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Eyal Korin-Ramon crater jeep tours, Negev tours prices & information

GENERAL INFORMATION, PRICING AND BOOKING

Dear travelers, thank you for your wishes to travel with us and Welcome to the high Negev mountains.

We’ll be happy to share with you the beautiful sights of the desert, please take a look at the tour itinerary and choose your tour destination.

Our location is in the town of Mitzpe Ramon, in the heart of the Negev desert, less than one hour from Beer Sheva, the largest city in the Negev and only two hour drive from the crowded urban heart of Israel.

 Mitspe Ramon, in the heart of the desert has an easy access and supporting platform of desert tours services.

The Negev desert has beautiful landscapes, variety of colors and textures, geological formations and a rich history.

Come to explore with us the amazing Ramon Crater, the essence of desert beauty, the mystery of Har Karkom, the historical Nabatean incense routes, the beautiful and refreshing springs of the Zin valley and many other nice spots.

Private 4×4 desert tours are performed all year around, from dawn and sunrise till sunset and twilight time.

The tours are performed by reservation and according to your personal choise, you can determine the date, the meeting place, time of meeting and any other parameter.

Since we carrying out our tours personally, we can offer you the best price and the best experience.

Prices listed below are for one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, certified by the Israeli ministry of tourism.

We will be your jeep drivers and your tour guides, sorry but we cannot offer you a self-driving tour due insurance restrictions.

We will be happy to set up the meeting place according to your accommodation place in Mitzpe Ramon, pickup from Beresheet hotel, Ramon Inn, Ramon suite hotel and any other location around the town.

Here are some of the most popular desert tours and pricing, please pick up your favorite tour  and reply by E-Mail

If you are looking for another tour destination anywhere in Israel, we will be happy to offer you our rich experience and build for you a special tour itinerary, tailor made following your taste and choice,  please contact us for more information.

RAMON CRATER JEEP TOURS, NEGEV DESERT TOURS PRICES & INFORMATION

THE RAMON CRATER 2- 2½ HOURS TOUR

Jeep Safari at Ramon Crater

Jeep Safari at Ramon Crater


desert tulip ,ramon crater

The crater on Springtime blossoms

A short introduction tour to the eastern Ramon crater. Starts from Mitzpe Ramon and down on road 40 to the depths of the crater, leave the paved road and climbs up on a 4×4 trail to the most amazing observation point at Mt. Gvanim. From that point we have a panoramic view, 360 degrees around and the whole dimension of the crater, it’s beautiful colors and shapes, next, we will continue driving on 4×4 trails to wadi Zochalim (the Dinosaurs valley) and cross the road to wadi Gvanim.

Take a break under the shade of the Acacia trees and get to know the desert world of plants and wildlife.

Next we will drive across the crater on the pipeline road, visit Beerot campground for refreshment and next we will visit one of the rehabilitated Quarries. We get back on the highway and drive back to Mitzpe Ramon.

The cost of a 2-2½ hour tour for one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide: 750 shekels

Pickup from Mitzpe Ramon


THE RAMON CRATER 4 HOURS TOUR

prizm canyon, ramon crater

prizm canyon, ramon crater


Ramon crater scenery

Ramon crater scenery

Tour starts at Mitzpe Ramon in a very beautiful observation point- the Camel lookout point. Then we will drive down from Mitzpe Ramon on road 40 down to the depths of the crater and enter to the lowest base layers that were formed in this area during the Jurassic era, there we can feel and touch amazing stones and rocks, clay and sand in endless colors and shapes. Then we will continue our tour and drive to Saharonim spring and the ancient Nabatean Khan, next we will  continue our tour down on Dekalim ascent to Nekarot horseshoe canyon, a dry river bed. Take a coffee break in one of the most beautiful spots and continue on driving through wadi Ardon and its dykes (geological phenomenon), We stop under the shade of the Acacia trees and get to know the desert world of plants and wildlife.

Next we will visit Beerot campground for toilet break and next we will drive across the crater on the pipeline road till the south end at Saharonim Mountain, continue to the main road and then 4×4 trails to wadi Zochalim (reptiles).

Then we climb up on a 4×4 trail to the most amazing observation point at Mt. Gvanim.

From that point we can look around 360 degrees and get the whole dimension of the crater, it’s beautiful colors and shapes and get to know and understand this unique geological phenomenon.

Afterwards we get back to the main road and drive back to Mitzpe Ramon.

The cost of a 4 hour tour for one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide: 1000 shekels


THE RAMON CRATER ONE DAY TOUR INFORMATION

Clay quarries makhtesh ramon

Clay quarries makhtesh ramon


Wadi ramon

Wadi ramon


Jeep Tour in The Ramon Creater

Jeep Tour in The Ramon Creater

We start our day tour in Mitzpe Ramon in a very beautiful observation point at the Camel lookout point .Then we will drive on trails along the Northern Ramon ridge and the upper Zin valley, the new desert vineyards and the Bedouin settlements.

This area is the border of the ancient biblical and Byzantine settlements and along the track we will see and understand the way those settlers succeeded to develop amazing agriculture in the dry desert climate, we will see their followers: the Bedouins and the new desert vineyards.

We can be hosted in additional payment at wadi Aricha’s Bedouin Shepherd village and get to know the Bedouin culture and history through stories and tales.

Later on, we will return to Mitzpe Ramon to lunch in one of the restaurants or snack bars.

After lunch, we will drive down from Mitzpe Ramon on road 40 down to the crater and enter to the lowest base layers that were formed in this area during the Jurassic era, we can feel and touch amazing stones and rocks, clay and sand in endless colors and shapes then we continue our tour and drive to Saharonim spring and the ancient Nabatean Khan. We walk a bit around and then continue our tour down on Dekalim ascent to a Nekarot horseshoe canyon, a dry river bed, stop for a coffee break in one of the most beautiful spots and continue on driving through wadi Ardon and its dykes (geological phenomenon), We stop under the shade of the Acacia trees and get to know the desert world of plants and wildlife.

Next we will visit Beerot campground for toilet break and next we will drive across the crater on the pipeline road till the south end at Saharonim Mountain, continue to the main road and then 4×4 trails to wadi Zochalim (reptiles).

Then we will climb up on a 4×4 trail to the most amazing observation point at Mt. Gvanim.

From that point we can look around 360 degrees and get the whole dimension of the crater, it’s beautiful colors and shapes and get to know and understand this unique geological phenomenon.

Afterwards we get back to the main road and drive back to Mitzpe Ramon.

The tour course can change if we will take hiking trails.

Tour price includes: one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, water supply, coffee and tea.

The cost of a one day tour: 1400 shekels

Tour price includes: one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, water supply, coffee and tea

COMBINED TOUR HIKING AND JEEPING TO THE RAMON CRATER TOUR INFORMATION

A bedouin matmura , a hidden storage place ,

A bedouin matmura , a hidden storage place ,


The famous dike, Ramon crater

The famous dike, Ramon crater

Meeting at Mitzpe Ramon at your accommodation place in the morning, driving all the way down to the lowest base layers that were formed in this area during the Jurassic era, we can feel and touch amazing stones and rocks, clay and sand in endless colors and shapes then we continue our tour and drive to Saharonim spring and the ancient Nabatean Khan parking place

Here we start our hike along the Nekarot horseshoe trail. Following the Israeli national trail. It’s a beautiful and easy hike that takes 21/2- 3 hours. The trail is in the beautiful wadi Ramon and the ruins of Khan Saharonim a 2000 year old khan on the famous Nabatean incense route. Wadi Ramon joins Wadi Nekarot and we will continue our trail surrounded by the massive boulders and the deep canyon walls.  Later we will climb back on the Nabtean trail, back to our jeep.  After a coffee break in one of the most beautiful spots and continue on driving through wadi Ardon and its dykes (geological phenomenon) ,We stop under the shade of the Acacia trees and get to know the desert world of plants and wildlife.  Next we will visit Beerot campground for toilet break and next we will drive across the crater on the pipeline road till the south end of Saharonim Mountain, continue to the main road and then 4×4 trails to wadi Zochalim (reptiles).  Then we climb up on a 4×4 trail to the most amazing observation point at Mt. Gvanim.  From that point we can look around 360 degrees and get the whole dimension of the crater, it’s beautiful colors and shapes and get to know and understand this unique geological phenomenon.

Then we will return to Mitzpe Ramon.

Tour price includes: one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, water supply, coffee and tea.

The cost of a one day tour: 1400 shekels.

There is a shorter version of 4 hours tour from 1000 shekels

THE HIGH NEGEV MOUNTAINS JEEP TOUR INFORMATION

A flock of Onagers in the high mountains of the Negev

A flock of Onagers in the high mountains of the Negev


800 years old Pistacia  Atlantica in the high Negev mountains

800 years old Pistacia Atlantica in the high Negev mountains

We start our day tour in Mitzpe Ramon in a very beautiful observation point at the Camel lookout point .Then we will drive on trails along the Northern Ramon ridge and the upper Zin valley, the new desert vineyards and the Bedouin settlements. 

This area is the border of the ancient biblical and Byzantine settlements and along the track we will see and understand the way those settlers succeeded to develop amazing agriculture in the dry desert climate, we will see their followers: the Bedouins and the new desert vineyards.   

We continue driving west towards the border with Egypt. On the way we will visit an archaeological site attributed to the days of King Uzziah, this site is the remains of an ancient agricultural settlement, cisterns, orchards and many spectacular spring blossoms. Continue driving south west to the westernmost edge of the crater. Stop to observe the unique landscape of the crater. We continue driving the dry river beds and channels in the stunning scenery of the Negev highlands, until it meets the road and from there back to Mitzpe Ramon.

The cost of a one day tour: 1550 shekels

Tour price includes: one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, water supply, coffee and tea.

Information about Wadi Zin tours: There are several options for this tour, from a short tour of two hours and a half to a whole day tour.

COMBINED TOUR TO THE RAMON CRATER AND THE ZIN VALLEY TOUR INFORMATION

ein akev spring

ein akev spring


Ein Akev gorge

Ein Akev gorge

We meet at Mitzpe Ramon and drive down on road 40 to the crater. We leave the main road and climb up on a 4×4 trail to the most amazing observation point at Mt. Gvanim. From that point we can look around 360 degrees and get the whole dimension of the crater, it’s beautiful colors and shapes and get to know and understand this unique geological phenomenon. We will continue on the 4×4 trail to wadi Zochalim (reptiles) and cross the road to wadi Gvanim and Saharonim spring. We walk around and get to know the desert world of plants and wildlife. Next we will take a short walk to the ancient Khan Saharonim. A Nabatean Khan on the famous spice route and later drive down on Dekalim pass to the Nekarot horseshoe canyon. That’s the route that follows partly the spice route on its way to Petra. Next we will visit Beerot campground for refreshment and if we have some spare time we will visit one of the rehabilitated Quarries. We get on the road and drive back to Mitzpe Ramon and stop for refreshment. Afterwards we will drive along the Northern Ramon ridge and the upper Zin river bed, the new desert vineyards and the Bedouin settlements. This area is close but yet different from the crater itself, the plants and wildlife are much richer. Afterwards we drive to Ben Gurion’s memorial at Sde Boker, drive down to the Zin valley, towards Ein Aqev, visit the spring and maybe swim there, and then go through the Zin to the Zin accent. Climb up and drive back to Mitzpe Ramon.

The cost of a one day tour: 1550 shekels

Tour price includes: one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, water supply, coffee and tea.

ZIN VALLEY 2½ HOURS TOUR INFORMATION

cool deep water spring

cool deep water spring

We meet at Ben Gurion’s tomb at Sde Boker , drive down to the Zin valley on the serpentine route then along the gorge of wadi Zin , towards Ein Aqev ,one of the only desert springs that abundant with clear water throughout the year. Few minutes of walk from the parking lot and we are at the water spring. We can dip in the cool pool and rest for a while , then we will return back to our jeeps and climb up to the road.

The price for one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide: 800 shekels

ZIN VALLEY 4 HOURS TOUR INFORMATION

Ein Zik oasis

Ein Zik oasis

We meet at Ben Gurion’s tomb at Sde Boker , drive down to the Zin valley on the serpentine route then along the gorge of wadi Zin , towards Ein Aqev ,one of the only desert springs that abundant with clear water throughout the year.Few minutes walk from the parking lot and we are at the water spring. We can dip in the cool pool and rest for awhile , then we will return back to our jeeps drive through the Zin valley towards ein Zik and ein Shaviv ,the largest oasis in the Negev desert.we walk around the oasis .This oasis is known as one of the centering of the Poplar trees, known as the Euphrates poplar, many palm trees, and a unique flora and fauna around the scene.We will take a coffee break in the shade and then drive back to the main road through the Zin accent.

The price for one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide: 1100 shekels

FOLLOWING THE MASTERS OF THE DESERT, THE NABATEAN INCENSE ROUTE ONE DAY TOUR

Ktzra fort on the Nabatean spice route

Ktzra fort on the Nabatean spice route

The Frankincense and the Myrrh are aromatic scents used in ancient times as incense in worship, essential oils and perfumes, and were the secret of the Nabataea community wealth. In order to guard and be the sole traders of this precious merchandise, brought from Yemen to the Middle East, the Nabataea chose a deadly desert route, possible due to their knowledge of desert survival. On this trip, we will follow their trails in part of the word, declared at as a UNSECO world heritage site. Tour details: We meet at Mitzpe Ramon and start our way along the spice route.  We stop for guidance at Mt. Gevanim one of the best observation points in the crater. We drive along Wadi Gevanim and Ein Saharonim . Take a short walk to see Khan Saharonim, and Ein Saharonim and drive down through Dekalim accent. Our next stop is along the wide and deep wadi Nekarot and Nekarot fort. The route follows the deep Nekarot canyon and then climb up to Katzra fort go down to wadi omer and meet Moa. A walk around the archaeological site of Moa and from there we continue on the 4×4 trails and road 90. From road 90 we drive on the road back to Mitzpe Ramon.

The cost of a one day tour: 1600 shekels.

Tour price includes: one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, water supply, coffee and tea.

MT. KARKOM ONE DAY TOUR INFORMATION

The Menora rock engravings, Har Karkom

The Menora rock engravings, Har Karkom


The ten commandments, Har Karkom

The ten commandments, Har Karkom

Har Karkom, Karkom Mountain, in the southwest Negev desert in Israel, is possibly the biblical Mt. Sinai. Excavations on the mountain, made by Professor Emmanuel Anati, discovered that it was a major Paleolithic cult center, and many of the findings are evidence that Har Karkom was sacred to ancient cultures. Its location is on the suggested route of the children of Israel in the exodus from Egypt  Its location makes it accessible only by jeeps and since it’s not allowed to use the border road for security reasons, the only way now is to drive down south and then west, about three – three and a half hours drive from Mitzpe Ramon.Since our way to the mountain is through a military firing range  there is a need for permission from the army to enter the area and it is possible to visit there only at SaturdaysGenerally the meeting in Mitzpe Ramon since it is the nearest point to the mountain and the journey takes approximately three hours in each direction . We take road 40 south and drive through the Ramon crater, through the desert of Paran and then to Mt. Karkom.  When we get to the mountain we can start after lunch our hike to the mountain. Climbing up to the mountain followed by many rock engraving art and archeological sites on top of the mountain. The view on top of the mountain towards the Sinai and Paran desert connect us to the biblical story and the unique sites of the desert culture together with abundance findings with ritualistic and sacred characteristics are part of our guidance. The hiking to the mountain is for about 3-4 hours and then we will return to Mitzpe Ramon. Please take into account that a very long and intensive day, over 12 hours.Usually it requires accommodation in Mitzpe Ramon on the night before the tour to make it possible to start the tour early in the morning.

The cost of a one day tour to  Mt. Karkom: 2000 shekels

Tour price includes: one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide, water supply, coffee and tea.

INTEGRATED 4×4 AND HIKING TOUR IN THE NEGEV GORGES, MOUNTAINS AND CANYONS

Wardit canyon, Paran desert

Wardit canyon, Paran desert


Negev Desert gorge hiking

Negev Desert gorge hiking

In the Negev desert there are amazing places, varying landscapes and unusual natural phenomena, all of these can be seen only by engaging in a 4×4 tracks and hiking to these desert beauties.

Most tracks are suitable for all ages, but there are also more challenging tracks.
There are tours that include accommodation in the desert, under the sky in a tent or in an organized campsite, for one night or more.

We can explore the famous Israeli national Trail, and many other amazing tracks throughout the country.

 

The Negev highlands tour, a journey to the ancient and the modern culture in the desert.

Meeting at Beresheet hotel lobby, after the meeting and the introduction, we will drive to the western edge of Mitzpe Ramon and stop in a very beautiful observation point at the Camel lookout point .

Next we will drive northwest from Mitzpe Ramon along the shoulders of the Negev mountain and the wadi of Zin, this area is the greenest in the desert around us and in the last years it came to be a part of an amazing project of desert agriculture. The vineyards around us supply grapes to some boutique wineries.

Next we will return to highway 40 and drive north towards Avdat.

The ancient city of Avdat, 2000 years old is an Nabatean-Bizantine city that was the center of life in the Negev highlands during 700 years.

Around the city there were villages and farms and shepherds use to walk around with their flocks, on the black rocks around the city there are hundreds of rock engravings that can reveal to us some about their life in the desert, we will take a walk on the rock engraving trails and next we will visit anj authentic Bedouin tent and we will be invited to a lunch break in the tent, during our visit we will be guided by our Bedouin host that will tell us about the Bedouin heritage and their traditional way of life.

Later we will return back to our hotel.

The cost of a day tour for a jeep and a guide: 1400 shekels

The cost of tour does not include entrance fee to the National park of Avdat.

Entrance fees are 30 shekels per person

The cost of tour does not include the Bedouin lunch and hospitality.

The cost of the Bedouin lunch and hospitality is 80 shekels per person.

SUNRISE AND SUNSET TOURS

the crater at twilight time

the crater at twilight time


sunrise at Ramon crater

sunrise at Ramon crater

Sunrise tour, two and a half hours in the Ramon Crater
Trip departing at dawn to the Ramon Crater and gives us an interesting experience through the changing colors of dawn and sunrise. We will watch the rising sun from an amazing vantage point at the top of Mount of shades. We will have some refreshments and tea and coffee, later we will drive through wadi Nekarot and wadi of shades. In these early hours we may see the native animals, the ibex, the gazelle, the wild ass or maybe even a wolf or a fox.

The cost of sunrise tour for one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide: 800 shekels 

 

The twilight tour, four hours in the Ramon Crater, combined with a campfire in the wilderness.
Tour Departing about 1½ hours before the sunset.

We will enjoy the most beautiful time of the day in Ramon Crater, tour in some of the most interesting places and later we will watch a spectacular sunset.

With nightfall we will drive to a nice spot in the desert, then we will light a campfire and sit by the fire, drink coffee and tea and bake a desert pita bread on the campfire and look at the night sky and the stars in the desert.

The cost of sunset tour, combined with campfire for one jeep accompanied by a professional tour guide: 1200 shekels 


SUNSET TOUR AND OVERNIGHT CAMPING IN THE DESERT

A Crescent moon in the desert

A Crescent moon in the desert

An overnight stay gives you a perfect experience from the place you have visited. Our tour begins in the late afternoon, continuing through the time of sunset, twilight time and later into the night. After a two hours 4×4 tour of the desert and after watching the sunset, we will settle down in a campground. Next we will prepare dinner in a desert style on Poyke pots, sit around the campfire enjoying the cozy atmosphere of the night and watch the stars.
Next we will retire to sleep in tents.
At the first light of the day we will wake up and watch the sun rise.
Next prepare a breakfast and get back to the road.
There is an option to return back to town or to continue to tour the desert by jeep or hiking.

please contact us for more information.

 

** Price list is updated to January 1st 2016.


Some words about our tours

Among the pioneers of desert tourism in the High Negev desert, with experience of over 25 years in the Negev, authorized by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism as a nationwide tour guide, with particular expertise in desert tours, I will love to travel with you and introduce to you the wonders of the desert and share with you the amazing beauty of the Negev Desert, Israel. Our expertise is tailor made tours in the Negev desert and Israel’s nationwide back roads and 4×4 routes. Every one of us is a proud resident of Mitzpe Ramon, a small and beautiful town located in the heart of the largest nature reserve, “Har Hanegev Nature Reserve”.
Thank you, Eyal Korin

Contact information

 Tours depart  throughout the year upon request, if you need further information please call our office.

Office hours:
Sunday- Friday 8:00-17:00,
Saturdays and holydays: 9:00- 13:00

Phone: +972524433286
Fax: +97215386595041
Email: 4x4desertours@gmail.com
Address: 22st. Nahal Paran, Mitzpe Ramon, 80600 

Eyal Korin  Certified tour guide

Eyal Korin Certified tour guide


Certified tour guide

tour guide licence 2015

tour guide licence 2015

desert tour guide expertise

desert tour guide expertise

licenced tour guide

licenced tour guide

Eyal Korin

Certified tour guide, license number 8937