Route of the Volcanoes, La Geria, El Golfo and Janubio Salt Flats

What to expect?

Our excursion goes deep into the bowels of the “Timanfaya National Park” making the “Route of the Volcanoes” in which we see different types of craters combined by a vivid chromatism that reflects the origin of the eruption, the materials that it emitted or even the intensity with which it exploded. We will see the traces of these eruptions that took place almost 300 years ago by means of geothermal demonstrations, that is to say, we will see the heat that still emanates from the earth in different ways, all of them very spectacular.

In another part of the “Timanfaya National Park”, we have the possibility to do something that both children and adults enjoy: “the camel ride” (not included).

Once we leave the National Park behind, the road takes us to the area known as “La Geria“, a peculiar wine-growing area where a very typical variety of Lanzarote abounds, the “Malvasia”, a landscape so unique that it is engraved in our memories.

The vines are planted in cones formed in the lapilli, called “picón” in the Canary Islands, and protected by small dry stone walls. Fruit trees, such as fig trees, are also planted in the same way. This form of cultivation allows the plants to take root more easily in the fertile soil, and the top layer of picón reduces water loss through evaporation. A landscape made up of thousands of holes and crescent-shaped walls that additionally protect the crops from the wind.

The memory is more complete when we do not limit ourselves to just seeing, but also to taste, to savour, to taste the rich wines that land as extreme as Lanzarote has the honour of producing. Of course, we visit a bodega and taste its wine.

It is time to recharge our batteries and our next stop is for lunch (not included).

We continue our tour along the south coast of Lanzarote, to make a stop in the small coastal village of “El Golfo”. From this point, we take a pleasant walk to enter a spectacular volcano sculpted by the tides where we find “El Charco de Los Clicos”, a small lake of a deep green colour that is witness to the microfauna that populates the waters of the island (the adjective green comes from the colour of its waters while the term “Clicos” stands for an edible shellfish that was common in the area years ago, now extinct).

Our route takes us for a short stretch to the south to contemplate the fantastic volcanic landscape at “Los Hervideros”, where the lava takes on whimsical shapes when it is still hot and comes into contact with the cold sea.

Also on the way we can see the “Salinas del Janubio”, the largest salt mines in the Canary Islands, which are still active today thanks to the support of the EU, which declared them a protected natural area. The lagoon where the salt flats are located was created by volcanic eruptions that erected a lava barrier between the sea and the lagoon, which nowadays has a circumference of about 1000 m and an average depth of about three metres.

After these spectacular visits, we take the road back to our hotel.

Itinerary

  • Visit to El Golfo
  • Visit to Los Hervideros
  • Possibility of camel ride (not included in the price)
  • Visit the National Park of Timanfaya with the Route of the Volcanoes
  • Lunch (not included in the price of the excursion)
  • Visit the wine-growing area of La Geria with wine tasting included.

Free pick-up service

During the booking process, we will request the name of your accommodation in order to confirm the proper pick-up time and meeting point. This information will appear on your purchase voucher.

This excursion includes collection points in the following tourist areas of Lanzarote

    • 08:45-09:05 hours: Costa Teguise.
    • 09:10-09:15 hours: Arrecife.
    • 09:15 hours: Playa Honda.
    • 09:25-09:50 hours: Puerto del Carmen.
    • 09:50-09:55: Puerto Calero.
    • 09:20-10:05: Playa Blanca.

If your accommodation is not on this locations list, the transfer service it is not included, you must go on your own to the pick-up point. Please tell us where are you located and we will show you the closest meeting point.

Included in the price

    • Entrance to Timanfaya National Park, avoiding unnecessary queues and waiting at the ticket office
    • Wine tasting
    • Official tourist guide
    • Modern, fully air-conditioned bus
    • Travel insurance.
    • Pick-up from hotel or nearest point (see details)

Not included

    • Camel ride ticket
    • Lunch

Know before you book

    • Clothing and footwear appropriate to the season. In winter, a pullover or light jacket is recommended.
    • Children must be accompanied throughout the visit by an adult responsible for them.
    • Free for children under 3 years old.

LANGUAGES AND DEPARTURE DAYS

SPANISH, ENGLISH AND GERMAN: TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS

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