Top 10 things to do in Mizpe Ramon, Israel

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1.) The Wise Astronomy Observatory

The Wise Astronomy Observatory is an astronomical observatory situated 5 km west of Mizpe Ramon City in the Negev desert, near the border of the Ramon Crater. It is owned and managed by the Tel-Aviv University and is considered as the only certified astronomical observatory in Israel.

2.) Jeep treking

Jeep Trekking nowadays in Mizpe Ramon, Israel is absolutely a great adventure and loads of fun. Lots of wonderful spots and magnificent views could be seen and visited. Mizpe Ramon started out as a camp for workers who constructed the road going to Eilat in the year 1951.

3.) The Albert Promenade

The Albert Promenade in Mizpe Ramon is a three-kilometer path ornamented with remarkable environmental sculptures. The trail starts from the Visitors Center and goes all along the Ramon Crater’s Rim. Right at the very heart of the promenade, you could find a bird balcony that suspends over the crater.

4.) Ramon Crater

Ramon Crater is the biggest among the three Negev craters. Its geological formation is beyond comparison in any parts of the world. The size of the Ramon Crater is 40 kilometers in length and between 2 to 10 kilometers in width. Its shape is comparable to an elongated heart. Ramon Crater’s captivating story of its evolution will leave you in awe. The Ramon Nature Reserve that surrounds the Negev Mountains and the crater is the largest nature reserve in Israel.

5.) Bio Ramon Museum

Bio Ramon Museum displays the wildlife of the desert and the crater. Precious collection of desert animals and plants presented is divided into two areas, an indoor interpretation center and an outdoor place recreating the Negev desert scenery, with sand, cliffs, riverbeds, small spring and more. Discover the exceptional tricks and means that made them survive the cruel environment. You could also learn the unique ecosystem of the great dessert.

6.) The Ramon Airbase

The Ramon Airbase is an Israeli Air Force base, which is located southwest of Beersheba, near the town of Mizpe Ramon. The Ramon Airbase is also referred to as the “Kanaf 25.” In the past, it was recognized by the name “Matred”. The vast part of the surface of the airbase is committed to the maneuvering zone that is used by aircraft to shift around the different parts as they come back from an air mission or simply prepare for a departure.

7.) llama and alpaca farm

Llama and Alpaca Farm in Mizpe Ramon is the only farm where more than 400 exotic llamas and alpacas are raised. Aplacas and llamas are small South American camels, which were collected by the owner from the Quechua. On the farm, you would witness the whole process of growing and spinning the animals. The farm is situated in a hidden valley, between two thousand year old Nabatian terraces, which is 1,000 meters from the Ramon crater’s rim.

8.) Ramon Desert Tours

Ramon Desert Tours is based in the town of Mizpe Ramon in the central Negev desert. Mizpe Ramon is situated on the border of Ramon Crater right at the center of the Negev Desert approximately 80 km south of Beer-Sheva and 140 km north of Eliat. The entire desert traveling that the Ramon Desert Tours provide begins and ends from Mizpe Ramon. Mizpe Ramon is considered as the perfect tour center for the travelers who wish to explore the desert sites in Israel due to the distance from the main sites.

9.) Desert Archery

Ramon Desert Tours is based in the town of Mizpe Ramon in the central Negev desert. Mizpe Ramon is situated on the border of Ramon Crater right at the center of the Negev Desert approximately 80 km south of Beer-Sheva and 140 km north of Eliat. The entire desert traveling that the Ramon Desert Tours provide begins and ends from Mizpe Ramon. Mizpe Ramon is considered as the perfect tour center for the travelers who wish to explore the desert sites in Israel due to the distance from the main sites.

10.) Guide Horizon

Guide Horizon is a heavenly place where you get to experience a one-of-a kind pampering relaxation in their wonderful desert spa. At the spa, heated swimming pool, dry sauna and Jacuzzi are provided for the guests to enjoy. Exquisite garden spots built for rest and refreshment are also available. The place also includes seven beautifully decorated guest rooms, sumptuous and appetizing meals, outdoor barbecues and more. Guide Horizon is on its 9th year in business and is doing extremely great.

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