Duration: 6 hours
Departs: Lanzarote, Spain
Price from USD 22.31
Get up close and personal to the magical landscapes of southern Lanzarote on an action-packed half-day or full-day tour. Both options include a tour of the lava-sculpted Timanfaya National Park to witness geothermic displays created by heat from the volcanic Fire Mountains. Enjoy an optional camel ride on the volcanic slopes, and visit the La Geria winemaking region to sample the fruity local wine. Upgrade to the full-day tour to include lunch plus a trip to the coast where the Janubio salt pans, El Golfo lake and Los Hervideros grottoes await.
Book your half-day or full-day tour and start your experience with a pickup from Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca, Puerto Calero or Arrecife meeting points. Then, travel south by air-conditioned coach. Your route and destinations depend on the tour option you choose. Both finish with a hotel drop-off.
Travel through the village of Uga on your way to Timanfaya National Park. Stop here for an optional camel ride (own expense) and follow the Route of the Volcanoes, twisting round the slopes for grandstand views. Hear about the 18th-century eruptions that formed the surrounding cones and calderas and witness geothermic experiments; you can watch bundles of branches go up in flames within seconds of being tossed into fire pits.
Head out of the park to see the vine-coated fields in the fertile La Geria winemaking region and learn how the islands crisp and fruity wines, made from the malvasia grapes, are cultivated. Then, head for a winery to sample a glass for yourself! Afterward, rejoin your coach for your return journey.
After traveling through Uga and Timanfaya National Park to see the geothermal demonstrations, follow the Route of the Volcanoes to see some of the more spectacular lava formations as your guide explains how they were formed by past eruptions.
Enjoy a camel ride (own expense) and continue to the parks lava-carved west coast where El Golfo, a jewel-green lagoon, awaits. Pause at the Janubio salt pans and see Los Hervideros, an area where waves have hollowed out craggy grottoes into the coastline. Take a break for lunch in Yaiza, enjoying chicken, salad and fruit accompanied by wine and water.
Next, continue to the idyllic winemaking region of La Geria. See the vineyards where Lanzarotes malvasia grape varietals are grown, and learn how theyre cultivated using the unique climate and landscape. Visit a winery to sample some wine and return to your coach for a drop-off at the meeting point.