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Lanzarote: Guided Off-Road Volcano Buggy Tour with Pickup

1. Lanzarote: Guided Off-Road Volcano Buggy Tour with Pickup

Get your adrenaline pumping on a guided buggy tour exploring the wild north of Lanzarote. Go off-road and away from the busy resorts as you ride through the old quarries of Guatiza to the highest part of the island at Peñas del Chache. Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Costa Teguise, where you will get set up in your buggy, with a windbreaker and dust-protection goggles provided. Once ready, begin the adventure ride on a scenic track that passes through the old quarries of Guatiza. Continue towards the Mala Dam, and take in the views of the ruggedly beautiful barren landscape dotted with cacti. Finally, arrive at the highest point of the island, Peñas del Chache. Take a break and enjoy the magnificent views of the landscapes and volcanic landscapes. Begin the descent through Teseguite on your way to the El Mojón quarry, before making your way back to Costa Teguise, where the bus will be waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation.

Lanzarote: Sightseeing Day Trip to Cueva Verdes & Timanfaya

2. Lanzarote: Sightseeing Day Trip to Cueva Verdes & Timanfaya

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.

Puerto del Carmen: Dolphin-Watching Speedboat Tour with Swim

3. Puerto del Carmen: Dolphin-Watching Speedboat Tour with Swim

Climb aboard the "Biosfera Jet" fast boat and sail along the southeast coast of Lanzarote from Puerto del Carmen marina. Get a quick briefing about the trip and safety issues before you set off. Then, look for dolphins, whales and other marine species with the help of the crew and binoculars. Listen to detailed information about the different species of cetaceans you will encounter, along with other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience. Take in the views of the coast, and then relax with a swim with the aquatic wildlife of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Lanzarote: Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers

4. Lanzarote: Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers

Set sail for the sunset on this round-trip evening catamaran cruise from Las Palmas. Admire the beautiful colors along the horizon, spot wild dolphins, and relax on deck with refreshments and delicious canapés. Be welcomed aboard with a chilled mojito as the crew prepares the sails. Then, head for the sea and admire the stunning views of Puerto del Carmen’s coastline while trying to spot dolphins around (being wild animals, their sighting cannot be guaranteed) As you sail, enjoy a selection of delicious canapés as well as a complimentary drink of your choice. Feel the sea breeze roll by as you take in the panoramic views of the sun setting on the horizon.

La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

5. La Graciosa: Island Cruise with Lunch and Water Activities

Cruise the coast of La Graciosa on a guided catamaran sailing excursion with stops to swim and relax. Enjoy local lunch and take in the views from the boat. Start your day with pickup from the main tourist resorts in Lanzarote and head to the northern village of Órzola.  Board an express ferry to La Graciosa island at the port of Caleta del Sebo. Explore Caleta de Sebo during some free time before enjoying a welcome mojito on the catamaran. After cruising for a while with free WiFi for your connectivity needs, drop anchor at French Beach. Enjoy a refreshing swim and try some of the water activities, like snorkeling and kayaking.  Sit down for a traditional Spanish paella and fresh fruit lunch on board. Make use of the bar’s unlimited draft beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Learn about the area from your local guide. Return with a brief stop in La Graciosa.

Lanzarote: Timanfaya National Park Volcanic Craters Tour

6. Lanzarote: Timanfaya National Park Volcanic Craters Tour

Spend a magical day in the southern side of Lanzarote on a guided tour to Timanfaya National Park. Experience the world from atop a camel during a camel ride. Learn about geothermal energy at the Fire Mountains. After pickup, travel by bus to Timanfaya National Park. Once you arrive, start with an exciting short ride on a camel for a new perspective of the area. Marvel at the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) and try experiments with geothermal energy while learning about how geothermal energy works. Continue on a tour of the national park while learning about the history and development of this natural wonder. Gain a deeper understanding of how people’s lives were determined by this force of nature through records of the volcanic eruptions documented in the 18th century by a priest from Yaiza.

Lanzarote: 2.5-Hour Sunset and Dolphins Cruise

7. Lanzarote: 2.5-Hour Sunset and Dolphins Cruise

Commence your sunset tour of Lanzarote at 18:00 in the summer season (April - October) or 16:00 during the winter season (November - March) with pick-up from your accommodation. Hop aboard an air-conditioned bus and travel to the Marina Puerto del Carmen in the Old Town harbor.  Climb aboard the modern "Biosfera Jet" boat get panoramic views of the coast as you go in search of dolphins frolicking in the water. Look for whales and other marine mammals in their natural habitat, and get detailed information about the cetaceans from the expert crew. Benefit from a trip with a high percentage of success spotting the wildlife. Then, watch the sunset over the ocean as you sip Champagne and nibble on complimentary pastries. Sail back to Puerto del Carmen, where a shuttle bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Lanzarote: Volcanoes & Caves Guided Day Trip with Transfers

8. Lanzarote: Volcanoes & Caves Guided Day Trip with Transfers

Enjoy a fantastic day out on this tour of Lanzarote. See the picturesque village of Yaiza on the edge of the volcano, where you’ll have the opportunity to admire the volcanic crater of Timanfaya mountains (National Park of Timanfaya). See Lago Verde, a green lake in the middle of the black sand beach of El Golfo. Admire the bay made from tuff and lava, with unusual colors and bizarre shapes. You’ll than travel by bus towards Timanfaya National Park. Here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a short ride on a dromedary and to experience the world on top of these fascinating animals. Marvel at the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), try out amazing experiments with the geothermal energy in Islet of Hilario, and enjoy the breathtaking tour through the national park. Learn about the history of this natural wonder's development. During a break in Mancha Blanca, take the opportunity to visit the famous church of Nuestra Senora de los Dolores. Admire the beautiful Canary architecture and see the statue of Madonna which, according to legend, halted the flow of lava from a volcanic eruption. Passing by the Monumento al Campesino, the tour heads to the green northern side of the island with the Valley of 1000 Palms. Experience a landscape completely different from what you have seen so far on the island. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere along the way to one of the island's highest viewpoints. Admire the fantastic view of the Valley of 1000 Palms, Monte Corona, and the northeastern coastline with its picturesque villages. Visit Jameos del Agua, one of the most beautiful places in Lanzarote. Visit a cafeteria decorated with beautiful hanging baskets, a concert hall, a pool, and a small lake which connects to the sea.

Puerto del Carmen: Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Entry Ticket

9. Puerto del Carmen: Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Entry Ticket

Spend the day in a western-style theme park on Lanzarote with an entrance ticket to Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. See interesting animals, such as skunks, prairie dogs, armadillos and raccoons. Enjoy fun exhibits and feel like you’ve stepped into the Wild West as you explore the unique park with your family and friends. Visit some of the incredible exhibits, a dolphin demonstration and the chance to watch exotic birds and birds of prey. Take a peek at the lasso and whip exhibit, and don’t miss the park's farm, where critters include the world’s smallest animals and the best sea lion show on the island. Go to the Indian village to discover medicine caves. Visit the Reptilarium, full of interesting cold-blooded animals. See animal species that you would typically find in the Americas, including bison, cougars and striped skunks. Then, chill out in the jaw-dropping pools, water slides and solarium.

Lanzarote: Day Trip to the Papagayo Beaches by Catamaran

10. Lanzarote: Day Trip to the Papagayo Beaches by Catamaran

Set sail along the Costa de Papagayo on a catamaran cruise from Lanzarote. Sample a traditional Spanish paella, enjoy a welcome mojito, try out fun water sports, and help yourself to drinks from the open bar. Be picked up at your resort and transferred to the port in Puerto del Carmen to board the Lineas Romero sailing catamaran. Be welcomed with a refreshing Mojito cocktail and a tapa and receive a short introduction from the experienced crew. Sail to the southern tip of Lanzarote, making your way to the Costa de Papagayo, where the beaches are golden and the natural environment is still untouched. Drop anchor and enjoy plenty of free time to soak up the sunshine and try out the many water sports on offer. Tuck into a delicious lunch on board, consisting of a traditional Spanish paella, pasta and tomato sauce, and a fresh fruit bar. Relax on board as you sail back to port and take in the dramatic evening views. On arrival, the bus will be waiting to take you back to your resort.

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4.3 / 5

based on 2,192 reviews

Absolutely loved all of it. The guides were great, multi lingual, very knowledgeable about the vehicles, geology and terrain. We were provided with googles and waterproof coats to protect us from the dust and dirt. We spent between 2 and 3 hours driving, some main public roads, but mainly off road up the hills of the Lanzarote. The off road driving was fun, exciting and very rugged. The views from the top of the hills was amazing and provided for some great picture opportunities. The guides took countless photos of us stationary and whilst driving and provided these photos at the end for a small fee. The price we paid was well worth the money for the amount of driving we completed and the fun involved. My tips would be to buy a bandana to cover your mouth, again you can buy one from the guide for a small fee. If you’re not a confident driver or don’t enjoy driving I would go with someone who does and let them drive so you can enjoy the experience. Great day out, give it a go.

this trip was absolutely wonderful and our guide Paul was so funny and wonderful. He had so much knowledge about the island which made it such an enjoyable trip. And the driver was such an incredible driver! The only thing I did not like was the food at our lunch spot and so I would recommend taking a snack. others liked it bit it simply was not not for me. I'd recommended this tour and must book!! I even met other solo travellers on the tour as well.

Sandra was a lovely and knowledgeable guide. She led us on a perfect route and the picnic surrounded by this amazing backdrop was really special. Her passion for the area really added to the experience. We would wholeheartedly recommend this trip.

Amazing activity, highly recommended! We had loads of fun and also had the chance to buy amazing pictures and videos of us driving!

It is worth taking a tour as if you go by car you will wait forever in a queue while bus just goes through