Does the Holy one, His name
is Blessed, have a finger?
When I chose the name for
this website it was named with the sensation that came to my mind when I saw
the lined petrified dunes in Canyon lands or ZionNational Park.
G-d’s Fingerprints could be
seen everywhere, from a single molecule or a cell to the endless space, but no
other place resembles gigantic fingerprints like in the region of United States
called by some, G-d’s Playground.
The Colorado plateau is spread along a few states: Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
Cut by the Colorado River, this area contains the most breathtaking beauty on
Grand Canyon, Zion,
Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Escalante, Canyon lands, Natural Bridges. That’s only some of the places located
between Rocky and Sierra
NevadaMountains. But those are not only the names; those are the
vehicles for our use and one of the greatest gifts from our Creator, and that’s
sense of beauty.
Just to see the places listed
above would take at least a few weeks if not months. I invite you to see three
major of them. Grand Canyon, Zion and
some special features on the way. Those locations are close to each another and
just two hours time away from the airport.
Within a few days you will have the great opportunity
to experience and see the things that are shown on IMAX screens for real!!
You will have the ability to drive through the
wilderness in the comfort of an upgraded and full-size SUV. Take the cameras
and lots of memory cards, the pictures that you take will be counted by
In addition you will have the opportunity to: ride a
horse or a mule, take a ride on a boat across LakePowell,
or fly over the Canyons and mountains.
This great adventure is waiting for you, now the
decision is yours!
For more information please
click on the other pages.
Bryce Canyon NP - Winter
Goosenecks of San Juan River SP
Hoodoos near Hole in the Rock Trial
What is it that I recommend you to do? Is this just another
form of vacation?
You may as well treat it like one and certainly, this trip would give you what
every vacation should, rest from daily routine, and detachment from reality
where necessity is dominating whatever you do.
We need some rest from time to
time not only for body relaxation but also to air out our mind, shake of the shell
of crust separating us from what we would like to be, Erleche Yiden, honest and devoted Jews.
Our Jewish calendar is the primary virtue of achieving such
level but not only one.
Many go to Eretz Israel
with the hope to breathe an air of refreshing spiritual chambers. Some even go visiting kevurim of our holly Rabbis and
Tzadikim recollecting their deeds and teachings.
They do all of this with hopes of a break-trough and to
bring the altar of life, which we, ourselves desire to be but not necessarily is that who we
However there is more means to achieve this praiseworthy
One of the means for our Neshuma to travel upward, is to reflect
upon creation. It bring us closer to our Maker and Father, it teaches us
humility by showing how small we truly are compared to the rest of creation,
and yet we are significant.
The Torah teaches us about our Creator, it represents, so to
say, His Character. The Torah is the blueprint for the creation, Chazal teaches
In the links on the left, you could find some of the quotes’
from rabbinic literature bringing this valuable tool to our attention.
This tour will give you an opportunity to achieve many
goals: rest from all the pressure of daily life, a spiritual uplift, a draught
of the refreshing mountain air, and walks that are activities serving not only
your eyes but also rest of the body.
All of this in an environment desired by millions but
accessed only by those who know where to go.
Zion NP - Kolob Canyon
Escalante NM - My Screen Wallpaper :)
Grosvenor Arch - Near Cottonwood Road
The first question is why you need a guide at all? You could come to an airport rent a car and go, and save
money. Some could do it this way, but even for an experienced
traveler it takes days, if not weeks to plan such trip efficiently.
A benefit of a guide can help you admire views which
millions of people come to see from all around the world. With the right person
guiding you, you will see some places which millions of people would like to
visit, but they don’t know how to get there or some don’t even know these
Five days, three National Parks and endless desert between
them. If you get lost, your best choice may be spending the night
in the desert; worst, you might have to walk the desert for a couple of days…
through the mountains.
I’m not trying to scare you. That’s how it really is! However there is more about hiring the right guide.
The guide will clarify:
- What you see.
- Where you are.
- What kind of rock is surrounding you.
- Is it volcanic or sedimentary.
- How to behave in case of seeing wild
- What kind of people live in the area, among them native
- Why is the name of the place Zion.
- Why some of the majestic rocks are named
after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
- Etc, etc.
There will be enough talking and explaining for five days of
In addition to site seeing I could arrange horseback riding,
rafting, or even a helicopter flight over the Canyon.
For these things you will
pay directly to the companies or individuals providing these services.
Bryce Canyon NP - Natural Bridge - Summer
Gan Eden? :) - Henry Mountains - Utah
Bryce canyon NP - Waterfall - Summer
The best time to go is when you desire to go. That’s
why we operate year round. You could take the basic five days trip or extended
it to a one week trip which includes Shabos.
There is also a two weeks trip option, if you wish.
Within those two weeks we will help you visit majority of the most visited
National Parks in the World, Including Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Utah’s Zion , Bryce, Escalante, Capitol Reef,
Arches, Canyonland, Dinosaur NM, and Wyoming’s Grand Teton and the legendary
The amount of time that you desire to spend in each of
these places is entirely your decision. I will offer you a general framework of
the trip and give you suggestions about how to efficiently use your time.
All three parks are open year round.
Visitors choose different seasons for different reasons.
The Summer could be extremely hot in some places but that’s
the season when most people come to visit those Parks.
Some people choose Winter time for its different kind of beauty.
In fact the dry cold air of the high desert is not so troublesome like on the
east side of the United States.
Some of the roads are closed Winter time, like in the case
of dirt roads.
If crowds of people don’t make any difference to you, Summer
If you have time in the Winter it is an excellent time to go
Spring and Autumn are beautiful by its nature.
However… no body gives a guarantee for the weather, so pray
for the best.
Bryce Canyon NP - Natural Bridge - Winter
Zion NP - Virgin River
Bryce Canyon NP - Waterfall - Winter
You will start your journey from one of NY’s airports one
early morning on Sunday and land in Las Vegas
five hours later.We will not stay in that city.
In a little bit more than two hours after picking up the
luggage we will be close to the places where we aim to go.
There is no fixed route to keep on.It will depend how much time we will spend in each place. On your way you will be guided about what you see and how long of a drive or walk the voyage will be, but you will decide how to divide your time between major locations which we are aiming to visit.e
We will spend the nights in towns like Hurricane, Tropic,
Page and Flagstaff where we will
find quality and affordable lodging. Every night in a different place.
It is possible to stay in one or two places but the time
spend in the car will be longer.The route may depend sometimes from the weather or other
Our trip will end on Thursday afternoon.
You will be back at home late Thursday so prepare your
Shabbos before, you will be tiered but
filled with emotions bringing you high to meet the day of rest and spiritual
The trip starts Sunday.Half of the day it takes to get to Las
Vegas. Thanks to two hours of time change it is still afternoon
there. There is still almost half of the day to make a couple of
stops at sites.
The standard route will be:
-One day in ZionNational Park
-One day in BryceCanyonNational park
and some surprising beautiful sites
-One day North rim of Grand Canyon NP (
only `till late November )
-One or two days of south rim Grand Canyon
The trip will take five days, four nights.
Zion NP - Near Checkerboard Mesa
Escalante NM - Natural Arches Walk
Form the middle of May up till late November it will be
possible to stay in one place for all four nights. If we do stay in one motel,
we will not be visiting the southern rim of the Grand Canyon.
We will still visit all the three National Parks. We will however visit perhaps
the most gorgeous side, North Rim of the Grand Canyon and
some National Monuments and State parks of dazzling magnificence.
To see it all
you need a guide that will lead you around those places. Unfortunately a GPS is
not enough to assist us for we will use some dirt roads unknown to those devices,
and sometimes those roads are not even on the map.
We will travel trough EscalanteNational Monument were the status
of the park and the roads is unsolved which causes the GPS and maps to be
almost worthless. A GPS will also not provide you with all the information and amazing
stories about the places you will visit.
It’s possible to extend your trip and be in this magnificent
part of the country for another few days. Spending Shabos in this extraordinary
environment can be an experience of its own.
It’s easy to arrange
such a trip; all you have to do is tell me where you would prefer to be. There
are basically three possibilities. You could choose to spend Shabos away in the
mountains, and I will arrange a mountain cabin near Zion NP.
Or you would like
to spend this time in FlagstaffAZ.
In Flagstaff there is Bays
Chabad lead by Rabbi Shapiro. Although not every Shabos can a minian be
found. We would have to make arrangements with Rabbi Shapiro regarding this
You might also choose to spend Shabos in Las
Vegas. There are a few Batey Medroshim in the
city in quiet and modest neighborhoods.
All options including part of Thursday and Friday would give
you more time to enjoy the stay and some more activities. You would be dropped off at LV
air port at Sunday .
The cost of this option various depending on the number of
people participating and you’re your choice of the option, however it wouldn’t
be a significant increase form the basic price of the trip.
Other arrangements are also possible.
Escalante NM - Cottonwood Canyon Road
Zion NP - View from the Lava point
Bryce Canyon NP - Navajo Loop
My Name is Matys.
Some of you may know me for different reasons.
I have traveled across United
States for many years and I have visited
many amazing and breathtaking sites.
So here came the idea; to utilize something that I love and
therefore know about.
This idea is to take people and show them the still fresh
fingerprints of the Creator Himself in the places where we could admire Him
more and build a stronger relationship towards Him.
This activity is much less profitable than my prior one but it
gives me full enjoyment in doing what is right and what may give fruit in an other
I have been in most of these places many times and seen more
with each time.
I was also in the most visited places on this planet, but
turning the car to uninhabited deserts where one can enjoy solitude with the Holy
One is an experience on its own.
Mountains, deserts, rivers and lakes, animated and
All of this is a direct testimony of its Builder.
This Love of the outdoors where Man can have a possibility of
admiring Maasey Bereyshis – The art of Creation and my knowledge, rare within
the frum community, allows me to provide you with services unachievable by
others. With understanding your specific needs I can show you all that I saw
and what millions of people from all around the world come to see, without
compromising yours principals.
You wont be lost on you way, either geographically, or
Due to the fact that I spend lots of my time on those roads,
trials, and paths you don’t have to be worried about being lost, spending time
visiting insignificant sites, or overpaying to people who focus only on you wallet.
Your time and money are too precious to waste.
Let me take you on the journey of your life.
Escalante NM - Hoodoos - Burr Trial
Escalante NM - Badlands - Burr Trial
Bryce Canyon NP - Navajo Loop
This is always a hard topic to talk about. We will try to make it as easy as possible.
All ground traveling within five days, including lodging,
car, driver, guide, National Parks fees, gasoline, and some other fees are
included in the price of:
1 person - $ 3.000,00
2 people - $ 1.600,00 per person
- $ 1.350,00 per person
- $ 1.150,00 per person
- $ 1.050,00 per person
- $ 950,00 per person
More than 6 people
will have to switch from SUV to van. We will be not able to use some of the
roads with a van, but there’s still a lot to see.
7 people - $ 850.00
8 people - $ 800.00
9 people - $ 750.00
10 people - $ 700.00 per person
From May to September, the average price may increase up to
$200 more per person, due to the season.
If you decide not take your own food, we will provide it for
you for an additional $200 per person.
A seven days trip will cost approximately $350 - $500 more
The two weeks option is just double of the basic price.
For example if you chose to go as a group of six people at
summer time it will be:
If you will stay for Shabos add $350 = $1700 per person.
A two weeks summer trip for six persons, will cost approximately
$2600 per person
Air travel arrangements can be done by us for no additional charge.
You may still wonder - how can we keep our prices so low?
Are we cutting corners by putting you in cheap motels or other wise? No! CH-SH!
The secret of our prices, which are below of comparable
routes and services of the mass tourism is very simple. There’s no middleman
involved. We have a family operated business. Not only will your trip be
crafted to yours needs and possibilities but you will pay less for costumed and
No buses filled with strangers. No others to wait for. No
pushing and hustle. Just you, your spouse, family or friends.
Zion NP Kolob Canyon
Bryce Canyon NP - Winter
Capitol Reef NP - Waterfall on Fremont River
Why should you not go with me?
Services provided by me are intended for sensitive people
with uplifting sense of beauty who like to see and experience Creation –
sometimes at its moment. You can get all of this without compromising your
principals. You will also experience a detailed explanation with every phase
and feature on the trip.
However if a Canyon is just a hole in the earth to you and a
waterfall is water flushed down the cliff - stay Home, this kind of adventure
is not for you.
If your went to be squished in the wheeled colorful cages
called “Adventure Vehicles” look for colorful brochures in your Las Vegas Hotel,
there is more than plenty of them, but know that I will not participate.
If “Adventure in a Capsule” is what you’re looking for, rather
go to Disneyland and take a ride on a rollercoaster and
see the IMAX film about the Grand Canyon.
If you have enough money to pay every time a guide or driver
puts the “gun” to you head somewhere in the middle of the desert and asks you
for more money with an explanation that “this” was not included – I’m not for
If you think that a GPS is good enough to guide you trough
those places, I wish you good luck and advise you to take double the amount of
time to see what I offer within the time limit of my trip.
If you have patience to listen to explanations how
everything took place millions of years ago without the possibility of learning
the other point of view, closer to our believes – take some official guide and
hear what his religion called “Evolution” have to present to you.
But if you want to save time and money and if your ready to learn
about those great and most beautiful and breathtaking places – I’m there for
I’m ready to provide an unforgettable time of not only
seeing the creation but learning about it and achieving new levels of our
attachment to the Creator of all.
We have all necessary rules in the Shulchan Aruch.
If we will keep to them, it would be gantz git J.
However there are a few more rules to consider:
- Being where you have to be, when you have to be there. On
- We make appointments by ourselves so there is no pressure
from my side.