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Makhtesh Ramon

Practical information on Makhtesh Ramon

  • Relaxation
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Desert
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Around 2 hours 30 minutes by car from Tel Aviv
When to go
All year round, although spring/autumn are preferable
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Makhtesh Ramon

Rémi Manesse Seasoned Traveller
68 written opinions

The Maktesh Ramon is the largest corrosive crater in the world. It will delight lovers of exceptional landscapes and desert walking.

My suggestion:
The view of the Makhtesh Ramon from the town of Mitzpe Ramon is very impressive. It is all the more beautiful when the sun rises and sets when the rock turns red. A walk along the edge of the cliff has been set up from the exit of the town. 
My review

These are my Israeli friends who helped me discover the Makhtesh Ramon during my first stays in Israel. As lovers of walking and outdoor activities, they took to inviting me to accompany them every time they left for an excursion. I think that is what made the biggest impression on me in 20 years, this strange sensation brought on by absolute silence. The silence there is such that it is almost deafening. Beyond the silence, there is something slightly magical about the evolution of a crater big enough to give an impression of immensity, but small enough to see it all at once.

Walks on site are really worth going for but you really must be well-equipped: take a hiking map and let someone know here know where you will be. For those less adventurous, it is entirely possible to admire the beauty of the Makhtesh Ramon by walking the length of the cliff at the bottom of the town of Mitzpe Ramon where observation points have been set up.

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