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Timanfaya National Park

North of Yaiza - on the road from Yaiza to Tinajo, Lanzarote, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 67 attractions in Lanzarote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An awe-inspiring stretch of volcanic wasteland: a desolate and bleak monument to the power of Mother Nature.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We booked with last minute tours online in the UK and cost was €33 per person for the 'South Tour' from 9-4. Our guide was so helpful and provided lots of history and facts about lanzarote island life during the day. We started off seeing El Golfo, the salt flats on the west coast and then into Timanfaya National Park.... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place. The scenery and accompanying geology is truly fascinating. The demonstrations are quite quaint but demonstrate the power of this natural phenomenon very well.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went for the afternoon trip with a meal cooked on the volcano, amazing views, a coack drives around the national park stopping off at points to take photos. Then takes you upto the visitors centre for your meal and a few experiments with the volcano. Great experiance.

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Bangor Northern Ireland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Was here well over ten years (Date shows August 2013 as this is furthest back Trip advisor goes). Did the whole camel ride thing which was cool, got a coach up to the top and had a demonstration of the power of the volcanic temperatures (I'll say no more as don't want to ruin the surprise! Beautiful scenery too!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I had visited before but my boys were 9 & 6, 13 years ago. Back again then, this time with their girlfriends along as well. Stopped on the way for the obligatory camel ride (6 euros) - well, the kids went! Queued for a while at Timanfaya (9 euros each). Once able to park you are ushered... More

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Dieppe, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Lanzarote there is one thing you MUST do. Visit the Timanfaya National Park. It is not expensive to do and is easily accessible whether you have your own car or doing it as an excursion from your hotel. On cloudy days it can be a little chilly once you get up to the top but once... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Interesting trip. We went by hire car which for four of us was much cheaper than the coach trip, and just as good. Valuable tip: arrive early, as the queue for parking stretched for a mile or so from the visitor centre to the main road by middday.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you've never seen volcanic landscape you've got to go. Lots of small volcanos in small area. The lave tunnels the bus drives through have some surprisingly pretty colours. Put you hand on the small stones around the 'fire pit' and water geyser and feel the heat from the ground - heat rising from lava far below. The drive to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Took the half day excursion here. The surrounding town of yaiza is stunning. Took a camel ride but I wasn't impressed with the treatment of the camels. The demonstrations were interesting but the rest of the day was spent looking out of a coach window with no air conditioning and be dropped at the local shop and vineyard to encourage... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

To visit Lanzarote and not go on a tour of this stunning national park is akin to visiting Walt Disney World and spending the whole holiday in your hotel. This 200 sq km of land is still a desolate lava strewn wilderness with no apparent life and which cannot but make any thinking person wonder at the horror and devastation... More

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