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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: Tapas and Culture Tour

3. 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

4. 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: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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Fuerteventura South Full-Day Tour

9. Fuerteventura South Full-Day Tour

This 8-hour tour of southern Fuerteventura begins with a drive to the Entallada Lighthouse, perched high on a 200-meter cliff. The site offers spectacular area views. Continue on with a tour of La Pared. Note the wall that constitutes one of the most important archaeological sites on the island of Fuerteventura. Discover the 9-kilometer-long beach at Sotavento that seems to be blessed with permanent sun. Marvel at the seemingly endless stretch of blond sand and enjoy a swim in one of the enormous sea puddles. Finish the tour with a walk along the Morro Jable promenade to the Matorral Lighthouse.

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Fuerteventura : La Pared 3-Hour Segway Tour

10. Fuerteventura : La Pared 3-Hour Segway Tour

Feel like a local and explore La Pared's top highlights, its different beaches, and hidden spots on a 3-hour guided tour riding a segway. Get a short introduction on how to use your segway, then get your adventurer's cap on and head on through the small village, which once separated the two kingdoms of the island by a wall — hence the village's name, which means wall in Spanish.  See Fuerteventura differently and feel cool as you cruise off-road on mountain and desert tracks, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your two-wheeled segways. Enjoy having the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, and choose where to stop to snap some memorable pictures along your way. You can even enjoy a small break in a bar to sample some local drinks.

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What people are saying about Fuerteventura

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 324 reviews

The tour was very interesting and took us through the most hidden gems of the island. We were able to experience life and food through the eyes of an inhabitant of the island. All of the small villages we visited were very picturesque. The food was very local and tasty but the very best part of the trip was Simon, our guide. He was able to bring so much information on the spam of 7 hours and entertained us even after lunch when we were all ready for siesta. The mix of German humor and historic facts accounted for a great experience!

Informative and diverse tours of Lanzarote. The guide and the bus driver are very professional. Comfortable bus, timing respected, we recommend this excursion, you will not be disappointed for sure.

A very well organized excursion. Meeting point near the hotel, guide in French which allowed us to learn things about Fuerteventura and Lanzarote !!!

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

Easy trip around volcano. Perfect view of the norten part of the Island. Nice day outside the hotel resort. Thank's a lot Pepe