Tourist Tip #119 / Makhtesh Ramon, the geological marvel of the Negev
The dramatic canyon offers a number of activities, from hiking to camping, with an informative visitor center reopening soon. Just don't call it a crater.
Makhtesh Ramon, the gigantic canyon that gashed through the heart of the Negev, is such a unique geological formation that no English word for “makhtesh” even exists. If we needed to make one up, we might call it a crater, but even that doesn’t truly do it justice.