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Timanfaya National Park excursion from Corralejo in Fuerteventura

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Sign up for excursions during the holidays It is a good option to reach more places and squeeze the time to the fullest. I have always tended to put forward the independence of my steps when traveling and knowing the destinations on my own. However, over time I have been evaluating the possibility of alternating that independence with some group excursion. It helps you save time, it takes away headaches in terms of logistics, you feel comfortable in a coach to enjoy the destination and let the reins take them to another. In addition, you always end up meeting people of the most curious.

During our last ten day trip to Fuerteventura we sign up for an excursion to visit the Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote. We stayed in Corralejo and the distance by boat from one island to another is just over half an hour. We did it through Civitatis, one of the great distributors of guided tours and excursions in Spanish.

In front of the Green Puddle in Lanzarote

As some of you will know, we have published Civitatis among the Viajablog pages for a while because, as it appears in its motto - fill your trip - we believe it is an ideal companion for independent getaways. It seems to us a very complementary advertising complement to the specific information of the destinations we are talking about.

Obviously, We wanted to try it to know the experience and we did it.

In the morning we move to the pier of Corralejo and get on a boat bound for Lanzarote. It was about one full excursion of more than six hours, with several languages ​​and people who had moved from several points of Fuerteventura. In our case we had it easy to have to walk to the pier and save the hour or more of travel by coach from one point of the island to the other.

After the boat trip we arrive at the Playa Blanca pier in Lanzarote where we divide into several coaches according to the language of the excursion. We were about a dozen tourists. From then on, our guide Álvaro, local of the island and with very good knowledge about it, would be our cicerone for the next hours.

Yaiza and the cultivation of wine and aloe vera

We cross the south of Lanzarote. The population of Yaiza and its surroundings. An area that for decades was half abandoned and that is recovering thanks to the cultivation of aloe vera and malvasía wine.

Malvasia vineyards around Yaiza

As we see on the beaches with strong wind in the Canary Islands, the corralitos, a set of stones in a circle protect the vineyards on a black and volcanic land where just a couple of drops of water fall during the year. Nature predominates on stage. Although we hardly see trees around us, it is pure nature.

Thanks to the island was declared a biosphere reserve, the regulations help and you will not see an advertising sign or by any means. The houses follow a strict ordinance and even the roundabouts seem to compete with each other to see which one is the prettiest.

During the tour, we visited a aloe vera center to understand the properties of the plant and a vineyard in the area where we take the opportunity to eat and taste the Lanzarote gastronomy. The time in which we stayed in both places was short, something that is appreciated on an excursion when the main course, Timanfaya, deserves maximum attention.

Timanfaya National Park

The great eruptions of the volcanoes of Timanfaya during the 18th century They marked the appearance and character of the island for centuries to come. As we approached the National Park with the coach the land became darker. The lunar aspect of the landscape seemed to get us into a world apart.

Volcano in Timanfaya National Park

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