Ramon Inn

1 Ein Aken St., Mizpe Ramon, 80600, Israel

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Forum Posts

Transport & Lodging in the desert

by vanessamumbai

a. Is it better to self drive or join a jeep tour? Which is cheaper and which is a reliable company to rent the vehicle or join the tour with?

b. I like the flexibility of driving myself (as opposed to a group tour) but am not sure of the political situation. Do I need to check on the political situation at all and where may I get updated info on this?

c. I hope to do an overnight at a Bedouin tent to experience their "hospitality". How may I pre-book? Are there options to choose from and is there a website where I can check out the prices in advance?

Thanks a million! =)

Re: Transport & Lodging in the desert

by Bregman

Do you plan on driving off road? If yes, you better join a jeep tour. If you only plan to drive on the road you can do it yourself.

You can find some phone numbers for accomodations in the area here: http://www.negevjeep.co.il/english/mitzpe-ramon-hotels.html . Under "Camping" you will find a couple of Bedouin tents places. You will also find there info about jeep tours, etc.

One of the Bedouin places mentions above have their own site: http://www.shayarot.com/English. The other one, located in the middle of the Ramon crater has only a Hebrew site: http://www.beerot.com. Their phone number is +972-8-6586713. Their email: beerot@netvision.net.il

Another place, 6 km north of Mizpe Ramon is: http://www.danfree.50g.com/aelt2.htm. The site is in Hebrew I'm afraid. The phone number is +972-54-5204272 this includes a tour of the Bedouin village.

Re: Transport & Lodging in the desert

by Bregman

And there nothin to worry about the politics around Mizpe Ramon. It's deep inside Israel. It's not a problem do go anywhere in the area.

Re: Transport & Lodging in the desert

by ramot418

As mentioned, politics is a non-issue in your case - totally irrelevant. And I agree with Bregman: If you are planning on driving on 'regular' roads (i.e., roads made for 'normal' cars), then there is no reason not to rent a car to do it. Almost all road signs are in English and Hebrew (many in Arabic as well) and with a good road map you shouldn't have any problems.

Re: Transport & Lodging in the desert

by Martin_S.

Shalom all:
Yes politics and the political "situation" is ignorable....(if there is a word like that) and does not affect tourists or day to day living. You could ask our friend Christian (gubbi1) who was just here from Germany.
As for the jeep, there are two options actually, either join a jeep tour as suggested or there are also "self-drive" jeep tours. The company provides the jeep, and a guide, but you drive, this saves them the money of hiring drivers and also makes one more space for a paying customer.
Renting a jeep from a car hire company has many restrictions, almost preventing you from going off road.
Try looking at the listings here
might give you a few ideas.

Travel Tips for Mizpe Ramon

The "Nagaria" (Woodshop)

by Martin_S.

The Nagaria (Woodshop) is also sometimes called in Hebrew "HaMinsara". You can see this geological oddity from the Makhtesh Crater rim. It is just below and to the left of the visitors center on the crater floor, you can recognize it by its blackish/greyish color which stands out from the beige of the typical desert landscape. There is a wooden marked path that takes you around the area so you can see the Quarzite stones up close. These are very similar to other areas like the Giants Causeway....
I have added a link to some extra information if you are interested. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhtesh_Ramon

Ein Avdat

by Carmela71

It is a beautiful, steep waterfall where one can find ibexes, specially under a sandstorm as we had the pleasure to had, thanks to Martin lol (I am sure you ordered for us to experience it and to avoid the BBQ, hahahaha, just kidding) Ein means spring and Ein Avdat is a beautiful spring located in between the city of Avdat and Sede Boker.

Ein Avdat National park.

by Carmela71

The Ein Avdat national park shows as the great canyon in its lenght at the Negev.

At the opening of the canyon you can see the water descends into two deep pools in a series of waterfalls.

The pools in Ein Avdat were incredible, ummm and lots of little frogs lol

Yes...Finally here they are...

by Sharon

Well guess what ?? You came to Israel to see camels and instead you found a western country by all meanings and you were disappointed ha ?....
So you can see those Camels but normally only in the south of Israel ...from the Negev area (mosty) and further south.
You see them at that area cause this is where most bedouin lives in and they own all this sheeps goats camels and cows but we'll talk about he bedouins in the next tip.

This damn cammel was standing on that road doing faces to the camera and later on he was going intimidating two guys whom was walking there....i think he has definitely felt like this road was his... it was quite funny.

Call of the Wild

by Bregman

Well, I'm not sure this qualifies as a "local custom" but one thing which is special about Mizpe Ramon is the proximity of the desert wild life. Several years ago someone had found an exhausted leopard resting on the stairs. While this is really rare due to the small number of leopards, it's much easier to see some wild ibexes grazing on someone's back yard.


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