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Far Flung Outdoor Center

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Address: 1 Adventure Lane, FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone Number: 800-839-7238
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Since 1974, Far Flung Outdoor Center has been helping folks discover...

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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Peaceful rafting trip with great guides !

Our guides really made our 1 day rafting trip memorable. We ended up taking a raft down the river (8 people- 2 guides) and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. This is not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
cartagena, colombia
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cartagena, colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guides really made our 1 day rafting trip memorable. We ended up taking a raft down the river (8 people- 2 guides) and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. This is not a whitewater rapids rafting trip- the biggest you'll see are Class II rapids, so it's all about the guides being able to tell you history of the river,... More 

Thank CasaSweety4
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Casitas at Far Flung. They are very nice. Great attention to detail and comfortable. They have great guides for hiking and food is very good. The staff was very professional and caring. Adana, Thomas, Randy and Lu were excellent. The fire pit was a very nice touch. I would recommend the Casitas to everyone who likes... More 

Thank Sherry T
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family stayed in a casita at Far Flung Outdoor Center. The casita had very nice amenities consisting of satellite TV, a mini fridge, microwave oven, gourmet coffee, etc. the beds were very comfortable and the interior was as clean as 5 star hotels where I have stayed. We also took a jeep tour with Dean who was extremely informative... More 

Thank Steve75752015
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Just got back from another great trip with Far Flung! Austin & Erica are the best guides. The casitas are so nice to stay in. Sitting out by the fire at night watching the stars is great. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Dkiddy
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stayed in the Casitas. This place was well thought out and executed to perfection. The entire staff was professional and friendly. We did a day trip in rafts and had a blast. I can only speak to my experience, but our guide, Grady was great and really understood his role. Very knowledgeable, very respectful, very fun, and very cool.... More 

Thank Wayne E
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We stayed in a casita at Far Flung and took one of their tours on our first day. Both were awesome. We had a Far Flung guide (Lou) take us around the park. She was extremely knowledgeable and spending time with her made the rest of our trip so much better. We loved the well appointed casitas which seem to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We took the full day canoe trip up the Rio Grande through the Santa Elena Canyon, between the giant walls - Mexico on one side and US on the other. The water isn't deep so we helped the canoes along at the shallow areas. Our guide Reed was great. Knowledgeable and helpful, and he put out a decent spread for... More 

Thank lookupatthesky
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We booked two adventures on different days with Far Flung: the Jeep tour to Closed Canyon, the half-day river float tour. The sites and experiences from both of these excursions are all very memorable, but the conversations with our guides were worth their weight in gold. The very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides help you instantly build a connection with... More 

Thank mblakesley
Whitney, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a really nice place to stay! The staff were friendly and the casitas were super nice. They were like miniature log cabins on the inside. They are new and very clean! The beds are so comfortable and the views were nice. They also do adventure tours which we did not take advantage of, but could tell it would have... More 

Thank DG315
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My family and I recently visited Big Bend Natl Park with the intention of taking a river rafting tour. We were recommended to check out FFOC in Terlinga, Tx. Greg and Valinda are awesome, with a short notice they booked us on a half day trip. A must place to visit. They and there staff were polite and courteous, very... More 

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