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Visiting the volcanic wonders of Lanzarote

Tuesday May 26, 2015

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Lanzarote's superb range of natural wonders make for an excellent trip and thanks to its superb climate can be visited year round.

Timanfaya & the Volcanic Coast

Experience the devilish terrain and dramatic landscapes of Lanzarote's number one attraction - Timanfaya National Park.

Students will love the short camel ride, which will take them in pairs over the volcanic dunes which lie at the entrance to the Timanfaya National Park.

You will also explore the coastline, stopping at the dramatic rocky inlet of Los Hervideros ('the boiling ones') with its crashing waves and intriguing blowholes, where the Timanfaya lava meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Geographical Gems of the North

This is an action packed day full of spectacular sites for geographers and geologists in the North of this compact Island. 

Together with your guide, you will travel through the town of Haria; sitting in a lush green valley, it is known as the 'Valley of 100 Palmtrees' due to its contrast to the desert-like conditions of the rest of country.

The first stop is the spectacular 479m high viewpoint of Mirador del Río. From the tourist centre at summit of the Famara mountain range, you'll have a magnificent panoramic view of the three islands known collectively as 'Archipiélago Chinijo’: Europe’s largest Marine Reserve.

Next stop will be at an "Aloe" plantation farm, which has seen a boom in production and trade. Witness a demonstration of the farming and growth of Aloe Vera as a health product and learn how it is now exported worldwide.

You can then visit two popular attractions which are actually part of the same four mile volcanic tunnel, formed as a result of a series of eruptions of La Corona Volcano 3,000 to 5,000 years ago. 

First is 'Jameos del Agua', spectacularly enhanced by Cesear Manrique a famous local artist. The second visits, “Cueva de los Verdes.” This part of the lava tube, known as the Tunnel of Atlantis, hosts a fascinating underground tour, with a surprise ending to wow your students!

Teguise Market

Take the chance to do some serious shopping at one of the biggest outdoor markets in Spain.

If you're looking for a fun day for your group to relax we can organise trips to Aqualava Waterpark, Rancho Texas Park or a Submarine Safari.

Volcano trekking

With your specialist guide, students can walk across lava flows and ascend to volcanic cones where it´s possible to find spectacular craters, lava tunnels, lava lakes and more.

Jeep Safari

Discover Lanzarote and its marvellous landscapes in a different way. With small groups you can enjoy this trip in a comfortable Land Rover Discovery Jeep.

You'll make your way to the centre of the island driving through Lanzarote´s old capital and most exponent of traditional architecture: Teguise.

Your students will be amazed by the extraordinary landscapes of various volcanos, for example the “Montaña Quemada.” You'll drive along the La Geria Wine yards where you will discover the secrets of Lanzarote's very rare and unique wine and pass by the impressive 'Fire Mountains' of the Timanfaya Park, Lanzarote´s most famous volcano. 

Get in touch with one of WST's Geography team to learn more about how we can design a trip that's right for your school.