Ages 8+. Join Wanderlust Tours this summer for some outdoor adventures. Explore the wonders of Central Oregon with these guided tours! Youth under the age of 16 are welcome to register with a registered adult who will be responsible for them during the tour.
Scattered around the sage-covered High Desert lie ancient caves, buried by the volcanic upheavals in centuries known to past peoples. We’ll discover the hidden underground world of these large cool caverns in a way that’s safe and fascinating! Leading very small groups with headlamps for all, our guides will provide in-depth interpretation on the formation of the lava tubes, the wildlife habitat inside the caves, and the many uses of the caves over time from Native American dwellings to cold storage for early Bend residents. Central Oregon’s caves are delicate ecosystems that few have experienced in this way! Registration fee includes transportation, guide, and gratuity. Tour begins and ends at the Wanderlust Tours Office in Bend, 61535 S Hwy 97 #13.
06/20 | Su | 9a-12p | $75 ID/ $98 OD
What to bring:
The caves are 45 degrees year-round. Long pants and a jacket, closed-toe walking shoes, and if your hands get cold easily, bring a lightweight pair of gloves.
Waypoints along the challenge are coupled with intriguing clues which lead participants through forest, rock outcroppings, and ridgelines- all with the backdrop of mountain vistas. Teams have to rely on one another’s ingenuity to complete the physical and intellectual elements of the day of fun. Each person comes to realize the integrity of individuals making up the whole. Registration fee includes transportation, guide, gratuity, and gear. Tour begins and ends at the Coffield Center, 1750 W. McKinney Butte.
06/27 | Su | 9a-12p | $75 ID/ $98 OD
What to bring:
Wear good hiking shoes and bring sun protection.