Lanzarote Day Tour Including Wine Tasting
Pass through Uga village and into Timanfaya National Park, where a ring of stunning volcanoes, known as the Fire Mountains, dominate the sun-baked landscape. Temperatures just below the park’s surface are said to hit around 752°F (400°C), and geothermic demonstrations — such as the creation of mini geysers by pouring water into the ground — are commonplace. Hop out of your coach to see such tricks take place, and hear stories from your guide about past eruptions.
Follow the ‘volcanic route’ through the park and travel west to Timanfaya’s rocky coast to see where a large lava field once flowed down to the North Atlantic Ocean. Stop for photos by the emerald lake of El Golfo.
In the afternoon, leave Timanfaya National Park for the winemaking region of La Geria. The area’s otherworldly scenery is unique for a Spanish wine region, created from the remains of an ancient volcanic eruption. Hear how the volcanic soil, hot climate and cooling ocean winds combine to produce Lanzarote’s mineral-rich wine, and learn about the crisp tones for which the wine is prized.
Visit a winery and sample a glass of wine made in La Geria. Varietals are subject to change, but typically include wine made from the local malvasia grape. Then, return to your coach and continue through the picturesque La Valles and Haria regions of northern Lanzarote.
Enjoy a final stop at Jameos Del Agua, a unique cave resort designed by local artist César Manrique. Complete with restaurants, a cafe, garden and auditorium, the site features a salt lagoon with albino crabs. Use your free time to soak up the views along Lanzarote’s northern coast and La Graciosa island, just across the water. Return to your coach at the prearranged time and finish with a drop-off at the meeting point.
- Pick up and drop off from meeting point
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Local guide
- Wine tasting
- Entry/Admission - Timanfaya National Park
- Entry/Admission - Jameos Del Agua
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- This excursion has multi-lingual departures, some departures might use the same vehicle for two language groups
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
This was a good tour and covered pretty much the entire lanzarote island. Pros: the guide was very nice and gave much information around the different sites, transport in a big air-conditioned bus, well planned schedule with plenty of things to see. Cons: could have spent more time around timanfaya and would be nice to walk around the base, lunch was OK not that great buffet style. Overall it was a good trip, book this one if you want to travel around in the coach and be guided with time limits.
Excellent comprehensive tour of the island with lively knowledgeable guide, The only disappointment was the 'wine-tasting', which consisted of a thimble-full of indifferent white or red wine with no explanation or commentary. Buffet lunch was first class with a huge choice. Each stop was carefully planned to be the right length - time to appreciate the view but not enough to get boring.
Really good trip to see the highlights of the island. Guide was really good and knowledgeable. Only thing I'd change is there was a stop after El Golfo for drink and cake and a lot of people bought food here as it was after 12. There was then another stop at a museum/shop which included a taste of wine which could have been left out and then another scheduled stop for lunch where vouchers were sold on the coach. If he had said this before the first stop people probably wouldn't have bought cake/lunch although this was quite late 2pm.
Exclude the endless pickups from every hotel on the island seemed like that this tour is superb. Great informative guide and skillfull coach driver had to be, given some of the narrow roads tight bends Superb day and not expensive