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Welcome to Backpack Israel. I’m Lior, a proud Israeli, a backpacker and a licensed tour guide. I believe everyone should be able to travel on a budget. With Backpack Israel I hope to make your upcoming trip to Israel easier and more affordable.

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The Israel National Trail: Ultimate Preparation Guide

Just before the coronavirus arrived, I got the chance to hike for a month on various parts of the Israel National Trail, or in Hebrew, “Shvil Israel.” I was travelling with a large group of people, so when we reached the middle of the trail, the restrictions stopped us. The first half was incredible, and […]

Hiking to Lifta: An Abandoned Village Near Jerusalem

About 15 minutes by foot from Jerusalem, lies the stunning, abandoned village of Lifta. I’ve heard about it before, but have never gone to this place. Three days before Israel’s second coronavirus lockdown, I decided to join a friend on a hike from Lifta to Motsa Junction. This 8-km trail is amazing and includes a […]

The White Mountain: A Beautiful Viewpoint Over Eilat

The Eilat Mountains are one of the most beautiful sights in Israel. So full of colors, they are a wonderful place for a hike. Last week, I visited Eilat with a friend and we decided to take a short hike in the mountains early in the morning, just before it got too hot. Since I […]

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