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From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour

1. From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour

Following pick-up from your resort in Fuerteventura (available from Corralejo and Castillo/Caleta de Fuste), journey to the port at Corralejo and board the express ferry to sail to Playa Blanca on the neighboring island of Lanzarote. Travel above deck and feel the sea breeze on the open-air journey. Upon arrival, get a welcome from your guide and board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach to drive to Timanfaya National Park. Enter the volcanic landscape of the island's southwest and travel across volcanic soil to marvel at the dormant volcano and other geothermal attractions of the park. Continue to the wine region of La Geria to take a look at the unique circular vineyards and sample some of the local wine. Gaze in awe at the extraordinary sight of vineyards covered in black volcanic ash! Then, go to an aloe vera museum to learn more about the health properties of the local crop. Drive along the scenic south coast to visit the green lagoon of Charco de los Clicos and see its majestic cliffs. Return to port at Playa Blanca for the return boat journey to Corralejo, where you can avail of the transfer back to your resort according to your booking.

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Fuerteventura Day Tour

2. Fuerteventura Day Tour

You will begin your route towards Pájara, a small oasis among barren mountains. From here you will have views of its church, which is complete with an Aztec-style façade. You will then visit Tiscamanita, stopping at an aloe vera production plant where it is possible to see where this product is created out of agave plants on the island. Next up, you will continue to Betancuria, where you will visit the Casa Santa Maria, a traditional house which collects samples and customs of the inhabitants of the island. Lunch will then be en-route to your next destination, where delicious and traditional dishes will be waiting you. After lunch you will continue the route passing the Mirador de “los Guanches” on the way to the north, before reaching Oliva. Once here you will have a panoramic view of the House of the Colonels, a former residence of the island’s authorities. Afterwards, you can see the beautiful beaches of the Dunes of Corralejo, complete with a photo-stop. This idyllic beach has been a natural setting for various Hollywood production films.

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Fuerteventura: Panoramic Tour

3. Fuerteventura: Panoramic Tour

Discover the center of Fuerteventura on a combined panoramic and trekking tour. Following hotel pickup (available from the towns of Corralejo, Lajares, Villaverde, and Cotillo), enjoy a short briefing from your driver, who will explain the itinerary and listen to your particular requests. From Corralejo, drive for 5 minutes to the Sand Dunes Natural Park and admire the dunes that slide into the ocean. Take time to explore before a scenic ride along the eastern coast of Fuerteventura, passing through Puerto del Rosario and other small villages. Stroll along the white shores of Sotavento beach, in the southeast of the island. Admire the beautiful lagoons and capture the best panoramic shots on the road across the central mountains to Pájara, a quaint rural town. Stop for lunch in Ajuy, a picturesque fishing village, and try the local seafood. Visit the black sand beach or explore the exciting caves only a 30-minute walk away. Cross the Natural Park of Betancuria, the oldest part of the island which offers broad views over the Canyon of La Peñita. Follow the winding streets of Betancuria, the first Castilian settlement in the Canary Islands and the ancient capital of Fuerteventura. Keep an eye out for the island's native birds such as falcons, eagles, hawks, and vultures. Finally, witness stunning views of the Tindaya mountain (also known as the "Sacred Mountain").

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Fuerteventura: Tapas and Culture Tour

4. Fuerteventura: Tapas and Culture Tour

Get to know typical and authentic organic products from the Canary Islands during this culinary tour. Learn more about the prickly pear from your first host and taste the juice as well as the mojo sauces and marmalades. Learn more about the production of olive oil on the second farm. Enjoy a tour of the area with your host and listen to his explanations about the olives and his own little production. Taste the oil and get to know the traditions of the locals. If you are interested, you can buy the products directly on site. Find out more about goat's cheese at the third location. The family you will visit has been carrying out the old tradition for generations. See the Majorero goat and visit its pasture and get the chance to taste the cheese that has won international awards. The cheese tastes especially good with the special bread Pella de Gofio. Learn how this bread is made with the special flour gofio at the end of your visit.

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Fuerteventura Discovery Tour

5. Fuerteventura Discovery Tour

Discover the island of Fuerteventura on this incredible full-day tour. After pickup at your hotel in Corralejo, Cotillo, or Caleta de Fuste, start your day with a visit to the little village of Tiscamanita. Stop at an aloe vera plantation and see the island’s agave plantations. Continue to see the beautiful beaches in the south of the island, stopping for photos along the way. Next you’ll visit Pájara, a small oasis among barren mountains. Admire the views of the church, with its distinctive Aztec-style facade. Continue to Betancuria village to stop at the Casa Santa Maria, a house that showcases traditional crafts made by the inhabitants of the island. Then enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, pass the Mirador de los Guanches on the way to the north. Finally you’ll reach the Oliva, where you’ll have panoramic views of the House of the Colonels, former residence of the island’s authorities. At the end of your full-day tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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Fuerteventura: Return Ferry Ticket to Lanzarote & Free WiFi

6. Fuerteventura: Return Ferry Ticket to Lanzarote & Free WiFi

Start your journey from the Port of Corralejo, where you'll board the Lineas Romero Fast Ferry to Lanzarote. Enjoy this comfortable and easy service and discover Lanzarote with its beautiful beaches, volcanic national park, luxury marina, and promenade. You can hire bikes or enjoy a variety of water sports. Explore the town of Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote with its many shops, bars, and restaurants. Ferry departure time from Corralejo, Fuerteventura: 10:30 AM1:30 PM5:30 PM7:30 PM Departure time from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote: 9:30 AM12:30 PM4:30 PM6:30 PM

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Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

7. Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

Cross the north of Fuerteventura whilst enjoying a nature hike through a unique environment. During this Trekking Tour, discover El Calderón Hondo in Lajares village, one of the most well-preserved volcanoes of the island. Climb to the edge of the crater and enjoy the impressive depth of the cone from a panoramic balcony, one of the best views of the north shore and Lanzarote. Walk through fossil dunes and into ravines formed by millions of years of erosion in the natural setting of La Cañada de Melian Canyon.  Next, relax in the typical village of El Cotillo located on the northeastern coast, which offers some of the island's most charming beaches. Visit a local bar or restaurant downtown before walking around the Toston lighthouse to see the ocean and the natural lakes of the north.  Finally, return to your hotel for a rest after this unforgettable day. Be picked up at your Hotel between 9:00 and 9:30 AM and return between 2:30 and 3:00 PM.

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Fuerteventura: Island Flavors Full-day Tour with Lunch

8. Fuerteventura: Island Flavors Full-day Tour with Lunch

Tour the island of Fuerteventura in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get off the beaten track and visit places unchanged and unspoiled over the time.  After you are picked up from your hotel, you’ll head to an aloe vera farm where you will learn about the properties of this miraculous plant, considered as the queen of medicinal plants.  Next you’ll admire the Entallada Lighthouse, the nearest point of the Canary Islands to the African continent. Then visit the “Esparragal” bio farm and taste their olive oil, tomatoes and other naturally-grown products. You’ll also learn about the life and traditions of the Canarian people living in the countryside.  You will visit the scenic villages of Pajara and Betancuria, making a stop at one of the best goat farms and cheese shops on the island, and enjoy a tasting of their produce. For lunch, enjoy a meal of tapas in an authentic local restaurant. The last spot of the day is the famous cheese museum located in the village of Antigua. At the end of the day you’ll be dropped back to your hotel.

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Fuerteventura: Island Tour by Minibus

9. Fuerteventura: Island Tour by Minibus

Discover the beauty of Fuerteventura and explore the north of the island. Immerse yourself in the realm of King Guize, the last king of the Maxorata, and explore the island's history and culture. Get to know the country and its people and enjoy some local delicacies. Discover "The Gateway to the World", the caves of Ajui, and learn more about the typical goat's cheese that has a long tradition on Fuerteventura. Let yourself be enchanted by the impressive landscapes of Fuerteventura and enjoy the view of the dunes at Corralejo, the mountain of Tindaya and take a look at the valley of the Conception. You can also look forward to a few culinary delicacies of Spanish cuisine and enjoy the wonderfully relaxed Spanish lifestyle.

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From Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Day Trip

10. From Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Day Trip

Discover the top Fuerteventura highlights on a full-day tour departing from the Playa Blanca Harbor in Lanzarote. Enjoy a scenic 35-minute cruise to Corralejo Harbor in Fuerteventura. Visit the the village of La Oliva and stop in at the Candelaria church. Admire the church's traditional Canarian architecture dating back to the 18th century. Travel to Tefía and the village of Betancuria, the one-time capital of the island. Enjoy free time to explore the cobbled streets of the village and stop in at a traditional eatery for lunch.  Then continue on to a traditional farm-museum that houses a number of different animals and its own cheese-making operation. Sample some of the delicious locally-produced products before traveling northward along the coast to the Dunes of Corralejo natural park. Pause to take photos of the magnificent sloping dune beaches and turquoise waters. Enjoy free time to explore and get in touch with the incredible nature of another one of the Canary Islands before heading back to Lanzarote.

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What people are saying about Fuerteventura

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 329 reviews

Amazing tour around the island, got to see so much and the guide Emmanuela was so nice and knowledgeable and made everyone on the tour feel comfortable, she also drove the minibus! We saw se.incredinle sites and on stops she would recommend where to have a drink/coffee or eat. The bus was clean and comfortable with aircon. I would recommend a good pair of walking shoes for the caves at Ajui! When I come back to Fuerteventura I would love to do another tour with Emmanuela, her passion and love for the island really shows. You visit many places including, corallejo sand dunes, Puerto De Rosario, sotavento beach, Pajara, Ajui, the caves, Betancuria and many other stops to look at the amazing views!

Everything worked out great. The tour guide Manuela explained really well and answered every question. We would book the tour again in this form and can only recommend it. You get a good overview of the island within almost 9 hours

Great day, we visited many places on the island . Our driver/guide drove like Schumacher, but it still felt very safe. The number of places to visit and the time planned for them, felt well planned. We highly recommend this trip

It was a great day in sunny Lanzarote. All professionally organised. Highly recommended for a day tour while staying in Fuerteventura.

What a marvellous tour. Our tour guide Manuela was fantastic. The trip displayed the highlights of the beautiful island.