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Prehistoric Temples Tour

Malta and Gozo Islands are home to a variety of megalithic structures, seven of which are listed as UNESCO Word Heritage sites. Our half day tour is a mere insight into an fascinating era dominated by Neolithic man and during this tour our guide will unfold an ancient history dating back a staggering 5000years.

Our first visit is to the Hagar Qim Temple Complex which includes Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. Before entering the temples we start at the new visitors centre which will help you understand how these magnificent temples where built over 5000 years ago! We then continue with a tour to the Hagar Qim Temple. This temple has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. Also forming part of this temple complex is the Mnajdra Temple which lies tucked on a slope in the cliffs, overlooking the tiny isle of Filfla. This site is probably the most atmospheric of all Malta’s temples and during the Equinox, on the 20th March and the 22nd September, the rays of the sun pass directly through the temple’s main doorway and light up the main axis. The rays of sun during the Solstices light up the summer table and the winter table alternately.

We proceed with our tour to Ghar Dalam Cave. The Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,000 years ago, was discovered. This huge cavern is 144 metres deep, but only the first 80 metres are accessible. The lowermost layers date back to the Pleistocene Age (180,00 years ago) and to the end of the last Ice Age (16,000 years ago) and contained the fossilised bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, red deer, bear, fox, wolf, micro-mammals and birds.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

 

Tour Details
Price €40.00 per person

Availability:
All year-round on Saturday

Including:
Half Day Tour
Accompanied by *Licensed Tour Guide
Entrance fees (as per itinerary)

*Licensed Tour Guide & Tour Language
Licensed Tour Guide. Available in 5 languages - English, German, French, Italian

Your choice of language is guaranteed, however in case of shared language tours the guide will provide the commentary in more than one language.

Tour Pick Up Point:
Starting at approx. 0900hrs depending on your pick up location.

The tours pick up from most hotels or a conveniently located pick up point close to the hotel. Therefore you can stay at a hotel of your choice.

For passengers staying in Valletta, the pick up point is at the Phoenicia Hotel which is located just outside the main city entrance, next to the bus terminus.

If you want to join the tour but you are staying in private accommodation which is not located in one of the main towns or resorts it is advisable to contact us to make sure that it is possible.


How to Book
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