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Nat Geo Day Tour: Volcanic Beauty of Lanzarote, Photography Tour
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Volcanic Beauty of Lanzarote, Photography Tour

Become a visual storyteller under the guidance of your National Geographic-trained photography guide. You'll pick up invaluable insights on capturing the perfect shot, be it in terms of composition, lighting, or narrative. After introducing the competitive element of the day, your guide will take you to Timanfaya National Park, and the first vantage point – on top of a volcano. Timanfaya's lunar landscapes were formed hundreds of years ago, when a series of volcanic eruptions covered a quarter of the island in lava. Think rugged lava fields, brooding volcanic cones, and swathes of charcoal-grey ash. Travelling on to the fishing village of El Golfo, you will find a jumble of traditional buildings and bright boats which contrast with the black sand beach and the unusual green lake. It's a perfect location for capturing contrasting color. Then, it's time to discover the ancient salt flats of Salinas de Janubio, another landscape saturated with drama and stark appeal. This area is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and an important bird sanctuary - a paradise for your shutterbug instincts. With a specialist photographer at your side, you'll gain new skills and fresh inspiration, plus a collection of captivating images. As the day concludes on the terrace at Salinas de Janubio, unwind over a glass of wine or beer and a light snack, while your photography guide reviews the day's photos. The best image of the day gets crowned the winning shot, an exciting ending to an enriching photographic journey.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: La Geria, Vineyards that Sprouted from Fire
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Nat Geo Day Tour: La Geria, Vineyards that Sprouted from Fire

When Timanfaya's six long years of eruptions ceased in 1736, the farmers of La Geria believed their fertile lands were lost forever under a thick layer of ash. But the local families needed to make the land productive again, and through sheer hard work and determination, they succeeded in creating the vineyards of La Geria. You'll start off with a scenic walk, following trails through private vineyards belonging to the family-owned bodega of Nacho Romero, opened exclusively for National Geographic travellers. As you soak up the unique character of these landscapes where vineyards are surrounded by volcanoes, the owner will explain how the layer of volcanic ash, known locally as ‘picón,' has shaped their cultivation methods, which are unique in the world. If you are lucky enough to find them ripe, you might even get to pick grapes straight from the vine as you hear Nacho or his wife Luisa, both winemakers, talk about the characteristics of volcanic wine. Back at the bodega after the walk, you'll be able to sample one of the artisanal wines that Nacho and Luisa make in their home winery. Next, you'll head to Bodega La Geria – another important component of the ecological wine making movement. The winemaker himself will show you around the bodega. Find out the secrets of the hollows, called ‘zocos' which shelter the vines from the wind, and discover the different varieties of grapes that thrive in Lanzarote's volcanic terroir. To finish, savour a tasting of one of the estate's renowned wines with local cheese and crackers.

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Half-day Teguise market shopping tour
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Half-day Teguise market shopping tour

Explore the picturesque town of Teguise, meet the local producers and learn first hand about their products and discover the local market.

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Lanzarote volcano full-day guided tour
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Lanzarote volcano full-day guided tour

Experience Lanzarote's volcano on a day tour with a wine tasting included. Learn about eruptions that occurred around 1730 and that hit Lanzarote over 6 years, changed the configuration of the island, and left a volcanic landscape with a chromatic route that is difficult to forget.

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Playa Blanca and north Lanzarote full day tour
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Playa Blanca and north Lanzarote full day tour

Explore the north of Lanzarote and its hidden gems and discover an island tour that includes the most important things to see.

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Timanfaya and south Lanzarote guided tour with wine tasting
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Timanfaya and south Lanzarote guided tour with wine tasting

Enjoy a two-for-one half-day visit to the Timanfaya National Park and La Geria, watch geothermal demonstrations and enjoy a local wine tasting.

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Villa de Teguise and north Lanzarote guided tour
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Villa de Teguise and north Lanzarote guided tour

Explore the beauty of north Lanzarote, visit the old capital, Villa de Teguise and admire wonderful views of the beautiful palm grove and the island of Graciosa.

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La Graciosa catamaran cruise from Lanzarote
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La Graciosa catamaran cruise from Lanzarote

Discover La Graciosa in a luxurious catamaran cruise, learn about the history, customs and traditions of the place and enjoy a delicious freshly made paella on board.

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Papagayo catamaran cruise from Lanzarote
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Papagayo catamaran cruise from Lanzarote

Discover the most beautiful beaches of Papagayo in a luxurious catamaran, enjoy an open bar and try a variety of different water activities.

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Puerto del Carmen coastline sunset cruise from Lanzarote
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Puerto del Carmen coastline sunset cruise from Lanzarote

Enjoy a wonderful sunset cruise, sit back and relax with a mojito and discover an ideal journey to relax and escape from reality.

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Things to do in Lanzarote

Lanzarote takes you to another time and another world. The lava-scarred moonscapes, black-sand beaches and windswept winelands of La Geria are just some of the attractions that entice you away from the poolside. And if its natural charms weren’t enough of a draw, the legacy of local architectural legend Cesar Manrique can be spotted all over the island. Top six things to do in Lanzarote 1. Explore Timanfaya National Park If you only visit one place in Lanzarote, then make sure it’s Timanfaya National Park. The scenery here is straight out of a sci-fi movie – you’ll feel like one minute you’re on the moon, the next on Mars. The Fire Mountain, with its steaming geysers, is a star attraction. Most tours follow the Lunar Route, which winds its way past dormant volcanoes. Guided walking tours and camel rides are also available throughout the park. 2. Discover the Jameos del Agua Caves Located in northern Lanzarote, Jameos del Agua is a lava cave complex that was transformed into an architectural wonder by iconic local artist and architect, Cesar Manrique. The underground system, made up of tunnels and collapsed caves, boasts a visitor centre, complete with a restaurant, bar and a showstopping concert hall. Look out for the unique species of white blind crab that make their homes in the underground lake. 3. Visit Playa de Papagayo Another must-visit in Lanzarote is Papagayo beach. Located in Los Ajaches Natural Park, it’s the island’s most picturesque stretch of sand. It’s a crescent of golden sand, washed by translucent waters and sheltered from the wind by two volcanic headlands. A short stroll away is the Mirador de Papagayo viewpoint, from which you can see the Isle of Lobos and Fuerteventura over the horizon. You can visit the beach by car, or on a boat trip. 4. Enjoy a vineyard tour Lanzarote’s wine region, La Geria, is home to some unusual vineyards. Grapes are grown in thousands of pits shielded by semi-circular stone walls built around a single vine. This protects them from the wind and keeps the humidity consistent. This cultivation technique, with a backdrop of black ashy soil, makes these vineyards quite a sight to see. Join an organised tour to learn about Lanzarote’s wine production, the history of the wineries and – of course – to taste some wine, too. 5. Catch the ferry to La Graciosa La Graciosa is the smallest inhabited Canary Island, and it’s just a 25-minute ferry ride away from Lanzarote’s north coast. With fewer than 700 residents, it’s the perfect place to relax and get away from it all. It’s like a land that time forgot – there aren’t any cars or proper roads, but it’s still easy to visit. There are regular crossings and boat tours around the island each day. Stroll around the sleepy village of Caleta del Sebo and head to Playa del Salado to chill on crowd-free golden sands with a volcano on the horizon. 6. Try your hand at some water activities The island’s clear waters and year-round warm weather make Lanzarote a great place for water activities. There’s a great range of water sports available – snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, kite surfing, wind surfing and jet skiing are among the most popular. If you’d prefer something less strenuous, go on a sailing trip or take the family on a wild whale and dolphin watching cruise to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.
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