On this historical tour package in the Negev, you will enjoy the beauty of the desert, go on some adventures, and get a first-hand look at a place with a fascinating history, geology, and biblical importance. You will learn all about the erosion of the Ramon Crater through biblical stories, to the trails of the spice convoys and to the current settlers of this amazing desert. This is tour is guaranteed to make you fall in love with this magical place.
This tour starts on Friday and ends on Monday.
Day 1: Introduction
We will meet up in Mitzpe Ramon on Monday at 14:00, where we’ll confirm your registration and get a short run-through of the tour plan for the next 3 days.
After that, we’ll head out on a short hike to the rim of the Ramon Crater, where we’ll observe this geological desert phenomenon and hear an introduction to the area.
Return in the evening to hotel in Mitzpe Ramon
Day 2: Mount Karkom (the Mountain of Revelation)
Meet your guide and group
Head off on the jeep safari to the southwest Negev Desert to Har Karkom, which is believed to be the biblical Mount Sinai, where almost 40,000 rock engravings, flint stone tools, and other materials were discovered
Explore what is thought to be the route of the Israelites on their Exodus from Egypt
Venture through the stunning Paran Desert
Return to hotel in Mitzpe Ramon
Day 3: The Spice Route and Paran Desert Canyons
Explore the deadly trails the Nabataeans used to transit frankincense and myrrh - a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Visit the magnificent Arava Valley
Take a scenic jeep ride through the dry river bed of Paran
Take an exciting climb up the Barak Canyon using ropes and ladders
Return to Mitzpe Ramon in time for one of its legendary sunsets
Return to hotel in Mitzpe Ramon
Day 4: Ramon Crater
Start the day from the beautiful Camel Lookout point, loved by locals and tourists alike!
Hop in the jeep for a drive along the trails of the Northern Ramon ridge and the upper Zin valley
Gain a new understanding of how biblical and Byzantine settlers succeeded in developing amazing agriculture despite the harsh desert climate
Descend to the lowest base layers of the crater formed in the Jurassic era
Continue the jeep tour to the beautiful Saharonim spring and the ancient Nabataea Khan
Enjoy a well-deserved coffee break in one of the most beautiful spots of the Nekarot Canyon, a dry riverbed
The jeep tour will continue through Wadi Ardon, where you will be able to see dikes, a wonderful geological phenomenon
Discover the world of desert plants and animals under the shade of an incredible acacia tree
The last stop of the jeep safari is where you will have a 360-degree view of the Crater from the top of Mount Gvanim; this is truly a spectacular view that will offer you a whole new perspective of the Crater!
Bring with you:
Sunblock, hat, 2 liters of water per day, closed-toe walking shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, and a day backpack
The price includes:
Packed lunch for each day
Pick up from your hotel in Mitzpe Ramon
Discount when booking accommodations with us
The price does not include:
Additional expenses & meals
Anything not agreed upon in advance