilderness, meet its native people and explore its ancient history, with minimal impact on the environment.

The concept and design of Feynan Ecolodge was inspired by the historical caravanserai. These were camel caravans taking long journeys across, China, Central Asia, and Europe who would stop and rest at these inns along the silk route, restocking on their supplies and resting before embarking on the next journey. These staging posts were the world’s first global overland network, standing as a testament to the flourishing period of multicultural exchange in the Muslim world; a platform where travellers and pilgrims shared stories, discoveries and knowledge.

When visiting Feynan you will encounter what is arguably one of the last remaining Bedouin communities that continue to live in their traditional lifestyle in Jordan. You will have the rare opportunity to witness human development in the making, urbanisation, and the reality of a traditional culture trying to adapt to the new world.

Tourism has been proven to be a great tool in preserving dying cultures, and although we do not have the right or intend to get in the way of development, your visit to Feynan has revived a strong sense of cultural identity among its small population. They take pride in their culture and heritage and feel honoured to receive guests from around the world eager to learn more about their way of life.

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