“Death Valley” may at first seem to be a bit of a misnomer. The land was dubbed thusly when, hot on the trail of manifest destiny, prospectors crossed the desert on their way to Gold Country. Records suggest that only one prospector met his maker whilst traversing the valley. Statistically and historically inaccurate, but aesthetically precise – Death Valley earned its title because the scenery recalls the arid infinity of the great beyond. Not in a grotesque sense, but its beautiful sun-bleached sand, rolling vistas and towering rock seems a perfect setting for Dante and Virgil to explore.
Death Valley is one of this country’s most stunning destinations, and one of its least forgiving. Temperatures occasionally peak 125 F, and the terrain is not the easiest to traverse. But worry not; THE GREEN TORTOISE ADVENTURE BUS is here for you. Our knowledgeable guides will enable you to explore the valley unhindered, and may educate those who are curious about the numerous geological marvels and the dramatic forces of nature which shaped this national monument.
Squaring off with the physical incarnation of eternity is a mission that you can go on alone for a more private, solitudous experience, or you can journey with the many friends that you’ll surely meet when you’re cruising down the coast on our luxury bus. Meeting new people, forming bonds, exploring nature; all of this is a day’s work for the Tortoise. Our trips are for those who have a natural hankering towards the rustic experience – a natural, organic experience as opposed to the forced, vague mimicking of nature that most other companies indulge in. And indulge you will in Death Valley. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime, not to be missed!