Premium Jeep Tours Mitzpe Ramon Negev Desert, Israel

Jeep Tours from Mitzpe Ramon

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Makhtesh Ramon Jeep Tour | Zin Valley Jeep Tour | Ramon Crater Jeep Tour | Mitzpe Ramon Jeep Tour

Experience Israel Friendly Desert at Mitzpe Ramon area 

We invite you to join us on ajourney deep into the Israeli Negev desert wilderness, to learn about the geological forces that formed the unique Ramon Crater (AKA Makhtesh Ramon), the Zin Valley and more. To become familiar with the surprisingly diverse ecosystem of wildlife and vegetation hidden along the way of the Negev desert trails and meet with the people inhibiting the area.

Enjoy Mitzpe Ramon jeep tour ride on our 4X4 vehicle that sits up to 7 passengers in a pleasant climate controlled cabin, equipped with an advance suspension system to keep you comfortable through the bumpy track ahead.

Where to Go and What to See

Our most popular desert jeep tours are family friendly and require no special skills. However, if you have a specific interest to investigate deeper into any of the exotic features that this piece of land has to offer (history, plants, food, people, desert agriculture etc.), please let us know and we will be happy to suggest a jeep tour track tailored just for you.

All you need to do is to let us know where you would like us to pick you (within Mizpe Ramon, unless you request otherwise), and we will show up with our premium vehicle and take you with us on a jeep tour into the heart of the desert. The most popular tours commonly leave from Mitzpe Ramon heading to the Ramon crater (Makhtesh Ramon), the  Zin Valley , to a Bedouin hospitality or a local deluxe vinery – see more details below and in the links added.

 

Jeep Tours from Mitzpe Ramon

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When people hear the word “crater” they automatically envision violent meteorite impacts and giant round holes in the ground, but the Makhtesh Ramon Crater is something entirely different, as it was not created as a result of impact, but rather through a very unique process of erosion.

Only seven such erosion craters are known to exist worldwide, all of which reside in the Negev desert and the Sinai deserts, with Ramon Crater being the largest (stretching up to 40 km in length). For that reason, the correct term to describe it is not 'crater' but rather 'Makhtesh', which is the Hebrew word for crater, indicating the uniqueness of this geological phenomena. Our Ramon crater jeep tour takes you through the breathtaking rock formations which are the results of different forces and materials coming together in a manner not seen anywhere else.

 

Makhtesh Ramon eroded geological layers tell the epic story of Earth's early history, exposing an abundance of aquatic fossils from the days when this highland used to reside at the bottom of an ocean. Dry and barren at first sight, Makhtesh Ramon is teeming with life so long as you know where to look for it. Wild asses, mountain goats, raptors, reptiles and insects are among the wild inhabitants of this piece of land. Thanks to seasonal flash-floods which provide the desert with precious water, this delicate ecosystem includes also some incredible vegetation which has evolved to survive the harsh environmental conditions.   Depending on the time of year, you may also witness the awesome force of a flash-flood, or dip your feet in the seasonal water bodies left as their reminder.

Gvanim Valley Makhtesh Ramon Crater - Mitzpe Ramon

Jeep Tour in the Reptile Valley - Makhtesh Ramon crater

Duration 2-4 hours, price 800-1100 NIS

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The Zin Valley Jeep Tour

    About 30 Km north of Mitzpe Ramon and the Makhtesh Ramon crater, just below Kibbutz Sde Boker - lays the ZIn valley. The Zin valley is a sub-fracture of the biggest and longest tectonic fractures on the globe, the Syrian-African rift valley. Therefore it holds some of the more dramatic Negev desert landscapes. The Zin valley is also home to a few hidden springs, with the biggest and most famous of them being the Ein-Akev spring. Ein Akev is one of the biggest springs of the Negev desert.

    There is nothing quite like water in the middle of desert and Ein Akev is a beautiful spring holding water throughout the year and offering the opportunity for a cool dip on a hot desert day. Come with us on a jeep tour to the ZIn Valley and observe the dramatic views, learn of the geology and nature and enjoy the water. 

    Duration 4-5 hours, price 1200-1600 NIS

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    Zin Valley jeep tour from mitzpe ramon

    Ein Akev spring - Zin valley

     

     

    This tour will enable you to meet the traditional and modern life of the Negev Bedouins. We will make our way to a Bedouin village or Bedouin hospitality at the Ramon crater cliff (15 minutes from Mitzpe Ramon) where we will be hosted in a traditional Bedouin tent. There you will be served a Bedouin traditional meal and coffee/tea while hearing story of the Bedouins in the Negev, or just enjoy the unique athmosphere and charm of these past nomadic tribes traditions and way f life.

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    Come with us to the beautiful Nana farm where you will meet the founder of the farm and hear all about the challenges and benefits of wine making in the Negev desert while enjoying the tasty awarded winning wines made at the farm and appetizers served alongside.

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    • All jeep tours are suited for all ages, including families, groups, teams and couples.
    • All jeep tours leave from Mitzpe Ramon unless otherwise mentioned
    • Vast parts of the Negev region are declared nature reservations, under the supervision of the Israel Nature and Park Authority. We work closely with their people to ensure that we do not violate any rules or regulations, and take any means necessary to preserve the local nature values.

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