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“This was the best part of my time in Big Bend”

Far Flung Outdoor Center
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Terlingua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I cannot recommend this enough, and I cannot say enough positive things about the guide who showed us the area. It was an amazing experience. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and tailored the experience to our interests. He had to improvise when recent rain made the trail impassible, and he provided a tour that was the highlight of our trip to Big Bend.

Every interaction I had with staff made me feel welcome. I suggest you ask for their personal opinions about what is best to see during the rest of your time in Big Bend based on your interests. Our guide shared his wisdom about the area freely, and it improved our plans.

Keep in mind that this is an off road adventure that is impacted by nature so be flexible and embrace the unpredictability. Be aware that the terrain can be rough and the summer sun is brutal in this area of Texas. As with any outdoor activity in this climate you must start hydrated, stay hydrated, and dress to protect against the sun.

They provide ice water throughout the tour for refilling water bottles (bring your own bottle) and there are clean bathrooms at the starting/ending point. There is also a small shop that sells supplies and coffee.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank seekingrainydays
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We found big bend by googling. They were convenient to the park. They were well kept. The outside was nice and had good locks vegetation. It was a great place. The canyon coffee gave a good place to start the morning.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sakflva
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We have stayed here several times. Our most recent 2 night stay was excellent as usual. Cabins are clean and very well maintained. Casitas have plenty of space and the beds are quite comfortable. All of the plants on the property are identified and birds and wildlife wander through the property. Coffee and a quick breakfast are available adjacent to the office.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 1SteveS355
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

My son and I went honor kayak ride with this outfit and it was wonderful. Would have been more exciting if the water was a little higher. We made the best of it and had a blast. Wish it could have been longer but the River Runs Out of Water.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kevincN505BJ
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

LaNetta in the office was very helpful at booking us into the tour via email!
The tour was very well organised& professionally run. It was a big group but we had several guides who ran the tour well. Erica & Reed in particular gave us lots of interesting information about Big Bend & the Rio Grande.
Very enjoyable! Thanks FFOC!

Date of experience: May 2018
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