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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Far Flung took us places and showed us things we never would have seen

Far Flung is THE place for excursions around Big Bend National Park and environs. If you don't have a high-clearance 4x4 vehicle, Far Flung is a MUST. My wife and two sons did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Far Flung is THE place for excursions around Big Bend National Park and environs. If you don't have a high-clearance 4x4 vehicle, Far Flung is a MUST. My wife and two sons did the 6-hr Jeep tour of Big Bend on one day and saw sights down rough, gravelly roads we never would have been able to reach, notably Santa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a wonderful afternoon on the Rio Grande. I wanted to kayak but due to water levels we were put in canoes. Last minute booking, not really the right gear, but we did it, and it was really worth the money. Would love to go back and do a longer excursion.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The jeep was unavailable after being told it was. They disappointed my family. I originally requested one of two dates, but was told to contact FFOC closer to the date due to the jeep undergoing maintenance. I stayed in contact every few days so we could best plan our trip. My wife, daughter, and I planned to use the jeep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience. Such nice people! This was a great trip. Four women traveling together and we always felt safe. The casitas are coco table and clean. Probably the best. Must use them if in this area!!

1 Thank Theresa W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

1 Thank ThelmaNLouiseGalTX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

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San antonio TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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.

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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!

2 Thank richard s

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