Makhtesh Ramon - Nature Reserve and Visitors Center
Meet Makhtesh Ramon Visitors Center
The Visitors Center offers an experience combining the life story of the Israeli astronaut, Col. Ilan Ramon, while enabling visitors to become familiar with the largest makhtesh in the world and its unique natural phenomena.
Make sure you get in – Reserve now
Reserving your visit through the reservation system ensures a spot on the date and time you’ve requested; you’ll also receive relevant updates for your planned visit.
Please note: There is a fee for parking. You can park for free in the Hai Ramon parking lot.
Ramon Visitors Center
The makhteshim, looking like enormous basins opened up among the Negev ranges, are a natural phenomenon which is unique in the world. The 40-km long Makhtesh Ramon is the largest and most impressive, and visitors are provided a glimpse of the magic and secrets of the desert.
As you stand on the rim of the makhtesh, the beautiful and impressive desert scenery is spread out before you. However, it is recommended not just to settle for a wonderful view, but to actually get into it – to go down into the makhtesh, to learn its pathways and unique sites close up and to enjoy the “window” which it opens into the ancient geological worlds of fossils, colorful sands, volcanic rocks, and more.
Makhtesh Ramon Visitors CenterUseful Information
Entrance to the visitors center is by reservation only. Museum entrance closes one hour before time cited belowSummer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00
Visits may be reserved outside of regular hours at an additional fee for groups of 30 visitors or more.
Address: 1, Ma’ale Ben Tor. Drive along Road 40 on the section between Be’er Sheva and Eilat, follow the signs at the entrance to Mitspe Ramon.
Reserving a visit to Makhtesh Ramon Visitors Center
|Adult in group||₪ 24.00|
|Child in group||₪ 12.00|
|Israeli senior citizen||₪ 14.00|
|Tent camp – adult||₪ 75.00|
|Tent camp – child||₪ 65.00|
|Tent camp subscription – adult||₪ 53.00|
|Tent camp subscription – child||₪ 45.00|
|Tent camp – student||₪ 60.00|
|Group leaders’ room||₪ 350.00|