Discover exotic Arrecife with its modern, yet relaxed attitude rising pristine and white against a barren volcanic landscape along a turquoise bay. Visit Timanfaya National Park and marvel at the twisted lava formations and caves. Explore El Charco de San Gines, a salt-water lagoon filled with colorful fishing boats, surrounded by the white and blue homes of the fishermen. Visit the International Museum of Modern Art housed in the Castle of San Jose, and the Archaeological Museum in the Castle San Gabriel. Meander along Calle Leon y Castilla for exceptional souvenirs and shopping. Look for hand embroidered linens, African carvings, the local Guanches pottery, duty-free perfume and liquor. Enjoy tapas and a fine glass of wine at one of the seaside cafés in a land of sunshine and siestas.

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  • Puerto Del Carmen Beach Transfer

    Enjoy a half-day tour to the primary beach in Puerto del Carmen. Being of volcanic origin, the sand is dark and appears almost toasted. If you wish, rent a comfortable beach lounger and umbrella for shade or just lie on a towel and relax in the sun. If the mood strikes, feel free to stroll the nearby promenade, which is lined with cafes, chirinquitos (beach bars) and shops. Later, you will drive back to the pier.

    Please note: Additional activities are available at the beach for an extra cost and are not part of the tour package.

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  • Lanzarote Wineries Tour

    Sample the most distinct wines of Lanzarote at three vineyards that use an unusual method of cultivation to produce award-winning wines out of the volcanic soil. While the Canary Islands aren't always associated with fine wine, the wineries here prove that they should be.

    Your tour starts with a drive to the Bodega Suarez Winery. These vineyards are part of a protected natural area characterized by a unique form of culture in the world. The fruit of these vineyards, along with the combination of traditional techniques and the latest technology, result in a wine of great quality and tradition. Here, you'll sample some vintages distinct to the soil and climate conditions only found on Lanzarote before continuing on.

    Your second winery stop, El Grifo, is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1775, its award-winning wines include a fruity red with violet tones and a lovely, amber-colored Muscat. All the labels bear a distinct griffin logo designed by the celebrated Lanzarote artist Cesar Manrique.

    The third and final winery on the tour is La Geria, perhaps the island's most recognized vineyard as La Geria is also the name of Lanzarote's primary wine-growing region. Large quantities of at least six wines, ranging from dry, semi-sweet and sweet Malvasia, are produced under the La Geria label. Following your visit and tasting, you'll transfer directly back to the pier where your winery tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some gravel surfaces. Additionally, there are some steps to negotiate at the wine cellars. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather-appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

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  • Yesterday & Today

    Despite being small, Lanzarote is rich in museums, and you'll visit three of them that wonderfully depict the island's past and present, and are devoted to subjects ranging from cactus to 19th-century farm life.

    It's a drive inland from the pier to the César Manrique Museum located in the village of Tahiche. Contained within the former house of Lanzarote's most celebrated artist, the modern museum exemplifies Manrique's vision of architecture being in harmony with the natural environment. It's a breathtaking setting atop an old lava field. When the lava cooled, it left behind large bubbles in which Manrique lived and worked. His paintings, as well as pieces by other Spanish masters such as Picasso and Miró can be found on display throughout the property.

    Continuing on, you'll next visit the Cactus Museum, another Manrique creation. The museum sits on an old quarry of volcanic ash where more than 10,000 cacti and succulents from America, Madagascar and the Canary Islands are now displayed in a spectacular stone-built enclosure that is reminiscent of an ancient Roman amphitheater. Inside, there's a restored mill, and the grounds are punctuated with serene pools and unique metal sculptures.

    Rounding out this museum tour, you'll explore El Patio, a traditional 1840 farm, outbuildings and flourmill that have been lovingly preserved and furnished with period pieces and agricultural implements. Chickens, goats and even camels are still raised here; and grains and fruit are cultivated in the fields, using traditional methods. Think of El Patio as a snapshot of a former era, an ethnographic museum where Lanzarote's culture is proudly exhibited.

    Following your visit at El Patio, you'll rejoin your coach and return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of easy to moderate walking that includes some uneven ground and gravel surfaces. Additionally, there are steps to negotiate at the César Manrique Museum. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather-appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. For Insignia's call on April 2, 2012, this tour will run with slightly shortened times at the stops to accommodate the time in port.

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  • Wellness - the Healing Effects of Aloe Vera

    Learn the natural secret to healthy living on the Canary Islands – the local aloe plant. Often called the plant of immortality, aloe vera has been revered throughout history for its healing properties. The benefits of this spiky cactus-like plant range from healing skin injuries and sunburn to minimizing wrinkles and even soothing your stomach. Discover all about cultivation and the therapeutic uses of this miracle plant and even how to prepare a DIY aloe product at a unique aloe center and museum in a small Canarian village.

    Your scenic drive through the extraordinary volcanic landscape of Lanzarote takes you north along the east coast until you reach the small village of Punta Mujeres. Here you will visit the Aloe Vera Interpretation Centre, which has been declared a Center of Tourist and Cultural Interest and offers extensive insight into the history, cultivation, production and care of this miraculous plant. A plant typical of warmer regions, aloe thrives on the island of Lanzarote. Exhibits at the center and museum demonstrate the great therapeutic advantages of this plant as well as how its curative properties were uncovered more than 3,000 years ago.

    The array of benefits from using aloe vera have been recognized for centuries. Not only is it called on for sunburn relief and the prevention of wound infections, but it can also be used as a moisturizing, anti-wrinkle and antiseptic skincare ingredient. It’s rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants. It can even be taken orally for digestive relief and a host of other medicinal benefits. Thanks to the mineral-rich volcanic soil, the aloe vera from the plants on the Canary Islands is very pure and amongst the highest quality in the world.

    During your visit, you will learn about the cultivation, the myriad uses of this plant and partake in an aloe workshop to learn how to prepare a soothing face cream or a rejuvenating aloe scrub. Prior to leaving the center, enjoy a special gift of several product samples.

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  • Panoramic Lanzarote

    Venture into the barren landscape of a national park on a captivating volcano tour, and then discover the unusual way fine wines are produced in Lanzarote's harsh environment.

    Depart from the pier and begin driving inland across volcanically formed Lanzarote. This portion of Lanzarote is relatively dry, which has minimized erosion so the barren landscape looks much like it did when formed a few centuries ago. As you'll learn, the area's Fire Mountains didn't even exist until years of volcanic upheaval created them in the 1730s.

    You'll have the opportunity to explore this otherworldly terrain within the National Park of Timanfaya. Rarely will you ever see countryside so beautifully desolate and compellingly bizarre. During a volcano tour, you'll learn all sorts of intriguing facts about the park, including that the temperature just beneath the surface approaches 1,000ºF. You'll also hear a contemporary recording of diary entries from a priest who long ago described the eruptions.

    Continuing on, you'll pass the salt flats of Janubio, where salt is extracted from the sea for export, an industry in decline ever since refrigeration replaced salt for food preservation. Soon, you'll arrive at La Geria, a vineyard that produces distinct wines primarily from the Malavasia grape. To survive in the dry soil, the vines are planted in funnel-shaped craters and the ground covered with porous volcanic granules to retain moisture. It's a unique method of cultivation resulting in excellent wines, a few of which you'll sample. Afterwards, you'll return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking that includes uneven ground and gravel surfaces. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Grand Tour of Lanzarote

    Spend the day exploring Lanzarote's lunar-like countryside, formed centuries ago by now extinct volcanoes that left grottoes, craters and mountains in their wake.

    Your full-day excursion begins with a drive due west across the volcanically formed island of Lanzarote. Arriving at your first stop, the National Park of Timanfaya, you'll explore its fascinating, otherworldly terrain, where just a few feet below the surface temperatures approach 1,000ºF. Rarely will you ever see countryside so beautifully desolate.

    Amazingly, plants can grow here in this volcanic landscape, even grape vines. At the nearby Bodega La Geria, you'll see white Malvasia grapes flourishing in the center of the many craters dug out of the black volcanic soil. It's a strange sight; one you'll gain an even greater appreciation for once you taste the winery's excellent vintages, which typically have lemony tones and tropical scents.

    Next, it's on to a local restaurant where you'll be treated to a lunch of traditional Canarian cuisine. Afterwards, you'll re-board your coach and drive to Mirador del Rio. Once used as a lookout for pirates and then as an artillery base in the late 19th century, the mountaintop area was redesigned for sightseeing in 1973. The views from here are simply stunning and clearly showcase the peculiarities of Lanzarote's terrain.

    Before returning to the pier, you'll make a final stop at Jameos Del Agua, a series of underground grottoes formed by volcanic activity 3,000 years ago. A ""jameo"" is a cave created when a volcanic tunnel collapses, and these are quite unusual. While here, you may also see some blind albino crabs scurrying about, a crustacean that's been depicted in cave drawings by a local artist.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some gravel surfaces. Additionally, there are some steps to negotiate at the wine cellars. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather-appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Exclusive Submarine Adventure

    Behold the teeming marine life off Lanzarote's southwestern shore from the comfort of a modern, air-conditioned submarine.

    It's a short drive from the pier to the marina at Puerto Calero, located on the southwest coast of Lanzarote. The area has long attracted sailors, as it's naturally sheltered from the island's prevalent northeasterly winds. However, it wasn't until the late 1980s, with the opening of the marina that Puerto Calero developed into a luxurious destination. One of its biggest draws is the submarine tour of the surrounding waters.

    Upon arrival, you'll receive a safety briefing and then board the submarine and settle in for your underwater adventure. There are large viewing ports throughout, and the water is typically crystal-clear, enabling you to easily observe the abundant marine life that was once only seen by divers.

    More than 500 species inhabit the unique, volcanically formed underwater world off Puerto Calero, and there's no telling what you'll spot. Flat-bodied angel sharks may be lying partially buried on the bottom, waiting to ambush prey. Massive groupers can frequently be seen swimming about, along with a variety of graceful manta rays. You might even catch sight of an ocean sunfish, known as a mola mola, which often weighs more than a ton, making it the world's heaviest bony fish.

    After approximately one hour underwater, the submarine will surface, and upon disembarkation, you'll enjoy some free time at the marina. There is shopping, restaurants and plenty of other interesting diversions. Afterwards, you'll rejoin your coach and travel back to the pier in Arrecife.

    Please note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during free time at the marina. However, there is a steep ladder that must be negotiated to enter and exit the submarine. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather-appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The minimum age to participate is four years old.

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  • Northern Lanzarote & Aloe Vera Farm

    This spectacular tour concentrates on Lanzarote's picturesque northern region, a fertile land blessed with moisture from the trade winds.

    Your tour commences with a drive north toward the inland village of Haria. Although Lanzarote has a semi-desert climate, beautiful Haria rests in a fertile valley known as the Valley of 1,000 Palms. By tradition, a palm is planted for each child born here, and the greenery makes for a wonderful photo opportunity.

    Continuing on, you'll soon arrive at Mirador del Rio, a mountaintop area that also offers stunning views. Once used as a lookout for pirates and then as an artillery base in the late 19th century, El Mirador, as it's sometimes called, was redesigned for sightseeing in 1973. The genius behind the new design was Cesar Manrique, a celebrated local artist who created the setting to be in harmony with the natural environment.

    Not far away lies an aloe vera farm, where the succulents thrive in Lanzarote's rich volcanic soil. Although used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, aloe vera has plenty of other applications, including as an ingredient in cosmetics, soap, shampoo and even drinks.

    Finally, you'll drive to Jameos Del Agua, a series of underground grottos formed by volcanic activity 3,000 years ago. A ""jameo"" is a cave created when a volcanic tunnel collapses, and these are quite unusual. You may also see blind albino crabs scurrying about, a crustacean depicted in cave drawings by Manrique.

    Following your visit to the grottos, you'll re-board your coach and travel back to the pier in Arrecife.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking that includes some uneven ground and cobblestone surfaces. Additionally, there are numerous steps to negotiate at Jameos Del Aqua. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather-appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Southern Lanzarote & Wine Tasting

    Experience two contrasting sides of southern Lanzarote: the arid, lunar-like terrain within the National Park of Timanfaya, followed by a lovely wine tasting at an award-winning vineyard.

    Your excursion begins with a drive inland across volcanically formed Lanzarote. This portion of the island is relatively dry, which has minimized erosion so the barren landscape looks much like it did when formed a few centuries ago. As you'll learn, the area's Fire Mountains didn't even exist until years of volcanic upheaval created them in the 1730s.

    You'll have the opportunity to explore this otherworldly terrain within the National Park of Timanfaya. Rarely will you ever see countryside so beautifully desolate and compellingly bizarre. While the surrounding volcanoes are dormant, there are plenty of reminders of the geothermal activity just beneath the surface, where the temperature approaches 1,000ºF. The park's staff may demonstrate the intensity of the heat by pouring water into a bore hole, which will erupt seconds later in a steaming mini-geyser. It's a one-of-a-kind experience, as is your jaunt across the park's volcanic dunes on the back of a camel.

    Afterwards, you'll continue your exploration of Lanzarote by passing the salt flats of Janubio, where salt is extracted from the sea for export, and then driving to the Bodega La Geria Winery. While the Canary Islands aren't always associated with fine wine, the wineries here prove that they should be. Focusing primarily on the Malvasia grape, to survive in the dry soil, the vines are planted in funnel-shaped craters and the ground covered with porous volcanic granules to retain moisture. The fruit of these vineyards, along with the combination of traditional techniques and the latest technology, result in a wine of great quality and tradition, a few of which you will sample before heading back to the pier in Arrecife.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking that includes some uneven ground. Additionally, there are a few steps to negotiate at the Stratus Wine Cellar and guests should be mobile enough to ride in a wicker basket-chair mounted on the camel. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather-appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Trekking On Moonscape

    During this excursionin the Natural Park of Volcanoes, you will visit several craters, lava gorges, canals and tubes, which will leave you with a great understanding of the phenomena associated with volcanic activity. Along the way, you will have the chance to see the island's variety of flora and several outstanding geological formations brought about by erosion.

    This area is considered a trekker's paradise, as it has everything to attract the visitor who is looking for an adventure in harmony with nature. One of the many highlights is entering a volcano that last erupted from 1730 to 1736.Afterwards, you will return to the ship.

    Please note: A minimum number of guests is required for the tour to operate. Total hiking time is approximately 3.5 hours over 4 miles, depending on group's speed. Guests must be in good physical condition and should wear sturdy, low heeled, comfortable walking or hiking shoes and comfortable, loose clothing. Participants should be aware that there are certain inherent risks involved in any hiking excursion. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 16 years. Minimum age allowed on this tour is 10 years of age. This tour will operate in all weather conditions, so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them, carry a backpack for belongings and take bottled water to stay hydrated during the hike. Participants should be aware that there are no facilities available during the course of the tour.

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