From the border of Lebanon to the Negev Desert, Israel is a country that boasts breathtaking nature, rare and varied wildlife, and remnants of a rich ancient history. If you’re in the mood for an adventure this weekend, grab your backpack, camera and hiking boots, and head to one of these must-see nature reserves.
Makhtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater)
Even further south, in the Negev Desert, is the fascinating Ramon Crater, the largest erosion crater in the world. A unique phenomenon, the crater was formed as the waters of an ocean that covered the area over 200 million years ago began to recede. Today it spans 40 kilometers. The view alone is worth the journey, though there are plenty of adventures to embark upon. Hike, cycle or take a jeep tour along the crater to get a closer look at unique rock formations. Observe some of the diverse wildlife, including rare reptiles and vultures. For a one-of-a-kind overnight experience, spend the night under the stars or in a Bedouin hospitality tent in the Be’erot Campground.
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