Lanzarote tour to Timanfaya National Park, the Green Cave and Jameos del Agua

Discover the island’s three most spectacular attractions in a single day and a single excursion. Visit these comfortable places and avoid the long access queues.

The itinerary begins in the town of Yaiza, one of the island’s best places for contemplating its popular architecture: small houses with white walls that contrast with the green paint of their windows and doors.
White houses of Lanzarote
Here we will make our first stop in order to eat breakfast or take a walk through the town before proceeding with the tour.
Village of Yaiza
We will continue the route through the impressive Fire Mountains, a name that perfectly describes the barren landscapes, seas of lava and craters that you will discover in Timanfaya National Park. This place was produced by the island’s most recent volcanic eruptions, which occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries. We will walk over the surface like normal without even realizing that just 13 metres below, the temperature reaches 600 degrees.
Highway between the Mountains of Fire Landscape of Timanfaya
That does not mean that those volcanic processes don’t continue to take place inside the earth. In fact, in the place known as Islote de Hilario, during our Timanfaya tour, we will conduct 3 experiments to demonstrate this. First, we will give you some small hot rocks that we retrieve just centimetres from the surface.
Tourists taking a guided tour to Timanfaya
Second, you will see how a small amount of tinder catches fire when placed just a metre deep. Third, you will see how a geyser forms when water is introduced into underground tubes 10 metres deep, and then abruptly returns in the form of steam.
The heat of the earth causes the water to evaporate
In Islote de Hilario, we will visit the Devil’s Lookout Restaurant, the first of the works by artist César Manrique that we will see today.
Restaurant in the Timanfaya National Park
On its enormous barbecue reaching 7 metres deep, notice how meat and fish are cooked with just the heat that emanates from the depths of Timanfaya.
Grilled food made with the heat of the volcano
The final part of our visit to Timanfaya National Park will be done via bus, since this is the only way we are allowed to tour the Volcano Road. During the 14 km of the tour, we will contemplate an impressive volcanic landscape, full of craters, mountains, ashes and different types of lava.

The excursion continues to the northern part of the island, but along the way we will stop to get something to eat at the Mirador de los Helechos, one of the island’s most beautiful lookouts, from which we can see the towns of Arrieta, Punta Mujeres and Haría, together with the Valley of a Thousand Palms, where numerous Phoenix canarienses, the typical palms of the Canaries, grow.
Vistas desde el mirador de Los Helechos
We will continue our route with a cave tour to visit Los Jameos del Agua, one of Lanzarote’s most beautiful and most-visited places. It is a volcanic tunnel that rose after the eruption of the Corona Volcano about 4,000 years ago. Given that it’s so close to the coast and below sea level, ocean water filters here and has formed a type of interior lake.
Jameos del Agua Lanzarote
Upon approaching the lake, you will see that a type of small, endemic, albino and blind crab inhabits it. These are popularly known as “los jameitos”and are only about 1 centimetre in length.
jameitos
But what makes this space magical, where nature and art shake hands, is the architectural adaptation and design of the great artist César Manrique.

Pool designed by César ManriqueThe incorporation of foreign elements into the jameos, like plants, an artificial pool, an underground auditorium and a museum, have ended up forming an intricate part of the complex.
Harrows of the auditorium of the Jameos
Our final stop will be a Cueva de los Verdes Tour to visit the Green Cave, an enclave that also arose after the eruption of the Corona Volcano, and where we offer you a tour of approximately 1 kilometre through the interior of this volcanic tunnel.
Cueva de Los Verdes
The Green Cave gives off a mysterious vibe, with secrets that you can only discover by entering it with us on this underground journey. Although with that said, if you suffer from claustrophobia or have mobility problems, we recommend you do not enter, since when all is said and done, it is an underground walk over very rough and uneven terrain.
Guided visit to the Cueva de Los Verdes
The magic of this place is an ideal place to end the Essences of our Lanzarote volcano tour, an offering dominated by the island’s volcanoes: first with their majestic appearance in Timanfaya National Park, later with their more amenable and artistic appearance in Los Jameos del Agua, and finally, in a more intimate and underground aspect in the Cave of the Greens.

We hope you spend a great day discovering the most important places in Lanzarote!

What time is pick-up and drop-off?
Upon reservation, you’ll find the exact information about the closest pick-up point and time to your accommodation.
In any case, you can find the approximate pick-up and return times here from the various tourist areas:

Area Pick up time Return time
Arrecife 09:10-09:15 17:20
Costa Teguise 08:45-09:05 17:00
Playa Blanca 09:20-10:05 18:30
Playa Honda 09:15 17:30
Puerto Calero 09:50-09:55 18:45
Puerto del Carmen 09:25-09:50 18:00

*Return times are approximate under normal conditions.

What recommendations should I consider for this tour?
We recommend wearing closed shoes and clothing based on the time of the year, but always bring a hat, in case it’s too sunny, and a jacket in case the temperature changes in some areas.

We also recommend taking precautions against dizziness since the road is very curvy and some people, by not being used to it, can get dizzy on the road.

How much will it be between being picked up and when the tour starts?
Faced with the option of creating a single meeting point for our convenience or of defining several collection points so you can be picked up at your accommodation or close to it, we have chosen to offer the second option for your convenience. The service is slower, but it will be much more comfortable.

It should be considered that the areas further away from the starting point of the tour are normally the first pick-up areas and the last ones to be dropped off. 

Can the described route vary?
On special occasions the routes may vary. Due to road closures and other types of force majeure situations, the itinerary may be modified. In these cases, we’ll try to inform you as far in advance as possible.

Are there stops to eat? When can I reserve my food?
We will make a long stop to eat. Throughout the excursion, the guide will inform you about the restaurant and mealtimes, as well as the different menus that you can reserve.

Restaurants have been selected considering 3 factors: 1.- It should lie within the tour route, so we don’t waste time traveling to other places. 2.- It should have the capacity and space to feed 50 people at the same time in the shortest time possible. 3.- Quality/price of the service.

Why is this tour more expensive than the Grand Tour if it’s shorter?
Even though this tours is shorter in duration, is more expensive than the grand tour because it includes the Green Cave ticket entrance.

What Covid measures apply to the tour?
Covid measures are applied at all times in accordance with the regulations imposed by the Canary Islands Government.
There may be restrictions on the number of passengers on the bus, the number of people who can enter the Lanzarote Art and Culture Centers, or the restaurants may require a Covid certificate.
In any case, the excursion will be done while following the current measures and restrictions.

How is the reservation payment made?
If there are less than 5 people, an amount will have to be paid as a guarantee when making the reservation and the rest will be given to the guide, in cash, when boarding the bus.
If there are more than 5 people, the entire reservation will have to be paid when booking.

How can I pay for the reservation?
Reservations can be paid by credit or debit card or through PayPal

What happens if I get an error message when booking?
Occasionally there may be a problem with your credit card or PayPal account. Please try to reserve again if an error appears, try with another browser or device.
If the reservation is still not completed correctly, contact us through our customer service channels.

How will I know that the reservation was made correctly?
At the end of the reservation, a locator or reservation number will appear and, in less than 5 minutes, you should receive the booking voucher in your email inbox.

What happens if I have not received the reservation voucher?
If you haven’t received an email in your inbox, follow this procedure:

  1. Check your spam or junk mailbox.
  2. Contact us.

How long in advance should we book?
We always recommend booking as far in advance as possible since places are limited, and you could miss out on the excursion.

What happens if, when booking, there are no more places for the day I want to go on the excursion?
If you notice that you’re trying to book in a day shaded orange, that’s because there are no more places left. Try to book for another day or click on that day and fill in the form to add yourself to our waiting list in case there’s a cancellation. In more than 50% of the cases we usually find a solution.

How many stops does the tour make?
We make quite a few stops to see the places we’ve planned to visit and others to go to the bathroom from time to time.

How will the babies go on the bus?
Babies don’t have to pay for this excursion and will go on their parents’ lap.

Cueva de Los Verdes

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