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Address: 1 Adventure Lane, FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
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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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Casitas the only place to stay

We spent 2 nights is Terlingua to explore Big Bend. The cabins were new and wonderful. Big, Clean, Comfortable, Kitchen area and outside barbecues.

Reviewed March 29, 2017
Barbara S
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

We spent 2 nights is Terlingua to explore Big Bend. The cabins were new and wonderful. Big, Clean, Comfortable, Kitchen area and outside barbecues.

Thank Barbara S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

We booked an overnight trip on the Rio Grande while in the Big Bend area with Far Flung. Due to the water levels, we were in canoes. Our guides were first class, all equipment provided (canoes, tents, sleeping bags and pads, camp chairs, etc.) were in great condition, the meals served were all very good. The guides provided plenty of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

We booked the ATV ride in the dessert for 2 families. The machines were in perfect condition. Randy our guide was excellent. Fun was had by all. We would book the trip again. Thank you.

2 Thank chicjulie
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

My husband and I recently participated in a Road Scholar hiking trip run by FarFlung Outdoor Center. It could not have been better! Erica was a wonderful nature interpreter and Randy was very helpful as well as fun...and he has a great voice. We would highly recommend using Far Flung for any guided tour in the Big Bend, Texas area... More 

1 Thank JerrySmith1941
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Positives: the guide was very good, and the tour gave a good full day overview of the park. The center arranged pickup from the little airstrip 3 miles from their office which was appreciated. The lunch was, as others have said, well put together. Negatives: The website makes a big thing of the "Jeep Tour" being special as it's run... More 

Thank Ross E
2 reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Dean was our guide, and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the Big Bend Natl Park. The jeep tour was excellent for my spouse and I. We got so much enjoyment out of the tour and will definitely do this again when we get to go back.

Thank Gaye H
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

I just had a half day to canoe the Rio Grande. This outfit did not disappoint. The guides were most professional, knowledgeable, diplomatic and entertaining. I just watched a PBS documentary on Big Bend, and I understand why they chose Far Flung to show them the Park.

Thank Kendall M
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We booked a half day canoe trip and loved it. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and went out of their way to ensure all the guests had s great time and felt comfortable. I will definitely use this group again if we return to Big Bend.

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San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We did the half-day float down the river and had a great time. Our family of four was able to share one canoe, which was nice. The guides were extremely nice and helpful (especially when our canoe tipped over after one rapid-the wet bags they provided saved our phones, so use those for sure). My kids said this was their... More 

Thank TexasGirlTravels
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

Busy week they have ever seen, and they loved it. Therefore, we loved our trip. Full day Santa Helen river float - 175 fps flow, so it is slow, but was find for the range of families in our tour. Have to say it was epic. Every person at business was happy to see us, and they all love their... More 

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