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Green Tortoise USA bus tours - Burning Man Radical Free Art Event

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Black Rock Desert 2015 Departures:

7 Days Round Trip from San Francisco:

  • Tue, Sep 1 - Mon, Sep 7

These fares do not include your Burning Man Festival ticket. See the "Event Ticket Info" section for information about purchasing a ticket through us. The food fund covers all of your meals and is not optional.

Departure Times

  • San Francisco, CA - 9:00 AM
  • San Francisco, CA - 10:00 AM
  • El Cerrito, CA - 10:00 AM
  • El Cerrito, CA - 11:00 AM
  • Reno, NV - 4:00 PM
  • Reno, NV - 5:00 PM

Arrival Times

  • Reno, NV - 12:00 PM
  • El Cerrito, CA - 6:00 PM
  • San Francisco, CA - 7:00 PM

Black Rock Desert Camp-out: 7 Days

Join our community at the one-of-a-kind desert event for a trip unlike any other! Burning Man is a radical freeform art event in Nevada's beautiful Black Rock Desert—the wildest experience you'll ever have!

This is not a spectator event! Enrich your experience by actively participating and immersing yourself in this radical culture. Get some tips on how to participate!

For over 2 decades, the Green Tortoise has been uniting people from all over the world at this very special place.  We provide a safe and comfortable way to get to the event, and take care of the driving so you can focus on connecting with your playa-mates during the ride. By the time you arrive on the playa, you'll already feel like family! 

Because we are so good at it (and love what we do) our team of seasoned burners handle much of the larger logistics like menu planning, food shopping/storage and transportation.  Our village members (you!) should believe in and follow the Ten Principles as we do; you'll be doing your part in our village by pre-planning, preparing your survival tools, setting up and breaking down your camp, preparing and sharing meals as a group, and following "Leave no Trace" guidelines. 

Individually or together with your camp-mates, you can express your creativity and find ways to participate.  Once you join us as a TortoiseTown member, you'll have access to our group page and you will be able to interact with new and repeat burners to plan, invent and dream away!  Participation is key -- be prepared to share with us how you would like to participate so we can corroborate on projects together. 

The cost of your trip includes transportation, menu planning, meal ingredients, drinking water, and camping in our prime location near Center Camp.

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Flexible Itinerary means that we may alter an itinerary depending on weather, local events, etc. Although we make every attempt to run our trips as advertised, please be aware that the itinerary may change to give you the best trip possible.

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