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Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Lanzarote: Full-Day Tour of 3 Tourist Attractions

2. Lanzarote: Full-Day Tour of 3 Tourist Attractions

Take part in a tour that has an exciting blend of nature and adventure on the idyllic Canary Island. Enjoy 3 different attractions as you get to know Lanzarote better. Montañas del Fuego/Timanfaya National Park Visit the Fire Mountains in Timanfaya National Park, part of a vast area affected by the volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736. Experience experiments with the existing geothermal energy and enjoy a tour through the National Park. Learn more about the history of this natural wonder. Hear about the authentic records of a priest from Yaiza, which documented the volcanic eruptions in the 18th century, conveying an impression of how people’s lives were determined by this force of nature. Cueva de los Verdes Move on to visit the cave “Cueva de los Verdes”. Witness the lava tube, formed by the volcano La Corona, and one of the longest in the world. Learn about the heaving tunnels and cavities at different levels, which together reach a height of 40 meters and go far into the sea. Jameos del Agua See the two caves that are part of one of the longest lava tubes on earth. See how the artist Cesar Manrique creatively and tastefully designed this section of the tunnel to create a harmony between art and nature. Pause to spend some time at the restaurant, view the concert hall, and see a small lake with a direct connection to the sea. The lake is also home to small white blind crabs, which can be seen with the naked eye and are usually found only in waters more than 2,000 meters below the sea.

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.

Lanzarote Full-Day Highlights Tour

4. Lanzarote Full-Day Highlights Tour

Explore the best the Lava Coast has to offer on this full-day tour. Flowing from Timanfaya during the 18th and 19th centuries, the lava has created a unique landscape. Visit the Mountains of Fire. Travel up to the Islote de Hilario and see the geysers before continuing along the Ruta de los Volcanes. Stop at the Camel Echadero inside the Timanfaya National Park. Taste La Geria wine from a local producer before a break for lunch. After lunch, visit the Valley of 1000 Palm Trees in Haria. Take in the spectacular views of the river and La Graciosa Island from Famara. End the tour with a visit to the Jameos del Agua.

From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour

5. 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.

Timanfaya National Park and La Geria Wine Tasting

6. Timanfaya National Park and La Geria Wine Tasting

Spend half a day at the Timanfaya National Park. Enjoy geothermic demonstrations in the Hilario’s Plateau. Take the Volcanoes Route, accompanied by your guide who will entertain you with the story of the eruptions that have occurred in Lanzarote. Explore the volcanic area and feel like an explorer on Mars. Have fun in the spectacular landscapes and be impressed by the colors of the volcanoes.   Discover the wine-growing area of Lanzarote, La Geria. This is a unique example of how a place has adapted to, and made good use of, the land characteristics. Visit a typical winery and taste the wine of this region.

Lanzarote: 3-Hour Maverick Buggy Tour

7. Lanzarote: 3-Hour Maverick Buggy Tour

Meet at the local partner's base to show your driver's license and get kitted out. Listen to a short briefing about how to drive the buggy and the itinerary you will be following. Then, set off on your buggy-driving adventure. The route combines regular roads with off-road pathways. There will be some breaks for photo stops and also to allow drivers to swap over, so everyone can make the most of the experience. The tour has been designed to offer the best balance between excitement and safety. The route chosen offers different landscapes to explore while having the smallest impact possible on the island.

From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Trip with Wine Tasting & Lunch

8. From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Trip with Wine Tasting & Lunch

Get picked up from your hotel and sail from the harbor of Corralejo to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote. From there a bus will take you to the Fire Mountains. Observe the fantastic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park and the geothermal demonstrations in the Islote de Hilario. Next, begin your volcano route and go deep into the lava fields. After a delicious lunch, the bus will pass through La Geria, a wine town. Visit a typical wine cellar and taste the wines of Lanzarote.  Continue across the island to reach the volcano tube Jameos del Agua. Discover unique species, like the albino crab, known as Jameito. From there, return to Playa Blanca, crossing the coast of lava to get the ferry to Fuerteventura.

Lanzarote: Full Day Bus Tour with Scenic Views

9. Lanzarote: Full Day Bus Tour with Scenic Views

Explore the diverse landscapes of Lanzarote on a full-day bus tour of the island and compare the north and south. Benefit from pick-up in Playa Blanca, Puerto de Carmen or Costa Teguise, and then journey to Timanfaya National Park to see the lunar landscapes formed by the last eruptions of the 18th century. Witness the geothermal activity that provides heat for the island. Then, follow the route of volcanoes as you head south and cross the area bordering Timanfaya and the protected landscape of La Geria. Marvel at a sea of lava along the salt flats of Las Salinas del Janubio and see the bizarre rock formations of Los Hervideros. Stop at El Golfo, known for its spectacularly green lake. Go to the capital city at Teguise and admire the stunning views from Peñas del Chache at the highest point on Lanzarote. Take photos of the northeastern coastline and Haria, home of The Valley of the Thousand Palm trees. Finally, visit Jameos del Agua, a series of lava caves with an underground auditorium, restaurant, and salt lake. See nature and mankind come together in this space created by César Manrique. Admire the subterranean gardens, blind albino crabs, and the fascinating museum of La Casa de Los Volcanes. After appreciating artistic creation in harmony with the environment at the volcanic caves, it’s time to go back to Lanzarote.

Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya and Caves Tour with Lunch

10. Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya and Caves Tour with Lunch

Enjoy the incredible views of the volcanic island of Timanfaya on a guided day trip from Las Palmas. Visit the green lake along the rugged coastline of El Golfo. Stop for lunch in Yaiza and head to La Geria for a wine tasting. Finally, explore the volcanic tunnel and caverns of Los Jameos del Agua. 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 volcanos and feel the heat of volcanoes and craters. For an additional cost, you can also ride camels. 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 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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What people are saying about Timanfaya National Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,130 reviews

We had the Tourguide Antonio. He speaks Spanish, English and German and is very fun. He was always joking around. He also had very good knowledge of the Area and History. The trip was very interesting and entertaining.

Very nice day trip, to visit volcanos , which are spectacular, also vineyard visit, aloe Vera factory, and the green lagoon. Well worth doing, and the driver/guides were very good!

The walk was amazing. Seen beautiful places. Ale, our guide was amazing and knowledgeable. He paces the walk according to the group fitness level.

Amazing tour, well organised and so worth the money for what you see & learn

It's the best way to discover Lanzarote and get the most out of it.