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Prehistoric Malta Half Day - 4
Hagar Qim Complex - Visitors Centre, Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples
(UNESCO sites), Ghar Dalam Cave. (SE5)
An insight into an era dominated by
Neolithic man on a tour that will unfold our ancient history dating
back a staggering 5000years.
We start our visiting 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.
The second part of our tour includes a visit to the 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 back to the
cruise terminal and Valletta.
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person.
Private transport is provided based on the number of passengers in
Tour with driver and Licensed Tour Guide:
eur320 for up to 6 passengers
eur430 for 7 to 12 passengers
eur510 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time wasting and queuing we can
include your entrance fees. Allow eur15 per person for Ghar Dalam
Cave, Hagar Qim Complex (Visitors Centre, Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra
Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add eur25 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and
Note. If you are making an
enquiry for next year the tour rates and entrance fees may differ to
those mentioned above.
This tour is
available on any day
Pick Up/Meeting Point:
This tour tour will start/end at the Valletta Cruise Terminal.
Licensed Tour Guides:
Your Licensed Tour Guide guide will be
with you for the FULL tour duration and will provide detailed en
route commentary and will also accompany at historical sites,
temples, museums and around fortified cities such as Valletta, Mdina
Guides are available in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish
How to Book
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