We are going back where the stars shine brightest and the noise of the city seems like a distant memory!
The Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon), besides being beautiful all year-round, is one of the areas in Israel with nearly no light pollution – a perfect location to witness the wonders of our galaxy and to watch the rising sun over the magnificent rugged landscape.
Join us for a night in the desert, and tour our vast galaxy with professional-grade equipment and expert guides. As the night sky turns to dawn, we will enjoy a beautiful sunrise hike in the remote western part of the Ramon Crater.
We will leave Tel Aviv at 17:30 and head south to the Ramon Crater with a stop along the way. We plan to arrive at our campground later in the evening.
At the campground we will meet our astronomy experts and learn about the night sky, our galaxy and beyond! Throughout the night we will be accompanied with many shooting stars.
In the morning we will do a, optional, short sunrise hike (up to 3 hours, medium difficulty-level) and head back to Tel Aviv arriving around 14:00
Early discount tickets will be available in limited quantity at 325NIS, and then at a regular price of 375NIS
Leaving from Tel Aviv at 17:30 at the Savidor central train station, by Namir road.
Pick up from Rehovot is optional, coordinate with us if you need it.
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.
* 4.5 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 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 17:30 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov). Return to the same point next day by 13:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR HIKERS ARRIVING LATE TO THE MEETING POINT!
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/