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Things to Do in Mitzpe Ramon!

In this page you would find some general inforamtion on the activities we do in Mitzpe Ramon, cool places to visit and some more attractions in Mitzpe Ramon. You can find inforamtion on activities for couples, families and solo travelers, for kids or adults. We have special prices for these special times so feel free to call and ask.

Just below the following section dealing with the attractions we provide, we prepered a tourist guide to Mitzpe Rampn. We are being asked all the time, what is there to do in Mitzpe Ramon? Well! though it is a small town it is very reach with attractions, galleries, artists, interesting people and wonderful views. So come along and travel to Mitzpe Ramon,  you'll find mountain air, good people, an endless desert and the biggest erosion crater in the world! For any more questions feel free to call and we will be happy to assist.

A great place to check for attractions relvant for the specific day/week is this facebook tourism group :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1678547332373488

Aslo due to changing Covid-19 regualtions some of the below stated attractions maybe closed, so please be advised to call and make sure it's open before you arrive

Rappelling is the safest and fastest way down a cliff.

Overlooking the Ramon crater and watching far onto the Jordanian highlands, the Ramon craters edge is one of the most attractive places for rappelling in Israel. Come and enjoy the thrill of descending down a cliff while watching into the breath taking view of the Ramon crater.

Our rappelling guides are very experienced, patient, and friendly and the rappelling experience is fun and exciting

A great outdoor activity, excellent for families, couples, groups, teams and solo travelers. No previous climbing or rappelling experience is needed, and all your gear is provided.

For more details press below.

 

In Desert-Prime we provide costum personalized jeep tours in luxury vehicles.

Our guides are very knowledgeable and will take you on a tour suited to your interests.  From Mitzpe Ramon, in a journey through time and space, we will travel in an off-road jeep tour through the Ramon crater, the Zin valley or other places in the high Negev Mt. where much can be learned and experienced.

Throughout the jeep tour you would get familiar with unique geological phenomenon, desert plants and wild-life, extraordinary desert scenery, history and much more.

The Mitzpe Ramon jeep tour is a great outdoor activity at Mitzpe Ramon area for families, couples, groups and teams.

For more details press below. 

Get to see and know the night sky at the first International Dark Sky Park in the middle east(!) - the Makhtesh Ramon crater reserve.

Go down to the Makhtesh Ramon crater on a clear desert night with trained knowledgeble guides and telescopes giving you a closer look of the sky.

Listen to the stories and mythes of the night sky and get to know the scientific background behind stargazing and astronomy. A memorable, exciting and beautiful  expirience for the whole family.

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More to Do in Mitzpe Ramon

קמפינג במצפה רמון

We offer more other desert activities in Mitzpe Ramon area.

From costume families and companies fun days to camping and glamping services - we can tailor the activity best suiting your needs.

If you have an idea for some other challenging outdoor operation (or a simple one)  we can help.

For all these and more please contact us.

Tourist Guide to Mitzpe Ramon - Where to go, what to do, what to see in Mitzpe Ramon

Apart from the attractions we have to offer in Mitzpe Ramon (i.e. rappelling, jeep tours, stargazing and more), there is plenty to see and do in this small town. Since we are always being asked what else is there to do in Mitzpe Ramon, we prepared the following Mitzpe Ramon tour guide and we will do our best to keep it updated. So here it goes-

What to do in Mitzpe Ramon 2021:

 

Within Town

Makhtesh Ramon visitor center

Mitzpe Ramon visitor center offers combined exhibition of the Makhtesh Ramon crater and a memorial for Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, who died in 2003 when the Shuttle Columbia disintegrated when entering the earth’s atmosphere. The exhibition regarding the Makhtesh Ramon crater provides interactive information of the way it was formed, geological processes that can be witnessed in the Makhtesh Ramon crater and also a short movie providing explanation about the wildlife in the local desert. A tour around is about 1 hour long including both exhibitions.

 

Opening hours

Sun-Thu - 8-17

Fri - 8-16

Entry Fee

Adults – 28 ILS, Kids – 14 ILS

‎+972 (0)8-6588691

Entry stops one hour before closing hour.

makhtesh Ramon Visitor center

Bio Ramon - Hai Ramon

Just by the visitors center there is the bio/Hai Ramon center. It holds some of the small animals found in the local desert. It is mostly for kids but anyone who is interested in animals can find interest there. The place itself is quite basic and not so impressive, however it is interesting and kids usually love it.  About 40 species are represented among them:  lizards, snakes, turtles, porcupines, hedgehogs, falcons, sand rats (gerbils) and more.

More about the Bio Ramon the visitor center and other attractions of Israel Nature Reserves can be found in the link below.

https://en.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/ramon/Pages/default.aspx

Opening hours

Sun-Thu, Sat - 8-17

Fri - 8-16

Entry Fee

Adults – 12 ILS, Kids – 6 ILS

The entry closes one hour before closing hour.

hai ramon snake
Bio Ramon bird

Mitzpe Ramon Desert Sculpture Park

Just by the Beresheet hotel there is a nice outdoor sculpture park which is also a great spot to watch the sunset. More information on the park and its’ history can be found in the link below.

http://www.desertsculpture.info/en/the-desert-sculpture-park/

scuplture park at mitzpe ramon
mitzpe ramon scuplture park

Har Gamal (Camel Lookout)

Har Gamal, also known as Camel Lookout, is a small hill resembling a sitting camel overlooking the Makhtesh Ramon Crater. The site offers a beautiful view of the Makhtesh Ramon crater, and a great place to watch the sunset. It is just a short drive (5-10 minutes) or hike (~45 minutes easy slow walk) from Mitzpe Ramon Visitor’s Center, through the Albert Kats Promenade (see below).

Har Gamal mizpe Ramon
Mitzpe Ramon camel lookout

The Albert Kats Promenade

Going out from the visitors center and heading south-west you will see a trail streching alongside the Mkhtesh Ramon crater edge - this trail will lead you all the way to the Camel Lookout (see above), when along the way you could enjoy the stunning view of the Mkhtesh Ramon crater, see scupltures set along the way and enjoy an easy short hike.

The spice routh quarter:

Home to much of Mitzpe Ramon cultural life. In this small area you could find some nice shops,art galleries, restaurants and more nice places to visit - we bring here some of the recommended places to visit - you can find more info in the following link:

https://mitzpe-ramon.muni.il/מבקרים/רובע-דרכי-הבשמים

Mitzpe Ramon jazz club

One of Mitzpe Ramon well established culture establishments. At every weekend (and in between) you can find live shows at the place and sometimes on week days as well. Be sure to check in advance the opening hours for the day.

https://www.facebook.com/%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A2%D7%93%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%94%D7%92%D7%90%D7%96-%D7%9E%D7%A6%D7%A4%D7%94-%D7%A8%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%9F-Mitzpe-Ramon-Jazz-Club-155790524554409/

+972 (0)50-526-5628

 

Viv. Things from a good home

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Very cute second hand store with some new cool stuff as well – great place to collect some souvenirs and sit down for a cup of coffee.

https://www.facebook.com/Ester.ThingsFromAgoodHome/

Opening hours

Mon, Wed-Thu – 10-16

Tue – 10-14

Fri – 9-14

+972 (0)52-8366031

Ester Things From A Good Home
Ester Things From A Good Home

The Berech pub

Just behind Ester shop there sits a lovely small pub. Morning to noon breakfast and coffe are served. At night meals and drinks. Worth a visit.

http://habereh.wixsite.com/haberech-pub

 

Opening hours

9-16

20 - deep into the night

+972 (0)52-3946501

The Berech Pub
The entrance to th Berech pub
לוגו של תוצרת מצפה

Made in Mitzpe

A local joined art gallery where several artist are creating and presenting – you could find there pottery workshop, radio station, jewelries workshop, copywriting and more.

https://he-il.facebook.com/tozeret.mizpe/

Opening hours

9-18 - though it does change from time to time

+972 (0)

 

Made in Mitzpe
Tozeret Mitzpe

Faran Cosmetics

Faran Cosmetics - Natural cosmetics & Soaps factory - most of their products are 100% natural origin, and many are organic. Worth a visit and purchase also there is the possibility of making a tour in the place and learning of the processes of making the products and the story behind the place.

https://www.faran-cosmetic.com/factory-tours-and-workshop

+972 (0)

Just outside town:

Desert Archery

Desert Archery - The Desert Archery Park in Mitzpe Ramon, offers a game of archery while hiking through natural desert terrain - suitable for families coples and groups. Actvities should be appointed in advance.

https://www.desertarchery.co.il/

+972 (0) 50-5344598

The Alpaca Fram

The Alpaca Fram - The alpaca farm is located ~7 minutes drive outside of Mitzpe Ramon. There you can meet herds of llamas and alpacas, horses, goats and more. Children love it and every round hour there is usually a guided tour at the place.

https://www.alpacas-farm.com/home

+972 (0)

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Opening hours

 8:30-18:30

Entry Fee

Above the age of 3 – 30 ILS,

חוות אלפקות מצפה רמון

The Prism in the Ramon crater

A facsinating geological phenomenon. In the prism site you can see sand stone welded as a result of a intrusive igneous magmatic heated rock that penetrated underneath the soil surface, heated the sand particles and welded them together to a hard rock called Quartzite. When the new rock has cooled it shranked and formed in a form of rock prisms. 

See more details in the following link. the  entrance is free. 

https://www.parks.org.il/trip/negev-3/

*Picture by Mirit Edvi

הנגריה במכתש רמון

"Rock Wind Water" site or "The sea of Mitzpe"י

 The sea of Mitzpe is located in the Ramon crater just by the main road. You can't miss it! It a large pool created by seasonal floods. In this pool you can swim and play though it is advisable near the floods season. Around the pool you will find colorful sand to play with and collect in a small bottle for the kids. Also at the other side of the road you can find a vulture lookout. More information in the link below. The entrance is free of course

https://www.parks.org.il/trip/negev-3/

*Picture by Mirit Edvi


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