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Address: 1 Adventure Lane, FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone Number: 800-839-7238
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Description: Since 1974, Far Flung Outdoor Center has been helping folks discover the...
Since 1974, Far Flung Outdoor Center has been helping folks discover the wonders of Big Bend National Park with quality raft trips, Jeep tours, and ATV adventures.We specialize in high quality, interpretive tours of the Big Bend, with an emphasis on great fun mingled with just the right amount of learning.We offer a wide variety of guided rafting trips on the Rio Grande River, from short, half-day family floats to 3- and 4-night overnight trips. You can also experience special themed trips such as gourmet food adventures, trips with noted Texas folk musicians, and New Year's Eve star gazing parties.Want to explore Big Bend by land? Our guided Jeep and ATV tours are a perfect way to enjoy Big Bend's scenic beauty while learning about its natural and cultural wonders.Should you need lodging for your vacation, our Big Bend Casitas offer roomy comfort, nice amenities, and a location just minutes from Big Bend National Park.We're passionate about Big Bend and enjoy showing off her many beautiful places. We can help you make the most of a future trip to Big Bend!!
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Such a great time with Far Flung...we'll be back

We took a canoe trip with FFOC that included lunch and some incredible sights. Who know that kind of scenery existed in Texas? The FFOC folks were organized and really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Kingwood, Texas
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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We took a canoe trip with FFOC that included lunch and some incredible sights. Who know that kind of scenery existed in Texas? The FFOC folks were organized and really friendly. Our guide (Jody) must've answered a thousand of our questions about the region, its history, and its wildlife...all with a smile. And his canoeing skills made all the difference... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our full-day canoe trip down the Rio Grand past the Hot Tub Canyon was so much more than we expected! Our guide, Jody, was the best! He was so much more than just a river guide - throughout the day, he shared with us his obvious passion for the history, flora, fauna, and interesting stories of this beautiful region. We... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We've stayed at several locations in the Big Bend in the past, but Far Flung is the one we keep coming back to. The staff is extremely enthusiastic and helpful. The casitas are perfect for our family with all the amenities, and just the right ambiance. Can't wait for our next visit. And of course, we'll be staying at Far... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My experience with Far Flung was outstanding. We took the one day trip through Hot Springs Canyon and totally enjoyed every minute. The guides, John and John, were great and seemed to have a great time pointing out the geography of the canyon as well as a short hike to get up close to the local plants, fossils and cave... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our river guides (dread-head Southern woman with well moisturized feet and man with a young baby) are DEFINITELY in the right profession. They enjoy reading history and will entertain you with their knowledge. They had PLENTY of energy. My family arrived an hour late, and the manager simply rescheduled me for the next day.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its impressive to me to have a successful initial phone conversation that is followed up with an immediate email confirmation....kinda makes me feel like they run an efficient operation. Sure enough...the place runs like a clock. We did the ATV tour. Tour was safe, entertaining, educational. This desert is an amazing place and Far Flung knows it. I would guess... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

...and Far Flung Adventures will take you there. It's tons of fun riding in the custom made jeeps, touring the countryside.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Expensive but well worth it. We took the Jeep (although it turned out to be a Hummer because the weather was so cold that morning) tour in the desert with Chris. He explained the landscape, plants, history of the area, what it is like to live in the area...so much that helped us understand our surroundings. On another day, we... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I booked the Round the Bend tour. It was a six hour Jeep ride through Big Bend National park, complete with a supplied lunch. Our guide knew her geology, plant life and animals masterfully. But most memorable was her freindly demeanor and accommodating attitude. Had a great time. The only thing I would change would be to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've traveled all over and this is one of the cleanest best ran places anywhere! We look forward to numerous visits in the future! We love this place!!

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