Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Online Chat Offline
Call (800) 454-5768

New extended hours!
Now open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


West Texas and Big Bend National Park

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:




On the Road

Price Range

$1000 - $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #1948RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Mary from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/30/15 - 04/04/15
We found this trip very enjoyable and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to see the Big Bend area. It was our first Road Scholar trip, and based on this experience, we look forward to having many more.

Lawrence from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 02/17/15 - 02/22/15
The program includes the McDonald Observatory and Fort Davis, which are relatively close to the overnight accommodation, but Big Bend National Park, while very scenic, is huge and remote from the overnight accommodation, so you'll spend a lot of time on the bus!

Phil from Bethesda, MD Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 02/25/14 - 03/02/14
This is an absolutely wonderful program, loaded with incredibly beautiful scenery, highly informative and entertaining presentations and interpretive guidance, and organized and facilitated by the nicest folks you would ever want to encounter. A winner all around.

Please enter your email:

Providers click here

Upload Your Photos and Videos
Add A Photo
Click on images to see larger view
"Beautiful Texas" Uploaded By: Megan
"Beautiful Texas" Uploaded By: Megan

Upload a picture

You can upload a jpg, jpeg, png, or gif file.
The maximum file size is 4 mb.

Upload a video

Select Video Host (Instruction)

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2016
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768