What you end up doing here is
very much your choice. With everyone having different predilections and
styles of travel, you may want to first decide with whom you wish to
travel, if anyone else. Differing from our Alaska operation where folks
pick a fixed itinerary and dates, and travel with "strangers" that have
done the same, here everything is basically custom. We can accommodate
from one to six persons at a time, with all necessarily being on "the
same page" of chosen activities. Thus most "groups" will want construct
their itinerary in consultation with each other, be that their spouse or
other couples (or you by your lonesome!).
First off, you might want to wander the website to get a
flavor of the region and learn of some of the suggested options. Next
would be a shout in our direction, to bounce general questions, figure a
timeframe and refine a few ideas. Further examination and discussion
will yield the trip of your desires that we can then cost specifically
for your refinement and approval. Baseline pricing can be estimated on
the figure $245/person/day for days where we base from Terlingua, with
additional adjustments for overnight excursions or lodging elsewhere, specific
activities requiring outside vendors, and groups smaller than four
A principal factor in deciding how long to spend and what to
do, rests on your previous familiarity with the area. If not having
ventured before, then the National Park should be an emphasis, requiring
at a bare minimum three days. Given that, you can't begin to get a true
feel without a couple of more leisurely days interspersed, raising the
minimum to five . . . and from there, there are all the other
fascinating options . . . Ideal is to add at least one overnight
excursion elsewhere for contrast (see Cultural Excursions). Given the
logistics of just getting here, one may wish to consider seven days as a
beginning basis for planning, with longer itineraries obviously not
wanting for variety.
Another item to consider is just how "physical" you wish your trip to
be, as some self-locomotion is the best foundation for discovery. We can
easily design a trip that falls within your desired level of exertion.
One can have a fine experience from just walking (short strolls,
totaling 1-2 miles per day), to day hiking (4-7 mile hikes), to a more
strenuous one with multiple hikes per day with varying elevation gains.
Of course the options are different for each, so as always, just ask. If
looking to get a bit farther a field in the outdoor realm, a wholly
different experience can be had exploring some of the canyons of the Rio
Grande Wild and Scenic River. We currently offer our own half and
full-day packraft (depending on water levels), with
multi-day camping based itineraries available from three different river
outfitters. In the Lower Canyons, you can get just about as remote as is
possible in the Lower 48.
Again, it's your trip whether leaning sedentary or wild, and
the best one possible will evolve from discussion. Just give a shout.
It'll be a grand adventure.