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The Best Treks of West Texas: The Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park

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Program #21363RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Anne from Bethesda, MD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/26/14 - 02/02/14
This program provided a wonderful opportunity to hike in beautiful West Texas (Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park). Darren Wallis and Lisa, our guides, were very knowledgeable about the nature and history of the area and led us on hikes that would be very difficult for a first-timer to find, much less navigate. The hikes were rigorous (two 4-6 mile hikes on some days), in high elevation with lots of steep ascents and descents along rocky, narrow paths. But the views obtained were iconic and spectacular. The accommodations (Mountain Trails Lodge and Chisos Lodge) were very comfortable and convenient to our daily excursions and the food was great. Side excursions to University of Texas McDonald Observatory (for a star party), Boquillas (Mexican border town), and Terlingua Ghost Town were interesting and informative, adding extra “punch” to the trip. We covered a lot of ground in the short one-week we explored the area - something that would be difficult to do on my own. I especially appreciate that this program provided transportation from El Paso to the hiking sites. Another program I considered would have required me to drive 300+ miles to Big Bend on my own. I highly recommend this program.

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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)


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