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“A Whirlwind Day Tour That Was Great!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Eco Insider
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3-Volcanoes Guided Walking Tour from Lanzarote
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bespoke eco tours on an unique island - Wine tasting, walking tours, marine reserve tours, birding & geo tours. Explore the beauty of Lanzarote on our exclusive and responsible guided tours. Each eco Insider Tours has been designed to offer a deep insight into the unique cultural and geological history of Lanzarote, with respect towards the environment & local wildlife.
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Brooklyn, New York
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“A Whirlwind Day Tour That Was Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

On our Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise that stopped in Lanzarote for only 9 hours, we pre-planned a trip with Carmen (via e-mail) to take our group of 8 (from the U.S.) on a tour to hit as many "must-see" sites as possible. The Cruise line's offerings were very limited and we wanted to see more with a smaller group. The cost was per vehicle, so the overall cost (we paid individually for admission to two sites, plus lunch, plus the wine-tasting) per person was just incredibly low.

I'll get to the details below, but everyone in our group raved about this trip and were still talking about it at the end of the cruise a week later. I only wish we were staying on the Island, so we could have done something longer, but Carmen tailored the itinerary to cater to our limited stay--even making sure we had excellent sandwiches to eat in the Land Rover as we drove between sites. Even more impressive, she constantly was recalculating the order of our tour as the weather conditions changed, so we STILL got to see everything we wanted to, dodging the rain.

Our trip included a visit to the Cueva de los Verdes, several overlooks on the Northwest part of the Island, the Village of Teguise, a nature walk into the crater of a volcano (away from the touristy National Park), a brief wine-tasting session, and finally the Cesar Manrique Foundation. Carmen is extremely knowledgeable about everything on the Island and was able to answer all of our questions. We squeezed in everything and got back to the ship in the nick of time. :)

The Green Caves really are not to be missed and the up-close-and-personal view of the crater is not something you'd see at the National Park (they don't let you get out and walk around on the Park grounds). If you have any interest in or appreciation of art, architecture, design, and/or urban planning, please visit the Cesar Manrique Foundation--he was a modern "Leonardo Da Vinci" of the Canary Islands.

We hope that we'll be able to get back to Lanzarote for a much longer stay and get to partake in some of the hikes and more adventurous activities Carmen arranges for those staying on the Island.

Visited April 2013
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Heidi B, Owner at Eco Insider, responded to this review, February 27, 2015
Thank you for this lovely review back in 2013. We are taking time to look back at the history of our reviews and this was one of our first. Its been a wonderful journey to where we are now with our tours and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Hopefully we will welcome you along again one day.

Best wishes

From Carmen and beautiful Lanzarote.
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“Walk to appreciate the real Lanzarote”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Went on 2 guided treks with Lanzarote Active Club last week and thought that they were great.
Teneguime was a wonderful trek up through a `green`gorge and down on a ridge with amazing
views across cultivated fields to the sea a 1000m(?) below ( with Carmen, the leader even
returning to rescue a stranded duck the following day).
Second trek was with Joachim to Monte Corona, the biggest volcano on the island which you go right up to and then circumnavigate and walk along the northern cliffs,about 500m. high with just exceptional views across to Graciosa and some smaller islands.
These are not strolls, but they are really stimulating and very informative with a very friendly and knowledgeable team. Really worth doing!

Visited April 2013
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Heidi B, Owner at Eco Insider, responded to this review, February 27, 2015
Thank you for this lovely review back in 2013. We are taking time to look back at the history of our reviews and this was one of our first. Its been a wonderful journey to where we are now with our tours and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Hopefully we will welcome you along again one day.

Best wishes

From Carmen and beautiful Lanzarote.
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“great tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

(not really an attraction, but I wouldn't know what label to put it under)
Lanzarote Active Club are a group of very friendly and competent people, organising theme tours on the island of Lanzarote. I had the chance of being shown by them many an interesting site during my last holiday there, they organised our hikes and logistics on the island. The guides are very competent and friendly and they do a great deal of explanations - I definately recommend them if you want to do more than laying on the beach all day :)

Visited March 2013
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Heidi B, Owner at Eco Insider, responded to this review, February 27, 2015
Thank you for this lovely review back in 2013. We are taking time to look back at the history of our reviews and this was one of our first. Its been a wonderful journey to where we are now with our tours and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Hopefully we will welcome you along again one day.

Best wishes

From Carmen and beautiful Lanzarote.
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Having seen enough volcanoes on our trip, we decided to go on the Teneguime afternoon walk. It was just lovely. I would never have known you could walk through meadows in Lanzarote! Joachim was great company and very knowledgeable. The views were superb and I just wish we had enough time to do more trips with this company. I cannot rate them highly enough and when we return to Lanzarote, one of the guided wall,s they offer will be the first thing we book.

Visited April 2013
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Heidi B, Owner at Eco Insider, responded to this review, February 27, 2015
Thank you for this lovely review back in 2013. We are taking time to look back at the history of our reviews and this was one of our first. Its been a wonderful journey to where we are now with our tours and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Hopefully we will welcome you along again one day.

Best wishes

From Carmen and beautiful Lanzarote.
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“3 volcanoes trek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I recently experienced the 3 volcanoes hike with Carmen. It was superb. I have been to Lanzarote many many times but this provided a personal touch and close-up view of different terrains. Carmen is extremely knowledgeable and excited about the island (and nature) and adaptable to situations. It was a great surprise at the end of the day to end up at a bodega for wine-tasting/snacks (and bathroom break!) too......highly recommend the services of this young personalized growing tour company.

Visited February 2013
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Heidi B, Owner at Eco Insider, responded to this review, February 27, 2015
Thank you for this lovely review back in 2013. We are taking time to look back at the history of our reviews and this was one of our first. Its been a wonderful journey to where we are now with our tours and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Hopefully we will welcome you along again one day.

Best wishes

From Carmen and beautiful Lanzarote.
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