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About Lanzarote

Cruises to Lanzarote's sunny climate are a big hit with sunbathers and swimmers, who relish its volcanic red, black and white sand beaches. Make the best of your Lanzarote cruise and tear yourself away from your sunbed to explore the island's spectacular moon-like volcanic landscape, best seen from the Fire Mountain in the Timanfaya National Park and famous for the fantastical shapes created by solidified volcanic lava.

Camel rides are available in the park, and tours here will also take you to the lush wine country of La Geria to sample the heady local vintages. Head north instead of southwest and you will discover wonderfully verdant Haria - 'the valley of a thousand palms' and can enjoy panoramic views from Mirador del Rio.

Equally fascinating is a visit to Jameos el Agua cave, an oddly shaped volcanic cave overlooking a saltwater lagoon where you will find a colony of white crabs unique to the island. With our Lanzarote cruises the choice is yours.

 

Shore excursions in Lanzarote

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Camel Ride and Fire Mountain

Activity highFamily

Duration: 4½ hours

Experience the devilish terrain of Lanzarote’s main attraction, Timanfaya National Park, and take a camel ride next to a volcano.

Great fun for all ages - hop aboard your dromedary camel, for a 30-minute camel ride. Travel in a camel-train over the volcanic dunes, reminiscent of the surface of the moon with lava formations and volcanic craters.

Carved between the striking red and black lava fields is the snaking road which takes you to Fire Mountain. The geothermal experiments demonstrating the fearsome heat that bubbles below the surface, are a sight to behold.

Finally, enjoy a little ‘try and buy’ as you sample one of the local wines at a ‘bodega’ in the La Geria wine region (please note that there is no seating inside and seating outside is limited).

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and camel. Passengers are advised to take a jacket as it may be windy up on Fire Mountain. Please note that the National Park is a popular tourist attraction and delays may be encountered on entrance. Sensible, closed toe, walking shoes are recommended. This tour travels along some winding mountain roads. Ground at the Fire Mountain is sloping in parts. Participants in the wine tasting must be 18 years of age or over.

Discover the North

Activity high

Duration: 4 hours

Venture north to discover splendid towns, coastal views and uncover Lanzarote's secret - the caves of Jameos del Agua.

Your scenic drive through the extraordinary landscape of Lanzarote takes you north to visit Teguise, the ancient capital. Teguise acts as a relaxing escape for many locals, and a visit makes you feel like you are stepping back in time, as you appreciate the history, traditional architecture and customs.

A stop will be made at Haria, the capital of the municipality, characterised by beautiful landscapes, crystal clear waters and stunning view of the Valley of a Thousand Palms. Mirador de los Helechos will offer you a spectacular viewpoint and, on a clear day, you will be able to see the villages of Punta Mujeres and Arrieta.

The artist, Cesar Manrique, turned what was once a water hole in the earth’s surface into an inspiring volcanic cavern and exotic subterranean water garden, Jameos del Agua. Follow the spiral stairs into a roofless cavern overlooking an underground lake. See if you can spot the tiny, blind white crabs that live in the perfectly transparent waters. A meandering path leads back to the surface where you’ll be greeted by a glistening crystal-blue pool.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves many steep steps and some uneven, gravel ground. Comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended and a wrap or jacket for the caves.

Discover The North - Sunday Calls

Activity high

Duration: 4 hours

Venture north to discover splendid towns, coastal views and uncover Lanzarote's secret - the caves of Jameos del Agua.

Your scenic drive through the extraordinary landscape of Lanzarote takes you north to visit the Monumento al Campesino, created by Cesar Manrique, and the small Casa Museum, an old restored farmhouse that holds a collection of implements used in past times.

A stop will be made at Haria, the capital of the municipality, characterised by beautiful landscapes, crystal clear waters and stunning view of the Valley of a Thousand Palms. Mirador de los Helechos will offer you a spectacular viewpoint and, on a clear day, you will be able to see the villages of Punta Mujeres and Arrieta.

The artist, Cesar Manrique, turned what was once a water hole in the earth’s surface into an inspiring volcanic cavern and exotic subterranean water garden, Jameos del Agua. Follow the spiral stairs into a roofless cavern overlooking an underground lake. See if you can spot the tiny, blind white crabs that live in the perfectly transparent waters. A meandering path leads back to the surface where you will be greeted by a glistening crystal-blue pool.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves many steep steps and some uneven, gravel ground. Comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended and a wrap or jacket for the caves.

Hidden Lanzarote

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4½ hours

Visit the old capital Teguise, capture the lovely views at Haria and discover the Aloe Vera Farm and Manrique’s Cactus Garden.

As you travel northwards, you’ll enjoy a visit to the old capital of Teguise, declared a site of historic and architectural importance. You’ll also make a stop at the Haria viewpoint, which offers breathtaking views of the northern headland and neighbouring islands.

Your journey will continue to the Aloe Vera Farm tucked away in the village of Orzola. Aloe vera is a typical plant of warmer regions and one that grows exceptionally well on the island of Lanzarote. The plant is used for a multitude of purposes from preventing wound infection to being a valuable ingredient of skincare, it can even be taken orally. During your visit you’ll have the opportunity to try some aloe juice or liqueur.

Afterwards, you’ll head to Manrique’s Jardin de Cactus, filled with over 1,500 cacti from more than 100 different species found in Lanzarote, America and Madagascar. The Garden is a stone-built enclosure and provides a stunning background for these unusual plants. It is also in this area that the cochineal beetle has been cultivated. The beetle lives on cacti and its larvae are used to produce the valuable red colourant, cochineal, formerly found in drinks such as Campari.

During your visit, you’ll have time to wander around the garden and enjoy a refreshment at the on-site café, before the return drive to the port.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves around 1½ hours of walking over some cobblestoned, uneven and gravel ground, including steps. Comfortable, flat shoes are recommended.

Hidden Lanzarote - Sunday Calls

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4½ hours

An opportunity to uncover the north of the island, including a visit to the Aloe Vera Farm and Manrique’s Jardin de Cactus.

As you travel northwards, enjoy a visit to the Monumento al Campesino, created by Cesar Manrique, and the small Casa Museum, an old restored farmhouse that holds a collection of implements used in past times. You’ll also enjoy a photograph stop at the Haria viewpoint, which offers breathtaking views of the northern headland and neighbouring islands.

Your journey will continue to the Aloe Vera Farm tucked away in the village of Orzola. Aloe vera is a typical plant of warmer regions and one that grows exceptionally well on the island of Lanzarote. The plant is used for a multitude of purposes, from preventing wound infection to being a valuable ingredient of skincare, it can even be taken orally. During your visit you’ll have the opportunity to try some aloe juice or liqueur.

Afterwards, you’ll head to Manrique’s Jardin de Cactus, filled with over 1,500 cacti from more than 100 different species found in Lanzarote, America and Madagascar. The Garden is a stone-built enclosure and provides a stunning background for these unusual plants. It is also in this area that the cochineal beetle has been cultivated. The beetle lives on cacti and its larvae are used to produce the valuable red colourant, cochineal, formerly found in drinks such as Campari.

During your visit, enjoy some time to wander around the garden and relax with a refreshment at the on-site café, before the return drive to the port.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves around 1½ hours of walking over some cobblestoned, uneven and gravel ground, including steps. Comfortable, flat shoes are recommended.

 

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