Mitzpe Ramon is a local council in the Negev desert, and it contains the spectacular lookout of the world’s largest erosion cirque, known as the Makhtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater). The small council contains only a bit more than 5,000 people, and most business are closed on the weekend.
Things To Do
Although the council is pretty small and pretty old the area has a lot to offer
Ramon Lookout: The first things on our list and one of the biggest breathtaking sights in Israel is the Ramon lookout. The lookout is situated on the northern ridge at an elevation of 860 meters (2,800 feet) overlooking the world’s largest erosion cirque. If you are planning a trip to Eilat, you have to stop at this spectacular point.
The Alpaca Farm A great experience in this local town is the alpaca farm. On this farm you will feed and pet the lamas and the alpaca as well, ride on a horse, and even stay for the night in their zimmers.
Mitzpe Ramon Visitors Center: The visitors center is located on the edge of the Ramon Crater and is a gateway to the surrounding nature reserves The tour begins with the life story of the first Israeli astronaut, which sadly died on his way back from his journey Ilan Ramon, from his army service to his flight on the space shuttle Columbia. Guests then learn about the unique environment of the crater, from its geological formation to information about the desert wildlife found in the area, and all that you need to know about nearby hiking trails. A spectacular view of Ramon Crater is also available from the center’s rooftop.
Hike the Makhtesh Ramon Crater.
The Makhtesh Ramon Crater is one of the most iconic features of Mitzpe Ramon, and it’s a must-see for visitors. Hiking trails there offer incredible views of the crater and its surrounding desert landscape. Go for a leisurely stroll or take on a more challenging hike for an epic adventure you won’t soon forget!
Take in Panoramic Views from Mitzpe Ramon Park.
Mitzpe Ramon Park is a great spot for unbeatable views of the area and the crater. Pack some snacks and spread out a blanket to enjoy lunch outdoors with a stunning backdrop. Be sure to bring your camera along – the views from this park will create lasting memories!
Visit the Avdat National Park and Village Ruins.
Avdat National Park and Village Ruins is a must-visit destination in Mitzpe Ramon. Here, you can explore a variety of ruins, monuments and other ancient sites. The sprawling national park contains numerous archeological gems and an impressive view of cliffs as far as the eye can see. You can also enjoy a picnic lunch or take advantage of the bike rentals available in the park. Don’t forget to pack plenty of sunscreen and water when visiting!
Stargaze at Moses’s Campground Observatory.
At Moses’s Campground Observatory, you can enjoy a memorable star gazing experience. This observatory offers stargazing shows, featuring the beauty of outer space accompanied by explanations about the stars and galaxies you’re seeing. You’ll learn about constellations, planets, satellites and more! Be sure to bring a warm jacket for this outdoor activity as temperatures drop dramatically in this part of the desert after sunset.
Take a Jeep Tour into the Negev Desert Landscape.
Get a unique tour of the Negev Desert with a jeep tour from Mitzpe Ramon. Choose from multiple specialized itineraries which take you off on guided tours of the awe-inspiring desert landscape. These tours give you the perfect opportunity to experience all that the desert has to offer, including rugged mountainous terrain, colorful canyons, and one-of-a-kind views of Israel’s wilderness!