Cascadia Adventure Film Festival

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SEPTEMBER 5-7 2019

Wanderlust Tours is excited to partner with Cascadia Adventure Film Festival! Join us for the inaugural year of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival, where we celebrate the adventures that push us to our limits, and help us forge a deeper connection to the natural world.

Watch influential films and explore Bend!

Wanderlust Tours is renowned for our knowledgeable and naturalist guides, our small group tours take you into nature to seek out the beauty of Central Oregon’s Cascade lakes, rivers, forests, and caves.

Tumalo Falls Hike
Thursday, September 5, 2019

8:00 Meet at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon (UUFCO) for our departure to Tumalo Falls.

8:30 This stunning hike will begin at the base of 100-foot Tumalo Falls. The 7-mile roundtrip hike will take us up along spectacular waterway to witness one waterfall after the next as it drops into deep pools carved into the forest floor. A sweet and chilly creek crossing leading us to yet another splendid waterfall will bring us back to the trailhead. Basalt, wildflowers and the sound of water fill our senses while silence of the forest reigns.

12:30 Return to UUFCO

Cost: $90 per person, includes: Transportation and guide


Brews and Views Canoe Tour
Thursday, September 5, 2019

12:00 Depart the UUFCO for the Deschutes River.

12:30 A silvery ribbon carves Bend’s western boundary. The Deschutes River, the earth’s life-blood, provides a dramatic means to take in the best of this area. Bald eagles, native rainbow trout, and mink cavort as we roll down the river. The aspen groves and impressive lava flows provide spectacular backdrops to our journey. Our guides will instruct everyone on canoeing techniques and lead the group down the river while sharing the natural and cultural history. When we pull out, our guide will crack open some locally crafted ales to enjoy while taking in the beauty of a spectacular waterfall.

3:30 Return to UUFCO

Cost: $90 per person, includes: Transportation, guide, canoes, gear, and beer tasting


Lunch and Lava
Cave exploration!
Friday, September 6, 2019

12:00 Pick up at the Wanderlust Tours office and make a stop at a local, family-owned restaurant for a seasonal meal before heading off for some cave exploration. Scattered around the sage-covered High Desert lie ancient caves, buried by the volcanic upheavals in centuries known to past peoples. We’ll discover the hidden underground world of these large cool caverns in a way that’s safe and fascinating! Leading small groups with headlamps for all, our guides will provide in-depth interpretation on the formation of the lava tubes, the wildlife habitat inside the caves, and the many uses of the caves over time from Native American dwellings to cold storage for early Bend residents.

4:00 Return to Bend

Cost: $105 per person Includes: Transportation, lunch, guide, helmet and headlamps.

Photo by Christian Heeb

Photo by Christian Heeb

Wild Oregon Foods

Wild Oregon Foods

Canoeing the High Cascade Lakes plus Breakfast
Saturday, September 7, 2019

6:45 Enjoy munching baked Sparrow goodies and hot coffee/juice at UUFCO back patio.

7:00 We’ll make an early morning departure for the Cascades and an amazing sunrise paddle to our breakfast location on a beach!

7:45 Put in our canoes to paddle the glassy waters of a stunning mountain lake. Explore the fingers of basaltic lava, which spilled over Mt. Bachelor’s 9,000-foot slopes, spewing steam as it collided with frigid mountain melt-off from the Three Sisters. Our destination- a sandy beach where a wonderful hot breakfast (from Wild Oregon Foods) will await. Return paddle to our point of embarkation.

10:00 Take out and head back to Bend.

10:45 Arrive at UUFCO.

Cost: $115 per person, includes: Transportation, guide, breakfast, canoe and gear