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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 Bus Tour with Scenic Views

2. 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

3. 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.

Lanzarote: 3-Hour Guided 3-Wheeled Roadster Tour

4. Lanzarote: 3-Hour Guided 3-Wheeled Roadster Tour

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Lanzarote on a 3-wheeled roadster. See more of the area in less time, visit famous locations and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Meet your guide, and get an instructional session on riding a roadster. Explore the central-southern part of the island, from the volcanic landscapes of La Geria vineyards to charming villages like Tinajo. Travel the road to Timanfaya National Park and the Fire Mountains, then head to Yaiza and the Salinas de Janubio, where you can see where salt is produced. Visit the fishing village of El Golfo, and stop in Los Hervideros to snap awesome photos and change drivers.

Timanfaya And El Golfo For Cruise Passengers (Mornings)

5. Timanfaya And El Golfo For Cruise Passengers (Mornings)

If you have some free hours in Lanzarote then this is the perfect tour for you. Depart from the port of Arrecife towards the southern part of the island, passing through the village of Uga. Travel into the Fire Mountains, where you continue among volcanoes to visit the Timanfaya National Park. There enjoy geothermic demonstrations in the Hilario’s Plateau, and follow the so-called Volcano Route, accompanied by your guide who will entertain you with the story of the eruptions which have occurred in Lanzarote in the past. You also visit El Golfo, a small village in the coast of the National Park where you will see the Green Lagoon or Lago de los Clicos. At the end of this fantastic tour, you will cross to the most important vine-growing area of Lanzarote, La Geria, and see a unique example of a place that has adapted to and made good use of the land's characteristics. There, you will taste a delicious wine from the area.

South Tour: Timanfaya National Park

6. South Tour: Timanfaya National Park

Discover the south side of Lanzarote enjoying the incredible views of this unique volcanic island. See the picturesque village of El Golfo with the fascinating Green Lagoon. This coastline is spectacular and the beauty of Los Hervideros and Salinas de Janubio will leave you impressed. Enjoy Timanfaya National Park and learn about the historical eruptions that took place on the island in the 18th Century. The landscape is unique. Admire the different forms and colors of the volcanoes. Ride a camel (not included) and feel like a explorer in a unexplored land. Visit the unique landscape of La Geria, the wine region of the island. Learn about the peculiar way of harvesting in this magnificent area. Then, taste the delicious wine yourself.

Lanzarote: VIP Trip

7. Lanzarote: VIP Trip

There is no better way to discover Lanzarote island than with an 8 seater, air-conditioned minibus that allows you to drive on the secondary roads and see the beauty of the interior and its coastline. Explore the beautiful places of Las Salinas, Los Hervideros, El Golfo and Caleta de Famara during the morning. Stop in los Hervideros, where the ocean sculptured the lava, El Golfo village, visiting the unique green lagoon, a great natural attraction of the Island of Lanzarote and Caleta de Famara, one of the best surfing areas in Europe. Enjoy a typical Canarian lunch at Tao village, before you head to Teguise village, the first capital of the island, then the Castillo de Guanapay, where you can visit the Pirates Museum. Admire the two most important viewpoints of the island, Las Nieves, the highest point of the island and El Risco del mirador del Rio, where you can view the north part and La Graciosa island. Taste local products in Ye Village and finally, a small stop at one of the best beaches of the island “Caleton Blanco”, before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about El Golfo

Overall rating

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based on 2,521 reviews

Beautiful experience, definitely worth doing, you can't go to Lanzarote and not do the Timanfaya park tour. Particular and evocative landscape and fun demonstration! The guy who guided us was very good and helpful. I recommend not to bring lunch because around 13:00 you stop at a partner restaurant that offers a buffet lunch with € 9 including drinks, we even ate paella and ice cream. Only the coffee, if you take it, must be paid for separately.

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.

Fabulous experience, instructor was lovely and we got to see some amazing spots on the island. Would definitely recommend if you wanted to see most of Lanzarote in 3h!

Great staff, Michele and Oscar are amazing, jokes all the way, great time Very professional, super recommend!

Super good ! I recommend it 100% The great visit and the super friendly and pleasant cheerleader and driver