Ramon Crater Trails - Jeep & Hike - 3 days
Ramon Crater Trails - Jeep & Hike - 3 days

Ramon Crater Trails - Jeep & Hike - 3 days

About the Ramon Crater Trail
Join our "Jeep & Hike" 3 days program for an encounter with the Negev Desert magical glory. Hike into the Ramon Crater "Machtesh" - a unique geological formation, discover the desert's natural fresh water springs, explore the ancient Nabatean Spice Route and experience Bedouin hospitality – local tribes still roaming the vast land. The Negev's High Mountains clear and cool weather permits year round touring.  

 

   
 Ramon Crater      Hike & Jeep  3 days / 2 nights - Hike
Requires minimum 6 people for deaprture.
 
  i  Tour Details

Departure    Monday
Tour Ends    Wed. (in Mitzpe Ramon) 
Duration       3 days / 2 nights
Meet             Mitzpe Ramon
Time            10:00 am

Minimum      6 Participants

Guided in English

 

  $  Tour Price 
Price marked in USD per person
Per person

$599

TLV pick up (min. 2 pax)

N/A

JLM pick up (min. 2 pax)

N/A

* Tour does not operate on Jewsih Holidays

Tour price includes 
♦ 3 days trail leader
♦ 2 nights eco-lodge
♦ FB lunch day 1 to lunch day 3
♦ Service vehicle (gear transfer)
 

Not included  Travelers' medical or baggage insurance, tips, extras & personal expenses. Anything not mentioned in price includes section.

Tour Itinerary 

Monday / DAY 1

07:30 am Pick up Tel Aviv Hotels & transfer to Sde Boker. 10:00 am Pick up from Mitzpe Ramon Hotels & transfer to Kibbutz Sde Boker and meet up with the trail leader at Ben Guiron's Desert Home for a tour & introduction of the Negev's past, present & future. Following a light Bedouin style lunch begin the first hike up Mount Tzaror Trail with breathtaking views of the Zin Valley. End the day by sunset with a meal offered by the Bedouins of the Azuma Tribe - last of the nomadic shepherds. Drive to Desert-Shade Eco-Lodge for overnight. 

 

Tuesday / DAY 2 
At sunrise, walk along the Sculpture Park on the Ramon Crater rim & return to the lodge for breakfast. Proceed on a jeep safari to the Zin Valley and its fresh water springs. Towards noon reach Ein Akev, a hidden fresh water spring (optional swimming in the summer) From Ein Akev & following a lunch break, begin hike of about 7 km on an ancient trail ascending the "Avdat Plateau" till the ruins of Avdat - the Negev's Nabatean Capital. Finally seated on the edge of the crater's rim, with a glass of wine from our local Rujum Winery, savor the magnificence of the desert. Dinner & overnight at Desert-Shade Eco-Lodge.

 

Wednesday / DAY 3
Following breakfast begin our walk from the crater's cliff through Nakeb (trail) Serbit into the Ramon Crater. Explore the Machtesh's (crater's) unique & colorful geological phenomena. Proceed to the ruins of Khan Saharonim - an important Inn, between Petra and Gaza, on the Nabatean Spice Route. One last view over Machtesh Ramon & return transfers to Tel Aviv & Mitzpe Ramon - end of service.

 

* We reccommend staying night before the tour in Mitzpe Ramon
** Optional transfers from / to Beer Sheva (extra cost)

Bring along  Comfortable hiking boots, hat, personal water bottle, towel, sunscreen lotion, flashlight, personal medication.

* Nov. to Mar. warm clothes 

 Note
♦ Due to limited space in the jeeps, one overnight bag per person ♦ Hike is moderate and  requires some hiking skills. Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back or neck issues.

 

 

 

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