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In Depth Introduction of the Ramon Crater

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US$ 67.00
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    What to Expect
    From your hotel you’ll be picked up with your jeep for the tour. We will make a brief introduction and venture off down to the crater.  Going down into the crater you could already appreciate the dramatic scenery of an erosion crater. When going off the paved road and into the Ramon dry riverbed, we will have a break to learn on the beauty and complexity of an erosion crater (occurring only in the Negev region). We will then continue on a challenging path up the Gvanim Mountain. There we will stop again and you could enjoy a panoramic view of the crater and some more explanations of the crater history geology and more. Going down from the Gvanim mountain into the reptiles Wadi, you will witness the most ancient layers of the crater unravel with brilliant colors. From there through the Gvanim ephemeral wash we will continue to Ein Saharonim – the only constant water source of the crater. Finally through the Nekarot wash we will reach the Ardon dry riverbed where you could watch and learn of the incredible geological Dike phenomenon and encountered a small dormant volcano hill. On our way we will also stop for a snack break (coffee/tea and cookies guaranteed). Throughout the tour we will be discussing desert wild-life, botanic, geology and whatever is on your mind to ask our local knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lastly we will go back up again to Mitzpe Ramon and drop you off on a destination to your choice within town.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Flexible within Mitzpe Ramon
    • Private tour
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 July 2019

    Our tour of the crater was absolutely amazing. Our guide, Boaz, was incredibly knowledgeable and explained the geological formations, as well as the plants and insects in a way that was interesting to all ages in the group (9 to 47). I cannot recommend this...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank AM1111111
    Desert P, Owner at Desert Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

    Alan - thanks for taking the time for this review. It was really a pleasure having you all. Best regards! Boaz

    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    We met at Mitzpe Ramon visitor's center. Boaz was on time and patiently waited for us even that we were a few minutes late. Boaz did geological presentation explaining how the crater was formed, it was informative and fun at the same time and kids...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank ElenaRozentsvaig
    Desert P, Owner at Desert Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

    Elena! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Best wishes! Boaz

    Reviewed 30 April 2019

    Thanks to the excellent tour of Maktesh Ramon with Boaz and Desert-Prime, we fell in love with the place and cannot wait to come back. We took the four-hour tour of the maktesh (two active seniors with our granddaughters, ages 6 and 9 years). Boaz...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank inabyrd
    Desert P, Owner at Desert Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2019

    Ina, thanks for a lovely day with true interest and enjoyment, and of course for writing this review (: Best wishes to all! Boaz

    Reviewed 28 November 2018

    Boaz came to our hotel right on time. He was a very pleasant and considerate guide explaining all about the origins of the crater in excellent English and answering our many questions. He drove extremely carefully over the terrain which was at times very challenging....More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Enid S
    Desert P, Owner at Desert Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

    Enid, thank you for taking the time and write such a positive review. It was so nice to travel along and experience with you your excitement and enthusiasm of the desert. Happy I had the chance to show you around and that you enjoyed the...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2018

    If you are in the area and want a tour, then you have now found the best. Boaz was amazing with the kids cared for the environment had fantastic English and to top it all off was really a pleasure to talk too. I cannot...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Markctrip
    Boaz K, Manager at Desert Prime, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

    Marc I had a wonderful time with you and your family, keep on the good vibe. Hope to see you again soon,

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    Enid S
    3 October 2018|
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    Response from Desert P | Property representative |
    Hi Enid. No promblem I will pick you up from Ramon Suites at 9 AM, if that's OK. Best, Boaz
    John S
    28 September 2018|
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    Response from Desert P | Property representative |
    The tour is a four hours tour. I believe early morning is the best time to go out on a tour. Best, Boaz
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