Guided tour of Malta's prehistoric temples: Ghar Dalam cave & the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra

Guided tour of Malta's prehistoric temples: Ghar Dalam cave & the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra

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The Ghar Dalam cave, Malta's oldest prehistoric site
The history of the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra
Commentary from your guide
Discover Malta's historic heritage

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4 hours



Starting time
10:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Make the most of your stay in Malta and discover the must-see prehistoric sites!

You can't leave Malta without exploring its fascinating prehistoric sites, some of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites and considered to be the oldest stand-alone monuments in the world.

After a transfer from your hotel, you will begin your excursion with a guided tour of the cave and museum of Ghar Dalam, Malta's oldest prehistoric site, located in south-east Malta. The cave contains the bony remains of animals that washed ashore and became extinct in Malta at the end of the last glacial maximum, including as the dwarf elephant, hippopotamus, giant swan, deer and bear, which have not lived on the Maltese islands for thousands of years. Due to its palaeontological and archaeological importance, this site is considered one of Malta's most important national monuments. The Ghar Dalam Museum abounds with important archaeological discoveries. As well as prehistoric artefacts, the museum also features exhibitions on Malta's geology, palaeontology and fauna. You can discover how the island and its surroundings have evolved over time geologically and biologically.

You'll then set off to the megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. The complex is located close to the coast, a little further west, at the top of a hill overlooking the sea. These temples are among the oldest religious sites on the planet. Dating from around 3600-3200 BC, they are over 5000 years old, predating Egypt's pyramids by around 1000 years!

You will finish your visit with another UNESCO World Heritage site: the megalithic temple complex of Mnajdra, located just 500 metres from the Hagar Qim megalithic complex.

Good to know

  • Availability: every Saturday
  • Times: Transfer between 8:30am and 9:20am, depending on where you are staying (the exact time will be reconfirmed after booking)
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances (adverse weather or sea conditions, unforeseen operational constraints, etc.), the provider reserves the right to alter the programme or itinerary of the trip

Price includes

  • Admission to the sites mentioned
  • The services of a guide
  • Return transfers from/to the hotel

Price doesn’t include

  • Personal expenses
  • Any other extras
  • Tips



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