We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ramon Crater

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mitspe Ramon, Mitspe Ramon 8060000, Israel
Name/address in local language
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Ramon Crater Jeep Tour from Mitzpe Ramon
More Info
and up
Ramon ceater Paran desert and Mt Karkom the ultimate Negev desert 4x4 jeep tour...
More Info
and up
Negev Private Day Tour From Jerusalem

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 709 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 436
  • 54
    Very good
  • 8
  • 1
  • 1
Most underrated site in Israel

I've been to Israel 4 times and somehow never been to this crater???? Is that possible? WOW. Aboslutely stunning. You can walk around the rim or go hiking on various trails... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

709 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 500: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Israel 4 times and somehow never been to this crater???? Is that possible? WOW. Aboslutely stunning. You can walk around the rim or go hiking on various trails inside. I went in May on a a 4 hour hike (I'm very slow...I think it should have been 2 lol) and did not see ONE other person or... More 

Thank daniZ2603CB
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Ramon Crater (called Machtesh Ramon in Hebrew) is the largest erosion crater in the world. While not as large as the Grand Canyon, it is much more accessible, either hiking, car or jeep ride into the depths of the crater. There are many interesting things to learn about geology and evolution (there's even a dinosaur fossil). One of the... More 

Thank Eli P
Brecksville, Ohio
Level Contributor
10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible view where we could see the huge craters that had been made. The color and formation of the rocks were beautiful. There was such a sense of serenity as we gazed upon the craters and beautiful rock formations.

Thank ehfitz
Level Contributor
112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do you start with the Ramon crater? It is a totally amazing site that will leave you breathless with its natural beauty. There are lots of vantage points where you can get mind blowing views but a great starting point is the viewpoint next to the Visitors Centre. There are lots of different trails all over the area covered... More 

Thank EdinburghGreyhound
Level Contributor
107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the fact that it's neither meteorite nor volcanic crater, it's still give an unique view. Worth a trip.

Thank Igor_Munich
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went inbthe hiking trail through the Ramon Crater, up to the Ramon Tooth and even further. Scenery is breathtaking. Loved that one :)

Thank Rebecca G
Martinez, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crater, really called a Makhtesh, is enormous and beautiful desert, allowing you to see layers of rock back millions of years. Our jeep tour, with Deep Desert Israel was fantastic, helping us to get access into the crater and to understand the environment. Our guide, Yoash, was very knowledgeable about the desert and really anything else we asked about.... More 

Thank KatieCA444
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
1,095 reviews
399 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stark and mysterious, mountains and hills, the color of sand and the blanket of sun on this crater-like landscape that goes on for miles around as you approach...driving up/down the roads leading here is in itself an experience worth having, let alone your perch atop this crater. Not the Israel people imagine at all.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Level Contributor
149 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anybody that loves nature, the dessert, geology, adventure should go. Wonderful trips on four wheeler, bikes, or great runs. Weather changes rapidly be prepared.

Thank Apeisach
Haifa, Israel
Level Contributor
44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great Israeli attraction, one of the best in my openion. The crater holds many activities. One of my favorite is sand drawing. Inside the crater you can find several colors of sand - putting it inside a glass bottle makes colorful sand layers.

1 Thank Doleviko

Travellers who viewed Ramon Crater also viewed

Mitspe Ramon, Southern District
Mitspe Ramon, Southern District
Mitspe Ramon, Southern District

Been to Ramon Crater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ramon Crater and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Ramon Crater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?