Mt. Gewanim , Ramon crater.

Ramon Crater. A journey into the belly of Earth:

Wondrous worlds of colors and shades.An abundance of formations and sceneries in a unique nature phenomenon.

General Information:

Our desert tours, are scheduled daily from Mitzpe Ramon Ramon Crater.
These tours are suitable for all ages and do not require special preparation.
The tours are defined private tours, for you only .We will be happy arrange the departure time convenient to you and your preferred venue.
Duration of the tour: from two hours to a full day.
Tour price is determined by the number of vehicles you book and according to the number of participants in the tour, on each vehicle there are 6-8 seats.

2 hours tour :

We will meet in Mitzpe Ramon, get a short introduction and we’ll be on our way to the Ramon Crater on road 40 and then 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.

We stop 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 if we have some spare time we will visit one of the rehabilitated Quarries , back on the road to Mitzpe Ramon.

4 hours tour :

We start our tour at Mitzpe Ramon in a very beautiful observation point at the Camel lookout point .Then we 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 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 it’s 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 trail 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 tour course can change if we will take hiking trails .

One day tour information :

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 it’s 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 trail 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 .

 

A view from Ramon accent towards west Makhtesh Ramon

Ramon Crater a unique geological phenomenon on a global scale

clay quarries makhtesh ramon

The Desert Animal world : herd of wild asses on Mount Ramon.

The Desert Animal world : herd of wild asses on Mount Ramon.