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. Put Ramon Crater into our Mitspe Ramon online trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mitspe Ramon.
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  • September 21, 2017
    This large crater deserves to be seen. In the region there is not much to do apart from ballads, but in September it's still warm. Beautiful desert landscape seen from the shore of the crater of Mitspe. Further to the North there are them interesting archaeological sites: Avdat and Shibta that I recommend.
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  • September 11, 2017
    The most exciting places in Israel. Amazing natural phenomenon, with many colourful and beautiful sites. Open space, worth a visit!
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  • September 8, 2017
    Incredible space landscape, unexplained geological origin. At the top of the wall near the center of the cafe with an excellent review from the outdoor terrace.
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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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