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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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  • Otrakcija for a one-time visit on the way to Eilat. Beautiful, if matched with the weather and lighting. Strikes grandeur (once). On the lookouts sharjatsja mountain goats-beggars. Feed is not necessary!
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  • Mitspe Ramon is out of the beaten track unless yo drive from Eilat to Beer Sheva. I personally think that it deserves a special trip. It's a crater with totally alien view which you can't tear your ey...  more »
  • There is very good road from Mitzpe Ramon crossing Makhtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater). You can stop in many places or drive on non-paved roads in order to explore the most beautiful places.