Timanfaya & the Volcanic Coast – Fully Guided Day, Lanzarote
Experience the devilish terrain and dramatic landscapes of Lanzarote’s number one attraction - Timanfaya National Park. The lava beds are seen on both sides of the road as you approach the Fire Mountain and the scenery becomes more reminiscent of the surface of the moon with lava formations and volcanic craters. Demonstrations will show you the violent forces beneath the earth’s crust, proving that the volcano is not extinct, only dormant, before a 40 minute guided coach tour of the parks volcanic highlights.
Students love the short camel ride which will take students in pairs over the volcanic dunes, which lie at the entrance to the Timanfaya National Park.
You will also explore visit the coastline, passing by the colourful Salt Flats of Janubio, and stopping at the dramatic rocky inlet of Los Hervideros (‘the boiling ones’) with its crashing waves and intriguing blowholes, where the Timanfaya lava meets the Atlantic Ocean. When then stopping in El Golfo village your guide will escort you to see the Green Lagoon known as “El Charco de los Clicos” connected to the sea through underground cracks, yet green due to the large number of plant organisms in the water.
Your coach will make a stop in the beautiful village of Yaiza, which has received several prizes for its conservation, before you pass through the beautiful vineyard area of La Geria. Examine the traditional method of grape growing in this volcanic area and take a short guided tour of a XVIIth Century winery.