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“will not recommend”
Review of Lanzarote Vision

Lanzarote Vision
Ranked #117 of 162 Tours in Lanzarote
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Lanzarote Vision is a tourist bus service in Lanzarote. Open to all, is designed to Lanzarote live your way and discover their special places. If you come to Lanzarote for the first time or if you plan to stay a short time on the island, this is a way to quickly see the monuments and major tourist sites of Lanzarote. Lanzarote Vision offers an easy and independent. to start your visit to Lanzarote and a way to "find your way", so you can have an overview of the main tourist sites.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

hop on, hop off service not suited for lanzarote, as we had to make our own arrangements most of the time; timanfaya stop was not good as it was nowhere near the visitor centre. the best way will be to take an escorted tours of the attractions.

3  Thank tapas68
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

we bought tickets for this bus service which claimed to stop at 22 places where you could hop on and off the bus. It also boasted interesting commentary to enhance your journey.
If you are considering booking up on this make sure you look carefully at the timetable. There are not a lot of buses, they only stop every hour or so. There is a north route and a south route, you can change from one to the other but this all takes time. I think you can probably only fit in about 4 stops in a day, some of them are in very small villages where there wouldn't be much to see or do for an hour.
The recorded commentary was basic and didn't give a great deal of information, most of it was music. the staff were very nice the tour guide tried to help us plan a route to see as much as possible.

16  Thank BertiePoombah
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We did the tour when it was a overcast day as not much more to do. We did the south and north tour not geting off the bus this took from 10am until 3.20pm. It would not have been possible to do the whole tour and actually get off at many places as there were a our wait for the next bus so you might be able to get one or two stops in. It was a great way to see the island but i think kids would be very bored. Tour guides and bus drivers were friendly. I think the tour guide you listen to through the ear phones could include more. There were lots of places we passed where nothing was said and it would have been more interesting if more facts were given. May also have been useful for a toilet and refreshment being available but if you ask the driver nicely he will wait at one of the stops so you can pop to loo but most of them do not actually have toilets unless you pay to get in the attraction so be warned. It was enjoyable and due to being november it was like having a personal taxi as mot part we were the only ones on it

5  Thank Jenni S
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lanzarote Vision is a sightseeing hop-on hop-off double decker bus service that tours the main attractions of the island with several buses a day going around the circuits. Previous contributors have described how there is a northern and southern route and the way the service operates and the various pros and cons, with which I largely agree. We stayed in Arrecife for 10 days at the end of December/early January. We did not rent a car so were dependent on the buses to get us around and we were keen to see as much of the island as possible, rather than spend all our time on the beach. We too got a 2 for 1 deal as we bought our ticket (price 19.50 euros) at the end of 2012 and we were told this was a special offer, so I don't know if it applies at other times. This represented excellent value as we were able to spend one whole day on the northern route with various stop offs and another day, a few days later, on the southern route. If you want to stop off at one or more of the attractions you need to devote a whole day to each route. We caught the bus from the stop at Charco san Gines in Arrecife. Most of the stops have the Vision Lanzarote bus logo but it was missing at this site so we were a little uncertain about where to wait, but were proved correct. The bus is clean and comfortable and if possible you should try to get a seat upstairs at the front where you obviously get the best view. On boarding the bus the guide welcomes you on board, shows you how to hear your own language on your individual headphones, gives you the leaflet showing all the stops and timings and answers any questions you may have. We found both the guides and the drivers friendly and helpful. You need to plan carefully in advance in order to make the maximum use of the service and decide which attractions you wish to spend time at before picking up a later bus to take you on the next stop. There isn't time to get off at all the stops and spend time at each one. On the northern route we spent time (not enough) at the Cesar Manrique Foundation (highly recommended), the lovely old town of Teguise, Haria, the beautiful Jameos del Agua and the Cactus Garden (both Manrique 'creations'). The last stop was Costa Teguise so we caught a public service bus back to Arrecife, which was no problem. We had started about 10am and got back to Arrecife by 6pm. On the southern (free) route a few days later we concentrated on the Timanfayu volcanic park and spent most of our time here. Like another reviewer we hadn't realised that the only stop there was at the lower car park where you can take a camel ride and not at the Visitor Centre at the top of the volcano. We didn't want the camel rides but wished to take national park bus that takes you on a 40 minute ride around the volcanic area from the top car park. When we asked the guide about this, she said we could take a taxi there and ordered one for us. We shared with another couple who also wanted to go there which cut down on the cost (I think it was about a 15 minute journey or so). You also need to pay to go into the Park itself, though this includes the bus tour (the only way to see the volcanic landscape). I'm not sure why Vision Lanzarote doesn't go up there, but it might be because of the traffic congestion on the access road and/ or the need to pay to enter the park. However, this should be made clear to visitors in advance to avoid confusion.We spent nearly 3 hours at the top to take in the 40 minute bus ride around the amazing volcanic landscape (highly recommended). We also had a bite to eat at the restaurant there and took another taxi back to the lower car park to rejoin the Vision bus route. This meant that we only had time for this one attraction and did not get off anywhere else. However, we knew that we could get to most of the other stops on the southern route by ordinary public buses, which we did later on in our holiday. It's also worth noting that you can change from one route to another at the cross over point at the Monumento el Campesino. I agree with a previous reviewer that having buses going the other way around the route as well would be an improvement, but obviously the demand has to be there and often there were only a handfull of passengers on the bus at any one time, which is a shame as it's an excellent service and needs to be more widely advertised. It also gave us a good idea of where we'd like to spend more time and we returned to one or two destinations using the public buses.

8  Thank Anne S
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

The bus was clean and on time however we were very disappointed with the experience. We wanted to go the the volcano (there is a a restaurant at the top and you can do a bus trip around the national park - because you are not allowed to venture around yourself). We paid about £20 each for a ticket on the Lazarote Vision and after a 2 hour journey (from Costa del Carmen) it took us to the car park at the bottom of the volcano. There was a tiny museum and some camels but no volcano to see. We were very very disappointed. We waited an hour for the next bus back. Overall a 5 hour trip in the heat to see nothing. Would never ever ever recommend it to anyone.

5  Thank Catherine G
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