Negev Desert & Ramon Crater, Guided Jeep Tours
Negev Full Day Jeep Tours - From Mitzpe Ramon

Negev Full Day Jeep Tours - From Mitzpe Ramon

About The Negev Desert & The Ramon Crater
Shaped like an elongated heart the Ramon Crater is 500 m' (1500 ft.) deep, 40 kilometers long and 2 to 10 kilometers wide. This erosive crater, encompassing a vast diversity of rocks of fantastic colors and forms, is geologically known as "Machtesh" and is a part of the Ramon Nature Reserve which includes also the surrounding High Negev Mountains.  

 

     

   
                                    Negev Desert & Ramon Crater by Jeep (4x4) 
                                    Guided 1 Day Excursions from Mitzpe Ramon
 


Ramon Crater & Ancients Desert Trails
   -   Departs from Mitzpe Ramon   
Jeep tour departs from Mitzpe Ramon descending into the Machtesh (the crater) to explore its geological marvels. Ride via Wadi Ramon to Gvanim Ridge for a spectacular view over the whole crater. Proceed along Wadi Gvanim, stop at the acacia tree, hopefully see some gazelles & other desert wildlife. On to visit "Khan Saharonim" an ancient Nabatean Inn. Take a short walk to its water source. Proceed by jeep following the "Dekalim Trail"  part of the "Spice Route", an ancients Nabatean & Nomadic trail that lead to Petra. Stop for our picnic lunch at a small, but shaded cave. Following lunch we will go for another short walk into the "white Canyon". Return to the jeeps and drive via the "Ardon Valley" back to Mitzpe Ramon.  

** Route may alter in accordance with season & weather conditions.

Picnic lunch chicken (served cold) a variety of cooked & fresh salads, bread, fruit, tea, coffee & cookies.

Bring along Your own water bottle, comfortable shoes, warm clothes between Oct. to Mar., snacks for the way. 

Wednesdays 09:00 am  |  Full Day +/- 8 hours  |  Minimum 3 participants for departure 

Tour code 14.1 - Full day  | Price $185 per person  |  Includes picnic lunch
 

Ein Akev Fresh Water Spring - Photo (C) by Hadar Simon


The Fresh Water Springs Trail
- Departs from Mitzpe Ramon
Jeep tour departs from Mitzpe Ramon with some road driving towards Sde Boker at which point we will leave the main road & the enter the desert by crossing the "Tzin Plateau" to the Tzin Trail until the fresh water springs of Ein Ziq & Ein Shaviv. At springs we will go for a short walk to explore & understand desert flora & fauna. Proceed by jeep to "Ein Akev", a natural water pool, those who dare can dip into this clear & cold pool! Picnic lunch & proceed by jeep drive via the Tzin Valley and ascend the serpentine trail to the Haloukim Ridge to visit an archaeological site. Cross the Bsor vast dry riverbed & ascend the Boker Ridge for a fantastic view over the whole High Negev Plateau. Return to Mitzpe Ramon.

 ** Route may alter in accordance with season & weather conditions.

Picnic lunch chicken (served cold) a variety of cooked & fresh salads, bread, fruit, tea, coffee & cookies.

Bring along Your own water bottle, comfortable shoes, warm clothes between Oct. to Mar., snacks for the way. 

Tuesdays 09:00 am  |  Full Day +/- 8 hours  |  Minimum 3 participants for departure 

Tour code 16.1 - Full day  | Price $185 per person  |  Includes picnic lunch
 

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Remarks concerning Jeep Tour prices
♦ All rates are marked in USD p/person & are valid till Feb. 28 2015
♦ Tours can be booked as private on any day of the week at extra cost
♦ There are no child discounts on the Jeep Tours

Important remarks concernign tours' conditions
♦ Children under 5 years cannot join the tours unless booked as a private tour
♦ Off-road jeep rides - not recommended for pregnant women & people with back problems!!
♦ Winter in Mitzpe Ramon & the High Negev Desert is very cold & may snow - dress accordingly!
♦ Summer down in the Ramon Crater may get very hot (over 40 C / 100F)
♦ Jeeps are closed & air conditioned, but at certain complex driving points a/c will be turned off  

When requesting a Negev Desert Jeep Tour, please advise us of the following:
Name / code of tour  |  Date of tour  |  Number of participants in your party  |  Pick up location


To Book a Negev Desert Jeep Tour
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  Getting to Mitzpe Ramon

From Tel Aviv
Take the train from TLV Central (Savidor -Merkaz) Train Station to Beer Sheva Central (Merkaz). Walk across the road to the Beer Sheva Central BUS Staion & take bus No 60 (Metropoline) to Mitzpe Ramon.

From Jerusalem
Take the bus from JLM Central Bus Station to Beer Sheva Central Bus Station. From Beer Sheva Central Bus Staion take bus No 60 (Metropoline) to Mitzpe Ramon.

Link » Israel Buses Timetable

 

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