Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour

During this tour you visit Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples. Entrance tickets are included.

per adult from

$74

NZD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Local taxes
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Hagar Qim Temples
    • Entry/Admission - Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hagar Qim Temples, Hagar Qim Street, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501 Malta

    A Malta temples tour is a must for anyone who travels to this beautiful Mediterranean island. Malta and Gozo are home to seven megalithic temples, all of which are designated as world heritage sites by UNESCO. These megalithic temples date back 5500 years ago and are the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world, even older than the Stonehenge and the Pyramids. It is also home to more than thirty other temples, all of which reflect Malta’s rich past.

    Stop At: Hagar Qim Temples, Hagar Qim Street, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501 Malta

    You will first drive to Ghar Dalam. Għar Dalam’s relevance as a prehistoric site was discovered in the latter half of the 19th Century with a series of excavations unearthing animal bones as well as human remains and artifacts. The Cave is a highly important site for its Palaeontology, archaeology and ecology.The history of the cave and that of the Islands can be decoded from Għar Dalam’s stratigraphy. The lowermost layers, more than 500,000 years old, contained the fossil bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, micro-mammals and birds among other species. This layer is topped by a pebble layer, and on top of it there is the so-called ‘deer’ layer, dated to around 18,000 years ago. The top layer, or ‘cultural layer’, dates less than 10,000 years and holds evidence of the first humans on the Island. It was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,400 years ago, was discovered. The site consists of a cave, a Victorian style exhibition and a didactic display as well as a garden planted with indigenous plants and trees.

    Stop At: Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Ghar Dalam Road, Birzebbuga, Island of Malta BBG 9014 Malta

    You will then visit Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. The megalithic complex of Hagar Qim is located atop a hill on the southern edge of the Island, on a ridge capped in soft globigerina limestone. All exposed rock on the island was deposited during the Oligocene and Miocene periods of geological time. 500 metres from Hagar Qim stands the Mnajdra megalithic temple. The surrounding area is typical of Mediterranean garrigue in its starkness and isolation; it is designated as a Heritage park. A few hundred meters from the temple is one of the thirteen watchtowers built by Grand Master Martin de Redin, called Hamrija Tower.

    Transport back to all hotels will be provided.


  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Pick up is available from the following areas at the following time:Cirkewwa at 0830 hrsMellieha at 0840 hrsXemxija at 0850 hrsGolden Bay at 0850 hrsSt. Paul's Bay at 0900 hrsBugibba at 0905 hrsQawra at 0910 hrsSt. Julian's at 0910 hrsSliema at 0855 hrsValletta at 0840 hrsAttard at 0830 hrsDates: Tour is available every Saturday.Return point: Returns to original departure point
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Supreme Travel Ltd

Activity ID: V-11888P9

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