Discover Lanzarote’s wild side on an evening tour of Timanfaya National Park with an alfresco BBQ dinner, cooked using the area’s natural volcanic heat. A hotbed of seismic activity, the national park is typified by its stunning ocher lava formations and black volcanic soil that surround the Fire Mountain volcanoes (Montañas del Fuego). After the park’s daytime crowds have dispersed, watch some geothermic demonstrations take place, and then feast on a BBQ dinner as the sun sets over the volcanoes.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Dinner included
- Free drinks included
Start with a pickup from your Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca or Costa Teguise hotel, and then sit back and soak up the rugged scenery of Lanzarote. On your way to Timanfaya National Park, travel through the pretty villages of Macher, Uga and Yaiza, where bright white houses coat the dark volcanic landscapes like icing sugar.
As you work your way through southern Lanzarote, admire sights of the mountains of Timanfaya looming on the horizon, adding to the other-worldly drama of the island’s lunar-like scenery. Formed in the 18th century after a series of volcanic eruptions, these peaks, known as the Fire Mountains, make an epic sight and still emanate fierce heat from the long-ago explosions.
On arrival in the 3-mile-square (8-km-square) national park, trace the famous Route of the Volcanoes, which twists and turns through the most spectacular areas of the reserve, and follow tight hairpin bends around the the highest volcano, Santa Catalina, on the way. Hop out of your coach to step outside and take snapshots of the geographical formations around you, from solidified lava flows and weird volcanic pipes to the stunning Mantle of the Virgin — a natural volcanic rock grotto that rears high into the sky.
On your travels, enjoy several stops to witness the intense subterranean heat of this volcanic landscape for yourself. Watch spellbound as your expert guide carries out geothermal demonstrations, such as creating small steaming geysers by pouring cold water into the ground, and throwing bundles of branches into fire pits to see them catch light and burst into flames in seconds.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Warm clothes and camera are recommended
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Local guide
- Entrance fee to Timanfaya National Park
- Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Your Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca or Costa Teguise hotel
Returns to original departure point