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The level of Rio Grande river in mid – December wasn’t high so it was just possible to have a half... read more

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Big Bend Jeep Tour for party of 18! - A fantastic day for all of us.....

I contacted the Far Flung team in Terlingua in August, to set up a Jeep tour for 18 adults in... read more

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Two of us booked a kayak trip through the canyons of the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Erica Little was our guide for the day a d was an excellent and entertaining host for the eight mile journey! She started with basic kayaking and river floating instructions and conginued to build our skill sets throughout the day. We navigated a series if white water rapids just challenging enough to make it interesting and gratifying to complete. Erica not only set out a fantastic lunch but educated us on the geologic and buman history duri g the entire trip.
I would encourage anyone to take the grip to see a part of the area that can only be seen from the river, and be sure to ask for Erica!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

As part of our exploration of Big Bend National Park, we participated in two outings with Far Flung Outdoor Center: a half day ghost town jeep tour and an all day canoe trip down the Rio Grande. Making the arrangements ahead of time was pleasant and efficient and we received several e-mails with suggested packing lists and itineraries. Guests who stay at the Casitas at Far Flung receive a nominal discount for outings. Our jeep tour was just the two of us. Randy, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the area and the flora and fauna and he stopped often to explain details. Much of the tour is the journey to and from Buena Suerta (the remains of a mercury mining town) but we never felt rushed once we reached the town. Our canoe trip was fun and it was lucky that the weather warmed up significantly. The guides do not know until the day of departure where the trip will take place as it is dependent on water levels. We ended up in canoes (instead of rafts) and were able to spend time in the hotsprings, which were very relaxing. We also took an optional approximately one mile hike around the area. We were happy we threw in some stiff bottom sandals to change into (from our water shoes) as the trail was rocky. We were disappointed we did not know to bring cash ($6-15) to purchase the wire creations made by Mexican youth. Although the packing list was very informative, it would have been helpful to include walking shoes and cash to this list (although I realize if the trip had gone to a different part of the river, they might not have been needed). The guides were very patient and I felt safe during the entire river trip.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We heard about Far Flung from a business owner in Terlingua. They have a neat building where you check in, plus lots of gear, clothes, etc you can buy at reasonable prices. We met our friendly guide Ed, who told us a little about the trip before we loaded the van to the drop off location. They are very safety conscious and informative about what to expect. It was a wonderful raft trip, with a few small rapids and beautiful scenery. We stopped for a snack about half way. Great presentation of “snacks” tablecloth and all. We were very impressed. We highly recommend Far Flung!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

We took a one-day guided tour of Big Bend from Far Flung and it was a fantastic experience. Our guide Dean, was a combination tour guide, historian, naturalist, and geologist. It would take a very long time to explore all 800,000 acres that is Big Bend, but Dean gave us a great overview of the park, immeasurably increased our knowledge of the park, and showed us places to visit on a return trip. Dean did all the driving so we could just enjoy the scenery. Lunch was also provided. If you can, it's worth the rugged truck ride to hike to Ernst Tinaja. No hesitation in giving the highest recommendation to Far Flung.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rob M
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Our family took the full day raft trip done the Rio Grande and had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and helpful from beginning to end. Our guide Brandon was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about the local area. He told stories and answered questions while also allowing us plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. The lunch, which included sandwiches, chips, and cookies, was extremely nice for an outdoor picnic. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you Far Flung for a beautiful and memorable day!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MaryBTravels
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