The U.S. Naval Command College as part of the U.S. Naval War College International Programs visited Sedona on a Field Studies Program visit. The mission for this portion of the trip was to familiarize the 55 senior naval officers from 52 countries with the unique cultural, geographical, and geological aspects of this region in the United States, and to let them learn about the history and preservation, past, present and future of the area. Cobalt Escapes and John Sagos in specific did an outstanding job at helping us meet that mission. Mr. Sagos went above and beyond all expectations, and ensured that all involved had a positive and memorable experience. All of the comments that I have received from the group of officers since the trip have been extremely positive, and I hope that we can work with Mr. Sagos and Cobalt Escapes to plan and execute next year’s trip to the Southwest.
NWC/NCC Operations and Plans
“Wanted to thank you once again for all your guidance in planning our trip to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Phoenix. My daughter and I had a truly fun and wonderful time! The resort was beautiful and the hot air balloon, Jeep tour and Grand Canyon tours were all terrific! We learned so much and enjoyed every minute. You were a pleasure to speak with and always felt you had our best interest in mind. I will happily tell my friends about Cobalt Escapes!”
New York, NY
“I wanted to write to thank you for making our trip to your part of the country terrific. We enjoyed our trip on several levels, of course the scenery but your expertise in where to stay, routing and suggestions made this work out for our maximum use of time. It was a wonderful trip and would not have been possible without you working hard, providing wonderful suggestions and locations that paid off for us with our special trip. Thanks again for your professional work on our behalf.”
“The work you put in, taking what we thought would be a “package” vacation, and transforming it into a fantastic excursion of some of the most popular and interesting places. The hotels you recommended exceeded expectations, and the side trips to Jerome, Cottonwood, and Sedona were truly enjoyable. Your restaurant suggestions were excellent, and the limo ride was really first class. Lastly, we were truly impressed with the quality and variety you provided to us. We were indeed lucky to have had Cobalt Escapes and your personal expertise make our Arizona vacation one we’ll never forget.”
Frank and Karen D.
“We utilized Cobalt Escapes to plan a trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona Arizona. The service we received was excellent. Our representative worked with me to find out our likes and dislikes and what we were looking for in our trip. Within 3 days our trip was booked for us from hotels to restaurant reservations to excursions. The excursions were some of the best we have been on and the guides were all local residents with deep family roots. An hour of my time was all it took and John took care of everything. No stress in planning this trip. Cobalt Escapes made this one of the best trips we have taken.”
I reached out to John to help us plan a week in the Sedona area as we had never been and weren’t sure where to start. After a brief conversation to better understand what we liked/didn’t, and what our kids migh/might not have an interest in, John put together a 7-day itinerary for us including lodging, dining, tours, activities, and everything in between. He couldn’t have made the trip easier nor would we have seen everything that we did. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
”It’s only the beginning and we are already having a great time. I cannot explain how awesome it’s been to have someone so diligently look after every detail of our trip to make it special”
San Francisco, CA
“Thank you so much for your incredibly thorough planning of our Grand Canyon trip!”
Virginia and Russ N.
“This is a great service and a very nice personal touch that we appreciate. We are happy that we chose Grand Canyon by Cobalt Escapes! This is our first time there and the information you provided helps us plan for our trip.”
Gary and Jeanne M.
Santa Rosa, CA
“This is a fabulous service you provide! This will be our first family trip to the Grand Canyon, and I am more confident now that we will have a wonderful time!”
“Thanks for the service. Appreciate your guidance and looking forward to a memorable time in the Grand Canyon this spring!”
Mary Ann C.
“I would like to say that I was very happy with the service that I received from your company. Your staff member was very helpful to me prior to our stay and the tour that he booked us on was wonderful. We were highly satisfied with the service that he provided.”
“My husband and I just returned from our dream vacation using your fabulous services. We have traveled all over the world and have used other services, but nothing can compare to the personal attention and extraordinary experience we had by using your services. Every minute was planned to perfection and the attention to our needs was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Cobalt Escapes to anyone who likes expert planners to help them maximize the fun time during their vacation. We both thank you for putting together such a memorable trip for us.”
Mary Lou and Brian R.
“I love this company! What great service and advice. Thank you for assisting me on my recent trip to Sedona. We could not have done it without your assistance.”
“Thank you for all of your help last week. It really enhanced our visit to your beautiful state!”
“What a star you are! Fantastic response to all the info I requested and I can see you’re an expert. Many thanks!”
“The trips you organized for us were excellent and we had a great time. Many thanks for your assistance”
“Thank you so much for all you did to make our trip wonderful. You certainly know your stuff. Thank you.”
“I wanted to write a quick note to say THANK YOU very much for all of your invaluable service! I have obviously chosen the right company to work with on my first visit to Arizona”
“You are wonderful! Thanks so much for all of your kind assistance.”
“Wow! First of all – I am swept off my feet by the thoroughness, clarity, and initiative of your staff. I have had the good fortune to travel quite a bit in my life – Kudos to you.”
Chapel Hill, NC
Los Angeles, CA
I wanted to write to thank you for making our trip to your part of the country terrific. Abigail, 16 year old granddaughter and I enjoyed our trip on several levels, of course the scenery but your expertise in where to stay, routing and suggestions made this work out for our maximum use of time. It was a wonderful trip and would not have been possible without you working hard, providing wonderful suggestions and locations that paid off for us with our special trip. If I can assist you any way in the future please let me know. I have given your contact information to several friends who want to come to that area.
Thanks again for your professional work on our behalf.
“Wow! This is impressive service! Thank you for your offer of assistance. I appreciate your offer to help! Thank you so much!”
We finally made it back to Texas after our most exciting and wonderful tour. I just can’t tell you how much we appreciate everything you did for us. The restaurant had delicious food and Jake was so educated and so knowledgeable…We learned so much! And you were right about the helicopter tour, it was AMAZING…….. I took some really awesome pictures. Family members are already asking if I took them…..lol…. Anyway, we are already looking forward to a rafting trip or mule ride down the canyon. I know you can help with that and set us up with another unforgettable tour for whatever we need. You’re the best!!!
Again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Thank you so much for your assistance! The rafting trip was awesome!!! That water was COLD!! Lol! But with the temps hovering over 100 degrees, as you said, it was refreshing….& the dry time was quick! We saw a lot of amazing sites, & our rafting guide, George, was awesome! If we hooted & hollered enough through some of the rapids, he’d turn it around & go through it again! Lol! An “absolute blast!” We will be coming back again, as there was a lot more we wanted to see, but our time was somewhat limited this trip. I will definitely keep your email in my favorites!
Cobalt Escapes offers the ONLY exclusive private Verde Valley horseback trail ride combined with a local area wine maker vineyard tour with wine tasting. The Winemaker of the boutique winery will take you on a vineyard discovery tour. This experience is truly memorable and will be remembered for a lifetime.