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Address: 1 Adventure Lane, FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone Number: 800-839-7238
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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LOVED the canoeing trip down the Rio Grande!!!

My mom and I took the 1/2 day canoe trip today down down the Rio Grande with Far Flung and it was awesome!!! Due to the heat (duh, Texas summer) the water was a little low so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I took the 1/2 day canoe trip today down down the Rio Grande with Far Flung and it was awesome!!! Due to the heat (duh, Texas summer) the water was a little low so we had to walk our canoe through a few places but WELL worth it!! The guides were friendly and very informative, explaining the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many excellent reviews of this place that it is, almost, painful to submit this because our experience was so different...but this stay was nothing short of heartbreakingly painful. We visited here to make my husband's 50th Birthday special. He always had wanted to see and experience Big Bend National Park and given that we live in Northern... More 

Thank loop360liz
San antonio TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a half day river canoe trip with Far Flung last week. Staff was great -- helpful, knowledgeable, patient with people on the trip who needed extra assistance. They did a great job prepping the group, giving instructions before we got into the water, and emphasized safety throughout the trip. We stopped for a nice snack break about half-way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent some days visiting that area, so we took advantage of the "Casitas" to stay there. They are amazing! So beautiful, cozy and well structures.. Nice surprise indeed. Useless to say, we also visited Terlingua ghost town and took part in a rafting experience on the river. 100% valid, we will come back.

Thank Mascigab13
austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We have used Far Flung for a canoe trip on the Rio Grande in January, and a jeep ride in the desert west of Terlingua in June. Both done professionally with knowledgeable guides.

1 Thank Metldr
La Pine, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Casita's here are WAY superior to Chicos lodge in the park. Great place to stay while visiting Big Bend NP. Gas BBQ and ice machine were clean, worked great and much appreciated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We took the full day tour through the Santa Elena canyon. It was fabulous. Our guides were very good about helping us through the shallow areas and told us about the canyon itself. The trip did require some paddling and walking during the shallow parts, but was worth it. I would total recommend the full day trip if it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We booked a full day float trip and were disappointed that it was moved to half a day because of water levels. It's that time of the year. The rain season is during the summer months. We floated in the state park for half a day and it was a nice float. We enjoyed very much. I would recommend to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I went on the Old Ore trip. It is a long one but well worth it. I went with a guide (Ed) who was very knowledgeable on the area. Lunch was included and was very nice. If you have the time you will be very happy if you take this trip. Fossils, rock formations, wildlife, and old ruins are all... More 

Thank Bob T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We had Ed as our guide and he was very professional and knowledgeable. The tour itself was really interesting and great fun ( including a 74 year old and 2 kids 9&11). I would definitely recommend it as a different way to see Big Bend. It lasted a little over the advertised 3 hours and we travelled approx 22 miles.... More 

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