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Cave Tours

Our most recommended Oregon Cave Tours

From Bend: Half-Day Limited Entry Lava Cave Tour

1. From Bend: Half-Day Limited Entry Lava Cave Tour

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.

Bend: Half-Day Lava Tube Cave Tour

2. Bend: Half-Day Lava Tube Cave Tour

Journey into subterranean cave's in Bend’s pine-studded high desert on this half-day tour. Follow your naturalist guide as they highlight features of these cool caverns for you. Meet your guide and board a comfortable vehicle. Sit back and relax as you take in the countryside on the way to the caves. Venture underground into the dark and quiet caves with a high quality headlamp, a protective helmet, and a local guide. Learn about the region’s geology as your guide explains how massive volcanoes created these caverns. Uncover the role that the caves play in the wider eco-system. Admire defining features in these caverns. Let your guide show you through the natural caves which have no lights or walk-ways. Enjoy the untouched beauty of this pristine environment before heading back to the meeting point in Bend.

Portland: The Mt. St. Helens Adventure Tour

3. Portland: The Mt. St. Helens Adventure Tour

Spend a full day crawling, climbing, and hiking with your professional guide as you experience Oregon's natural surroundings up close. Travel north of Portland along the lower Columbia River, known for 18th-century Spanish, American, and British explorers, and the Chinookan people. Crawl through a lava tree mold during a 20-minute hike in a landscape reminiscent of a fairy-tale amusement park, before beginning your descent into Ape Cave, one of the longest continuous lava tubes in North America. Spend 1-2.5 hours exploring this cave, named for a purported Sasquatch attack. Weather permitting, you will spend an hour at the closest viewpoint into the crater of the volcano, where you will eat a picnic lunch, overlooking Spirit Lake. Here, if there are no clouds, walk up the 437-step staircase to get a photo of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and of course, Mt. St. Helens. Before returning to Portland, you'll make additional 5-to-30-minute stops to enjoy vistas, hike through oldgrowth forest, and admire a waterfall. Throughout the day you'll learn about the geological history that shaped Mt. St. Helens and the Cascadia region.

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