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Lanzarote excursion to Timanfaya National Park, Los Hervideros, la Geria, the Green Lagoon and the Salinas
In the excursion through the South of Lanzarote discover the beauty of the island’s volcanic landscape while visiting the Timanfaya National Park, as well as other equally surprising places. Avoid the long queues to access the park and within it, and if you wish, ride a camel through the area known as the Fire Mountains.
Our first stop will be in the town of Yaiza, where we may eat breakfast or take photos in this small village before continuing with the excursion. In this town, located in the island’s interior, you can see the traditional architecture of Lanzarote in the facades of its houses, which are painted white with green doors and windows.
Our next stop will be inside Timanfaya National Park, where you will have the opportunity to experience one of the most popular activities on the island: camel riding. In fact, more than 500,000 people enjoy this activity every year in Lanzarote and, although it is optional, it is well worth a try. The camel ride costs about 6 euros and lasts about 20 minutes.
In Timanfaya National Park, we will contemplate a truly spectacular volcanic landscape. This beautiful and suggestive scenery will be one of the most enduring memories you’ll have of Lanzarote.
Upon witnessing Timanfaya National Park first-hand, you will understand why it is Lanzarote’s biggest attraction and while more than 1,500,000 people visit it each year.
The park’s 50 square kilometres are the result of recent volcanic processes, which resulted in a landscape without vegetation, formed by capricious rocks in a variety of colours (red, ocher, brown, black or orange in varied tones).
Although nearly two centuries have passed since the last eruption, the temperature surpasses 600 degrees just 13 metres below. So that you can see this for yourself, we will conduct three simple experiments in an area known as Islote de Hilario. First you will touch small hot stones that we will remove just centimetres from the surface.
econd, you will see how easily a small amount of tinder catches fire after being put in a hole one metre deep.
In the third experiment, we will pour water in tubes 10 metres deep, and you will see how that water ascends again in the form of an impressive geyser.After all this, it will come as no surprise to learn that this place is known as the Mountains of Fire.
The same heat that is just a few metres below the surface is useful in places like the Restaurante Mirador del Diablo (Devil’s Lookout Restaurant), where food is cooked in a barbecue located in a 7 metre deep hole, where the heat emanates from underground. Obviously, this is a genius invention that could only come from a mind like that of César Manrique, the most illustrious 20th century artist from the Canary Islands.
From Islote de Hilario, we will take a journey of 14 kilometres along the Volcano Road. On this route, which is only accessible by bus, we will enjoy the spectacular volcanic landscapes, full of craters, ash, mountains and different types of lava, for approximately one hour.
We will continue our excursion by heading toward the winery district of La Geria. In this territory, we will find volcanic, black and apparently sterile land that, nonetheless, is the best place to grow the vines that produce the grapes used in wine with the Lanzarote Designation of Origin. We will sample some of these wines in one of the area’s bodegas after stopping at a restaurant to eat lunch.
The food is not included in the price of the excursion, but you will be able to get a menu from the guide when it is offered to you on the bus.
Our next destination is the fishing town of El Golfo. There, in addition to seeing a town typical of the coastal regions of Lanzarote, we will also go admire the Laguna Verde (Green Lake), one of the symbols of the island.
The lagoon, located in a volcanic area just a few meters from the sea shore, gets its intense green colour from a type of algae that grows within. From a lookout near Laguna Verde, we can contemplate the magnificent sight full of contrasts formed by the lake, the volcanic environment and the blue of the ocean just metres from each other.
Our final stop will be a place known as the Hervideros. Discover an area of caves and cavities that opened up in the lava and are filled with filtered sea water. When there are strong waves, columns of salt water several metres high rise to the surface in this area.
Very close by is the final landmark of our excursion through the southern zone of the island. From the bus we will observe the Salinas de Janubio, another natural space on the island that is protected for its important scenic value. In this place, nature and tradition are fused, since some complex hydraulic systems can be seen here, which have allowed salt to be extracted for years. This is vital for the local fishermen, who use it to preserve their catches.
Upon completing the excursion, you’ll feel as if the day has flown by while we were contemplating some of the grand gems of Lanzarote. No one gets tired of seeing this land, and we can even present the landmarks and stops in a different order, depending on the starting point and the location of your hotel. But now the time has come to return to your accommodations, and we will travel there in our bus.
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|
|Puerto del Carmen||09:25-09:50||17:40|
*Return times are approximate under normal conditions.
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.
What is the maximum weight per person for riding a camel?
The maximum weight per person for riding a camel is 110 kilos.
How much does the camel ride cost?
6 euros per person approximately. The guide will tell you the exact price on the bus.
How long is the ride?
The ride lasts approximately 20 minutes.
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:
- Check your spam or junk mailbox.
- 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.