Sde Boker to Mitspe Ramon- Where caravans crossed the desert. Approx. 45 Km
Leave Sde Boker and head into the Tsin Valley. Pass the fresh water pools of Ein Avdat and continue into Ein Akev, the largest oasis in the Negev.
From Ein Akev, turn back to the Tsin Valley and follow the “Oil Road”, a dirt road following the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline.
Continue past the Zik and Shviv Oases and begin your ascent towards the Machmal ruins on the edge of the Ramon Crater, where you will get your first glimpse of this unique and colorful place. From the Machmal ruins you can either continue along the cliff following the Israel Trail into Mitspe Ramon, or follow the path into the crater towards the Bedouin hospitality site located there.
Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon