Premium Jeep Tours, Mitzpe Ramon, Negev Desert, Israel

The Ramon Crater ("Makhtesh" Ramon) Jeep Tour

Enjoy an exciting educational jeep tour to the Ramon crater!

We will pick you up at a point of your selection in our high-quality all-terrain vehicles and head out in into the heart of the Ramon Crater.

In both English and Hebrew, an erosion crater is known as a "Makhtesh". The Ramon Crater is the biggest Makhtesh of its kind, and remains amongst a diverse number of Earth’s unique geological phenomena.

The abundance of exposed geological layers in the Ramon Crater offers a unique window into the past. Versatile fossils are encountered here, and some of Earth’s oldest geological layers are exposed. Specialized desert wildlife and vegetation inhabit the area, and hidden water bodies are present.

Going down into the crater you could already appreciate the dramatic scenery of an erosion crater. When going off the main road and into the Ramon dry riverbed, we will have a break to learn on the beauty and complexity of a Makhtesh an erosion crater. We will then continue up to the Gvanim Mt. There you  a panoramic fantastic view of the Makhtesh revealed. Going down again, this time through a different path, you will see the most ancient layers of the crater unravel with brilliant colors. Throughout the tour we will be discussing desert wild-life, botanic, geology and whatever is on your mind. Finally we will go back up again to Mitzpe Ramon and drop you off on a destination to your choice within town.

The Ramon crater jeep tour is a unique outdoor activity for families, groups, teams and couples. 

The "get to know the crater" jeep tour is the shortest option. It is about 2.5 hours long and costs 800 ILS. This tour will give you an insight into the Ramon crater’s creation and the different geological layers, and you will learn about how local vegetation and wildlife survive in this extreme desert.

A more detailed 4 hour jeep tour is available (coffee and snack break are guaranteed!) during which you will get to see and learn about more geological phenomena. You will also have the opportunity to see one of the Ramon Crater’s water bodies used by the wildlife in the desert.

This tour costs 1200 ILS.

At the end of your tour, we will return up the winding road leading back Mitzpe Ramon, where we will drop you off wherever you like within the town.

The jeep tours all leave from Mitzpe Ramon unless otherwise requested.