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“best excursions ever !!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Award winning half-day adventures with naturalist guides since 1993! Offering daily Canoe, Kayak, Cave, Volcano, Snowshoe and GPS Eco-Challenge Tours. Evening Moonlight Canoe and Snowshoe tours and Bonfire Snowshoe trips on select dates. No experience necessary, family-friendly tours with transportation and all equipment provided. Discover What's Around This Bend!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Irvine, California
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“best excursions ever !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

i was extremely happy with wanderlust tours.....i visted bend in june 2012(a bit late on the entry)....and chose wanderlust to do some adventures around bend.....they have excellent customer service......everyone was very friendly.....and they have a great range of fun adventures to choose from..............i traveled to bend solo & i chose a hike & cave exploring............the hike was absolutely beautiful....it turned out no one else signed up so i got a private hike (they were good at accommodating - they didnt cancel like some companies do ) ......it was about a 2 hr hike & since we were alone the guide took me up this awesome lava rock mountain....the mountain was covered with lava rocks so it was definitely a fun adventurous hike & then we hiked around lake paulina (well partially around)....and what a gorgeous walk !!! the guide was very friendly & very informative - she made it very enjoyable :)
as for the cave adventure that was another super fun day.............i was with a group of about 10 people & we took a hike through one of the many caves bend has.....i have never been in a cave so this was really exciting for me..............the guide was excellent & again had a great day..............with the cave u do have to wear a helmut with a light on it (they provide it ) & it does get chilly in the cave (just a heads up )...........and the grounds in the cave were a bit rocky in some parts & smooth in others....hiking boots i would recommend for stability....as far as tight spots i would say no......i dont like small tight spots & i was fine.....everywhere we went u could stand & stretch ur arms with the exception of one area where u did have to crouch a tiny bit but nothing extreme.....it was more like bending over a little as u walked comfortably & u could stretch ur arms with no worries...........i didnt feel claustophobic at all................there were some areas we did have to make some small climbs over some rocks - we had all ages in our group & everyone did fine..............i feel the cave adventure is a must do..............it was one of my favorite adventures to date :) if u want some adventure added to ur trip definitely choose wanderlust......they were perfect & the pricing was very fair as well !!!!

Visited June 2012
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Bend, Oregon, United States
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“Starlight Canoe Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

My friend who was from Kansas and had never been in a canoe before and I took a trip with Chip to Elk Lake for a starlit canoe ride. The trip for my flat-land friend was one of the most memorable trips she's ever done. For me, living in the Northwest all my life, it also was one of the most unforgettable event I've ever done! We so enjoyed our guide Chip for multiple reasons. We especially loved his story telling around the campfire on the lake shore. I just moved to Bend recently and plan on using Wanderlust tours for many more adventures!

Visited October 2012
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wanderlusttours, Manager at Wanderlust Tours, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of a very special vacation! Thanks very much for your kind review- we can't wait to have you two back out on tour with us!
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Ashland, OR
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“Best part of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were due to get married this year but had to post-pone it a year so we went on this preanniversary trip and on the day and time we should have been getting married, we chose to kayak and it was so amazing and is now a very treasured memory.

Our tour guide Courtney was full of interesting information about the area and we learned so much. She was kind and made us feel safe and comfortable for our first kayaking experience. She was just a joy to spend time with. The lake was beautiful and the wildlife amazing. We intend to come back and do more of the tours offered by Wanderlust. We couldn't have had the same experience without them.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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“Relaxing afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We had a great time with Wanderlust Tours. Our trip to Hosmer Lake was so relaxing and beautiful! It was a perfect experience, especially for us as beginning kayakers. Our guide Courtney was very sweet and had a great personality. She was also very educated and gave us lots of interesting factoids about the area and plants and wildlife.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Kaci C
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The Dalles, Oregon
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“Fantastic tour company!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were fortunate enough to plan two tours with our children: a cave tour and a starlight canoe trip around the lake. I cannot impart enough how professional, friendly and accommodating our guides were on these trips. Jeff, who took us to Skeleton Cave and Greg, who guided our family of four around the lake at night, were incredibly relaxed and professional and shared with us an impressive & vast knowledge of our surroundings. I was a bit concerned about the cost of these two trips for four of us but I can honestly say it was worth every dime. Our 8 and 13-year-olds raved about both excursions. We were so impressed by this tour company that we are planning a bigger tour with them in the spring. Five stars for this company.

Visited September 2012
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