Fun Desert Excursions in Israel

Fun Desert Excursions in Israel

Israel’s listing of tourist attractions is inexhaustible including spectacular desert wonders packed with natural springs, craters, wildlife, and incredible ancient structures. Israeli deserts have now availed affordable accommodations in the deserts to host all tourists. Nourish your imagination and stir your adrenaline with a trip to remarkable desert destinations in Israel.

Negev Desert

The Negev is an extensive semi-desert that stretches to across southern Israel. The land hosts some of the most adorned treasures in Israel coupled with astonishing geological wonders. Visitors journey through beautiful nature reserves, hiking trails, vineyards and enjoy relaxing camel rides at affordable rates.

Interesting Sites to Visit in Negev Desert

  1. “Makhtesh Ramon”- Ramon Crater

This incredible site is situated on the northern cliffs of the magical and unique Ramon Crater. Tourists get to view the world’s biggest erosion crater with enlightening geological formation stories. The site features a vast network of hikes including advanced mountain hikes and easy loops. The site has the largest national park in Israel referred to as the Ramon Nature Reserve There are numerous hotels in the region like Beresheet hotel, Isrotel Ramon Inn hotel, and others for comfortable accommodation.

  1. Ben Gurion Hut in Kibbutz Sde Boker

The site is named after Ben Gurion the first prime minister of Israel whose dream was to settle in the Negev and help the region bloom after his retirement. True to his word he relocated to Kibbutz Sde Boker and actively participated in the growth of the region. He was buried in the Negev following his final wish, his tomb is set on a beautiful view of Ovdat and Tsin highlands frequented by the public. The location is reserved as an education center detailing the vision and life of Ben Gurion, and researchers go to the place to study Negev Desert.

  1. Masada

Masada is one of the iconic archaeological sites across the world dating back 30BCE. It is renowned as UNESCO World Heritage Site, a breath-taking ancient fortress strategically formed on a plateau above the famous Dead Sea. Visitors enjoy climbing the extremely high mountain and learning the story of the geological feature.

  1. Judea Desert

Judea Desert is located on the eastern side of Jerusalem and seems to descend towards the Dead Sea. Tourists enjoy the momentous adventure presented by this rock desert with numerous valleys, historical sites, ravines, gorgeous Wadi Qelt, and suits the best visitors interested in exploring the Holy Land. 


Desert excursions are fast blooming as interesting destinations for tourists. Israel provides vast attractions in its stunning deserts such as the Dead Sea, the Negev and Judea desert. Tourist can enjoy fun hiking activities, captivating cultures and stories, and beautiful sceneries and landmarks.