Big Bend Adventure
6 days (5 meals)
Be overwhelmed at the majestic beauty of the area. It‚Äôs big, it‚Äôs awesome, it‚Äôs Texas!¬†¬† Spend two nights at the Chisos Mountain Lodge right in the very center of Big Bend National Park, the largest National Park in the Continental U.S. You will be surrounded by majestic mountains and woodlands. Marvel at the Santa Elena Canyon carved by the Rio Grande River with walls extending 800 feet into the sky. Spend one night in the Davis Mountains and visit the Hallie Stillwell Museum, a tribute to a woman who braved the wilds of this rugged area.
DAY 1 – What an adventure! Follow the Rio Grande River going West to Rio Grande City, home to Fort Ringold, the first fort west of Fort Brown. After an included ‚Äúsnack stop‚ÄĚ,¬† it‚Äôs on to Roma, site of the filming of ‚ÄúViva Zapata‚ÄĚ. After a lunch stop in Laredo, we move inland toward Carrizo Springs before turning again toward the Mexican border and Del Rio. Settle in for your overnight at the La Quinta in Del Rio.
DAY 2 – An included breakfast begins a big day of sight-seeing! Just a hop and a skip down the road is the Seminole Canyon. Next stop, Langtry, supposedly¬† named for Actress Lillie Langtry and known for the antics of Judge Roy Bean, who was, in the 1880’s, the “Law West of the Pecos”. Very soon, we arrive in Fort Davis and wind our way up to our lodging in the Davis Mountains. Tonight, participate in the Twilight Program and the Star Party at the McDonald Observatory.¬† Overnight at the Indian Lodge in The Davis Mountains.¬† B, PL
DAY 3 – Awaken to the cool mountain air.¬† Perhaps take a hike before breakfast.¬† After breakfast, explore the remains of Fort Davis. After an included lunch it is on to our final destination, the Big Bend. Our routing is though Presidio and along the River Road where prairie verbenas, ocotillo cactus, and prairie daisies brighten our way as we take the scenic drive along the river en route to the ghost town of Terlinqua, brought back to life each year by an annual chili cook off, a festive event enticing thousands of visitors to the Big Bend each fall.¬† As we enter the Chisos Basin, the sun‚Äôs rays are at their very best angle to appreciate the majestic, towering rock formations of the Big Bend. As the sun sets, sit quietly and watch for the white tail deer.¬† Listen for the canyon wren or the call of the raven.¬† Enjoy a filling meal at the Lodge Restaurant. Overnight at the Chisos Mountain Lodge in the Big Bend National Park. ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† L
DAY 4 – The more active traveler may want to take the 1/4 mile self guided Window View Trail right at our Lodge.¬† Then a local guide will join us as we explore the Big Bend. Begin our driving tour at Panther Junction, park headquarters, where a fifty yard loop trail over level terrain will acquaint you with the many cacti and other common plants of the Chihuahuan Desert. A trip along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive will give you a good taste of the desert and will lead you to the Rio Grande River and Santa Elena Canyon, one of the park‚Äôs most beautiful natural wonders. There are scenic¬† overlooks and exhibits all along the way. Bring plenty of film for your camera. Take a short walk into the canyon to see where the steep canyon walls meet the Rio Grande.¬† Enjoy an included picnic lunch back at Cottonwood Camp Ground. Visit Castolon Historic Compound, a cavalry encampment during the days of Pancho Villa‚Äôs border raids.¬† Overnight at the Chisos Mountain Lodge in the Big Bend National Park.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† PL
DAY 5 – Visit the Hallie Stillwell Museum as we leave the Big Bend National Park area.¬† Now you can truly say, ‚ÄúI have experienced Big Bend.‚ÄĚ Lunch will be a little late today so be prepared with a few snacks in your pocket.¬† Tonight you can sit back and gamble at our overnight stop or just sit with your friends and remember your experiences on the Big Bend Adventure.¬† Overnight at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel in Eagle Pass.
DAY 6 – Why not try your luck…. maybe you will be a winner! Start home at 10:30am. Stop for an included lunch in Laredo, visit San Augustine Plaza with the famous La Posada Hotel on one side and St. Augustine Church next to the hotel. Before long we are back on the road to the Rio Grande Valley. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† L
Price per person:
Single - $1,219
Double - $849
Triple - $829
February 23, 2017
Departs from Brownsville at 6:00a.m.; from Harlingen at 6:30a.m.;from Weslaco at7:00a.m.; from Mission at 7:30a.m. or from your park with a specified number
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