Big Bend

Big Bend is a land of fierce beauty, where the rugged desert meets the majestic Rio Grande, and time seems to stand still in the vastness of the West.


A hidden gem in western Texas, Big Bend National Park has a little bit of everything: rivers, mountains, canyons, wildlife, and so much more. Hike into the mountains or through the desert, float on the Rio Grande, and learn about the history of Native American tribes of the region. Let us show you one of the most exclusive parks in the county!

Sample Itineraries


  • Travel day, bus to Big Bend or fly into El Paso or Midland
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • White Sands National Park
  • Sled the dunes at White Sands National Park
  • Check into hotel in Carlsbad, NM


  • Hotel breakfast
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Hike Devil's Hall Trail
  • Check into hotel in Alpine, TX


  • Hotel breakfast
  • Horseback riding
  • Ft Davis Historic Site
  • Museum of the Big Bend
  • Return to hotel
  • Reptile show with reptile expert


  • Hotel breakfast
  • Raft/float on the Rio Grande River
  • Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
  • Big Bend area hotel


  • Hotel breakfast
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Hike in Chisos Basin
  • Hike the Windows Trail
  • Visit Terlingua Ghost town


  • Hotel breakfast
  • Sites in and around Big Bend as time allows
  • Depart for home
  • Sites en route as time allows
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