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First Minute Travel Lanzarote Northern Tour

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Language

English, German, Spanish

Time of year

August, Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year-round

More info

  • Custom experience
  • Not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Recommended for: Groups, Solo travellers

What does the experience include?

You can discover the most picturesque corners of northern Lanzarote in a single day with this guided tour. The excursion includes an ascent to the highest peak of the Island of the Volcanoes, and a chance to admire some of the most important works of César Manrique in his native land.

What you need to know

The first stop on our tour of northern Lanzarote will be at the highest point on the island: on the peak known as Peñas del Chache which, at an altitude of 671 metres affords incredible panoramic views of the village of Haría and the valley of Mil Palmeras, a kind of green oasis in the midst of the island’s characteristically bleak volcanic landscape.

Next, the tour will head to the most northerly end of the island to visit the Mirador del Río [River Viewing Point]. This work, designed by César Manrique in collaboration with Eduardo Cáceres and Jesús Soto, was a technical pièce de resistance as, in order to fully assimilate it into its natural setting, it was necessary to excavate the ground, construct the building, and then clothe it with volcanic stone. From here you will enjoy the very finest views imaginable of the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park, which is made up of the islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara.

Following in the footsteps of Manrique himself, our final stop-off will be at Jameos del Agua, an ancient volcanic cone six kilometres in length, where the Lanzarote artist laid footpaths and built an auditorium with superb acoustics — along with a volcano museum.

Finally, the tour will travel southwards to finish at the Fundación César Manrique [César Manrique Foundation] — the house which was the artist’s home for two decades. This building is a wonderful testament to the harmony between art and nature that characterises Manrique’s work.

Information of interest

Charges: adults, €38; Children (aged 2 to 11 years), €19.

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