The Ramon crater sites
The Ramon crater is the largest crater in the Israeli Negev. The crater is worldly known for it’s magnificent landscapes and unique geological phenomena. Sand dunes crossed by dykes millions of years old, colored sands, founting springs, canyons, cliffs and even the carpentry- a special site where sand and basalt prisms create similar settings to that of a carpentry workshop.
For more details: Mitzpe Ramon visitors center: 08 6588691/8
The Negev Desert
Coming to the farm for a few hours or for a day or two? a couple of minutes away or a bit more, exciting attractions awaits for you.
In the clip you'll see few interest points in the great area around us.
Mitzpe Ramon visitors center
The visitors center is a great entrance gate to the Ramon Nature Reserve. In the visitors center there is a spectacular light and sound show about the Negev highlands and it’s many sites.. It is also a tourist information where you can get recommendations for treks, trails, weather and sites of all sorts. In the shop you can purchase maps and information pamphlets.
For more details: Mitzpe Ramon visitors center: 08 6588691/8.
The desert wildlife zooIn Hai Ramon (Ramon wildlife) are shown 40 different species of small desert wildlife (reptiles, rodents and more) which are usually hidden from the eyes of the ordinary passerby. You can see them up closely and learn about their special physiological systems which enable them to survive and procreate in the harsh desert conditions.
For more information: Hai Ramon 08 6588755
A 3 km. Promenade. The starting point is the Mizpe Ramon visitors center and the finishing point is in Gamal (camel) mountain. The promenade is on the craters rim and along it are visitor information points and desert sculpturing.
7 minutes from the farm
A sand hill with dark rocks at the top which resemble carved logs scattered on a carpentry floor. A unique geological phenomena which definitely deserves a visit.
Hemmet waterhole, a partially repaired waterhole, where you can observe the Nabatean methods for accumulating rain and flash floods waters. Those waters were essential to desert agriculture in ancient times. Around the waterholes, in the gorges, you can see Nabataean terraces used for agriculture.
The Ammonite Wall
A limestone wall scattered with ammonites- large shell fossils. The ammonites are sea creatures who were extinct millions of years ago.
In the Negev Highlands live many Bedouins. Some of them maintain a traditional life style; live in tents, herd sheep and camels and prepare their meals on an open fire. In the campsite are many tents where the lifestyle can be experienced, a cup of tea can be drunk around a fire with a fattir (bread) and labane (goat cheese) while hearing about the Bedouin life.
For more details: Salman, Beerot Campsite 0577375265.
15 minutes from the Farm
25 minutes from the Farm
The ancient city of Avedat was used as a main city on the scent route between Yemen and Gaza. It provided the travelers with many facilities, some still can be viewed today- the big winery, the wine cells, the storehouses and more.
For more information Avedat National Park: 08 6551511
The desert can be crossed in the traditional way- on a camel back, a horse or a donkey. The ride can be an hour or longer.
For more information: The Shayarot Campsite 08 6535777
An impressive walking trail, beginning in a marlstone waterhole dug by the Nabateans over 2000 years ago, and finishing in the access road to the Avedat National Park. During the walk you can observe species of desert Botany, desert wildlife and varied geological formations. The walk is recommended on full moons.
The biggest spring in the area of Sde Boker. Around the site are many ibexes, monk caves, a flowing water fall (!) and large, impressive poplar trees.
For more information: Ein Avedat 08 6554418
The Western Border Road
The western boarder road (road no. 10) is 180 km long and is a scenic road watching over the Sinai peninsula and the central Negev highlands. The road starts in the south at Sayarim junction (the road intersects with road no. 12), and continues via Harif Mountain, Nitzana, Nitzana archeological site, Nitzana boarder crossing, and ends in the Eshkol settlements in the north.
A fascinating walking trail where you can see water holes, wells and granaries (grain elevators) over 3000 years old. Also on site are desert botanical species and ancient agricultural remnants.
40 minutes from the Farm
The Negev highlands is aמ adventurer enthusiastic paradise. it's colorful cliff are one of the country's most beautiful Abseiling spots, many vehicle trails that cross lengthwise and widthwise allows endless attractive jeep rides possibilities, lots of trails for mountain bikes (available around the area for rent), buggy trip and more. to keep the area pure and whole and to come back home "in one piece" check with the visitor center of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority when planning the trip: 08-6588698
Karkum Jeeps: 972 (52) 8813112
iBike- mountain bikes: 972 (52) 3611115
Adam Sela- jeep tours and Abseiling: 972 (50) 5308272
dumela tours: 972 (52) 3962715
geofun- mountain bikes: 972 (50) 6276623
rolling- mountain bikes: 972 (54) 7366306
Ramon Crater Map
For many years, Ilan Dvir, The founder of the Farm, spent time riding his horse around the Ramon Crater and discovered beautiful spots and great trails- some for hikers, some for bicycles, horse rides, and jeeps as well. For the Lovers of the Crater, Desert and the Amazing places in it, Ilan wrote down the magical spots and trails on a unique trail's map. available in the Farm, local shops and hotels in Mitzpe Ramon- or Here.