Green Tortoise Adventure Travel
Adventure Travel
Crawler ChronicleApril 2010
In This Issue
Day Trip to Marin
Alaska Summer Nights
Zion National Park
Friends of the Tortoise
Ask Sunny
Quote of the Month

"I've now traveled all over the world to many places and the Green Tortoise still stands out as one of 'THE BEST' trips I've ever done... great memories"

Thanks Lynda! 
Upcoming Adventures
Yosemite National Park
"The drivers were excellent. They made the trip fun, but made sure that safety and respect for all the travelers was first priority. I enjoyed hearing stories about their adventures with Green Tortoise, and appreciated their calm demeanor. They're both first-class drivers and guides."

-Diane, USA

Excellent itinerary, plenty of choices for things to do. This trip was exactly what I anticipated it would be. It far exceeded my expectations and I can't wait for the next Green Tortoise adventure!

-Melinda, UK

"I loved the trip. I got to see so much of our beautiful country and it was nice to have the experience of the Tortoise people to give recommendations for hikes, places to eat, things to see, etc. I also had so much fun meeting all the people on our trip. I think we counted 15 different countries represented by the passengers on the bus!"

-Holly, USA
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Day Trip to Marin!

Adventure Bus tours San Francisco Bay AreaThis second trip in our series of Bay Area Day Trips departs this Saturday, May 1, for Marin county -- San Francisco's northern gem!

Hike the creek habitat and coastal redwoods of Samuel P Taylor State Park. Grab a picnic lunch and stroll quaint Point Reyes Station. Grill locally-caught oysters on the shores of Tomales Bay. What better way to escape the hustle and bustle of life for a day? And for a mere $30, it's the best deal in town!

Green Tortoise local day trips are a fun, affordable way for veteran and new crawlers alike to make some new friends while getting a taste of our unique adventure travel style. These appetizer-style adventures highlight the best regional Bay Area destinations. So why not spend a refreshing spring day taking in the sights from our unique lounge coaches, with plenty of stops to the local community highlights and spectacular parks?

Check out our website for all the details and a complete itinerary!

Cost: $30 paid in advance or to the driver. Free with a new Yosemite or Alaska trip booking! Contact us today to reserve your spot!
Endless Summer Nights in Alaska!

Adventure Bus tours San Francisco Bay AreaAlaska. Adventure, nature, camping, and yes -- comfort! A comfy "lounge on wheels," gourmet meals, new travel friends, and camping in the land of the midnight sun. That's Alaska -- Green Tortoise style!

Explore glaciers, hike in Denali National Park, kayak amongst orcas in Prince William Sound ... that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Learn about this amazing destination at a free presentation at the North Face in San Francisco, May 5th at 7pm. Our Green Tortoise Alaska travel experts will be on hand to share photographs, stories, and insider knowledge.

This year our Alaska backpacker bus trips include:

Alaskan Expedition:
  • Fri, Jun 4 - Thu, Jul 1
Alaska Loop:
  • Sun, Jul 11 - Sat, Jul 24
  • Sun, Aug 01 - Sat, Aug 14
Discover Zion National Park!

Adventure Bus tours Zion National ParkZion. Mere words fail to describe the beauty, history, and awe-inspiring geology -- you need to close your eyes, breathe deeply, and awaken a connection between you and this scenic land.

Layers of sunset colored sand forms the Navajo Sandstone that weaves through the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion national parks. Time, winds, and water have forced the sedimentary rock layers to form canyons and shapes -- world renowned for their beauty and inspiration. Mesas and domes tower 2,000 feet over the gorge created by the emerald Virgin River and in some places the canyon walls are only 24 feet (7 meters) apart and more than 1,000 feet (300 m) high!

Zion was once inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloan people (also known as cliff dwellers) who vanished mysteriously over 800 years ago. Later the Southern Paiute Native Americans resided here ... and continue to live in Utah and Arizona today.

Within the park, camping visitors may spot herds of nearly tame mule deer browsing in meadows or listen to the echoing canyon wren's song. Hike to Emerald Pools, Weeping Wall, or the Narrows and you'll be in touch with the spectacular beauty of Utah's first national park.

Zion is just as impressive in person as its name implies. And all Green Tortoise Adventure Western USA trips will take you there! A breathtaking view and perfect trek is just waiting for you!

Friends of the Tortoise: The North Face

North Face Adventure ApparelThe North Face offers the largest online selection of branded apparel, accessories, and footwear for women runners, climbers, kayakers, skiers, and riders. Shop the collection for high performance outdoor jackets, coats, shirts, tanks, sweaters, pants, skirts, vests, shorts, and base layers. And don't forget to catch our presentation on Alaska at their San Francisco store on May 5th!

Ask Sunny!
Commonly Asked Questions, Travel Tips & Advice

Advice Columinist and  Adventure Tortoise, Sammy!
Dear Sunny,

What type of people go on your trips?


Hi Kristin,

Our passengers are a nice diverse group of folks. All ages from all over the world! The one common denominator is that our travelers are like minded and adventurous, which is the catalyst to create lasting friendships and memories to last a lifetime.


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