There are a wide range of excursions in Lanzarote that are available for anyone wanting to explore the island. Whether you are looking for an active sports excursion, or just a calm, sightseeing type, there is a big variety for all ages and budgets. These can be booked online, through travel companies, hotel receptions and numerous other sources. Below are some recommended excursions in Lanzarote.
Sea excursions in Lanzarote
A half day cruise on a catamaran, with an underwater glass viewing area, from Playa Blanca to the wonderful Papagayo beaches. The trip includes transfers, a light lunch and water activities – swimming, snorkelling, a ride on a Zodiac beach to the beach, and a banana boat ride. The excursion operates on 3 days a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The cost is 44€ for adults and 25€ for children.
A trip on-board a catamaran to the island of La Graciosa is one of the most enjoyable sea excursions in Lanzarote. The trip includes transfers from the tourist resorts, a light lunch and water activities, including kayaking and snorkelling. The excursion operates every day except Sundays. The cost is 56€ for adults and 35€ for children.
This is a Yellow Submarine that goes down 100 feet to the ocean bed so that you can see the abundant sealife as the submarine has viewing windows. The submarine leaves Puerto Calero four times a day. There is free transport from the resorts and a discount of 15% if you book online. The cost is 55€ for adults and 32€ for children.
Chill Out Cruise and Barbeque
This is an afternoon cruise off the coast of Papagayo in Lanzarote. The cruises run daily from Monday to Saturday. A BBQ with drinks is included, plus stand up paddle, fishing and snorkelling. The cost is 45€ for adults and 30€ for children.
Big Game Fishing
This is a day’s fishing excursion on a fully equipped catamaran. The catamaran leaves every day, except for Tuesdays and Saturdays. The excursion includes coach transfer, all fishing equipment, and snacks and drinks. The cost is 85€ for those who fish and 40€ for an observer.
Land-based excursions in Lanzarote include the:
Rancho Texas Theme Park
This is a family theme park, with gardens, exotic animals and a swimming pool with slides. There are shows of sealions, macaws and birds of prey. The Park is open every day from 09.30-17.30. There is a free transfer from Puerto del Carmen, and 5€ from elsewhere. The cost is 22€ for adults and 17€ for children.
One of the most popular excursions in Lanzarote is a trip to discover one of the most famous volcanic landscapes in the world, and feel and see the heat generated by a still active volcano. The trip operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and includes a return transfer, entrance to the Timanfaya National Park and a coach tour around the Park. The cost is 20€ for adults and 10€ for children.
Fire Mountains and Wine Region
This is a half day tour that operates on Fridays. The guided tour goes to the Timanafaya National Park and to the wine growing region around Geria. The excursion includes admission to the National Park and wine tasting. The cost is 65€ for adults and children.
Fuerteventura Grand Tour
One of the different types of excursions in Lanzarote is the one to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. It is a full day tour and includes a coach transfer, ferry crossing from Playa Blanca to Corralejo in Fuerteventura, and a guided tour to see the sand dunes near Corralejo, and a visit to a goats cheese farm and an aloe vera factory in the centre of the island. The excursion is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is 40€ for adults and 21€ for children.
North Island Tour
A tour including Haria, the Mirador del Rio and the Jameos del Agua. The tour is on every Saturday and lasts 8 hours. The cost is 44€ for adults and 22€ for children,and includes a lunch.
South Island Tour
This tour visits the Timanfaya National Park, the wine growing area of Geria,the green volcanic lagoon at El Golfo, the lava caves at Los Hervidores and the salt works at El Janubio. The tour is on Tuesdays and Thursdays and lasts 4 hours. The cost is 41.00€ for adults and 20.50€ for children.
Lanzarote Grand Tour
Obviously, one of the most popular excursions in Lanzarote is this full day excursion which goes to the Timanfaya National Park, Salinas del Janubio, Los Hervideros, El Golfo, Geria, Teguise, Haria and the Jameos del Agua. Lunch is included. The cost is 45€ for adults and 25€ for children.
A 6km walk through the volcanic landscape – the fire route, led by a licensed tour guide. The trek goes daily from Monday to Saturday and it takes 4-5 hours. The coach transfer and a snack are included. The cost is 38€ for adults and 30€ for children.
Quad and Buggy Tours
There are 1 or 3 hour off-road, quad and buggy tours from Costa Teguise in either the middle or north of Lanzarote. The tours are in small groups of up to four vehicles, and run daily from Monday to Saturday. The tour includes a coach transfer. The cost, for two people sharing, is 50€ for 1 hour and 100€ for 3 hours.
One of the most popular excursions in Lanzarote is to the Sunday market in Teguise. The big market has a range of stalls in the centre of the town, and local bars and restaurants are open. Teguise is the former capital of the island. The visit lasts 3 hours. The cost from Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise is 4€ and from Playa Blanca is 10€ for adults and 5€ for children.
There are other Lanzarote excursions that are available such as go karting in San Bartolome, a visit to Arrecife market, Playa Blanca market, snorkelling, diving, camel riding, catamaran cruises etc. So there are plenty of excursions to enjoy while you are staying on Lanzarote.