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Ramon Crater Jeep Tour from Mitzpe Ramon

Highlights
  • Off-road sightseeing tour to the Ramon Crater

  • Views of the desert landscape from lookouts

  • See local wildlife and vegetation as you pass through the terrain

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Ramon Crater Jeep Tour from Mitzpe Ramon
From $240.00
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Ramon Crater Jeep Tour from Mitzpe Ramon
From $240.00
Overview

Get outward bound on a guided, 4x4 Jeep tour to the Ramon Crater. This ‘mactesh’ or crater exists only in Israel’s Negev Desert and is a rare geological phenomenon. Arrive at this site after traversing the rugged route up mountains, across riverbeds, and through vegetation. Along the way stop to take in the desert landscape, see local wildlife, and touch the rare minerals and stone found here.  

What to Expect
Start your morning or evening tour from Mitzpe Ramon and head down the road 40 to the depths of the crater. Leave the paved road and climb up on a 4×4 trail to the most amazing observation point at Mt. Gvanim. From that point you will have a panoramic view, 360 degrees and see the whole dimension of the crater with its' beautiful colors and shapes. Next, continue driving on 4×4 trails to Wadi Zochalim (reptiles valley) and cross the road to wadi Gvanim. You will stop under the shade of the Acacia trees and get to know the desert world of plants and wildlife.

Next drive across the crater on the pipeline road, visit Beerot campground for refreshment and next we will visit one of the rehabilitated Quarries. You will then be taken back to the highway and drive back to Mitzpe Ramon.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2018
Very knowledgeable and funny

we took a 4 hour tour of the Makhtesh Ramon with Eyal. He handled his 4-wheel drive with the expertise he has. In the middle of our journey we stopped at the bottom, Eyal foraged for some herbs and heated up water and brewed up...More

1  Thank DianeDiane
Reviewed September 1, 2018
Great guide and a great experience in Machtesh Ramon

Eyal is a wonderful guide and provided a lot of new and interesting insight on Machtesh Ramon even though we have visited there several times before.

1  Thank Ronnie Y
Reviewed August 3, 2018
Great guide and amazing landscape

We took a 2-hour tour with Noam. He was very knowledgeable about the history, geology, fauna and flora of the crater (and of Israel in general). He was also very funny. My kids loved it, especially the bumpy ride in the back of the jeep!

2  Thank yudis2303
Reviewed July 15, 2018
One of the best desert tour with the best guide!

Been to different deserts around the world, I must say that the Ramon Crater is unique and magnificent. As a local being lived here and work as a guide for almost two decades, Eyal is really knowledgeable and knows everything about this place, you can...More

1  Thank 414erical
Reviewed June 16, 2018
Explore the desert with a great teacher

Eyal was both very personable and professional. Our group got a later start than usual because we were coming in that morning from Tel Aviv, and Eyal was nice enough to accommodate. I very much recommend spending extra for the Bedouin experience - those two...More

2  Thank HereAndThere262
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jefreetx
October 28, 2018|
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Response from DianeDiane | Reviewed this property |
You can do a 2 hour or 4 hour tour. We did the 4 hour.
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