• desert jeep ride

For those keen on adventure tourism the desert is well prepared to cater to your adrenal glands and their urges; desert jeep rides, rappelling down a 500m deep crater in the Negev desert (Makhtesh Ramon), hiking and cycling through new landscapes, diving into natural desert waterholes, and all whilst learning about desert creatures and environmentalism.

At the very least you should venture out to explore the desert wilderness in a jeep accompanied by one of our expert guides.  You will learn about the very particular geology and geography of the crater and wider Negev region, and how people have survived in this desert wilderness over the millennia.  Spot some ibex and gazelle and hear tales about the rarer and nocturnal creatures who live in the desert such as scorpions, snakes, desert foxes and even leopards!  To up the level of adventure try a dawn ride …

We also offer some wonderful and challenging hikes, including through impressive canyons and reaching hidden away desert water holes, offering rewards of truly spectacular views.  If you’re more comfortable on a saddle, then ask us about bikes (including some pretty serious single track off-road bike trails), and camels …

For adventure seekers, our crater rappel is an absolute must – you will literally jump off the side of the crater and then bounce your way down into the crater’s belly.

Lastly, our very best recommendation for a bit of desert adventure is to spend the night beneath the stars – we have both basic and luxury camping options for those looking to truly immerse themselves within the desert experience, and the quiet, starry nights.

We had an absolutely wonderful trip – energising, inspiring, enjoyable and outstripping our expectations for what we could experience in such a short period.

Alistair L, London

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