This tour criss-crosses Lanzarote in search of its top attractions. It kicks off in the green north, visiting the Jameos de Agua and an aloe vera plantation. You'll then enjoy a Canarian lunch in Haria before a blockbuster of an afternoon. A winery tour, Timanfaya National Park and El Golfo make for a stellar cast. David, one of our local guides, say, ‘It's hard for me to choose the best bit – they're all so good. You voyage to the moon and Mars, discover ‘cratered' winelands and visit a cave straight out of a Bond movie.'
Your adventure starts at either the aloe vera plantation or the Jameos del Agua. The latter are volcanic caverns converted into a nightclub by legendary Lanzarote architect Cesar Manrique in the 60s. The stage is still there, but the stars nowadays are the rare white crabs in a saltwater lake. A scenic drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palm Trees and whitewashed villages will whet your appetite. Lunch is served in a family-owned restaurant, which uses locally sourced ingredients. With this stop, you contribute to the local community and economy.
The afternoon kicks off with a tour of the family-owned Bodegas Rubicon in the volcanic La Geria region. Enjoy a tasting of its wines, which are made from grapes grown in moist circular cavities, known as ‘socos'. Then it's on to the otherworldly Timanfaya National Park. Follow the Lunar Route through lava fields, volcanos and steaming geysers before rounding off the day at the green lagoon of El Golfo.