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Timanfaya NP

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Timanfaya NP

Hi,

What is the best way to visit the volcanoes, restaurant etc in the national park? Went years ago without kids but this year will have a 7 year old and a 2year old in tow. We will have our own car but can you do it all alone or do you have to take a coach tour?

Can you also get to the 'green pool' on your own as well? Sorry it may be called something different to that!!

Thanks

Craig

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1. Re: Timanfaya NP

Your drive into the NP, you then go on a coach tour for 40-45 minutes, You don't HAVE to go on this. Otherwise just check the shop out, BBQ, fire pit etc.

The Green pool is El Golfo and is easly to do on your own. Just park on the left as you come down the hill into the village and follow the path. enjoy

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no i think you have to take the coach around for 8 euro's, you park your car in the car park. Not sure whether you mean the Jameos del Agua the blue pool with the albino crabs or the Green Caves, you can get do both of those by the car, entrance is 8 euro's

oh right Keith has mentioned most things

Edited: 04 February 2013, 19:42
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You pay for the coach trip as part of your entry fee to the national park, so you might as well take it, it's well worth doing!

You're much better off hiring a car and seeing what you want to see rather than being limited by the tours on offer.

Edited: 04 February 2013, 20:37
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We have been going to Lanzarote for years but only started hiring a car a couple of years ago.

It's definitely the best way to see things, we hire a car everytime we are there now.

We have done all the trips on our own and now just love setting off and seeing where we end up! Have managed to find some lovely places we probably wouldn't have visited!

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5. Re: Timanfaya NP

A couple of these replies could be a little confusing, so just to clarify:-

If driving, you pay your entrance fee at the kiosk at the foot of the national park and then drive up to the car park; wardens will direct you where to park. You can then show your tickets and hop on the coach provided by the park that takes you round the volcanoes with a commentary in 3 languages. This is included in the entrance fee. After you get of the coach you will be shown to where the demonstrations of the volcanoes heat take place.

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6. Re: Timanfaya NP

Thank you all for your comments. Very valuable.

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7. Re: Timanfaya NP

Having got a good road map of Lanzarote, where exactly is the kiosk at the foot of the national park? What road is this on, coming from PDC?

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8. Re: Timanfaya NP

It's on the LZ 67. If you're travelling from Yaiza towards Mancha Blanca, it's on the left hand side about 2 km after the camel safari. You can't miss it - it looks a bit like a World War II pillbox - and the queue of cars is a bit of a giveaway .

It's NOT the Visitor's Centre, about 4 km further on along the LZ 67, just before you get to Mancha Blanca - that's a free museum about volcanoes, but still worth seeing if you've got time.

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9. Re: Timanfaya NP

Thank you. I had both on my map so you have answered my question perfectly.

Many thanks

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10. Re: Timanfaya NP

I would recommend the bus tour, the South Route, as only a bus can go up through Fire Mountains and it is well worth the ride, scary, but a must.

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