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Timanfaya National Park
Ruta de los Volcanes, Lanzarote, Spain
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Lanzarote Day Tour Including Wine Tasting
Ranked #2 of 205 things to do in Lanzarote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: An awe-inspiring stretch of volcanic wasteland: a desolate and bleak monument to the power of Mother Nature.
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

What a sight to see and learn all about this amazing nation park, came here on a coach tour and it was just amazing, driving around and see all the craters and to learn how the volcano came about, just brilliant, highly recommend!!

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“Coach tour a little rushed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

In order to get the most from your visit to the Timafaya National Park, you should first go to the Visitor Centre which is located North East of the park on the LZ-67 heading towards Manca Blanca. There are many multi-language information boards and interactive exhibits (although quite a few were out of order). The Centre is wheelchair accessible however the internal ramps are rather steep. There is also a long walkway down to a viewing point which isn’t worth the effort as there is nothing of particular note to observe.

It is easier to locate the Park entrance when travelling South West along the LZ-67 from Mancha Blanca and the Visitors Centre. There is unmarked disabled parking close to the restaurant – if you show your blue badge to the attendant on approach you will be allocated a space. As the parking is on a steep hill, it may make wheelchair transfers difficult.

The 9 Euro entrance fee includes a coach tour of the volcanos. There are frequent departures and there is one accessible coach with a wheelchair lift. The coach tour winds through the landscape on narrow roads through tight bends and the coaches all bare the scars. Unfortunately the photo opportunities are limited by the reflections on the windows however the very front and back seats afford the best opportunities. I felt the tour was a little rushed at times and the pre-recorded multi-language commentary was sometimes delivered after passing the point of interest.

No visit is complete without seeing the steam spouts next to the restaurant (and watching people jump when the water is expelled!).

Overall the 9 Euro entrance fee is expensive if you don’t do the coach tour as otherwise you only have the restaurant (with coffee like treacle), the ground heated BBQ, steam spouts and burning of straw.

Visited October 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The more you see of the volcanic landscape here in Lanzarote, the more impressing it gets. We went here in our rental car around 11:45, a bit of queing before we got to the parking lot, but not too long. We started with the bus tour, and I only wish it had been longer. And also missed a little more facts in the audio guide and generally around the area. If they put up some signs or billboards they could teach us ao much more about the eruptions and the area today.
But everyone should go here when visiting Lanzarote, 9€ for adults is good value. We bought a ticket for 4 attractions on the island and saved about 6,50 each by doing so. So if you are planning on visiting more places, have that in mind.

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Tipton, West Midlands
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“How the islands were formed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Having hired a car for the week we decided to visit 'Fire Mountain', the route was well signposted and we found the site easily. The drive up the the carpark was amazing, to see how the lava had flowed and formed the landscape.
The bus trip through the park was great with an informative narration, I learnt a lot but do agree the music was a bit weird.
After the bus trip we walked up to the fire pit & geysers. A great demonstration of the heat of the ground just feet below your shoes, and to see the food being cooked as well.
A great half day trip and no worries about getting cold!
Did stop off and take a look at the camels and museum on the way back.

Visited January 2014
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Tinajo, Spain
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“Breathtaking even on my third visit ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Living here in Lanzarote means visiting some of the sights several times but yet again i find myself blown away with the magnificence of this natural wonder. It is difficult to describe the scale of this national park. The visitors centre is sympathetically designed and you can even have your food cooked over the volcano! a must see when you visit Lanzarote.

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