About Limited Entry Cave Tour

Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination for cave tours in Bend, Oregon! Join us on this epic subterranean tour on Bend’s ponderosa pine-studded high desert. Our renowned naturalist guides will highlight sweet bits of these cool caverns that might not initially meet the eye. This experience is private, not a public accessible cave. 

Naturalist Guided Experience: During our 2 hours underground, in the darkest, quietest spot earth can provide, we may impart an understanding of the region’s geology- how massive volcanoes created these wonders. Or we might share how the cave habitat provides for creatures important to human life. Your crew will be energized with revelations about natural and cultural history that’ll keep your mind humming with delight long after you return home with fond memories of the tour.

Caves: 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. These caves are also wild, meaning they do not have a paved path or lighting. Closed toe shoes are recommended for navigating the uneven rocky surfaces.

Cave Difficulty: Mother Nature has created a wonderfully diverse array of caves that offer a variety of experiences. All of the caves we visit are wild, meaning other than the staircase to enter them there are no man made improvements put into the caves (walkways or lights). The walking surface is uneven and can be varying degrees of rugged and rocky.

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.

On all our cave tours, our guides are attentive to keeping the pace suitable to all members of the group so that everyone can move at a comfortable speed.

61535 S Hwy 97 Suite 13
Bend, OR 99702


$110 per person | $85 children 11 & under
Recommended for children 5 and older


Tour Times
May 1 - May 31:
9:00 AM - 12:00PM | 1:30 PM - 4:30PM

June 1 - September 30:
9:00 AM - 12:00PM | 2:00 PM - 5:00PM

This tour runs May through September
Want to explore a lava tube cave October to April? Check out daily year-round cave tours!


Departing from our office, 20-25 minutes one-way


    • Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation
      • Gear: Helmet, headlamp
        • Transportation: departing from our office
        Please Bring:

          • Layers: Warm layers— the caves are cool!
            • Miscellaneous Gear: Close-toed shoes, water bottle, camera