This grand tour of Lanzarote leaves no stone unturned. ‘You'll unearth the secrets of this volcanic island through the eyes of someone who has made it their home,' says Daria, one of our expert guides. Discover the island's spectacular green north and the volcanic south, visiting Timanfaya National Park, Jameos del Agua caves and a winery along the way.
This half-day tour is Lanzarote in a nutshell. You'll call in at El Golfo lagoon, journey through Timafaya National Park and visit the Salinas de Janubio. We'll even throw in a wine tasting session to round off the morning.First up, you'll visit the waters of El Golfo - it's emerald waters have starred in many a Hollywood film over the years. But that's just an appetiser for the main event – the visit to Timanfaya National Park. Famed for its moonlike landscape is dotted with lava fields and black rocks, you'll see the ‘Fire Mountain', to name but a few.We'll continue the morning with a stop in La Geria for a sip of some local wine before we reach Salinas de Janubio, the largest salt flats in the Canaries. Snap a few selfies with the miles of cotton-white salt mounds as your guide fills you in on the history of this all-important island resource. You'll even get a chance to try some, too.
No man is an island but Lanzarote is an island that owes a lot to one man. The legacy of artist and architect Cesar Manrique is everywhere – his buildings and sculptures dot Lanzarote. He conceived LagOmar to evoke the Arabian Nights tales. It has a cave-bar, a restaurant, apartments and a museum. Next, you'll visit the Cactus Garden, where Manrique landscaped more than 7,000 cactuses of all shapes and sizes. Then, hop on a boat and sail to La Graciosa, a volcanic island surrounded by Europe's largest marine reserve. Enjoy lunch and some free time on its virgin beaches.
Isla de Lobos, or island of the wolves, is as remote and wild as they come – and your destination for the day on this rejuvenating boat trip. You'll disembark at Lobos Island where the time's yours to swim and go in search of peace and tranquillity. During the journey to and from Lanzarote, keep an eye on the dolphins, flying fish and whales that may join us for the ride.You'll set sail from Puerto del Carmen, with Lobos Island in your sights. After about an hour and a half at sea, seeking out signs of activity for dolphins and whales, you'll land on the island's idyllic shores. White sand dunes shimmer beneath the clear seas, inviting you to swim and explore this protected natural area.Head off on one of the paths, or keep to the shores doing as much, or as little, as you like. Then, after about two hours, you'll board the jet boat once more to skirt your way back to Lanzarote – keeping watch for the flying fish that often put on a show.
As combinations go, it's hard to beat a sunset cruise with a dolphin-watching expedition. But that's exactly what this evening excursion is all about. The Biosfera sails from Puerto del Carmen marina early in the evening. For more than two hours, your captain will take you to waters famed for their dolphins though sightings are not guaranteed. As the boat zooms along the Atlantic, you'll be served Cava and pastries. And soon it'll be time for the other big show – sunset. Pink, gold and scarlet skies are a common sight. For the return back to port, you'll cruise past volcanic cliffs and secluded coves.
Lanzarote's colours radiate beauty at any time of the day, but they're on a different level come sunset. This two-hour-long cruise takes to sea at the best time of the day. Sip on a sweet and tangy mojito as you enjoy Mother Nature's show from the decks.After pick-up, you'll head to Puerto del Carmen to hop on a catamaran. Nurse your mojito as we glide along a coastline with a spine of more than a dozen volcanoes silhouetted against the horizon – a unique panorama. You'll also be able to munch on tasty canapés and enjoy a complimentary beer, sangria or soft drink.Sit back and relax as the sky changes colours and the contours of Lanzarote's volcanic landscapes come into their own. Feel the salty sea breeze and watch the sun slowly set to the sound of the waves lapping against the hull. A perfect way to end the day.
Home to Lanzarote's only salt-water wave pool, Aqualava Waterpark in Playa Blanca promises plenty of water-soaked action. There are slides, pools and daredevil rides for all ages that'll have you grabbing the sides of your float and clinging on until the last drop. It's an action-packed day out for all the family.All the pools are heated using geothermal energy, so you can expect every inch of Aqualava to blend in with Lanzarote's volcanic landscape. But it's made all the more exciting with water slides, chutes and pools suitable for all family members as well as adrenaline-pumping rides for the bravest. And when you want to take it easy, you can float along the lazy river or hit the sun loungers.There are all the facilities you'd need for a day out. What's more, attractions are adapted for guests with limited mobility, including the use of an amphibious wheelchair, and free WiFi is available to share your holiday snaps.
Aquapark Costa Teguise is the place to go to for adrenaline-fuelled hydrotherapy. Here, you'll find a white-knuckle Kamikaze, eight racing slides, some children's chutes, a big pool and a special splash area for water babies. There are also spacious sunbed areas and plenty of places to relax. The children can keep themselves busy speeding around on the slides, whilst grown-ups can join in or spend the day lounging by the pool. And when you feel peckish, the park has a small shop and a restaurant for you to fuel up for more fun.
Book your Playa Blanca 2-hour jet ski safari experience to be a part of South Lanzarote's dramatic landscape. Starting at Marina Rubicon, you'll meet the friendly, patient, knowledgable, and fun local staff. At your request, enjoy a snorkeling stop at the Papagayo beach or somewhere else driving. You choose!
Step this way for an evening of whip-cracking Wild West entertainment at Lanzarote's Rancho Texas Park.The night begins when you're met by a posse of horseback cowboys and Indians and welcomed to the ranch by friendly saloon girls. Then help yourself to an eat-as-much-as-you-like barbecue buffet served with complimentary beer, sangria and soft drinks. The drinks keep flowing from then on - just ask for refills when your glass is empty. And once you're seated, it's time for the main event. Think awesome horse riding displays, a whip and lasso show, comedy skits and thigh-slapping dance demos.You can also try out line dancing, ride a bucking bull and dance the night away to the Country and Western band. And once you're all yee-hawed out, we'll even steer you back home.