Limited Entry 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.

MAY - SEPTEMBER

Want to explore a lava tube cave October to April? Check out daily year-round cave tours!

Photo by Christian Heeb

Photo by Christian Heeb

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.

LIMITED ENTRY CAVE TOUR

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

This amazing caving experience is offered daily into an exciting private and 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

  • Gear: Helmet, headlamp

  • Transportation: to the cave

PLEASE BRING:

  • Layers: Warm layers— the caves are cool!

  • Miscellaneous Gear: Close-toed shoes, water bottle, camera

Photo by Christian Heeb

Photo by Christian Heeb

Photo by Christian Heeb

Photo by Christian Heeb

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.


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Photo by Christian Heeb

Photo by Christian Heeb

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