Welcome to Mitzpe Ramon

The wide, open spaces that surround Mitzpe, far from crowds and city lights (the stargazing here is superb), are equally suited to those seeking solitude and visitors looking for an activity-triggered adrenalin rush.

Despite being in the heart of the desert, Mitzpe (as it's often called) is also one of the coldest places in Israel because of its elevation (900m above sea level), so pack appropriately.

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Ramon Crater 2-hour Jeep Tour from Mitzpe Ramon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ramon Crater, Mitspe Ramon, Southern DistrictStart 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.Duration: 2 hours

$33.50 Outdoor Activities

Rappelling in Mitzpe Ramon - off the rim of the Ramon Crater

The rappelling activity takes place at the cliff of the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon - just behind the visitor center. It is not more than 5 minutes away from any spot in Mitzpe Ramon. Ask your local accommodation for driving/walking instructions or contact us directly.We will take care of all of the professional equipment. The activity takes about 1 hour for a group of 2-6 people, and 1.5-2 hours for a group of 7-15 people. No prior experience is needed. Kids can try from age six and up.Please make sure to come with closed sports shoes or hiking boots, drinking water and hats.In case of rainy weather the activity may be cancelled in short notice and a full refund will be issued.

$1745 Outdoor Activities

Hiking the Israel Trail (guided)

Day 1 - WELCOME TO ISRAEL Arrival and check in at our hotel in Tel Aviv. Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby at 6 p.m. (18:00), for a briefing of the tourDay 2 - ARRIVAL TO SDE BOKER, VISIT TO EIN OVDATWe leave Tel Aviv, and  drive south to kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev Desert. Check in at the kibbutz hotel. Drive from the Kibbutz to visit Ein Ovdat Oasis, a beautiful nature reserve. Meet the Nubian Ibex, a wild goat typical to the Negev and Judean Desert.Day 3 - HOD AKAV SUMMIT, TZIN VALLEY, EIN AKEV SPRINGDrive for a visit to Capernaum, site of Jesus’ ministry, St. Peter’s house, and an ancient synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, traditionally known as the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the Loaves and the Fish. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus delivered the “Sermon on the Mount”. Ascend the Golan Heights for an impressive view of the cliffs of Mt. Hermon, the plateau of the Golan Heights, and the pastoral Hula Valley. Day 4 - THE RAMON CRATER AND MUSEUM After a short drive, arrive at Mitzpe Ramon-the highest town in the Negev and proceed to the Ramon Museum for a short explanatory visit. Then, hike down to the depths of the Ramon Crater which is one of the largest geographical craters in the world, cross Shen Ramon Hill to visit the wall of AmmonitesDay 5 - THE ISRAEL TRAIL IN THE MASSIF EILAT MOUNTAINS RESERVEDrive to the area of Eilat Mountains and the nature reserve of the central massif on the southern part of the Israel Trail. Start the hike at Nahal Gishron through Ma’ale Bulbusim and end in Nahal Shlomo. Dinner and overnight in a Bedouin Tentch water of the Dead Sea. Day 6 - WHEN THE SEA AND THE DESERT MEET Commence the day by hiking the segment of the Israel Trail that crosses Tzefahot (Schist) Mountain for the most breathtaking view on the trail of the Red Sea, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. We hike down the last part of the trail to the Coral Beach on the shore of the Red Sea. Snorkeling in the coral reef nature reserve will be the rewarding end of our desert hikeDay 7 - THE DEAD SEA AND THE WALLS OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEMLeave the southernmost point of Israel and drive north to the lowest point on earth. Stop for a bath in the Dead Sea and go up to Jerusalem. In the evening, experience illuminated Jerusalem while walking on the rampart walls surrounding the Old CityDay 8 - THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEMExplore the Old City of Jerusalem, holy to the three largest religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Walk on the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Proceed to the Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews, and then to the Moslem quarter. Stop for a view of the Temple Mount and the oriental bazaar