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Heard Guild Explorers

Heard Guild Explorers features day trips in and around the Phoenix area. Please contact travel@heardguild.org to obtain more information or to suggest (or lead) an outing. Past outings include a docent led tour of the Museum of the West exhibits and visits to the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Cave Creek Museum, and the Japanese Friendship Garden.

 

 


Guided Trips

The Guild arranges guided trips each year for Guild and Museum members only. Not only will you travel with people who share your interests, you will have the finest interpretive guides who are experts in their fields. Most trips are in the Southwest but sometimes we travel further afield. For more information about any of the Guild trips, contact travel@heardguild.org.

Heard Museum membership is required for all participants.  If you or your travel partner aren’t museum members, please visit www.heard.org and click on the support tab on the top banner of the home page for information on how to join. 

Upcoming Trips

Announcements of new trips will be coming in the near future. Some of the potential destinations are: Yosemite, Monument Valley, Apache/Mimbres, and Santa Fe. So stay tuned. Looking forward to continued traveling with you. Shelley Mowry, travel@heardguild.org.

Some of our previous destinations:

  • Alamos Music Festival, Sonora, Mexico
  • Chaco Canyon
  • Hopi Arts, Hopi Culture
  • Land of the Seri
  • First Nations/Gardens of the North
  • Mexico’s Copper Canyon
  • Hubbell/ State Line Tour
  • Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks
  • Hualapai and the Grand Canyon
  • Kino Mission Trip to Northern Mexico

 

What Our Travelers Have to Say…..

The trip was of course wonderful, a sharing of knowledge, history, beautiful art and beautiful people.  But I thought I would share with you what I said without a moments thought when some one asked me what the best part of the trip was to me: hugging old friends and getting to know new friends.

Thank you for an amazing trip.  This trip was an immersion into the Hopi way of life, philosophies, artists, the land, etc.  Mark certainly shared his love and appreciation of all that encompasses Hopi!

Traveling to Mata Ortiz was on my bucket list and the recent Heard tour was even more spectacular than I could have ever imagined. First there was the Heard team…Shelly, Steve with South of the Border Tours and guides Greg and Bob. All were knowledgeable professionals who kept us informed, entertained, well fed and safe!

Then there were our fellow passengers…an interesting and diverse group whose common goal was to support these artists by buying lots of pots! Yes, we happily contributed to their struggling local economy.

But most importantly were the creative potters..both men and women who make beautiful pots from the local clay, natural pigments, and a simple firing process. We were most fortunate to meet the man who started it all, Juan Quezada and see firsthand how he and his family make the intricate beautiful pottery right in his own backyard. He inspired us with his generous teaching style and his simple but profound wisdom.

We were all changed by experiencing for ourselves the miracle of Mata Ortiz. Thank you Heard for this amazing adventure. ~ Jenny and John

I have been fortunate enough to take several Guild trips organized by Shelly. They are entertaining as well as educational: she chooses excellent drivers, knowledgeable guides, and locations that entice exploration. There’s always a variety of activities to please everyone, a balance between structure and free time, and pleasant but affordable accommodations.
I highly recommend these Guild trips! ~Donita Beckham

 

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