Fuerteventura Island Tour and Scenic Ferry Ride from Lanzarote

Day Trips & Excursions in Betancuria

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from$50.80
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Experience beautiful Fuerteventura on a day trip from Lanzarote! Twice the size of its busier neighbor, this captivating island is all ancient volcanoes, sleepy villages and magnificent beaches. After a scenic ferry ride, join your coach with an expert guide to drive through its stunning landscapes and mountains. Enjoy free time to explore rustic hamlets such as Betancuria and get a glimpse of the colorful capital of Puerto del Rosario as you head towards the sand dunes at Corralejo. A fantastic way to discover this idyllic island.
Start your day trip with a pickup from your Lanzarote meeting point, and travel by air-conditioned coach to Playa Blanca, on the island’s southern coast. Board the ferry for your 30-minute crossing to Fuerteventura, an island that basks in the sparkling Atlantic to the south. Your ferry ticket is prebooked, so there’s no need to wait in line at the port. Once on board, sit back and contemplate the views over the waves and Fuerteventura on the horizon. Head south through Fuerteventura’s dramatic, stark landscapes to Betancuria, the island’s former capital. Cradled into volcanic hills, this ancient whitewashed hamlet was named after the 15th-century Norman explorer, Jean de Béthencourt, who conquered the island. Stroll around its pretty squares independently, and perhaps visit pretty Santa Maria church to see its fine Baroque altar. Next, trace the corkscrew mountain roads to a spectacular viewpoint. Take photos of the breathtaking mountain scenery in front of you and look out for the cheeky chipmunks that make a point of visiting the spot. Continue to Pajara, a traditional village famed for its Church of Our Lady of Regla, which boasts two aisles and Aztec-style door carvings. Wander around as you wish and then head towards South Corralejo, passing by Puerto del Rosario, the island’s capital. Continue to the spectacular National Park of Fuerteventura. The sight of this 6-mile (11-kilometer) expanse of giant sand dunes merging into the aquamarine sea will have your camera working overtime! Afterward, return to Corralejo and, following your ferry crossing, finish your tour with a drop-off at the meeting point.

What’s included

  • Pick up and drop off from meeting point
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Round-trip ferry ticket to Fuerteventura
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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