Ramon Crater

Ramon Crater, Mitspe Ramon: Address, Ramon Crater Reviews: 5/5

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Ndakwar
Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel311 contributions
Couples
Ramon crater- or Wadi Al Ruman in it's Arabic name- is a must see place. It's an erosion crater found only in this part of the world so it's definitely one of a kind.
It has so much history, landscape, wildernesses, and great views to see.
You can take a 4 hours jeep tour that will cover all the touristic areas.
When you visit there, make sure you don't miss the amonities wall, and visit it at sunset because it's outstanding.
Written December 11, 2020
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Eyal Asher
Hod Hasharon, Israel3,574 contributions
Family
An hour and a half drive from Tel Aviv, will bring you to an amazing natural treasure in its beauty. Located near the city of Mitzpe Ramon named after the crater. Aside from the stunning scenery, there are many things to do here. Sleeping in tents, night and day walks (there are also guided tours, search the internet) ... and more.
Look for the lighted path near the Sculpture Park. The path is lit by thousands of glowing little stones. 15 minutes walk, only at night.
Over all, the crater area is highly recommend. A place not to be missed.
Written September 15, 2021
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Harold B
Jerusalem, Israel28 contributions
The Ramon Crater is an impressive and breathtaking site to behold. We walked that Albert Promenade in Mitzpe Ramon and entered into the crater by route 40 to see the various sites.
Highly recommended
Written August 22, 2021
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Gintaras P
Vilnius, Lithuania78 contributions
Couples
There are quite a few spots in Negev that worth visiting. Ramon Crater is one of those 'must do' things if crossing a desert. If this epic view from the Mitzpe Ramon cliffs is your first ever than it's wow. If you already saw the Grand Canyon in Arizona than this one is just OK but I would stick up memories from the Grand Canyon to photos from the moon. The expected result of the imagination might be the Ramon Crater. Epic and wild open space. Attractive and spooky.
Written January 15, 2020
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Karen S
New York City, NY5,213 contributions
Couples
This magnificent crater is unique and there are about 3 in the world. It contains a diversity of rocks with amazing colors. You can take private tours in jeeps to see some of the amazing places. In the crater they have unique conditions in the world for stargazing.
Written July 9, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel35,760 contributions
This is a rather unique crater in the desert south of Israel.
You can make apx. half a day of hiking in the crater, although the magic rubs off quickly as it gets boring after 30 minutes or so, since there's not that much to see, unless you are into the desert scene.
Written March 20, 2020
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Amiriles
Tel Aviv, Israel86 contributions
Family
Amazing place. We visited in a midweek day and we were quite alone. We took a short track from the Gvanim river parking along Israel trail. Some of the roads there require 4x4 car but even without there is so much to do there. It is important to learn a bit about the crater in order not to miss out places you might want to visit. Its hard to cover and describe it. Great for tracks as well as stunning scenaries.
Written June 26, 2021
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,942 contributions
Solo
TripAdvisor led me to believe the only way to really see the crater was to pay for a guided tour. Well, that's just not true. If you got a rental car don't spend an extra dime. Stop at the visitor center, take the tour and orientation, grab one of their Maps, then see the crater on your own for only the cost of your fuel.

Trails are well-marked and generally OK for the novice hiker.
Written May 24, 2016
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SteveSchuster
Westborough, MA63 contributions
Solo
The Ramon Crater isn't on most travelers' list of must-see parts of Israel - it gets eclipsed by Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Galilee, etc., but wow this place is as beautiful as America's Grand Canyon. And it's just enormous - it would take weeks to explore all of it. The crater is gorgeous from the rim, but there are good-quality gravel roads off Rt. 40 down inside the crater, and these are worth exploring (you don't need a 4x4). Do yourself a favor and take the two hour drive from Tel Aviv down to Mitzpe Ramon, and visit the crater (stay at Desert Home for a night or two).
Written September 3, 2017
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Elad L
Yahel, Israel33 contributions
Friends
Craters are formed by meteor impacts or volcanoes. This is different - a unique geological phenomenon caused by erosion, now officially called a "maktesh", because they're only found in Israel, and this is the largest one. It's breathtakingly beautiful as well. Explore by foot, jeep, or mountain bike, on your own or with a guide. Just be sure to bring enough water. The developing tourist industry of the nearby town of Mitzpe Ramon makes touring the Maktesh easier than ever before. Located in the Negev Desert, it's undoubtedly hot during the daytime in the summer,but the evenings are delightfully cool. The winters are downright cold, and snow is not unknown in Mitzpe Ramon. A fine vacation spot for lovers of the great outdoors any season!
Written July 17, 2013
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