While the White City has its own charm, there’s something magical about slipping away from the hustle and bustle to a quieter, more peaceful environment that Israel has to offer. With its gargantuan erosion crater offering kilometer upon kilometer of arid land just waiting to be explored at the wake of dawn, to the crystal clear night skies free from urban pollution at dusk, Mitzpe Ramon offers just the nature-infused cure to relax, reflect, and recharge before returning to the nonstop city.
The magic of Mitzpe Ramon: a complete guide to the desert town
Relax, reflect, and recharge at this awe-inspiring landmark and town in the Negev
The ultimate guide to Mitzpe Ramon
The Beresheet Hotel is set on a cliff at the edge of the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon. Featuring characteristic stone walls, it offers luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi, a balcony and panoramic views. The elegant rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker and a seating area. Some have a private pool. Bicycles and segways can be rented on site. The restaurant features large glass windows that offer lovely views of the surroundings. The property also features a wellness centre and a summer outdoor pool. Providing free private parking, The Beresheet Hotel By Isrotel Exclusive Collection is 22 km from Avdat Archaeological Site. Sde Boker is a 30-minute drive away. Two rooms are adapted for disabled persons.
Har Gamal, otherwise known as Camel Lookout, is a small hill resembling a sitting camel that overlooks the Ramon Crater. This beautiful desert site offers a stunning view of the crater, and the observation deck located there is one of the best places to watch the sun rise or set. Great for those who love a hike, it is just a short walk away from descending ibex trails that lead to the bottom of the crater. Located a short walk or drive from the Mitzpe Ramon Visitor’s Center, it’s accessible for those unable to take the hike. Those with a love for adventure, nature, and beauty won’t want to miss Har Gamal.
Be’erot Campground is the only accommodation located inside the Ramon Crater - the “Grand Canyon” of Israel. The breathtaking views of the crater are complemented by the quiet of the campground, and lack of light pollution. Spend the daytime hiking in the desert, and at night, wrap yourself in a warm blanket and lay back beneath a canopy of stars safe from the chilly desert air. Located just a short drive from Mitzpe Ramon, Be’erot Campground is close to attractions such as camel tours, rappelling, and jeep tours.
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