Special Events at Wanderlust Tours

Summer is upon us! We're heading out on daily and nightly canoe and kayak tours of the gorgeous Cascade Lakes, as well as exploring the volcanic history of Bend, and as always, we're continuing to explore the amazing wild caves of Central Oregon every day. Find out what makes Bend, Oregon such a great place to vacation, and live. We invite you and your family to join us for some unforgettable memories on any one of our amazing tours! 

We have an exciting new host of Special Events each season.
If you're interested in creating your own special tour, please contact our Custom Tour Coordinator


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AUGUST 11-12: PEAK OF THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

This is one of the most spectacular celestial events of the entire summer! These prolific meteor showers will peak right in mid-August, and we HIGHLY recommend that you join us out on the water to marvel at their beauty! Sign up for one of our Starlight Canoe Tours, and be sure to select the correct dates to enjoy this magnificent view!

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SEPTEMBER 22-25: GUIDED TOUR OF NEVADA'S BLACK ROCK DESERT
& OREGON'S REMOTE STEENS MOUNTAIN

This is the trip of a lifetime! We've partnered with the High Desert Museum to develop an exquisite trip through these remote landscapes. Experience the breathtaking stillness of a desert horizon, the overwhelming sight of an untainted night sky filled with stars, visit little-known destinations, and learn all about the fascinating cultural and natural history of these extreme locales.

DECEMBER 31, 2018:
New Year's Eve
Bonfire on the Snow

The only place you want to be when we leave 2018 behind and greet the New Year. Join us for a magical evening on the snow complete with hot cocoa, a glowing bonfire, and a saxophone serenade. Is it December yet? Sign up here!

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MAY 4, 2019:
VOLUNTOURISM: CAVE CLEANUP

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 Cave Cleanup. We partner with local businesses and volunteers to clean up our caves. Sign up here!


PAST SPECIAL EVENTS:

Be sure to check out our Custom Group Tours page if you like what you see!

ART IN NATURE WITH SURVIVORMAN LES STROUD
We partnered with the Tower Theatre to present a host of activities with Survivorman Les Stroud. Our Naturalist Guides brought Survivorman and guests out to the stunning Cascade Lakes, and to one of Central Oregon's wild Lava Tube Caves. At each spot, Les performed some of his music and regaled the audience with tales of his adventures.

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.

STEENS MOUNTAIN CUSTOM TOUR
We lead custom guided tours into the heart of the Alvord Desert, with an emphasis on the magnificent 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.

GUIDED SUMMER CRATER LAKE TOUR
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!

CRATER LAKE GUIDED SNOWSHOE TOUR
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. 

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.