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California and West Coast

See the best of the West Coast on a Green Tortoise adventure bus tour! Destinations include Zion, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Death Valley, and San Francisco. Summer and winter tours ranging from two to 11 days are available.

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Death Valley Dunes

Death Valley National Park – 3 Days

Take a short winter escape and hike rocky trails and roll down golden sand dunes in Death Valley National Park! A dream for geologists and casual observers alike, you'll marvel at salt flats 282 feet (85.5 m) below sea level surrounded by colorful canyons. Hike into a volcanic crater, play in the sand dunes, and look for patterns in a marble-walled slot canyon!

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - California Coast

California Coastal Crawler – 3 or 7 Days

Travel the legendary Pacific Coast Highway on our alternative backpacker bus, with stops in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, and Hearst Castle. You can hop off in LA (3-day tour), or choose the round-trip option and explore LA for three days before riding back to San Francisco with us (7-day tour).

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - California Coast

California Cruiser – 11 Days

Spend a day exploring San Francisco before a three-day wilderness adventure in Yosemite National Park! After weekend fun in the City by the Bay, we'll crawl down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, with stops in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, and Hearst Castle.

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Coastal Redwoods

Canyons and Coast – 23 Days

You'll see everything from coastal redwood trees to prickly pear cactus on this camping holiday! We explore the spectacular national parks and other special sites of the Pacific Northwest before the backpacker bus shifts gears and travels to the famous destinations of the American Southwest. Two days at the Grand Canyon are the cherry on top.

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Joshua Trees

Grand Canyon Escape – 4 Days

Escape the city of Los Angeles on this budget, long weekend adventure!  Go for a hike in Joshua Tree National Park, strut your stuff over the depths of the Grand Canyon on the famous glass Skywalk, indulge in a night out on the town in Las Vegas, and explore Zion National Park!

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Pacific Trek

Pacific Trek – 6 Days

Our Pacific Northwest backpacker adventure covers the highlights of this unique region of America! This wilderness adventure will let you marvel at majestic coastal redwoods, reflect at Crater Lake's deep blue waters, and explore the geological wonders of Lassen National Park.

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - California Coast

West Coast Wonder – 14 Days

Our ultimate California backpacker adventure! You'll see all the highlights of the Golden State, including two of its best National Parks: Joshua Tree and Yosemite. Enjoy a few days in San Francisco, then crawl down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway on our adventure bus. The trip also includes a night on Las Vegas and a day in Zion National Park.

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - California Coast

West Coast Wonder - Vegas – 14 Days

From sandy California beaches to the red cliffs of Zion, this trip hits all the best spots of the geographically diverse West Coast of America, including two of its best National Parks: Joshua Tree and Yosemite. See the sights of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas! Travel down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway.

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Joshua Trees

Western Roadrunner – 7 Days

Beep Beep! Hop aboard this active adventure that combines the coastal and desert highlights of California, as well as the Grand Canyon! This tour includes spectacular National Parks like the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley National Park. This exciting week-long holiday ends with a scenic drive up the gorgeous California Coast!

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Las Vegas

Western Trail – 7 Days

This flexible tour of the highlights of California and the West will fit even the busiest of schedules. Crawl down California's famous Coast Highway through Big Sur. Spend a day in Joshua Tree National Park and the night away in glitter of Las Vegas. Trek in Zion National Park the next day or enjoy some extra time in Vegas before we return you to Los Angeles or San Francisco.

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