Recommendations for Big Bend river tour
June 22, 2014 2:03 PM Subscribe
My GF and I will be visiting Big Bend National Park in late July, and we would like to take a 2-day river tour, probably in Santa Elena Canyon (although I'd love to hear if you think a different one is better for some reason). There are several tour companies listed on the wikitravel page, but I don't know which one would be the best choice. Have you gone on such a trip, and can you recommend or caution against any particular tour company?
posted by crookedgrin to Travel & Transportation around Big Bend National Park, TX (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The prices seem to be pretty comparable between all of them, so that's not a huge consideration.
Just to give you some background, we're active late-20s / mid-30's burner types, and we're definitely going to want to do some hiking and whatnot. I've done Class IV whitewater rafting before (in Costa Rica), but she hasn't done any at all. Generally speaking, we prefer to be well away from whiny, underprepared, and inconsiderate tourists when we travel, so we don't usually do big tour groups. But for something like this we make exceptions.
The ones we've been looking at so far are: