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7 Days | 6 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.
Explore Texas nature and culture from San Antonio’s Riverwalk to the mountains of Big Bend National Park. Cross the Chihuahuan Desert as a naturalist interprets all you see and scale the Chisos Mountains to explore Big Bend’s rugged landscapes. Visit Terlingua ghost town, Fort Davis National Historic Site and much more.


• Explore the darkest skies in the country in a star party with an expert at the McDonald Observatory.
• Travel back in time with a visit to Fort Davis National Historic Site.
• See a wide variety of plants and wildlife as you journey through deserts and mountains of Big Bend National Park.

Program Notes

Consider enrolling in Signature City San Antonio, #1981, Out and About in San Antonio, #22003, or San Antonio: Heart of the City, Heart of the Hill Country, #22272 before our after this program to extend your exploration of Texas! Click here to see more Road Scholar programs with the University of Texas at Austin.

Activity Notes

Walking and hiking up to one mile, standing up to one hour, climbing two flights of stairs. Getting on and off coach several times each day. Able to carry your own luggage. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival San Antonio, 1 night; coach to Fort Davis, 1 night; coach to Terlingua, 1 night; coach to Alpine, 1 night; coach return to San Antonio, 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
Extend your stay in Texas by enrolling in a San Antonio based program before or after this program. All programs begin in the same great River Walk hotel!4/3/2016
Extend your adventure in Texas by signing up for program #22003 Out and About in San Antonio the week before this program begins, or program #22272 San Antonio: Heart of the City, Heart of the Hill Country. Both begin and end in the same great River Walk hotel!

Coordinated by University of Texas at Austin.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips


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