One of the days we did a tour of the south part of the island which was great, the volcanic landscape is like looking at something out of this world. Feels almost like you are looking at the moon.
There was an option to combine the south and north island tours into one big grand tour but I am very glad that we split them in to two tours. Both days were full on but very interesting in their own right. Also very different from each other so good to have them separated.
The day started with visiting El Golfo and a walk around to the half sunken crater which has a green lagoon in it.
The next stop was Los Hervideros.
Which is where the lava and sea meeting created some amazing caves and coastline.
Looking inwards rather than towards the sea was also very impressive. Travel is about going to places that are completely different from where you live and this landscape very much ticked that box.
Before lunch it was a quick visit to the wine growing region of La Geria. Not your usual looking vineyard as everything is very low due to the wind in the area. I didn’t try the wine but Kat and my Mum did, they liked it.
The trip had the option to do a camel ride which wasn’t something that we were interested in doing so had half an hour or so to chill in the area. There was a wee museum about the camels which was interesting and took a few photos.
Lunch was in Yaiza and actually very tasty for somewhere set up just for organised trips. We went for a little walk afterwards before getting back on the bus.
The last part of the tour was one of the major highlights of the whole holiday and that was visiting the Timanfaya National Park which was absolutely amazing! There was a few geothermal experiments to watch which I got some photos of and then there was a drive around the crater route. I didn’t take any photos on that drive as one was in a bus which never produces great photos and also I just wanted to enjoy it.
A really fun and interesting day seeing the south part of Lanzarote. My next blog will be about the north tour that we did a few days later and you will see how different that was.