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Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya, Caves, & Lunch

1. 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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From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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Las Palmas: North Lanzarote Half-Day Trip

6. 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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Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

7. Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

César, a multidisciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, conservator of monuments and tourist resorts, designer of landscapes and gardens, and recognized ecologist, created from natural volcanic accidents a tendency that impacted the world. He managed to unite Art, Urbanism and Tourism in a single concept, under a philosophy and model of urban intervention based on sustainability and respect for the natural values of the territory, into what is now a world reference. The Island would be different without the Monument to the Peasant, Los Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río, Cactus Garden or the Cave of the Greens. It would certainly be less attractive and with much less personality. Not visiting these Centers and works of art, being able to interpret them, is like not even having travelled here. This tour offers you the opportunity to discover the North of Lanzarote having a panoramic of Haría, Riscos de Famara and Volcán de la Corona. You will have the privilege to visit the art centers of Cesar Manrique such as Monument to the Peasant, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Río and Fundación César Manrique. Choose if you wish to visit Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, two marvelous art centers which are a must in your visit to Lanzarote.

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South Tour: Timanfaya National Park

8. South Tour: Timanfaya National Park

Discover the south side of Lanzarote enjoying the incredible views of this unique volcanic island. See the picturesque village of El Golfo with the fascinating Green Lagoon. This coastline is spectacular and the beauty of Los Hervideros and Salinas de Janubio will leave you impressed. Enjoy Timanfaya National Park and learn about the historical eruptions that took place on the island in the 18th Century. The landscape is unique. Admire the different forms and colors of the volcanoes. Ride a camel (not included) and feel like a explorer in a unexplored land. Visit the unique landscape of La Geria, the wine region of the island. Learn about the peculiar way of harvesting in this magnificent area. Then, taste the delicious wine yourself.

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Lanzarote: Day Tour for Cruise Passengers

9. Lanzarote: Day Tour for Cruise Passengers

Use your cruise stop on Lanzarote for an interesting tour of the north of the island and discover the fascinating scenery. Start in the Valley of a Thousand Palms, and admire the 5,000-year-old Corona Volcano. Then reach the Famara Massif at an altitude of 500 meters and look out over the islands of the Chinijo Archipelago. Discover the underground oases of Jameos de Agua and marvel at the natural lagoon. Continue south and see the Monumento al Campesino and learn about the so-called "Fertility" monument. Afterwards enjoy a wine tasting in La Geria and learn how wine growing developed on the volcanic soil. Finally continue to the scenic Timanfaya National Park and admire the fascinating Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire). Hear about the energy hidden under the earth's surface in El Islote de Hilario, and see some amazing experiments with geothermal energy. Finally you have the opportunity for an optional camel ride through the park, and on your way back see the Green Lagoon and the salt marshes.

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Lanzarote: VIP Trip

10. Lanzarote: VIP Trip

There is no better way to discover Lanzarote island than with an 8 seater, air-conditioned minibus that allows you to drive on the secondary roads and see the beauty of the interior and its coastline. Explore the beautiful places of Las Salinas, Los Hervideros, El Golfo and Caleta de Famara during the morning. Stop in los Hervideros, where the ocean sculptured the lava, El Golfo village, visiting the unique green lagoon, a great natural attraction of the Island of Lanzarote and Caleta de Famara, one of the best surfing areas in Europe. Enjoy a typical Canarian lunch at Tao village, before you head to Teguise village, the first capital of the island, then the Castillo de Guanapay, where you can visit the Pirates Museum. Admire the two most important viewpoints of the island, Las Nieves, the highest point of the island and El Risco del mirador del Rio, where you can view the north part and La Graciosa island. Taste local products in Ye Village and finally, a small stop at one of the best beaches of the island “Caleton Blanco”, before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Lanzarote

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4.7 / 5

based on 762 reviews

Alejandro was brilliant in explaining the geology and history of the area we visited, he has an obvious passion for it and put it all into the wider context of geological evolution which was fascinating. Lovely walk and absolutely amazing landscape. Thanks!

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!