Lanzarote has an infinite number of places full of landscapes, history, nature and culture to discover. On the island you can enjoy a vast variety of trips to discover the most emblematic places of Lanzarote and those that not too many people know about. 

What is the best time of year to visit Timanfaya National Park?

Spring is the best time to visit Timanfaya as the temperature is lower than in summer and more pleasant for excursions. There are also fewer visitors.

September and October are also great months to come and discover the park for the same reason.


How long does a typical excursion to the park last?

If you are organising your own trip to Timanfaya, the amount of time you are there for will depend on yourself and what you are interested in seeing. You can spend as much time as you want getting to know this magical place.

What most people tend to do, however, is to go on a guided tour of Timanfaya, which can last between one and three hours.

Depending on the type of activities you want to do, the duration of the excursion may vary. At Lanzarote.com you can book excursions that last up to 8 hours. These include a variety of activities and visits to the most interesting places in the National Park.


What activities can be done at Timanfaya?

The Timanfaya National Park covers an area of more than 50 square kilometres and includes terrain that provides a number of natural attractions.

There is therefore the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of related activities from going on hiking trails to scenic bus excursions including tours that visit some of the most emblematic places on the island.


Is it safe to walk or hike in Timanfaya?

It is completely safe to walk or hike in Timanfaya because the routes and trails are clearly signposted. In addition, if you go on any organised excursion to Timanfaya, there will be a guide who will accompany you and explain everything about the area.


Are there guided excursion options available and what do they include?

The best option when booking an excursion to Timanfaya is to do so in the company of an official guide. With this option it is possible to relax and enjoy the activities even more because it is usually accompanied by other services such as:

  • Transport
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch

In addition, the guided Timanfaya excursions are available in several languages (including Spanish, English and German) so you can get even more out of this unique experience.


Can you visit by yourself or is it necessary to join an organised group?

You can come to Timanfaya on your own, but if it is your first time visiting the park, it is best to do it with an organised group.

With a programmed excursion to Timanfaya, you will be able to get to know the place better, find your way around and enjoy the visit without any worries.


Are there any important restrictions or regulations that visitors should bear in mind when exploring the park?

As it is a protected area, it is necessary to understand the restrictions and regulations that are in force on your excursion to Timanfaya. There are certain rules which you must observe. The following is not allowed:

  • Access and circulation on unauthorised roads and paths.
  • Stopping or parking vehicles outside the areas marked for this purpose.
  • All hunting activities, as well as the use of weapons.
  • Collecting plants, animals or rocks.
  • Caving and outdoor sports.
  • The use of loud sound systems or megaphones.
  • Professional activities such as photography, video, cinema, TV, etc. require a special permit.

It is extremely important to respect nature and to follow the instructions of the park rangers. For this reason, it is best to organise to go on an authorised excursion to Timanfaya with guides who are familiar with the area and its regulations.