Lava Tube Cave Tours
Explore the underground tunnels of central Oregon
These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family. Outfitted with helmets and headlamps our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. BEND, OREGON EXCLUSIVE! Wanderlust Tours is the only guide company permitted in these lava caves. Note: This is not Lava River Cave on Hwy 97 – we take you away from the crowds into the heart of the high desert to experience natural lava caves without artificial lighting, paved pathways and parking lots. Bend's lava caves are delicate ecosystems that few have experienced in this way.
Tours depart daily at 9 AM and 1:30 PM from our office
$75 per adult $55 for children 11 and under
Children 5 and older welcome
Includes Guide, Headlamp, Helmet, Transportation and Award-winning Naturalist Interpretation!
The caves are cool! Dress warm and wear closed-toe shoes.
We disable online booking 48 hours prior to tour departure. Within 48 hours of the tour, please call our office for additional availability. 541-389-8359
*All tours require a 10% non-refundable deposit to make a reservation. Please read our Cancellation Policy for more information.*
White Nose Syndrome in western 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 which we do not visit. We operate cave tours year-round where bats do not hibernate. WNS does not affect humans in any way. If you want to learn more about WNS in the U.S., we encourage you to visit this website: http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/