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HaMakhtesh HaGadol

Route 225 turn left in Yeruham exit, Yeruham, Israel
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Some really sunning desert scenery

We made a slight detour to our route to drive through this gigantic crater. The crater isn't from... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
TravelingFamilyTrip
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Chicago, Illinois
Amazing, Off the Beaten Path Location

When I first mentioned I was visiting Yerucham, some people said there's nothing to see there, it's... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
gprimr1
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Towson, Maryland
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Route 225 turn left in Yeruham exit, Yeruham, Israel
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We made a slight detour to our route to drive through this gigantic crater. The crater isn't from a meteor, just from erosion. But the gorgeous desert scenery and sharp cliffs really made us glad we decided to come this way.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

When I first mentioned I was visiting Yerucham, some people said there's nothing to see there, it's just a working town with a large Moroccan Jewish population. How wrong they were! Once you leave the town on Route 225, the scenery is just non-stop. I...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A month ago, to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary, my wife and I travelled down to the Central Negev to explore the desert in the area of the town of Yerucham and the Big Crater (Machtesh HaGadol). We parked our car in Yerucham at the...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Driving from Yerucham the narrow road winds through the hills. Drive carefully as guard rails are not always present. The Grand canyon of the Negev is beautiful.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A must see when in Israel, amazing natural phenomenon, unique in the world to this area. Indescribable. Always worth going again.

Thank Micha Y
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