Experiences

The team at 5 Senses has spent a period of time studying the Maltese Islands and all they have to offer. We have developed experiences for travelers who are eager to discover the towns and villages and immerse themselves in local life, experiencing traditional arts and crafts, tasting and even preparing local food and seeing history during their time here. Of course, you will get to meet the local people who will help you learn, cook, recreate arts and crafts and have experiences you have never thought possible. We have created a number of sample programmes to better understand what we are all about - ultimate experiences for the 5 Senses.

Tours

Agricultural Malta

Agritourism on the Maltese Islands is only recently beginning to gain interest. People are starting to take an interest in how their food is produced, and this niche market is slowly gaining recognition in Malta too. This programme, targeted at all age groups, promotes the sustainable rural development and offers hands-on experience. Here are some activities that can be done:

- Experience accommodation in a renovated farmhouse
- Experience milking goats
- Learn how gbejniet (goat cheeselets) are done
- See how ricotta cheese pastizzi are made
- Experience preparing a meal with local produce
- Visit a traditional baker
- Fruit picking
- Try the local produce
- Enjoy winetasting

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Archaeological Malta

The Maltese Islands are often described as an `open-air museum`... With temples older than the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge, various UNESCO Heritage sites as well as landmarks from all historical ages that the islands have gone through, any archaeology enthusiast is spoilt for choice in Malta.

Here are but some of the sites to be seen:

Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni
Hagar Qim Temples
Mnajdra Temples
Tarxien Temples
Ggantija Temples
Clapham Junction Cart Ruts
Domus Romana (Roman Villa)
Xaghra Stone Circle

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Authentic Malta

Feel, Touch, Smell, Taste and Experience Malta`s authenticity at its best... mix with the locals, experience everyday life in the village core and participate in traditional activities.

Here are some of the activities we are proud to offer you:

Baking - try preparing bread at a traditional bakery
Experience farming such as fruit picking
Try milking goats
Visit to local people doing traditional crafts, such as lace making or ganutill
Visit to see traditional skills, such as clock makers, silver filigree, Coffee time at a local band club
Visit to a fireworks factory

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Historical Malta

Do not underestimate the small size of the Maltese Islands! Recounting the vast history of Malta, this tour will combine historical lessons with pleasurable visits and sightseeing around various locations. Such a programme can be as brief or as detailed as one wishes, but naturally, the longer the duration of the visit, the more complete a picture one will have.

Here are some of the sites to be visited:

Valletta, including St. Johns Co-Cathedral, Grandmasters Palace, Museum of Archaeology, Manoel Theatre The Three Cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Bormla
Mosta Dome
Rabat, including St. Pauls Grotto, St. Pauls Catacombs, St. Agatha Catacombs, Roman Villa
Mdina, Malta`s the old capital
Megalithic Temples around the islands
Prehistoric caves with stalagmites and stalagtites

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Movie Malta

"Lights, Camera, Action..." If you are a person who loves movies and enjoys travelling, then the Maltese Islands are an ideal destination for you. Combining history, culture and tradition with a passion for film, you will most certainly see how this tiny speck in the heart of the Mediterranean has always got something new to astound you with. Visiting various filming locations around the islands, accompanied by a licensed guide who is also a movie buff, you will realize how Malta is capable of taking on any movie scenario!

Here are just a few of the films and locations to be visited:

Valletta - Midnight Express, Count of Monte Cristo, Munich, A Different Loyalty, Alexander, Mediterranean Film Studios - U571, Cutthroat Island, Pinocchio, Raise the Titanic, White Squall
Mdina - Cutthroat Island, Count of Monte Cristo
Comino - Troy, Count of Monte Cristo, Swept Away
Popeye Village - Popeye
Fort Ricasoli - Troy, Gladiator
The Three Cities - Cutthroat Island, Gladiator, Count of Monte Cristo

Eat, Drink, Malta!

Food, wine and travel - definitely some of life`s greatest pleasures! Now picture a small island with quick access everywhere, kissed by the sun over 300 days a year, where the sea is crystal clear, its safe, and the local people are nice. What`s missing?...Well food and wine of course!

Visits to all the main wineries; vineyards & their cellars
Visits to local people who make their own house wine
Visits to renowned restaurants that delight in food and wine pairing
Stops for wine-tasting while on regular excursions
Visit to agritourist farms to hand pick ingredients
Lunches and Dinners in top Maltese restaurants, specializing in Maltese cuisine and other cuisines too Food & Wine pairing
Try local snacks and sweets and see how they are made Cooking competitions for groups

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