Traveling Around Jordan: Wadi Dana

This last week we had the chance to get out of the city and do a little camping. We revisited several favorite places, and I thought this would be a good chance to get back to showing you around the great country of Jordan.

We spent two nights camping at the Wadi Dana nature preserve. The campsite is a little more than two hours from Amman.

Wadi Dana Map

"Wadi" just means valley in Arabic, so it's commonly used in place names, and Jordan has lots of spectacular wadis to visit. Wadi Dana is no exception.


I've only visited in the spring, but it's a great time to go since the wildflowers are in bloom. And since we had an exceptionally rainy winter, the desert ground was covered in new growth.


When you signed up for an account here at Pixel Scrapper, you may have received a free copy of the At the Wadi Bundle, which was inspired by my weekend at this glorious campsite.

Wadi Layout 1
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Recent Comments

Della lautzenhiser
Della lautzenhiser Sat, 04/06/2013 - 11:51

Awesome photos! Love camping but have never had the chance to go anywhere like this. Looks like it would be a blast!

Debbie Cramer
Debbie Cramer Tue, 04/02/2013 - 04:08

I always enjoy your photos. Thanks again for sharing them with us.

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Sat, 03/30/2013 - 06:20

There is so much I would like to say about this Wadi page. I love the scenery and the flowers and the tents. I love the angle of your camera on the one flower photo! I absolutely love the words and layout in your "As soon as I saw you.." and the screen overlay look to it. It goes hand in hand with the "live for the moment" layout. Just beautiful! Love hearing about your adventures and your is some of my favorite things on this site! Thank you for sharing these with us!!

Liz Smith
Liz Smith Fri, 03/29/2013 - 23:32

Looks like a very interesting place to visit, but I'm more curious about the camp site. Are the tents permanently there? What are the stone buildings for?

Leaf Roberts
Leaf Roberts Fri, 03/29/2013 - 23:04

Thank you for sharing the pictures. The flowers are gorgeous. Great time to travel there.

Heather Johannessen
Heather Johannessen Fri, 03/29/2013 - 19:09

Thanks for sharing. Why have you decided to live in Jordan?

Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis Fri, 03/29/2013 - 13:14

Thanks for sharing the story about your getaway. Your photos are beautiful

Harriett Humphries
Harriett Humphries Fri, 03/29/2013 - 12:18

Amazing, dramatic country. I'd love to visit there someday.

Gundi Wagner
Gundi Wagner Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:55

Wonderful impressions. Thank you for sharing :)

Anisah KittyCat
Anisah KittyCat Fri, 03/29/2013 - 08:31

Awesome, thanks for the photos! I lived in Amman for about a year and a half, but didn't go many places (except for Jerash).

Vicki Iseminger
Vicki Iseminger Fri, 03/29/2013 - 04:47

Thanks for sharing. Love the photos!