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“Well worth the visit a delight to the eyes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park
Ruta de los Volcanes, Lanzarote, Spain
34-928-840056
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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.
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“Well worth the visit a delight to the eyes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was our intention to visit this place last year but was put off by the prices charged by tour companies some as much as fifty euros for a half day trip nothing else included.
So this year hired a car and went, what a surprise only nine euros to get in….
You certainly need good footwear for this place, however I did see a few people in flip flops/ thongs or even sandals, some had cuts to their feet, put on a pair of trainers its worth it!!.

The trip round the park in the parks coach is approx one hour, the drivers seem oblivious to the road and the drops and the nearness of large rocks, they do stop frequently to allow you to take photographs. They use a pre-recorded cd/dvd over the coach PA system so they stop to allow for the multi lingual to roll over, I have to say I did learn a couple of things from it.

We did go into the restaurant only had a coffee and a bun but was fairly priced and enjoyable, the menu for there was interesting and again seemed reasonable for where you were.

Went to see where they cooked the food over a vent, some YOUNG lads tried to lean over but were forced back by the heat and the vapours of the meat/chicken being cooked, it did throw out some heat.

The trick with the water into a vent very amusing just find which way the wind is blowing and be upwind not down if you do not want a shower.
They stuff some cut bushes into a whole and it caches fire, again check the wind or get covered in smoke.

The shop well standard fare and standard fare, what do you expect from a tourist attraction.

The views from the car park is fantastic you could sit for an age just admiring the views, I can understand why they will not allow people to wander off or not use the coach could be lethal….

Great trip well worth it – but use a car if possible.

NB if in a car visit the museum down the road where the camel rides are worth it.

Visited March 2014
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“Timanfaya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Doing the coach trip is a must for this. The coach will take you up to the car park where you get an experience of the heat in a volcano. After that the coach (no cars allowed on this route) will take you on a round trip through the National Park of the lava landscape where the guide (a tape) will explain what you see.

Could do without the promotional extras though. The so called wine tasting is a ploy to make you see their tourist shop. If you are into camel side riding it is there.The "boilers" are interesting with the South Atlantic waves hitting the lava rock formation.

Visited March 2014
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“Must visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very interesting place, we done half day bus trip but defo needs full day and go by car so you can enjoy the place.

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“One of the best places on Lanzarote”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The coach tour and demonstrations are well worth the entry price of 9 euros pp. It is so difficult to describe the landscape you experience whilst on the tour (with commentary in Spanish/English/German) created by volcanic activity and how it affected the local town of Yaiza - a must if you can make it. Also the three demonstrations near the restaurant are worth seeing to show volcanic activity and its ongoing effect!

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“A must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was definatly worth the visit. If your in Lanzarote you should take the time to see this place. Some of the views are outstanding, especially from the high view points. The demonstrations are also intresting.
We had a coach trip around the volcanic route aswell which was good.

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