‘Round the Bend

Is there such a thing as taking a vacation and going to school at the same time?

Well, if you are coming out to the Big Bend - and it's your first time - give some thought to taking Far Flung's Big Bend 101 course by Jeep.  We call it 'Round the Bend.

There are no quizzes, homework or books.  Just a curious mind is all that is needed for this 6 hour (we call it all day) adventure into Big Bend National Park.

While we can't take in the entire park (that would translate into days, if not a lifetime!), our FFOC professors of natural history, will turn you into true "Big Benders"!

By the way, you don't have to be a first timer to enjoy this course!  And we'll bring lunch.

Trip Details:

Where to Meet: Far Flung Outdoor Center (get directions)
Departure Times: 9:00 a.m.
Return Time/Trip Length (to Far Flung Outdoor Center): Around 3 p.m.
Meal & Refreshments: Lunch, iced tea, lemonade and water provided by FFOC.  Guests should bring their own water bottle to be re-filled during the tour.
Difficulty: This is an easy tour suitable for all age groups.  This can be a long day for younger folks.
PLEASE NOTE: The majority of this tour will be on paved roads within Big Bend National Park.  This tour is designed for the first time visitor to the park who wants the benefit of our our 37+ years in the Big Bend rather than a more hard core 4 x 4 backcountry trip.  For those wanting more of a 4x4 experience, we suggest our Camino del Rio tour.

Minimum Age: 6

Tour Price: $159/person; discounts are available for parties of 9 or more booking at the same time. Children 12 and under receive a $5/child discount.

(Trip price includes all park use fees, but does not include Texas Sales Tax at 7.75%, energy surcharge, entrance fees (if applicable) or gratuities)

Deposit and Payment Terms:
A non-refundable deposit of $10/person is required at the time of reservation with the balance due 48 hours prior to the trip departure date.

Trip Resources:

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