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About the Green Tortoise

Our Surroundings

Our Coaches

Our sleeper coaches make it easy to meet people! By day, play cards at one of the dinettes, enjoy a casual conversation with your neighbor on our custom-designed couches, or take a nap in a cozy bunk. At night, the coach easily converts and is spacious enough for up to 36 passengers to sleep comfortably.

Green Tortoise charter bus custom sleeping confortable interior

View of a modern Green Tortoise bus interior. Lounge during the day and sleep lying down at night!

The bus was amazing! Great for socialising, great for appreciating the views, and great for sleeping in; just a very efficient form of travel.
Natasha, 24, U.K. Yosemite
The Green Tortoise crew were brilliant friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
Megan, 24, UK Yosemite
Lived up to every expectation and more, as a single traveller or even as part of a group you'll have the time of your life. What a terrific set up!
Kelly, 25, Scotland Yosemite Weekend
Keep staying like you are. I've done a lot of other trips around the world but Green Tortoise is still my favourite company! The food, the drivers, the itineraries and the bus, of course! I just love your buses.
Tina, 29, Germany Death Valley

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Our Food

We start with fresh ingredients!

At Green Tortoise, mealtime is not an afterthought! Our mostly vegetarian gourmet meals are made from the freshest ingredients. Whether you're a master chef or new to cooking, your participation during mealtimes will satisfy both your cravings for good food and good times.

The guides did a great job of organizing each meal prep and clean up. Sanitation was excellent and I could tell that each guide cared personally about the success of each meal.
Cathy, 46, USA Death Valley

Not like your kitchen at home!

The food was imaginative, healthy and delicious. Considering I can't eat dairy, gluten or sugar, I was always considered, which was really nice.
Fiona, 46, UK Southern Migration
The food was incredible and delicious. I never knew vegetarian could be so good.
Corrine, 40, Mexico Baja 15 Day
Unbelievable! Amazing use of local, fresh produce in wonderfully tasty, healthy recipes. It's magical what is made from the side of the bus! Your system of organizing the trip participants to help is excellent and makes the trip much more than just a tour — it's a community!
Sue, 51 USA Pyramids and Playas

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Our Values

Just another day here at the Green Tortoise!

Safety

Our top priority is to ensure that your adventure is fun and safe! Our drivers are fully licensed commercial drivers with CPR certification. Our coaches are diligently maintained and routinely inspected.

Appreciation of Nature

We visit some of the most stunning places in North and Central America! Please help preserve the splendor of these places by respecting our leave no trace/minimal impact ideals.

It's not a regular bus trip where you stop five minutes to take pictures and then back on the bus to go to the next stop. You actually have time to go hiking, take your time and enjoy.
Chloe, 20 USA Death Valley
Our safety was never once compromised.
Fiona, 46, UK Southern Migration
GREAT ADVENTURE!!! Organized but not rigid. Even if you travel with many people you have the possibility nevertheless to have your own privacy if you want it too. It was really interesting to travel with people all very different (age, background, nationalities). It broadens your mind and you learn a lot.
Anonymous
Keep going as long as possible. As far as I know, the GT trips are the only "organized" trips fitting well in the program of camper/backpacker-types of people who would generally prefer to arrange everything by themselves. And of course, the amazing and interesting diversity of persons taking these trips is very enriching.
Thierry, 41, Belgium Death Valley
Tolerance

The diversity of our riders adds to your experience. Look forward to coexisting peacefully with people of every age, race, creed, color, religion, persuasion, and hairstyle.

Cooperation

Go team Tortoise! When it's time to cook meals or clean up the campsite, everyone is expected to pitch in and do their fair share to help out.

Self-Direction

Our adventure trips are oriented toward activities. Be prepared to organize with and look after your fellow passengers to make the most of your trip.

Just another day here at the Green Tortoise!

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Our Surroundings

Our Surroundings

I liked the fact that we could see the places everybody knows (Grand Canyon, Bryce) but also more confidential ones that only the drivers seem to know.
Mylene, 28, France Canyons of the West

Our Surroundings

The GT concept seems to be the right mixture of a guided tour by people who really know the places you go with room in the structure for individuality and independence ... a good mix of urban experiences and time spent in nature. It works for me!
John, 37, UK Baja Beach Daze

Our Surroundings

I had an incredible time on this trip! I can honestly say that at the end of the trip my new friends and I all wished we had longer to hang out together and visit some cool places. It exceeded my expectations!
Kelly, 23, Ireland Yosemite

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