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2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley

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This is a 28/45 km, 2.5 hour guided tour that includes the major scenic points and also The Backcountry monuments in Monument Valley. The Backcountry portion of the tour includes arches and ancient Petroglyphs from the Anasazi people.
  • See Anasazi petroglyphs and visit some of the park’s largest arches 
  • Visit the park’s iconic filming locations and hear stories about them
  • Morning or afternoon departure: choose a time that suits your needs
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from select hotels
What to Expect
Choose from a handful of departure times and meet at the View Hotel inside the Monument Valley Tribal Park. The tour’s first stop is John Ford’s Point, where well-known Westerns were filmed. Listen while your guide tells you stories about the filming of Westerns and Transformers: Age of Extinction at the site. Move onto the park backcountry, stopping at Sun’s Eye Arch and checking out Anasazi petroglyphs. Continue to the Big Hogan and the Ear of the Wind, stopping for photos if you choose. Moving out of the backcountry, head to the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Cheii monuments. Take pictures and learn about their cultural significance and history. Admire the Mitten Butte from North Window, and return to your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Transport by open-air Safari vehicle
  • Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • We do observe Daylight Savings TIme. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT). Be advised that there is a one hour time difference between Arizona Time Zone and the Navajo Nation Time Zone (Mid-March to October).
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pet friendly
  • NOT responsible for lost or stolen items (cameras, phones, wallets, passports, etc.) while on the tour. Please only bring items you need to make your tour more comfortable (jackets, cameras, snacks, etc.)
  • GROUP TOUR ONLY. NON-PRIVATE TOURS. All tours depart from The View Hotel VIsitor's Lobby.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our group of four friends took the 2.5 hour tour through Monument Valley, with our Navajo guide Joseph. We were pleased that the Jeep was enclosed as it was a windy, dusty afternoon. Joseph was so kind and knowledgeable; taking us to places in the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GRGChicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide is very informative, accomodating and even played flute. He also prayed for our safety in Navajo language. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank I4503QXdennisp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joseph was a wonderful guide to have on this tour. He was very easy to talk with and comfortable to be with. Joseph was a wealth of information and made our trip in the Valley a high lite of our time. Not only did he...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 109galenp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harry has a wealth of knowledge and gave a good tour. Going with a Navajo we were allowed to see much more of the park which was terrific and learn about their culture. I enjoyed his Navajo songs at the end!

Thank fawayadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High (really high!) Winds were a problem, easily overlooked by the beauty of the magnificent view and Harry, our guide. Informative and funny it was 3 hours of learning, joking and awe. Well done!

Date of experience: October 2019
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May 29, 2019|
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Response from Allen P |
You could ask the tour guide. You are going to visit tribal lands, and probably one residence. There will be livestock and there will be the owner's animals. There are also coyotes and snakes in the area, so be cautious... More
February 9, 2019|
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Response from rafaeln469 | Reviewed this property |
Not a problem at all
December 9, 2018|
Response from 126kennethh | Reviewed this property |
He used a suburban with us. All of the vehicles with this company were closed.
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