Lava Tube Cave Tours:


Did you know there is a vast network of caves near Bend, Oregon? These large, cool lava tube caves are fun to explore, and fascinating for the whole family. Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our professional naturalist guides will help you discover secret rooms, and teach you all about the history of the cave, as well as what lives and grows there. This tour is a great Bend Oregon family activity!

Bend lava caves have a delicate ecosystems that few have experienced to the fullest. Wanderlust Tours is the only guide company permitted in these lava caves.

Please note: this is not Lava River Cave on Hwy 97. We’ll take you away from the crowds and into the heart of the high desert to experience wild lava caves, without artificial lighting, paved pathways, or parking lots.

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Please call our office at (541) 389-8359 to check availability.


$80 per person
$60 Children 11 & Under

Recommended for children 5 and older

Tour departs twice daily from our office
9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
1:30 — 4:30 PM
This tour runs year-round


  • Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation

  • Helmet

  • Headlamp

  • Transportation out to the caves

Please bring:

  • Water bottle

  • Close-toed shoes

  • Warm clothing or layers — the caves are cool!

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on our tours. Please reach out to Ponderosa Paws for your dog-sitting needs.

Guided tours of Bend lava caves

Guided tours of Bend lava caves


In March 2016, WNS was found in Washington state. Wanderlust Tours is committed to cooperating with state and federal agencies, as well as conservation groups, to provide information to the public on the value of bats and the threat posed by WNS. Some of our Bend-area caves serve as winter hibernaculum, and we will not visit these caves. We operate year-round cave tours in caves where our bats do not hibernate. WNS does not affect humans in any way. Learn more about WNS in the United State here.