Just Beyond the Border
Boquillas del Carmen is a village on the banks of the Rio Grande in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
To start the trip to Boquillas you must ride across the Rio Grande in a row boat. From there it is a short walk into town. This solar-powered village has a couple restaurants, a bar, a catholic church, school, and small hotel.
It does not take long to get a sense of community among the locals as they are remote in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.
9:00 a.m. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 118 and Hwy 170 in Terlingua, TX or Rio Grande Village in Big Bend National Park
9:30-10:00 a.m. Arrive at the Boquillas Border Crossing
10:15 a.m. Cross into Mexico via a ferry boat ride.
10:45 a.m. Arrive in the village of Boquillas, Mexico
10:45-11:45 a.m. Explore the village, meet the locals
12:00-1:00 p.m. Eat lunch at the Falcon's Restaurant, overlooking the Rio Grande
1:00-2:00 p.m. Cross the border back to the United States and go through customs and immigration
2:00-3:00 p.m. Optional hike into Boquillas, Canyon (1.8 miles, round trip)
3:00-4:00 p.m. Return to Terlingua or Rio Grande Village
Ojinaga, Mexico is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua directly opposite the city of Presidio, Texas. With a population of over 28,000 residents there are many stores and restaurants to visit.
Visit a tortilleria, mesquite wood-fired bakery, ice-cream shop, taco stand, and the town plaza.
Peguis Canyon of the Rio Conchos, Mexico
This trip leaves on Saturdays from Terlingua, TX. On the drive to the Mexico border stop for a hike into Closed Canyon, a slot canyon. Once across the border, shop for food for the trip at local shops in Ojinaga, Mexico. Drive outside of the city to arrive at the Ecotourist Park of Canyon Peguis, where we will camp and paddle into the canyon on the Rio Conchos. On the way back to border stop in Ojinaga to shop for cowboy boots, hats, belt buckles, clay pots, huaraches,pinatas, and other trinkets.
All equipment for camping can be provided. 2 Day Tour $300 Passport Required