7 Days Nabatean Route Horse Riding Holiday in Negev, Israel

Unique Horse Riding Holiday in Israel

Discover the world of desert plants, geology, human history, elusive water sources, and more in this horse riding holiday in Israel! Desert Trail Riding Adventures was born from their desire to share their knowledge of Negev desert and experience with other riders. It is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Spend the days in the suite when the silence is only interrupted by the pattering of a young horse's or alpacas' feet!

Highlights

  • Rides in Ramon Crater
  • Morning ride and evening ride
  • Afternoon / evening introductory ride
  • A spectacular terrain of the Ramon Crater
  • Breakfasts and basic lunches
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available:
Ben Gurion International Airport (US$142 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Ovda International Airport (US$100 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property

The Suites: "Yael" and "Raz"

The cabins were renovated just a few months ago and now very warm and pleasant more than ever. A cabin includes a double bedroom, a huge living area with five sofas that turns to five beds, cable TV, dining table, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette (refrigerator, electric stove, oven, dishes, and tableware), spacious bathroom, desert and farm view from all the windows, and a shaded porch overlooking the Alpaca and Lama. The cabins are non-smoking and no pets are allowed into the farm.

The Studio Khan

An outdoor experience with indoor improvements, the Studio Khan offers another sleeping experience. It is a big and spacious hall with large windows from which the farm is viewed. Up to 20 people can sleep in the studio and different workshops are possible as well. Family and group gatherings can be held there too. Outside the studio is a large balcony, an equipped kitchen, and large dining tables. There are also several showers and bathrooms and a large and cozy area for a big bonfire or stars watching. The sleeping in the studio is with sleeping bags on mattresses over a wooden floor with heaters in the winter and cool natural breeze when summer. Blankets and bed sheets are available by request.

Program

This riding vacation follows the Spice Route used by the Nabateans, nomadic merchants who traded goods from the East with the Roman Empire, through the spectacular terrain of the Ramon Crater. On the first day, you’ll meet your horses, the intensity of the ride will vary from day to day according to the riding level of the group. This package demands good horse riding skills.

Itinerary

Desert Trail Riding Adventures keeping the right to change the order of the riding days according to weather, riders level, or any other request or need.

  • Day 1: Arrival, a transfer from the airport to Mitzpe Ramon, and short introductory ride in the afternoon / evening
  • Day 2: Half-day ride in Ramon Crater highlands
  • Day 3: Full-day ride in Ramon Crater (north cliff)
  • Day 4: Free day - option for Jeep tour to Avdat Nabatean archeological site and the Spice Trail
  • Day 5: Full-day ride into the Ramon Crater
  • Day 6: Morning ride and evening ride / moonlight ride / horse-ball game
  • Day 7: Travel back to the airport / Jerusalem / Tel Aviv

Location

Situated just outside Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, the Alpaca Farm is located in a secluded Wadi and is perfectly suited to horse riding enthusiasts. It’s the kind of place where you can wake up, get in the saddle, spend a day riding, and dismount straight to your cabin for dinner or evening activity. During this holiday, you will ride along the “Ramon Crater” (machtesh), an internationally renowned natural phenomenon which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Nearby places

  • Restaurants and supermarkets - 5 minutes’ drive

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property

Food

You will be served breakfasts and basic lunches for the full day rides. For dinner, Desert Trail Riding Adventures can recommend local restaurants or you can prepare your own meal in the fully equipped kitchen in your cabin. Upon request, Desert Trail Riding Adventures can provide dinner around a campfire.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Each riding package includes one day without riding, giving you time to rest your legs and enjoy other attractions and sites. There is an option for Jeep tour to Avdat Nabatean archeological site and the Spice Trail. The area boasts boutique wineries, a natural cosmetics manufactory, spas, cycling, hiking, galleries, etc. Eilat, a seaside tourist resort on the Red Sea is two hours’ drive away where the diving, snorkeling, and seafood are superb. For stiff muscles, Desert Trail Riding Adventures can organize massage or shiatsu therapy in Mitzpe Ramon.

What's included

  • 3-day rides in Ramon Crater
  • A short introductory ride
  • Morning ride and evening ride
  • Breakfasts and lunches
  • 6 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Transportation from and to the Ovda Airport (VDA) / Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) / Ramon International Airport (ETM)
  • Dinner

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ovda Airport (VDA) / Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) / Ramon International Airport (ETM).

Desert Trail Riding Adventures greatly recommends you renting a car in the airport. You can also book transportation to and from the airport with an additional payment of 350 ILS per vehicle (up to 4 people and luggage) and 500 ILS (up to 4 people and luggage).

Airport: Ben Gurion International Airport Airport transfer available: Ben Gurion International Airport (US$142 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Ovda International Airport Airport transfer available: Ovda International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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