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Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Low Cost Tours Europe

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Low Cost Tours Europe

From US$ 67.95 per person

Discover Lanzarote in the footsteps of César Manrique on this full-day tour. Visit the Monumento al Campensino and enjoy the fantastic views from the Mirador del Rio. Explore a lava tube and the impressive house of Manrique.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected hotels or the nearest possible pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the views from the Mirador del Rio
  • Discover the Peasant Monument, one of Cesar Manrique's artwork
  • Marvel at Jameos del Agua: one of the longest caves in Lanzarote
  • Explore Cactus Garden, another example of the creativity of Manrique
  • Visit the Fundación César Manrique and see an excerpt of his artistic work
Full description
Hardly any other has influenced Lanzarote so much as the artist César Manrique. He was a painter, architect, sculptor, designer, and environmentalist. His vision was a symbiosis of architecture and nature. Start the tour in his footsteps with a visit to the Monumento al Campensino, a monument to peasant dedicated to the hard-working rural population. See the traditional craftsmanship of the Canary Islands in the small museum and marvel at the impressive restaurant in the foothills of a lava field. Continue on into the Valley of a Thousand Palms to the Mirador del Rio. Enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote and one of the most representative architectural creations of César Manrique that unites art and nature. Visit the nearby cave, Jameos del Agua part of a 7-kilometer-long lava tube, which was created by the eruption of Monte Corona around 8000 years ago. Discover Jameos del Agua, a portion of which was artistically designed by César Manrique. Here you will find a restaurant, a concert hall, and a small lake with direct access to the sea where small, white blind crabs live. At the end of the tour you will drive to the cactus garden “Jardin de Cactus”. Here you will find more than 1100 different species of plants from around the world spread across 5000 square meters. On the way back you will visit the Fundación César Manrique in the artist’s former residence. See some of his works of art and discover how the artist worked. A large part of the complex is nestled in the foothills of the longest lava flow of the Canary Islands, with unusual structures running through the entire house.
Includes
  • Visit to the Monumento al Campesino
  • Entrance to Mirador del Rio
  • Entrance to Jardin de Cactus
  • Entrance to Jameos del Agua
  • Entrance to Fundación César Manrique
  • Tour guide
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera

    Know before you go

    •  Please note pickup service is available from Costa Teguise, Arrecife, Playa Honda, Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero, and Playa Blanca and is before the tour starts
    •  If you do not receive our confirmation 24 hours after the booking, please send us and email to admin@lcteurope.com
    •  There could be a logistic stop at Yaiza to organize all the clients in the buses
    •  The activity provider does not cover any taxi cost without the written permission of any of the staff members
    •  The activity provider is not responsible for any item left on the bus or anywhere during the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 106 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    The best tour

    A fantastic tour to discover César Manrique. A man who lived to the last in symbiosis with nature. Thanks to this tour I loved the island of Lanzarote which until now did not seem so particular to me. I have small suggestions: you could perhaps avoid all the time spent gathering the various people and perhaps adding for everyone the visit to jameos del aqua and the cueva de los verdes. For example, I would have liked to see them both, but I was forced to choose one. And then I think you should have more time to visit the César Manrique fundación.

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    April 5, 2019

    Great insights and views and impressive architecture

    A very well organized tour with lots of interesting stops! Advantage: No need to look for a parking space and no queuing at the cash desk. Minor disadvantage: You have to be aware that up to 80 people get on and off at every stop .... and that some guests do not place great value on punctuality. Otherwise great and recommended!

    March 24, 2019

    Very interesting day trip

    With a very competent tour guide and a safe bus driver, we did a varied day tour. All destinations were explained in advance on the bus and then there was enough time to have a look at the individual buildings, the cactus garden and the caves or to get an overview in the house of the Manrique Foundation. We will visit this former house in more detail privately. We can definitely recommend the trip. You can also see a lot of the impressive landscape of Lanzarote.

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    October 4, 2018

    Product ID: 49798