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Malta: Buskett Woodlands & Dingli Cliffs Private Nature Tour
Learn about Malta’s rich biodiversity on a private guided walking tour with a botanist. Explore the Busektt Woodlands, marvel at the views from the Dingli Cliffs, and see the Għar il-Kbir.
- Connect with nature on a stroll through the trees of the Buskett Woodlands
- Enjoy panormic views of the sea from the highest point in the Maltese islands
- Explore the Dingli Cliffs and stop at a beautiful chapel dedicated to Mary
- Learn about Malta's rich biodiversity and spot the national tree and flower
- See 500-year-old trees and discover the mysterious Curt Ruts in the Big Cave
DescriptionDiscover Malta's natural beauty on this guided nature walking tour with a botanist. See 500-year-old trees in the Busektt Woodlands, learn about the mysterious Curt Ruts pathways in the Għar il-Kbir caves, and stand on the highest point in Malta. Begin your day with a pickup at your Malta or Gozo hotel. Bring your own packed lunch and water or choose the lunch add-on to enjoy a packed lunch of “Ftira” (a filled traditional leavened Maltese bread), savory snacks, and a bottle of mineral water. Start your walking tour with a visit to Buskett Woodlands, also known as Buskett Gardens. Explore these woods with your botanist guide, spotting broadleaved deciduous woodland, native coniferous woodland, and groves of fruit trees. Stop to admire the national tree of Malta, the Sandarac Gum tree, and some of the oldest trees found on the island, dating back at least 500 years. Enjoy scenic views of the beautiful Verdala Palace, perched on a hilltop adjoining and overlooking Buskett Gardens. Next, head to Għar il-Kbir (the Big Cave), a complex of caves located between Buskett Gardens and Dingli Cliffs. Learn about the fascinating of these caves, dating back thousands of years, and hear about the families of recluses who lived here until 1835. Spot the intriguing Curt Ruts, a complex network of tracks carved in the rock. The original purpose and origin of the tracks remain uncertain, but most archaeologists believe they date from around 2000 B.C. Continue to Dingli Cliffs, near the village of Dingli on Malta’s western coast, and the highest point of the Maltese islands. Enjoy panoramic views of terraced fields, the open sea, and the island of Filfla. Stroll around to spot local plants, including wild orchids and the national plant of Malta. Stop in Dingli for a coffee or snack (not included). Finish your tour at a tiny chapel dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene, perched on the edge of the cliffs and marking the highest point on the Maltese islands before returning to your hotel.
IncludesGuide (fully qualified & certified botanist). Pick-up & drop-off from/to your Hotel or nearest pick-up location is included for guests staying both in Malta and in Gozo.
- The walking distance covered is approx. 6 km.
- This is not a history tour, the focus of this tour is not history but nature, the tour is overseen by a certified botanist and although he is knowledgeable on some aspects and areas of the Maltese history, he's not a history guide.
- We suggest wearing comfortable trekking shoes & casual but adequate clothing in conformity with the weather conditions.
- Guests are allowed to bring their own food/drinks.
- Along the way we will stop for a coffee break or a snack at a restaurant/snack bar in Dingli (food or drinks are not included in the price).
- The optional packed lunch includes a traditional Maltese bread with fillings, some savoury snacks & a bottle of mineral water.
- The difficulty level is considered easy, there is an approximate 15-minute walk on a high-inclined footpath.
- This is a private activity; only you & your party will be participating.
- This tour is guided by a certified botanist.