My husband I went on the jeep tour Saturday, February 27th. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and outgoing. We are so glad we spent the day with him, we saw the different landscapes, and many plants and animals, at the Cottonwood campground where we ate our lunch, which was delicious, he pointed out a Great Horned Owl! I would recommend this excursion to all ages.
This tour has it all and promises an unforgettable mini-adventure out in the Big Bend. Be ready to have some fun while you learn about geological formations, native fauna, and countless other Big Bend points of interest.
$81 per person
Please Note: This trip does NOT travel into Big Bend National Park. It travels on private lands which are adjacent to the park.
Summer (May 15 – October 1) at 9:00 a.m.
Winter & fall (October 2 – May 14) at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.
Far Flung Outdoor Center. Click here to see how to find us. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to leave – if you’re running late, give us a call to let us know.
Tour runs daily and year-round, except Christmas Day
Required minimum age
5 years old
- The friendliest expert guides
- Safari-style Jeep
- Cold drinks
- Texas sales tax at 8.25%
- Energy surcharge
About the vehicle
We use Jeep YJ Wranglers for all our 3-hour tours that have been specially designed for Far Flung. These “safari-style” vehicles have covered tops to protect against the sun and open sides for great viewing and picture taking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Spring (March – April) day: 75-90°F, night: 45-60°F
Summer (May – September) day: 85-100+°F, night: 70-80°F
Fall (October – December) day: 70-85°F, night: 45-60°F
Winter (January – February) day: 55-75°F, night: 30-50°F
Rainfall averages 10-12 inches per year, with the majority of rainfall during the months of July – September.
Because the trip will take us through primitive areas of Big Bend, bathroom facilities are limited. Our guides will carry a basic toilet system, but your choice of restroom will be bushes or large rocks! You will have access to the Far Flung Outdoor Center restrooms before and after the trip.
Many guests ask us whether tipping the guides is appropriate. If you believe the guide exceeded your service expectations, please feel free to leave a tip (10-15% of the trip price is normal). Tipping is by no means required.
Jeep tours require a $20/person, non-refundable deposit with the balance due 5 days prior to the date of the trip. Cancellations 5 days prior to departure forfeit the deposit amount. Cancellations (including no-shows) within 5 days of the trip departure forfeit the entire cost of the trip.
It is rare that Far Flung will cancel a tour, but in the event we do, all money (including deposits) will be refunded.
Trip participants must understand and appreciate that riding in an off road vehicle involves some risk. These risks include, but are not limited to:
- Forces of nature, including extreme heat, cold, hail, rain, and lightning
- Possible roll-over or loss of control of a Jeep driven by others related to excessive speed, rough, steep, or narrow trails, and collisions with other vehicles, boulders, vegetation, wild animals, livestock, or other man-made or natural objects
- Accident or illness without access to immediate evacuation or availability of medical supplies and the inadequacy of medical attention once provided
All participants will be required to sign a waiver before partaking in any Far Flung activity and must agree to abide by all rules related to off-road safety as outlined by Far Flung Outdoor Center and/or its guide staff.
Highly recommend. Half day jeep tour day 1 and full day float day 2 (Santa Helena.) Everybody was VERY friendly, and spending time with them, it is obvious the ALL love their job. We will have a great time with folk like that.
This was the best part of my time in Big Bend
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.
Randy was great! Very knowledgeable, lots of fun, and always concerned for our safety. It was an amazing tour!
A Preview of Your Trip
Get Out & Explore
Fresh coffee & merch
While you’re at the Far Flung Outdoor Center, start your day off right by indulging in a fresh cup of coffee, homemade muffins, bagels, and kolaches at our on-site coffee shop. Once you’re recharged and ready to go, head on over to our retail shop, pick up some merch, and head out into Big Bend wearing your new threads!