Special Events at Wanderlust Tours
We have an exciting new host of Special Events Activities in Bend, Oregon each season.
If you're interested in creating your own special tour, please contact our Custom Tour Coordinator.
June 10, 2019:
VOLUNTOURISM: WEED PULLING
For over a decade and a half, Wanderlust Tours has been giving back to the beautiful Central Oregon landscape and bringing our community together through our voluntourism events. This year, we’re partnering with the Deschutes Land Trust to pull invasive weeds that harm indigenous plant life.
MULTIPLE DATES IN JULY 2019:
GUIDED CAMPING TRIP TO STEENS/ALVORD DESERT
Join Wanderlust Tours on a multi-day camping tour of Oregon’s remote Steens Mountain and Alvord Desert. This is the perfect Oregon vacation idea! An immersive guided tour of this fascinating region. Departs at various dates in July 2019.
july 20, 2019:
ART IN NATURE: PRIVATE PIANO CONCERT AT SUMMER LAKE WITH HUNTER NOACK’S IN A LANDSCAPE
Join Wanderlust Tours and acclaimed pianist Hunter Noack for an incredibly moving experience in the remote wilderness of Eastern Oregon’s Summer Lake.
Join Wanderlust Tours for an incredible paddling tour on a mountain lake, followed by a piano performance from Hunter Noack atop Mt. Bachelor!
AUGUST 30, 2019:
ART IN NATURE: LAKESIDE DINNER Concert WITH BEND CAMERATA
Wanderlust Tours is proud to present the next installment of our Art in Nature outdoor performance series. Hike to a lakeside ‘stage’, enjoy a spectacular musical performance by the talented 10-person a cappella group Bend Camerata, and enjoy a locally-catered dinner from Wild Oregon Foods. Dinner and joyous voices next to water lapping on the beach? Oh yeah! This is the perfect Bend, Oregon activity!
DECEMBER 31, 2019:
New Year's Eve
Bonfire on the Snow
The only place you want to be when we leave 2019 behind and greet the New Year in Bend Oregon. Join us for a magical evening on the snow complete with hot cocoa, a glowing bonfire, and a saxophone serenade. Is it December yet?
SNOWCAMP WITH A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE (ONGOING WINTER SERIES)
An exciting series of outdoor winter adventures! Snowshoe into the gorgeous Central Oregon wilderness, and set up camp for a night of adventure. Enjoy a delicious locally-made dinner and libations around a bonfire, while your naturalist guide shares the cultural and natural history of the area. The perfect way to celebrate spring break in Bend, Oregon!
LOCALLY-CATERED DINNER SNOWSHOE
During the winter, we partner with one of our talented local restaurant partners (like Wild Oregon Foods) to bring you a special treat. Enjoy a delicious, specially-catered dinner, followed by a magnificent snowshoe trip out to the quiet of the nighttime forest. There, you can relax around a hand-carved snow amphitheater while enjoying some hot drinks made with locally-distilled spirits, some delicious locally-made desserts, and the amazing ambiance of the old-growth forest at night.
WINTER GUIDED TOUR OF CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
Experience one of the most stunning sights in the Pacific Northwest! In the winter, we lead custom snowshoe tours around the rim of this volcanic caldera, explaining the fascinating geological and cultural history of Oregon's only National Park. Afterward, enjoy a catered lunch with some hot drinks in this beautiful landscape.
STEENS MOUNTAIN & BLACK ROCK DESERT GUIDED CUSTOM TOUR WITH THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM
We lead annual custom guided tours into the heart of the Alvord Desert, emphasizing Steens Mountain. From Bend, we travel deep into sagebrush country, where we spend three nights and four days uncovering history, hiking through deserts and forests, exploring ranches, and relaxing in hotels established in the early 1900s. For more information, please visit our page detailing the Steens Mountain Guided Tour.
SUMMER GUIDED TOUR OF CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
Guided tours of Crater Lake are simply a must. There's so much fascinating cultural, geological, and natural history to learn! Explore Oregon's only National Park with our Naturalist Guides. This is the ultimate family vacation trip!
LOCALLY-CATERED DINNER CANOE
For these custom group tours, we partner with one of our talented local restaurant partners to craft a magical experience. Enjoy a delicious, specially-catered dinner right by the water's edge, followed by a stunning, Naturalist-Guided canoe tour on the peaceful waters of the Cascade Lakes, or the Deschutes River.