Green Tortoise Travels is the best way to see the world. Our unique style of travel allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and really get to know the people and the places you visit.
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Welcome to Green Tortoise! We offer unique and adventurous ways to see the world, from budget-friendly hostel hopping to luxurious island-hopping. No matter your travel style, we have a tour for you.
Our tours are led by experienced guides who are passionate about sharing their love of travel with others. They’ll help you explore different cultures, try new foods, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
We believe that travel should be accessible to everyone, so we offer a variety of tours at different price points. We also offer flexible payment options, so you can pay for your tour over time.
Ready to start planning your adventure? Browse our tour options below or contact us today to get started!
The Best Way to See the World
At Green Tortoise, we believe that travel should be about having new experiences, meeting new people, and seeing the world in a different way. We offer unique adventure tours that are designed to help you do just that.
Whether you’re interested in trekking through the Amazon rainforest or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, we have a tour that will suit your needs. Our Tours are led by experienced guides who are passionate about their destination and are eager to share their knowledge with you.
We believe that travel should be affordable and accessible to everyone, so we offer a variety of tour options to fit your budget and travel style. We also offer discounts for students, families, and groups.
If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, look no further than Green Tortoise Travels!
Why Travel with Green Tortoise?
At Green Tortoise, we believe that travel should be about more than just taking selfies in front of famous landmarks. We believe that travel should be about immersing yourself in new cultures, making new friends, and having the time of your life.
That’s why we offer small group tours designed to give our travelers the best possible experience. Our tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced guides who are passionate about showing you the world. We take you off the beaten path to places that most tourists never see, and we include plenty of time for exploration and adventure.
If you’re looking for a truly unique travel experience, come with us on one of our amazing tours. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
Green Tortoise Travels was created in 1995 with the central idea that group travel could be more fun, interesting and affordable then traveling alone or with a big tour company. We are now in our 25th year of operation and have carried over 150,000 travelers on trips all over the world.
The Green Tortoise administrative office is based in San Francisco, California. Our primary focus has always been providing great adventure travel experiences in North America and we offer trips to most of the National Parks, as well as urban adventures in cities like Seattle, Vancouver and Los Angeles. We also offer unique cross-continental bus expeditions linking destinations such as Alaska & the Yukon with the Lower 48 States, or Mexico & Central America with Canada & the Pacific Northwest. These longer bus journeys provide our guests with an in-depth exploration of North America’s diverse landscapes and cultures.
What Makes Us Different
Since 1973, Green Tortoise has been offering low-carbon, adventure travel to some of the most beautiful and interesting places on Earth.
We are committed to sustainable tourism practices, which minimize our impact on the environment and local cultures. Our staff and volunteers work hard to make sure your travel experience is as fun, safe and comfortable as possible.
We use biodiesel-fueled buses and vans, which significantly reduces our emissions compared to other modes of transportation. We also offset 100% of our carbon emissions.
We believe that slow travel is the best way to see the world. By taking our time and traveling by land, we can really get to know the people and places we visit.
We offer a variety of trip styles to suit different budgets and interests. Whether you want to backpack in the wilderness or stay in comfortable hotels, we have a trip for you!
Green Tortoise offers budget adventure travel tours to some of the most popular destinations on the planet. Whether you want to explore the Inca Trail in Peru, ride a camel through the Sahara Desert, or experience the thrill of bungee jumping in New Zealand, we have a tour for you.
Our tours are geared towards young adults and give travelers an opportunity to see the world on a tight budget. All of our tour packages include transportation, accommodation, and meals, so you can relax and enjoy your adventure without worrying about the logistics.
Check out our list of destinations below and start planning your next adventure!
Green Tortoise offers a unique and eco-friendly way to travel and see the world. We use comfortable, well-equipped buses and vans that allow our passengers to enjoy the scenery and meet other adventurous travelers.
Our vehicles are specially designed for long-distance travel, with plenty of room for luggage, comfortable seats, and large windows for enjoying the view. We also have a variety of onboard entertainment options to make the journey more enjoyable, including movies, music, games, and books.
We believe that meaningful travel is more than just checking items off a list. Green Tortoise offers unique, small group tours to some of the most amazing natural and cultural sites on earth. Traveling by bus allows us to slow down and really experience the places we visit. Our signature “open-jaw” routing lets you see more in less time, and our focus on adventure, culture, and environmental sustainability means that you’ll travel lightly – making new friends and memories along the way.
We offer a variety of accommodations to suit every budget and style, from hostels and hotels to camping under the stars. Whether you’re looking for a place to rest your head or an adventure in itself, Green Tortoise has you covered.
The Green Tortoise offers great organic and vegetarian food prepared fresh every day by our skilled cooks. We use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and we have something to please every palate, whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian, or vegan. Our cooks love to get creative with the daily menu, so you can be sure you’ll never be bored on board!
At Green Tortoise, we believe that travel should be about more than just taking pretty pictures and buying souvenirs. We believe that travel should be about connecting with different cultures and learning about the world around us. That’s why we offer unique travel experiences that immerse our guests in the local cultures of the places we visit.
Our people are what make Green Tortoise special. We are a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing our guests with the best possible travel experience. From our office staff to our tour guides, we are all committed to making sure that our guests have the time of their lives on our tours.
If you’re looking for a different kind of travel experience, one that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime, then come and join us on one of our tours. We can’t wait to show you the world!