Join Finjan for a full day of hiking and adventure across the Ramon Crater (Makhtesh) to the famous Tooth of Ramon in Israel’s Negev Desert.
December is a wonderful month to be down in crater country and this full-day hike will include a number of local highlights such as the aforementioned Ramon Tooth, magmatic prisms, beautifully coloured sands and the rim-walls of the crater (makhtesh).
Hikers on the Israel National Trail always say that the Tooth of Ramon needs to be ‘pulled’ as it has provided trekkers with a unique challenge in ascending and descending this jagged, magmatic mountain on the edge of the crater.
Time permitting, we will also ascend the wall of the crater for more unique views on the rim of this magnificent geological masterpiece. By the end of the day, travellers will come away with a more in depth understanding of this unique geographical region and the special geological phenomenon we in Israel call a makhtesh.
This is an ‘intermediate plus’ hike and is not suited for those with fear of heights. The hiking trail includes some steep ascents and descents.
Please note: this trip departs early (06:00) from Tel Aviv and will arrive back close to 20:30 and is a full day of hiking.
Early discounted tickets (limited quantity available) will be sold at 169.50 NIS
Regular sale tickets will be sold at 189.50 NIS once the early birds are gone
The bus departs from Tel Aviv Savidor Train Station (Tel Aviv Central Train Station) – Arlozorov and will return to the same place. We will have pickups along the way at Ramla South Junction (Route 431 and Route 40), Hativat HaNegev Junction on Route 40 near Be’er Sheva and at Ovdat Junction on Route 40 between Sde Boker and Mitzpe Ramon. Let us know if you’ll need pickup from here.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
* This trip requires sturdy shoes (no flip flops) suited for rocky terrain. Participants will remain off the trail should their footwear not be suited for the terrain.
* 3 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY
*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit fee. This fee is 50 NIS
*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.
*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)
*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip
*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.
*** Should a participant request a refund within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, a full refund can be specially issued if that ticket will be purchased by another participant or someone on the Finjan waiting list.
*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).
*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.
*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.
*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***
Departure time is at 06:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov). Return to the same point by 20:30. The bus will leave promptly and on time! Those who arrive early will have the chance to enjoy some cookies and coffee prior to departure.
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/