LAVA TUBE CAVE TOURS

EXPLORE THE LAVA CAVES NEAR BEND, OREGON!

Did you know there is a vast network of caves near Bend, Oregon? Strap on a helmet and headlamp and join our naturalist guides for a fun, educational, underground adventure! These tours are a great Bend, Oregon family activity.

Daily guided tours of Bend lava caves

Daily guided tours of Bend lava caves

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Bend’s lava caves have a delicate ecosystem that few have experienced to the fullest! Wanderlust Tours is the only guide company permitted in these special lava caves.

WE HAVE TWO OPTIONS FOR DAILY CAVE ADVENTURES:

DAILY CAVE TOUR

$80 per person
$60 children 11 & under
Recommended for children 6 and older

Explore the 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 you journey through the cave, you will learn about the unique organisms that live and grow within this delicate environment.

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

Includes:

  • 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!

LIMITED ENTRY CAVE TOUR

$90 per person
$70 children 11 & under
Recommended for children 4 and older

This tour offers the same underground experience as our daily cave tour but with an exciting visit to a protected hibernaculum! In an effort to protect our furry bat friends’ winter hideout, we only visit this particular cave in the summer with a limited number of guests. This tour provides an excellent opportunity to learn all about our area’s volcanic history as well as the role our caves play in Central Oregon’s ecology.

Tour departs twice daily from our office
9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
1:30 — 4:30 PM
This tour runs May through September

Includes:

  • 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!

PLEASE READ: WHITE NOSE SYNDROME IN NORTH AMERICA

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.


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