Step-On Guide Jeep Tour

Customizable

Private tour

Full or half day

Take your own set of wheels on a Big Bend adventure and rent one of our expert guides to tag along bringing with them their unparalleled expertise in the Big Bend. We’ll keep you safe, show you the best routes, help with itinerary and share insider knowledge, heck for an additional cost we’ll even bring along our classic Far Flung field lunch!

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Trip Details

Price

Private Vehicles: $350 (8 hours) or $199 (4 Hours)
Tour Buses: $475 full-day or $300 half-day
Field Lunch: $12 per person
・Tour prices are fixed at 4 or 8 hours, even if the tour is completed in less time. Tours that exceed the 4 or 8 hour limit will be charged an additional $50 per hour.
・A non-refundable deposit of $50/person is required at the time of reservation with the balance due 48 hours prior to the trip departure date.

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

This will be set according to your schedule.


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)

This will depend on your departure time. Full-day trips will last 8 hours and half-day trips will last 4 Hours.


Availability

Tour runs daily, year-round, except Christmas day


Recommended minimum age

5 years old

Enhance Your Big Bend Adventure With A Far Flung Guide


Your car, our guide! This tour is perfect for visitors arriving to Big Bend in their own car who would like to do some exploring with the assistance of one of our guides. Whether you arrive in an SUV, Jeep, Chuck Wagon or Hummer- just save us a seat and we’ll gladly accompany you, share our knowledge, keep you safe and ensure a stress-free Big Bend adventure!
Think of it as your very own private tour of Big Bend, where you can experience it’s wonder and beauty exclusively with your group or loved ones, at your own pace and in your own way. Your guide will work with you to prep an itinerary that includes any special requests, must-see locations or desired routes within the park.
You can even go the whole hog and rent a Jeep from us as well to go with your step on guide!

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

Water bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

What about lunch?

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Should the day’s itinerary involve being away from restaurants, Far Flung can provide a field lunch at an additional charge. This lunch is no “brown bag” special, but rather one of our famous field lunches complete with lunch meats, cheeses, breads, chips, dips, fresh fruit, condiments, desert and iced tea or lemonade. Please contact us at least 48 hours in advance if you have special dietary needs. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs, however, please understand that our nearest full service grocery store is 150 miles to the north.

What is the weather like?

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Spring (March – April) Day: 75-90, Night: 45-60

Summer (May – September) Day: 85-100+, Night: 70-80

Fall (October – December) Day: 70-85, Night: 45-60

Winter (January – February) Day: 55-75, Night: 30-50

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 moneys (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!