Art, Adventure and Awe in Marfa and Big Bend, TX

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Nature and Culture Together in Far West Texas with NextTribe

Discover the best of Marfa and Big Bend! With someone who knows how to tackle this famously vast, breathtakingly rugged region that we call the Most Remote International Art Center in the World.

It’s hard to think of an area of the world that combines two such diametrically opposed qualities: expansive, desolate beauty together with high sophistication brought by New York City artist Donald Judd and his compatriots. It’s that fascinating frisson between nature and culture that we’ll be exploring.

Read all about our previous trip to Marfa and Big Bend here.

What to do in Marfa, Texas and Big Bend Area?

NextTribe co-founder Jeannie Ralston wrote about Far West Texas for Travel + Leisure in the early 90s. She knows the land and has connections to people and places you’d never get to know if you were going on your own.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit the Chinati Foundation in Marfa to view Donald Judd’s breakthrough works.
  • Have a happy hour with a well-known working artist who personifies the Age Boldly ideal.
  • We’ll see the famous Prada Marfa installation art and try to see the mysterious Marfa Ghost Lights.
  • Eat in top-rated restaurants and soak in the high desert views and air.
  • We’ll then head to Big Bend National Park, where we will hike in the Chisos Mountains. And cross the Rio Grande in a row boat (bring your passport), then ride donkeys to a small Mexican town for lunch.
  • We’ll visit a private ranch and have an exclusive viewing of ancient petroglyphs. We’ll end the trip at the gorgeous Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas.

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