Anne Pollock, Scotland, Visited April 2015
I would just like to say what a wonderful time I had during my four day trip to the Grand Canyon (South Rim), Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.My guide throughout the tour was Art Chesmore, who was a very informative Guide and nothing was a bother, whatever the other couple I was travelling with or myself wanted to see or do Art obliged. Or if he saw something that he thought we would be Interested in looking at or taking a photograph he would stop and give us time to have a look around.
Art was so full of interesting anecdotes on all the places we visited and just made my trip far better than I could have imagined and left me with everlasting memories.
Fee Arvinder, Aukland NZ, Visited Nov 2014
We had the most amazing trip with a small group led by Art Chesmore. 3 Nights the roundtrip transportation us from Las Vegas through Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell and Zion National Park.
The first day we arrived with many others in their large busses at the entrance to the Grand Canyon, we had just traveled here via route 66 in a small bus and had yet to realise how lucky we were to be separate from the main big bus tours. We stopped to photograph and walking from Mather point to Bright Angel we had plenty of quite time to absorb photograph and enjoy the trail of time. The sunset was gorgeous from the Bright Angel Point. Staying in cabins overnight we had an early start to see the Desert view point watch tower the next day and then onwards as each new day brought on a different landscape.
Day two our Tour was in Monument Valley on the Navajo Reserve. Led by Navajo guided jeep tour we entered into a landscape know from the John Wayne movies. The landscape was made of a very red dust with the most amazing rock formations including the Mittens and the Three sisters. We were greeted at the edge of their village by a horse on a cliff edge just like a scene from Lone ranger.
Staying over night in hotel for an early start on day three we went to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam visiting centre on the Colorado River leaning about this first of many Dams that include the famous Hoover Dam and stopped off at National monument visitors centre were we were lucky enough to meet Merle Graffam who discovered the predecessors of the Tsanasorus rex in 1999 Nothronychis Graffam. He treated us to a talk on the mural painted there, showing the animals of that period and explained that the land was eroding yearly and that is why there were such great opportunities to find new species. Our next stop was Bryce Canyon it’s landscape made up of beautiful pink and white coloured formations that resembled stalagmites within the floor of a cave. It has giant natural amphitheater created by erosion. We traveled from Rainbow point, Ponderosa canyon, The natural bridge and onto Fairyland point. Staying in a best western the hotel Ruby’s Inn was my favourite as it has access to horse riding a small mock western village, a pool and spa and provided an amazing wonderful buffet. Ruby’s Inn has been providing for visitors since 1916 and has the biggest tourist shop even if you only get to drop in.
On the fourth Day we travelled to Zion National Park taking a beautiful walk along a river path giving us plenty of opportunities to look upwards towards huge rock walls that give such a wonderful array of colours within the fissures in the rock face. A great place to walk.
Art has enough experience of this trip to know when to talk and when to stand back and let you explore. I can highly recommend.
James McGinty, Scotland, Visited May 2014
Up at 6:30 for our trips to Zion and Bryce canyons. Our tour guide Art Chesmore (Thoroughly recommended if you fancy any tours around the states) picked us up at 7:30, quick stop at Starbucks(no queue!) next too the hire car office. Art was Brilliant again, with his knowledge of, we'll everything! Here's to the next tour!
Candice Patterson, New Jersey, Visited September 2011
We had a most amazing experience with ART CHESMORE .........
KIND, informative , good sense of humor , courteous, very thoughtful of our photo requests, could not ask for a more informative tour guide.. Art made our vacation
most memorable ...we requested him for several more tours... and he represented himself and your company wonderfully... memories we cannot put into words besides AWESOME !!!!!!