We booked the South Tour mainly for the trip to Timanfaya (volcano). We were collected outside Hotel Grand Teguise Playa at 8:25 in the morning. We made a number of stops throughout other resorts on the way. We stopped outside a restaurant (unplanned and not mentioned previously) after 45 minutes on the bus for a break and food/drink. Our group joked that we should expect someone to come out with a food blender and for the tour to continue someone would have to buy one (as seen in the TV programme Benidorm). I understand that this stop may be important to those who have been on the bus for an hour already but might leave a bitter taste with those who only got on the bus 10 minites ago. You could see a few angry faces. After 20 minutes we boarded the bus and headed to El Golfo. This was a lovely quick visit. Beautiful scenery. We then headed to the salt planes of La Hoya - just a drive past, thankfully. Following that we headed to the camel rides. There was a cost for the camel rides and photos but as it wasn't our thing we had a walk around and took photos. Finally onto Timanfaya- which we thoroughly enjoyed. I won't go into detail about what they plan for you but it is good fun. My son loved it! Finally onto the restaurant. By this time it was 1:30 and we were getting hungry. It was advertised as a pictuesque village - there was no village...a winery - that's pushing it. The purpose built buffet restaurant did have lovely food but just watered down wine and water on the table is not satisfactory for children and we were shocked with the pudding; custard with a milk biscuit on top. Wow! But we did enjoy the food. As we planned to pick up a few bottles of wine, following out meal we went into the wine sales room. I said, we're interested in red, can we try a red? The lady behind the counter said yes and poured a white. My partner said, "No red please". She waved her finger in the hair, said, "no, no" - then beckoned another person to come try the white wine she poured us. We just turned and walked out. No sale for you!
All in all it was a good day out but would have prefered just a trip to Timanfaya.
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