Green Tortoise Charters
Let us put our years of leadership in the adventure travel business to work for you. We can design a custom itinerary around any budget and time frame, or take your great idea and turn it into a safe and unforgettable event. We currently operate eight custom sleeper coaches, all designed for maximum functionality and comfort.
Our converted sleeper coaches feature comfortable handmade interiors designed for hassle-free travel. The booths and couches you lounge in during the day easily convert to beds at night. The bunks which hang from the ceiling are always available for a nap. Personal reading lights and volume controls for the sound system are strategically located throughout the bus. The casual environment on our buses is a unique and unparalleled experience.
View of a modern Green Tortoise bus interior. Lounge during the day and sleep lying down at night!
We will accommodate your needs with careful itinerary planning and anticipation of possible stops. The style of your charter will dictate the particular facilities we'll use, but we commonly pause at campgrounds and public restrooms to clean up.
Each of our buses feature plenty of storage, and may be rigged to carry whatever equipment you'll need during your charter. We have experience hauling bicycles, rafts, boats, surfboards, wind surfers, and kayaks. You may also store luggage, extra gear, food, and coolers.
Ready to eat? Our coaches are outfitted with a fully self-contained camp kitchen to accommodate your meals. Two built-in ice chests will guarantee the freshness of your food during your trip. The gourmet vegetarian fare our drivers prepare on our adventure travel trips is also available to you and your group.
We have buses available in the United States, mainland Mexico, Baja and Costa Rica. We've chartered to schools, organizations, activists, clubs, bands, artists, dancers, scientists, and just plain friends. You can charter for a day, a week, or even a month.
It is never too early, and rarely too late to start the wheels turning. So call us as soon as you get a great idea.
Waldorf School Testimonial
By Julie McCallan, Sandpoint Waldorf School, Idaho
This is an unsolicited feedback we received from one of our many satisfied charter clients.
We had a wonderful trip to Bahia de los Angeles! Ever since we returned (and even during the trip), I (and the students and other adults) have been praising Green Tortoise! The trip far exceeded my expectations. I have led my class on numerous trips in the Northwest and I have always been the one to plan the itinerary and the menu and to do the shopping and to supervise the cooking. This time all of that was taken care of!
Greg was great! The class decided by the end of the first day that he was COOL and by the end of the trip they exclaimed that he was one of the best parts of the trip and they invited him up to Idaho! He was very clear in his instructions and firm in his standards but he maintained a patient, calm demeanor and a sense of humor throughout the trip. He was sincerely curious and open and joined in many of our discussions and all of our nightly reviews of the day and thus he quickly became not just a driver and cook but a respected and beloved member of our group. Thank you so much for assigning him as our driver.
The stay in Bahia de los Angeles was inspiring and delightful. Antonio was a remarkable host, driving us to and from town, connecting us to community members and students, and depicting for us the social and ecological challenges of the community. His explanations made us feel that we were doing community service just by paying for the teenage boy who guided us on the hike up the mountain or the fishermen who took us out on boats around the bay. It was spring break so some plans with the students fell through (like the beach clean up), but Antonio was always quick to create an alternative. Many of my students enjoyed playing soccer and talking with Antonio's son, Tony, and his friends. Every morning, as I sat on the beach watching the dawn, I was filled with great awe and wonder: at the beauty, the warm and friendly Mexicans, the rich opportunities for learning about the culture and the environment, and the way in which those of us on the trip grew into a tight community.
I will highly recommend the Green Tortoise to Waldorf teachers! I am so glad that one of your catalogs found its way to our school last fall! Thank you so much for all of your assistance in planning our trip.