Round The Bend Jeep tour

Ideal for first-timers

Learn about Big Bend

Lunch included

New to the Big Bend way of life? We welcome y’all to come ’round the bend with us and get a first-class introduction to the do’s and don’ts of Big Bend, as well as the area’s nature, flora, routes, landscapes, unique conditions, and much more!

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Trip Details

Price

$159 per person
A non-refundable deposit of $10/person is required at the time of reservation with the balance due 48 hours prior to the tour.

Click to see available discounts

Children 12 and younger receive a $5 child discount.
Discounts are available for parties of 8 or more booking at the same time.


Departure time

9:00 a.m.


Meeting point

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.


Return time (to Far Flung Outdoor Center)

Finishes at approximately 3:00 p.m. The tour lasts around 6 hours.


Availability

Tour runs daily and year-round, except Christmas day


Required minimum age

5 years old


About the vehicle

For this tour, we’ll use Jeep YJ Wranglers 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.

Get Big Bend Prepped & Ready


Otherwise known as “Big Bend 101,” this Jeep tour is perfect for people who are visiting the area for the first time and plan to do some solo excursions during their trip.
Spend some time with us and soak up the expert knowledge of our guides on everything from climate to terrain, plants, routes, navigation, and additional insider tips. We offer this tour to all ages (5 years and up), our only requirement is that you have a thirst for knowledge and a curious mind! By the end of it, your guide, a.k.a. your Far Flung Naturalist Professor, will award you with an upgrade to Big Bender status and you’ll leave with a newfound confidence to take on your Big Bend adventures solo!
We’ll provide our classic Far Flung field lunch complete with sandwich bar, chips, homemade salsa, cookies, fresh fruit, and plenty of iced water and lemonade to keep you hydrated.

Inclusions

*Our lunches vary based on current supplies, but expect a smorgasbord of picnic foods such as deli meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, dips, chips, pickles, and cookies. Iced water will be available during the trip with tea and lemonade available at lunch. Because of our remote location, specialty foods are more difficult to obtain. Should you have a specific dietary requirement, please notify our office at least 48 hours prior to the departure date.

What to bring

Comfortable, loose fitting clothing

Light jacket in cooler months

Comfortable walking shoes

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

Camera & binoculars

Water bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

Can dietary requirements be catered to?

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Usually, yes. But please contact us to notify us at least 48 hours in advance.

What is the weather like?

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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.

What about the bathroom?

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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.

Should I tip the guide?

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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.

What's your cancellation policy?

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Jeep tours have a $10/person non-refundable deposit requirement with the balance due 48 hours prior to the trip departure date. Cancellations outside of 48 hours from departure forfeit the deposit amount. Cancellations (including no-shows) within 48 hours 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.

Will I be required to sign a waiver?

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Trip participants must understand and appreciate that riding in an off-road vehicle involves some risk. These risks include, but are not limited to:

  1. Forces of nature, including extreme heat, cold, hail, rain, and lightning
  2. 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
  3. 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.

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!