Family Adventure Day in the Negev - 1 Day Recommended Itinerary
Starts from location of your choice
The wonders of the Negev Desert make for an amazing family adventure day. We’ve prepared a 1 day itinerary (although this tour can easily be upgraded to last for longer with overnight accommodation),
The wonders of the Negev Desert make for an amazing family adventure day. We’ve prepared a 1 day itinerary (although this tour can easily be upgraded to last for longer with overnight accommodation), popular with family or friend groups from across the world who wish to see the beauty of the desert, experience the fun that it has to offer, and understand a little about the history of the region. We’ve included some of the most popular activities we have to offer in the Negev region, as well as some of the core sites that will provide unrivalled background into the region.
One Day Negev Family Adventure Itinerary
The one day itinerary is based on a family group starting in central Israel (Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area) and traveling south by road. It is also possible to do this itinerary on the way to or from Eilat.
This is a recommended itinerary which we will adjust based on your personal interests. We have outlined a popular structure for the day. Please contact us to customise the tour and receive our opinion on the optimal structure for your family.
08:00 – Setting off
Depart from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and start the 2 hour drive south to Mitzpe Ramon.
10:30 – The adventure begins
Arrive at Mitzpe Ramon, the town nestled on the northern cliff of the Ramon Crater. You’ll stare out across the expanse of desert in awe, and enjoy one of three recommended activities on the rim of the crater. Choose from:
Rappelling on the cliffs of the Ramon Crater
Camel ride along the rim of the Crater
Horseback ride on the rim of the Ramon Crater
12:00 – Lunch-time.
You might not associate the desert with food. But that might be because you have not yet been to the Negev! We suggest that you choose from one of these authentic local options:
Bedouin style lunch in an authentic Bedouin camp
Lunch at one of the specialist farms in the Negev
14:00 – Education-time.
It sounds boring, but it won’t be! The Negev is so enchanting that you’ll be determined to understand the back-story. In order to do that, choose from:
Visit to the Mitzpe Ramon Visitor Center (where you’ll discover the fascinating geology behind the creation of the Ramon Crater)
Visit to Sde Boker, and Ben Gurion’s hut (where you’ll hear the fascinating story of Israel’s first Prime Minister and his vision for the Negev)
15:00 – More desert fun.
The day wouldn’t be complete without more time in the desert nature. Choose from
90-minute hike in Ein Avdat
Jeep safari in Ein Avdat or the Ramon Crater
Camel ride in Mitzpe Ramon on the rim of the Crater
18:30 – Head home or Overnight
Departing from the Negev at 18:30, you should be home by 20:30, but don’t worry, the journey will pass quickly because you would have had such great fun!
Staying the night? How about a night sky tour? Or a night time desert safari?
The modular nature of this one-day itinerary means that every family will have their own experience that fits their needs. It also means that the price will vary slightly from family to family.
Complete arrangements will be prepared for the day including transport from the center of the country.
This is a private tour and the itinerary offered is a sample which can be customized to fit individual requirements.