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“Excellent way to view the park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rio Aviation Inc.

Rio Aviation Inc.
1 Joe Moss Road, Terlingua, TX 79852
432 557 9477
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Terlingua
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Owner description: Offering flightseeing adventures over Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, the Reserva Santa Elena, and the Dahlquist Research site.
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Excellent way to view the park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Big Bend National Park. Marcos, our pilot, was informative from beginning to end, from reassuring us of the safety precautions taken before our journey to the information and history he told us regarding the formations of mesas and volcanoes and of the people who lived/live there. Overall smooth ride; views are once in a lifetime and well worth the price. It would have been impossible to enjoy Big Bend as much as we did without taking this tour. If you are looking to see a lot of Big Bend and not sure where to start, start with Rio Aviation!

Visited December 2013
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“A great way to see hidden Big Bend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Marcos is very knowledgable of the area history and geology. He is a great pilot, and gave us some magnificent views of both the national park, and the Big Bend Ranch State Park to the West. We saw site that are impossible to reach by vehicle.

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Big Bend Scenic Flight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Wonderful early morning flight/tour over the western section of BBNP, BBRSP and the hidden gem called The Devil's Playground. The flight was much more than a sightseeing geology tour. Owner/pilot, Marcos Paredes gave us a people of Big Bend past and present tour. He had great tales and tidbits on the folks who had and those currently living down there...a tough but beautifully inspiring land.

Only downside is that our time in the air ended. We wish we could have stayed up in the sky all day!

Visited September 2013
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“Volcanos, mesas, calderas - oh my!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

What a gorgeous morning trip flying over the whole Big Bend area. One million acres of geology, river beds, arroyos and canyons laid out like a beautiful puzzle. Makes you realize borders are a silly convention.

Visited September 2013
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Marcos was very knowledgable and a great pilot! The scenery was spectacular and the ride was a breeze! We enjoyed our anniversary trip to the Big Bend area and topped it off with a wonderful flight with Rio Aviation! Would recommend this for everyone! Until next time, Happy flying Marcos!

Visited September 2013
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