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Crawler ChronicleFall 2012 
In This Issue
Hurricane Relief
2013 Dates and Prices
The Perfect Gift
Holiday Trip in
Your Future?
Desert No More!
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Hurricane Relief
Help us support the victims of hurricane Sandy

The Green Tortoise would like to extend a helping hand to our East Coast friends and family who recently suffered through the devastating power of super-storm Sandy. 

We are donating 5% of each Baja fare booked from now until Nov. 20th (new bookings only). This doesn't cost you a cent, but you can feel great about giving to the community. Together, we can make a big difference!

Choose from the non-profit organizations listed below, or let us know your preferred organization and we'll make sure to get your sponsored contribution to them. Please mention "hurricane Sandy relief efforts" when booking.

American Red Cross: Disaster relief at in the US and abroad.
Americares: prepares emergency kits for families affected by the hurricane
Feeding America: gathers food, water and supplies for hurricane victims
National Voluntary Organization Active in Disasters: helps disaster survivors and their community
2013 Dates and Prices
Start planning your next adventure today!
Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Trip dates!

Our 2013 season dates and prices are hot off the press! 

Start planning today! You can view our trip departures by date as well as by trip name.

We have the perfect adventures to accommodate almost any schedule or budget. Whether you have a month to trek across Alaska or a weekend for a quick tour to Yosemite, we can help you get the most out of your time.

Contact us in the travel office to start planning your trip or to inquire about a specific adventure. We look forward to helping you prepare for the experience of your life!
The Gift of Travel
Green Tortoise gift certificates now available
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Give the gift of travel this holiday season! The Green Tortoise now offers gift certificates that are good toward a future trip at face value.

Our gift certificates are perfect for that special someone who is hard to shop for, loves camping adventures, and deserves a trip of a lifetime! 

Plus, if you've always wanted to play Secret Santa, your gift can be sent anonymously though our travel office. Get the details and give the gift that keeps on giving! Call Sully at 415 956-7500 ext 1.
Holiday Trip in Your Future?
Start a new holiday tradition ... in Baja!
Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Trip dates!
Upcoming Baja Beach Daze Tours:
Fri, Dec 21 - Sat, Jan 5
15-Day Christmas Baja Tour
Sat, Jan 12 - Sun, Jan 27
15-Day Gold Coast Loop
Fri, Feb 15 - Sat, Mar 02
15-Day Whale-Watching Special
Fri, Mar 15 - Sun, Mar 24
9-Day Baja Tour
Fri, Mar 29 - Sun, Apr 07
9-Day Baja Tour

Our Holiday Baja adventure is right around the corner! Come celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Christmas on a sunny beach in peaceful solitude or with your friends and family. Escape slaving over the oven! Skip the dried-out "turkey surprise" and the year-old fruitcake! And don't max out your credit cards in a shopping frenzy!

Instead, why not create your own traditions on the beach and do something amazing for yourself this holiday? You'll also ring in the new year in beautiful La Paz, surrounded by laughter, love, and fun with your new Tortoise friends! (Plus, your New Years Eve resolution just might come true on this trip!)

Make sure you book early -- one tradition that's not likely to change is that this alternative holiday delight fills up fast!
Desert No More!
Baja in bloom after long drought
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Can't get enough desert (or enough time off)? Try a weekend tour to Death Valley National Park!
Thu, Nov 22 - Mon, Nov 26 (Thanksgiving weekend)
Fri Dec 07 - Tue Dec 11
Fri Jan 11 - Tue Jan 15
Fri Feb 15 - Tue Feb 19
Fri Mar 08 - Tue Mar 12
Fri Mar 22 - Tue Mar 26

For seasoned Baja travelers and first timers alike, the tranquility of the desert combined with the magical Sea of Cortez is enough to be transported into a different realm. This year there is an added bonus: after a three-year, landscape-scorching drought, the skies opened up and torrential downpours soaked the desert repeatedly for two months.

The desert sprang to life, sprouting lush green vegetation, a multitude of brightly colored flowers, and seed-bearing fruits. The desert inhabitants are back also -- song birds, hummingbirds, foxes and coyotes are busy making up for the dry years. This is a perfect time to see Baja like you've never seen it before!

Warning: relaxation is imminent here and with this new state of being, you'll be able to enjoy some optional activities like kayaking, mule or horseback riding, hot spring soaking, whale watching and snorkeling. Can't get away until after the holidays? No worries! Hop on our Gold Coast Loop in January.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.

- Tim Cahill
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