Guided tour

From Bend: Half-Day Limited Entry Lava Cave Tour

From Bend: Half-Day Limited Entry Lava Cave Tour

Activity provider: Wanderlust Tours

Take a unique subterranean tour on Bend’s ponderosa pine-studded high desert and explore the cave's unique ecosystems with a professional naturalist guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel in the geological wonders of a subterranean cave enviroment
  • Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural history of Central Oregon
  • Take in the beauty of the ponderosa pine-studded high desert
  • Explore untouched lava caves and ecosystems that few people get to see
Full description

Join a professional naturalist guide on this epic subterranean tour on Bend’s ponderosa pine-studded high desert. Learn from renowned naturalist guides who will highlight interesting bits of these cool caverns that might not initially catch the eye. Experience private caverns not accessible to the public on this 2-hour underground tour in the darkest, quietest spot earth can provide, while gaining an understanding of the region’s geology and how massive volcanoes created these wonders.

See how the cave habitat provides for the creatures who live in it and be energized with revelations about natural and cultural history that’ll keep the mind humming with delight long after returning home with fond memories of the tour. Explore Bend’s lava caves, with their delicate ecosystem that few have experienced to the fullest. Experience these special lava caves with the only tour company permitted to operate in them, so wild they do not have a paved path or lighting. Enjoy what Mother Nature has created, a wonderfully diverse array of caves that offer a variety of experiences, with no man-made improvements put into the caves, so guests can explore the caves in their unaltered natural state.

Includes
  • Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation
  • Gear: Helmet, headlamp
  • Transportation from the tour office to the caves
  • Food and Drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Wanderlust Tour office and go to the caves from there.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Water
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Closed-toe shoes are recommended for navigating uneven rocky surfaces.
  • In our estimation, this cave presents an easier degree of difficulty.
  • The walking surface is mostly level and sandy with occasional rocky sections.
  • There are still fun opportunities towards the back of the cave for some scrambling and crawling for those interested.

Product ID: 410684