3 Volcanoes tour
Lanzarote Geological Tours, exploring volcanology, South Lanzarote
Highly educational Lanzarote Geo Tours. Combining a detailed look into the geological history of Lanzarote. Exploring volcanic landscapes by car and by foot. Volcano tour with free transfers. Read what others have said
Lanzarote Geo Tours are designed for us to enjoy the varied terrain of Lanzarote. In the south volcano tour of Lanzarote we explore highlights which are often hard to reach without a 4x4. Volcanic landscape tours combine guided driving with low intensity hiking. (Approx. 4 miles/6 km in total).
Our half day Geo Tour offers insight into the variation between young and old volcanic landscapes. We explore the differing geological origins of Lanzarote volcanology. In this southern volcano tour we explore part of the Timanfaya National Park area, with dramatic lava-sculpted landscapes of the national park.
Explore protected landscapes within the Timanfaya National Park (South Lanzarote). We carefully explore the varied terrain which houses a fragile eco system. You also have the chance to learn about the durable flora and fauna which has managed to hold on to life throughout.
Prices: Adult: 42€
Duration: Half Day (Approx 5 hours including transfer time)
Difficulty level: Easy – Short walk intervals.
What’s included: Hotel pick-up return transfers, picnic lunch.
What to bring: Light jacket, sun hat & protection, sensible walking shoes.
Transport: Tell us where you are staying and we will pick you up!
Special notes for our Geo volcano tour guests:
This half day volcano tour offers a healthy balance between guided off road driving and walking, (7km in total throughout the trip). Our guides can also point out local plant and bird life as you go. Get ready to immerse yourself in the geological history of Lanzarote’s volcanic region, all you need is a light jacket and sensible shoes!
Geo Tour : Eco insider guided Geo volcano tour of 3 volcanoes, South Lanzarote
This is the ultimate volcano experience for the Geology fanatic. Offering a combination between the thrilling guided landrover journey across the rugged land, and walking around three spectacular volcanoes. To be this close to the National Park of Timanfaya on foot is legally possible, but it is a protected landscape for good reason. During our volcano tour you will learn exactly why this is.
The first part of the excursion is around the base of Montaña Colorada, one of the last volcanoes to erupt during the activity of 1730 – 1736. The stunning cinder cone shines a beautiful red colour which is particularly intense for a volcano of this type. This easy walk takes the group around the base of the volcano making stops en-route. Your tour guide will explain points of natural or geological interest. During this time we also have the opportunity to see the world’s largest volcanic bomb – a great photo opportunity!
The Second Stage
The second stage of the excursion leads us to the edge of the Caldera Blanca crater. This is one of Lanzarote’s most impressive examples of volcanic activity which dates back 1.2 million years.
The group will climb steadily to the edge of the crater (slightly lower than the summit which stands at 458m). During a a short rest for a picnic and refreshments your guide will explain the construction of this beautiful caldera and the life which inhabits it.
The final destination is to Volcán del Cuervo (volcano of the raven). Accessed via a short walk from the drop off point, this allows us to travel by foot directly into the heart of a huge crater. Dramatic lava formations can be seen, and the crater is also home to rare nesting birds including Berbery Falcons.
This Geo Tour is broken down into sections, as we drive between the three volcanoes. Total walking distance covers around 7km and is relatively easy. However walking shoes or trainers are recommended as in some places the terrain is uneven.
See our eco Insider Tour north of the island