With its vine-laden lava fields, exuberant architecture and cactus-crammed quarries, Lanzarote looks and feels like something from a sci-fi movie set. This exclusive-to-TUI excursion takes in a tasting in El Grifo winery, the Cesar Manrique Foundation and the Cactus Garden.
First up is a trip to La Geria. This area has become known for its ground-breaking sustainable territorial development. Here, vines grow in a seemingly inhospitable landscape of solidified lava. Drop into El Grifo winery for a tour and tasting – the dry and aromatic white Malvasia is highly regarded.
Then it's on to the Cesar Manrique Foundation, named after the legendary local artist-architect who built his studio-home over a vast lava field. In some parts, solidified lava even flows into rooms. Rounding off the day is a visit to the Manrique-designed Cactus Garden, which has more than 1,100 species of cacti planted in a disused quarry.