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Ramon Crater, Mitspe Ramon

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A geological formation echoing the region's oceanic past, Ramon Crater lies in the heart of the desert. Covered by water millions of years ago, the crater was carved out and eroded as the sea slowly drained away, leaving the exposed rock you see today. Encounter this stark lunar-like expanse by foot or vehicle, making your way down the 500 m (1,640 ft) deep cavity. Stop off at the visitor center for a more in-depth look at the landform's history. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen, and avoid hiking in the mid-day heat. A visit to Ramon Crater represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mitspe Ramon itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Spectacular unique maktesh, not a crater. Unlike any in the world. Created by water erosion exiting the region not a river that runs through it. A jeep tour will take you where you would not go. You c...  more »
  • we came here on a small family trip and it was way more than we expected. perhaps because we came from europe and never had a chance to see how charming a desert can be! we visited the amonite wall th...  more »
  • Worth getting up early in the morning before the Sun to enjoy the nature. The colors of the crater are revealed slowly rise Sun
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You'll find plenty of accommodation choices for your stay in Mitspe Ramon, especially backpacker-style lodgings, although hotels and bed-and-breakfasts are not rare. Hostel dormitories, private guesthouses, and campsites dot the desert landscape, offering easy access and views of the famed Ramon Crater. Several hotels, inns, and lodges offer private rooms, free Wi-Fi, and other basic amenities.
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