DESERT NOMADS By Desert Shade Group

Mitzpe Ramon office: +972-546-277-414

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Into The Friendly Desert

Our Into the Friendly Desert tour is the perfect package if you’re looking for an amazing 3 days of Negev desert exploration. We’ll provide an overview of the history, geology, and biology of our desert, with plenty of fun and spectacular views along the way. The package includes jeeps, hiking, springs, wine tasting and more.

When

3 Days - Sunday to Tuesday

Departure time each day:  07:30

Duration each day:   Full Long Day

Highlights

  • Amazing views of the Crater

  • Learn about the geology, vegetation & agriculture of the region

  • Taste locally produced wine

  • Meet a local Bedouin community

Itinerary

Day 1: The Magical Ramon Crater

Day 1 of this amazing desert tour will give you a new perspective of the extraordinary Ramon Crater! Our day starts with a drive through the desert to the Roman ruins at Ein Saharonim, where you will begin a breathtaking hike that takes you through unique desert vegetation and landscapes to the exposed red sands of Wadi Ardon, where you’ll discover ancient volcanic activity!  

  • Ride through the Ramon Crater in a 4x4 jeep

  • Get your first taste of the magical phenomena that is the Ramon Crater

  • Arrive at the beautiful Roman ruins of Ein Sahronim, the starting point of our hike

  • Enjoy some coffee and snacks in the desert to fuel you for the hike

  • Begin our 4/5 hour (moderate) hike in the gorgeous Nekarot Canyon to Wadi Ardon

Day 2: The Great Tzin Desert

Day 2 of our tour ​is filled with amazing jeep rides and beautiful hikes through some spectacular desert scenery! We’ll introduce you to early and primary art forms as you explore the desert rock engravings left by ancient nomadic people. You will also experience the warm hospitality Bedouin communities are known for. And wrap up your day with a refreshing swim in a natural desert water spring!

  • Start the day in an amazing jeep safari ride to the ancient Nabataean city of Avdat

  • Begin hiking from the lovely Har Michiya

  • Admire the fascinating rock engravings made by ancient nomadic people

  • Spend time passing through a local Bedouin community and get a taste of their famous hospitality

  • Hop back into your jeep to be taken to the wonderful Ein Akev spring, and maybe even take a dip in the fresh water while you’re there!

Day 3: Into The High Desert

Day 3 of our tour takes you on a gorgeous desert trail that offers some simply stunning views of the Ramon Crater & Negev Highlands. This tour will give you a better idea of how modern borders and walls influence both wildlife and human life. A pure, natural desert hike with fresh, crisp desert air is guaranteed!

  • Begin your beautiful hike by passing through unique, endemic vegetation

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Ramon Crater and Negev Highlands

  • Visit local vineyards that produce the most extraordinary wine

  • Catch a glimpse of some of the fascinating creatures that call this land their home

PRICE PER PERSON 

464 $

Including Accommodation

626 $

Important Information

  • Available only November to May, excluding jewish holidays

  • Minimum of 2 people to ensure departure

  • English speaking guide

You Should Bring:

  • Hat

  • 2 liters of water

  • Closed walking shoes

  • Clothing suitable for the weather

  • Day backpack

Included:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Mitzpe Ramon

  • Packed lunch for each day

  • Transfers

  • Half board basis when booking with accommodation