Prehistoric Temples Tour (SUP)

Type: Guided Tours

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Tour Details

From hotels and central locations in towns and villages
Licensed Tour Guide
This tour is available in English, German, French and Italian
Van or Coach

Tour Times & Availability

From 0840hrs, depending on pick up location
Approx. 1300hrs

Every Saturday

Tour Description

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 Ratings & Reviews

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Rated by James STAPLES on 26/10/2017
Nice site, boring temples

Rated by Margaret ELLIS on 10/10/2017
Lots of walking

Rated by Roland Clark on 05/04/2017
well structured tour covering several aspects of Malta's prehistoric history. Our guide was excellent and coped well with needing to speak both English and German. He answered our questions succinctly and clearly



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