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Cueva de los Verdes

Cueva de los Verdes: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lanzarote: Full-Day Tour of 3 Tourist Attractions

1. Lanzarote: Full-Day Tour of 3 Tourist Attractions

Take part in a tour that has an exciting blend of nature and adventure on the idyllic Canary Island. Enjoy 3 different attractions as you get to know Lanzarote better. Montañas del Fuego/Timanfaya National Park Visit the Fire Mountains in Timanfaya National Park, part of a vast area affected by the volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736. Experience experiments with the existing geothermal energy and enjoy a tour through the National Park. Learn more about the history of this natural wonder. Hear about the authentic records of a priest from Yaiza, which documented the volcanic eruptions in the 18th century, conveying an impression of how people’s lives were determined by this force of nature. Cueva de los Verdes Move on to visit the cave “Cueva de los Verdes”. Witness the lava tube, formed by the volcano La Corona, and one of the longest in the world. Learn about the heaving tunnels and cavities at different levels, which together reach a height of 40 meters and go far into the sea. Jameos del Agua See the two caves that are part of one of the longest lava tubes on earth. See how the artist Cesar Manrique creatively and tastefully designed this section of the tunnel to create a harmony between art and nature. Pause to spend some time at the restaurant, view the concert hall, and see a small lake with a direct connection to the sea. The lake is also home to small white blind crabs, which can be seen with the naked eye and are usually found only in waters more than 2,000 meters below the sea.

Lanzarote Full-Day Highlights Tour

2. Lanzarote Full-Day Highlights Tour

Explore the best the Lava Coast has to offer on this full-day tour. Flowing from Timanfaya during the 18th and 19th centuries, the lava has created a unique landscape. Visit the Mountains of Fire. Travel up to the Islote de Hilario and see the geysers before continuing along the Ruta de los Volcanes. Stop at the Camel Echadero inside the Timanfaya National Park. Taste La Geria wine from a local producer before a break for lunch. After lunch, visit the Valley of 1000 Palm Trees in Haria. Enjoy the spectacular views of the island of La Graciosa from the cliffs. End the tour with a visit to the Jameos del Agua.

Lanzarote: Day Tour for Cruise Passengers

3. Lanzarote: Day Tour for Cruise Passengers

Disembark from your cruise ship and join a guided tour of Lanzarote that takes you to the north of the island. See the unique volcanic tunnel and caverns of Jameos del Agua, enjoy a wine tasting in La Geria, learn about the thermal anomalies in Islote de Hilario, and much more. Start in the Valley of a Thousand Palms, and admire the 5,000-year-old Corona Volcano. Then reach the Famara Massif at an altitude of 500 meters and look out over the islands of the Chinijo Archipelago. Discover the underground oases of Jameos del Agua and marvel at the natural lagoon. Continue south and see the Monumento al Campesino and learn about the so-called "Fertility" monument. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting in La Geria and learn how wine growing developed on the volcanic soil. Then, continue to the scenic Timanfaya National Park and admire the fascinating Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire). Hear about the energy hidden under the earth's surface in El Islote de Hilario, and see some amazing experiments with geothermal energy. Finally, you have the opportunity for an optional camel ride through the park, and on your way back see the Green Lagoon and the salt marshes.

Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote

4. Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote

Enjoy a fantastic day out on this tour of Lanzarote. See the picturesque village of Yaiza on the edge of the volcano, where you’ll have the opportunity to admire the volcanic crater of the Timanfaya mountains or simply enjoy a cup of cafe con leche (coffee with milk). You then head west towards the impressive rocky coast of Los Hervideros, with unique structures formed by volcanic eruptions. See Lago Verde, a green lake in the middle of the black sand beach of El Golfo. Admire the bay made from tuff and lava, with unusual colors and bizarre shapes. You’ll than travel by bus towards Timanfaya National Park. Here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a short ride on a dromedary and to experience the world on top of these fascinating animals. Marvel at the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), try out amazing experiments with the geothermal energy, and enjoy the breathtaking tour through the national park. Learn about the history of this natural wonder's development. During a break in Mancha Blanca, take the opportunity to visit the famous church of Nuestra Senora de los Dolores. Admire the beautiful Canary architecture and see the statue of Madonna which, according to legend, halted the flow of lava from a volcanic eruption. Visit the picturesque wine-growing region of La Geria and learn more about the painstaking work associated with the local methods of wine growing. You can also taste the delicious local wines in a local Bodega (cellar). Passing by the Monumento al Campensino, the tour heads to the green northern side of the island with the Valley of 1000 Palms. Experience a landscape completely different from what you have seen so far on the island. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere along the way to one of the island's highest viewpoints. Admire the fantastic view of the Valley of 1000 Palms, Monte Corona, and the northeastern coastline with its picturesque villages. Visit Jameos del Agua, one of the most beautiful places in Lanzarote. Visit a cafeteria decorated with beautiful hanging baskets, a concert hall, a pool, and a small lake which connects to the sea.

North Lanzarote: Cave, Jameos del Agua, and Viewpoint

5. North Lanzarote: Cave, Jameos del Agua, and Viewpoint

Discover the secrets of a volcanic tube, enjoy a walk through an underground garden, and feel like you're on an eagle's wings at the famed Mirador del Rio, all on this guided day trip around Lanzarote with pickup and drop-off included. After pickup, head first to the volcanic cave Cueva de los Verdes (entry fees included). Second, visit the lava caves Jameos del Agua (entry fees included). Marvel at the volcanic tunnel transformed by Cesar Manrique into a secret garden. See crystal-clear lagoons and albino crabs that look like pearls. Learn about all the sights you visit from your local guide. Enjoy spectacular views of the island of La Graciosa from the cliffs. Later, visit the village of Haría, also known as the Valley of The Thousand Palms. Spend the rest of your trip exploring this palm grove oasis and optionally stop for lunch. A buffet option for €10 is available, or you can visit a café. 

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

6. Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Hardly any other has influenced Lanzarote so much as the artist César Manrique. He was a painter, architect, sculptor, designer, and environmentalist. His vision was a symbiosis of architecture and nature. Start the tour in his footsteps with a visit to the Monumento al Campensino, a monument to peasant dedicated to the hard-working rural population. See the traditional craftsmanship of the Canary Islands in the small museum and marvel at the impressive restaurant in the foothills of a lava field. Continue on into the Valley of a Thousand Palms to the Mirador del Rio. Enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote and one of the most representative architectural creations of César Manrique that unites art and nature. Visit the nearby cave, Jameos del Agua part of a 7-kilometer-long lava tube, which was created by the eruption of Monte Corona around 8000 years ago. Discover Jameos del Agua, a portion of which was artistically designed by César Manrique. Here you will find a restaurant, a concert hall, and a small lake with direct access to the sea where small, white blind crabs live. At the end of the tour you will drive to the cactus garden “Jardin de Cactus”. Here you will find more than 1100 different species of plants from around the world spread across 5000 square meters. On the way back you will visit the Fundación César Manrique in the artist’s former residence. See some of his works of art and discover how the artist worked. A large part of the complex is nestled in the foothills of the longest lava flow of the Canary Islands, with unusual structures running through the entire house.

Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

7. Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

César, a multidisciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, conservator of monuments and tourist resorts, designer of landscapes and gardens, and recognized ecologist, created from natural volcanic accidents a tendency that impacted the world. He managed to unite Art, Urbanism and Tourism in a single concept, under a philosophy and model of urban intervention based on sustainability and respect for the natural values of the territory, into what is now a world reference. The Island would be different without the Monument to the Peasant, Los Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río, Cactus Garden or the Cave of the Greens. It would certainly be less attractive and with much less personality. Not visiting these Centers and works of art, being able to interpret them, is like not even having travelled here. This tour offers you the opportunity to discover the North of Lanzarote having a panoramic of Haría, Riscos de Famara and Volcán de la Corona. You will have the privilege to visit the art centers of Cesar Manrique such as Monument to the Peasant, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Río and Fundación César Manrique. Choose if you wish to visit Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, two marvelous art centers which are a must in your visit to Lanzarote.

North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

8. North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

Be transported to another time through the paved streets and historical plazas of Teguise, the municipal capital of Teguise. Enjoy a great view of El Valle de las Mil Palmeras (the valley of the thousand palm trees) on the way to Los Valles towards Haría. Then visit the Cueva de los Verdes, a uniquely beautiful cave with an indescribable interior formed by volcanic eruptions. After passing through Arrieta and Mala, stop at the aloe museum where you will learn about the benefits of aloe. Continue to Guatiza to have a look to the prickly pears plantations where the natural dye, cochineal, is produced. Explore the old quarry where the famous artist César Manrique perfectly fused nature and art. Follow the road to the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, we have the opportunity to contemplate Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by different avant-garde artists.

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What people are saying about Cueva de los Verdes

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,681 reviews

Was an amazing trip around whole island, 9-17pm, we had a lunch stop as well, we saw a lot of the beauty of Lanzarote. Nazaret, our guide, is such a lovely person, thank you! All passed super professional, from my booking to the end of the trip. Air-conditioned bus, spanish-english languages. I highly recommend this trip because you can see even La Graciosa from distant, was a surprise for me.

Did the trip on January 5th, 2023 & are absolutely satisfied. Great guide, great bus driver, great tour. I recommend booking the whole tour as it allows you to get to know both sides of the island. Thumbs up!

The guide Andrea was great, the excursion very well planned in terms of schedules, the bus driver Sebastián with a lot of expertise, and the fantastic places and at quiet times to be visited.

Great tour ! Really recommend to visit the thimalya National park by bus with GYG . It is the most convenient way to visit the mentioned attractions of the island without queuing

It was a great way to enjoy the day and see lots of things. Our guide Erich was funny.