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Lanzarote Day Tour of Timanfaya National Park Area

1. Lanzarote Day Tour of Timanfaya National Park Area

On this 7-hour excursion, you’ll explore the natural sites of southern Lanzarote. The last volcanic eruptions in the area occurred in the 18th century, creating a unique landscape. The centerpiece of the tour is the stunning Timanfaya National Park, which has been the shooting location for several films. The park’s terrain was used to represent the landscapes of other planets, such as Mars. See geothermal demonstrations on the Islet of Hilario, where the latent heat from past eruptions is still potent. Continue on a drive along the famous Volcanoes Route. Surrounding the park you’ll find natural wonders such as the Sea of Lava near the white village of Yaiza. See Los Hervideros, El Golfo and the Green Lake as well. At El Camacho, you can take an optional camel ride. In La Geria you'll visit a winery. This area is known for its Malvasia grape vineyards and the unique methods the local have devised to cultivate the difficult land.

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Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya, Caves, & Lunch

2. Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya, Caves, & Lunch

Enjoy the incredible views of this unique volcanic island. Start by going to the southern part of the island throughout the lava coast with a panoramic view of Las Salinas de Janubio and Los Hervideros. Then, visit the sailor’s village of El Golfo to see the green lagoon. Continue your journey towards the Fire Mountains and feel the heat of volcanoes and craters. For an additional cost, you can also ride dromedaries. Then, visit the Timanfaya National Park and discover the Volcanoes Route. Enjoy lunch at Yaiza and stop at one of the wineries of La Geria to taste a delicious wine. From there, head North and pass by the valley of the thousand palm trees. Then, arrive to Los Jameos del Agua to visit this natural cave associated with the artist César Manriquethe.

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Lanzarote: Wine Tour and Tasting under the Volcano

3. Lanzarote: Wine Tour and Tasting under the Volcano

Visit La Geria, a Unesco Heritage site, and taste unique varieties of grapes like the Exclusive Volcanic Malvasia. Enter one of the oldest wineries in Spain, a family-owned vineyard that stretches across 50 hectares and partners with more than 200 small local winegrowers. Take a stroll through the unique landscapes and enjoy a visit through the cellars. Finish the experience with a wonderful wine tasting offered by the sommeliers. Live an authentic experience in Lanzarote, while supporting the local farmers and winemakers.

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From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour

4. From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour

Following pick-up from your resort in Fuerteventura (available from Corralejo and Castillo/Caleta de Fuste), journey to the port at Corralejo and board the express ferry to sail to Playa Blanca on the neighboring island of Lanzarote. Travel above deck and feel the sea breeze on the open-air journey. Upon arrival, get a welcome from your guide and board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach to drive to Timanfaya National Park. Enter the volcanic landscape of the island's southwest and travel across volcanic soil to marvel at the dormant volcano and other geothermal attractions of the park. Continue to the wine region of La Geria to take a look at the unique circular vineyards and sample some of the local wine. Gaze in awe at the extraordinary sight of vineyards covered in black volcanic ash! Then, go to an aloe vera museum to learn more about the health properties of the local crop. Drive along the scenic south coast to visit the green lagoon of Charco de los Clicos and see its majestic cliffs. Return to port at Playa Blanca for the return boat journey to Corralejo, where you can avail of the transfer back to your resort according to your booking.

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Lanzarote: Volcano Trekking Tour

5. Lanzarote: Volcano Trekking Tour

Be shown the real Lanzarote by expert local guides as you trek along paths of volcanic soil and view volcanoes. Walk up to the craters and through majestic lava fields on this 7 km walk. Get an authentic volcanic experience as you leave the main paths of the area with your guide. Learn about the incredible volcanic history of Lanzarote from your knowledgeable guide as you walk to the craters. Ascend to an altitude of 50 meters on this easy walk.

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North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

6. North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

Be transported to another time through the paved streets and historical plazas of Teguise, the municipal capital of Teguise. Enjoy a great view of El Valle de las Mil Palmeras (the valley of the thousand palm trees) on the way to Los Valles towards Haría. Then visit the Cueva de los Verdes, a uniquely beautiful cave with an indescribable interior formed by volcanic eruptions. After passing through Arrieta and Mala, stop at the aloe museum where you will learn about the benefits of aloe. Continue to Guatiza to have a look to the prickly pears plantations where the natural dye, cochineal, is produced. Explore the old quarry where the famous artist César Manrique perfectly fused nature and art. Follow the road to the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, we have the opportunity to contemplate Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by different avant-garde artists.

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Lanzarote: Timanfaya South Tour for Cruise Passengers

7. Lanzarote: Timanfaya South Tour for Cruise Passengers

While your cruise ship stops in Lanzarote enjoy a trip to the south of the island and discover beautiful vineyards, Timanfaya National Park and the volcanic landscape. Drive directly from the port to the La Geria wine-growing region, and see the spectacular cultivation of vineyards planted on volcanic ash. Taste the local wines, then head to Timanfaya National Park. Admire the huge lava fields, formed during six years of volcanic activity. Afterwards, take the opportunity to try local tapas for only 2 Euros. Then be inspired by the wonder of geothermal energy. Take a camel ride, experience the drive along the volcanic coast, and visit the Green Lagoon and the salt works of the island.

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Lanzarote Coast-2-Coast Tour

8. Lanzarote Coast-2-Coast Tour

Your tour begins at 10:30 at your accommodation in Lanzarote where the shuttle bus picks you up. Hop on the air-conditioned bus and travel to Lagomar, where you can enjoy the house of the famous actor Omar Shariff, cave museum and Lake as if you will be transported to the tale of the Arabian Nights, an encounter with nature, which is situated in the village of Oasis de Nazaret. Legend says that the actor lost the house in playing cards and never returned to Lanzarote.  Then you'll visit The Cactus Garden, a magnificent example of an architectonic intervention integrated into the landscape. Cesar Manrique created this audacious architectonic complex whilst maintaining the unshakeable pairing of art and nature that is so tangible in all of his spatial interventions where you can see more than 1500 varieties of cactus from around the world and the old windmill. Once the route these two emblematic places of art and nature the work of artist Cesar Manrique, the second part of this fantastic tour. You'll board a ferry to take you to the neighboring island of La Graciosa. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the north coast of Lanzarote on the open upper deck of a 30-minute ferry to the island and feel free to explore the small fishermen village and its handcraft market. Experience the charm of its local life or join in several activities such as hiking, cycling, swimming in unspoilt beaches, a jeep tour and so much more! Let the time stop and lose yourself discovering La Graciosa. Lunch is served on board the ferry and drinks are included. When the visit to La Graciosa is over sail back to Orzola where a shuttle will drop you off at your hotel.

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Las Palmas: North Lanzarote Half-Day Trip

9. Las Palmas: North Lanzarote Half-Day Trip

See the most beautiful sites in the northern part of Lanzarote by bus. Visit breathtaking caves and cliffs with your tour guide. Start off by admiring the church and cobblestone streets in the old village of Teguise. Cross through the town of Los Valles and head toward Haría to take in wonderful views of the palm grove known as "The Valley of a Thousand Palms." Arrive at Mirador del Río on the steep Famara Cliff and catch a glimpse of Graciosa Island. Admire the rest of the Chinijo Archipelago from a spectacular perspective. Make a final stop at Jameos del Agua, a cave of undeniable beauty whose landscape was formed by volcanic eruptions.

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Lanzarote: 4-Hour Volcano Hike with Transfers

10. Lanzarote: 4-Hour Volcano Hike with Transfers

Take a 4-hour trek in Volcano National Park and discover the reasons for the dramatic visual landscapes of Lanzarote, the types of eruptions and volcanoes, and the lava flows. During the 18th century one of the most important volcanic eruptions in the history of mankind took place on the island. Between 1730 and 1736 the island suffered eruptions that devastated a large part of its southern area. These eruptions, coupled with the evolutionary process of the land, have left one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes on the planet and a unique outdoor geological museum. On this fascinating journey through the savage terrain of Lanzarote, you’ll have the opportunity to observe the rebirth of life in this extreme ecosystem as well.

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What people are saying about Lanzarote

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 767 reviews

It was very nice tour, seen the most important places on the south part of the island. I enjoyed the guide's humor and him being very helpful. The only thing i didn't like that there was the camel ride option and some of us didn't feel like doing it and there was no other option to do in the meantime, we basically wasted here over an hour.

It was a great day in sunny Lanzarote. All professionally organised. Highly recommended for a day tour while staying in Fuerteventura.

Amazing locations and philosophy of the artist. Lunch is available for 10€ extra, buffet all you can eat. Nice guide and chaffeur :)

Really educational and fun tour far away from tourist crowds! Would recommend it to my friend

I absolutely recommend this experience. Alejandro is a really great guide!