Guided tour

Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: Dineh Bekeyah Tours

Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: Dineh Bekeyah Tours

From US$ 75 per person

Embark on a 2.5-hour tour of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park with a local guide. Take in the 28-mile range including stops at all the major attraction areas and iconic overlook points.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Be amazed by the enormous sandstone structures of Monument Valley
  • Explore a traditional hogan with an eagle eye looking upon you
  • Marvel at the beautiful Eye of the Sun and the Ear of the Wind arches
Full description

Enter the backcountry of Monument Valley to visit the popular arches, dwellings, and petroglyphs made by the ancient Anasazi people. Stop first to admire the Sleeping Dragon with clouds above, followed by the Chief’s Head with its bonnet of feathers.  Moving on, explore the traditional dwelling of the Navajo people known as hogans. Admire the round, cone-shaped, and multi-sided structures. With or without internal posts, they were built with timber or stonewall and packed with earth or bark.

For a summerhouse, the door faces east to welcome the rising sun for wealth and good fortune. Your guide will provide information and a short demonstration of the Navajo people and their lifestyles.  Save the best for last and marvel at an arch that replicates a traditional hogan with an eagle eye looking upon you. Take a panoramic view of the Eye of the Sun, a beautifully shaped eye with sun rays beaming through it.

Last will be the Ear of the Wind, standing against a steep sand dune that, if you walk up to it, you're most likely to bring home Monument Valley's souvenir: sand in your shoes.

Includes
  • Return transportation from meeting point
  • Bottled water
  • Face mask
  • Plastic raincoat
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA. The guide will be waiting in the lobby near the wooden benches. The GPS coordinates of the location are: N 36.98188 and W 110.11210.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Climbing

Know before you go

  • 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
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly
  • Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen items while on the tour
  • Please only bring items you need to make your tour more comfortable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Star rating:

Herbert the Guide exceptional knowledge and kindness. The fabulous place, a dream since childhood finally realized. The tour highlights the different places of the site and their history. Frequent association between certain place and the filmography, the history of the occupation of the site by the first nations. Ideal positioning for photos and tips! A dream…

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September 21, 2022

Spectacular guide. we had booked the day before and on the day of the tour it was just my husband and I. I had already been to Monument Valley 6 years ago on a self drive, nothing to do with booking a guide, who shows you even the most hidden places. highly recommend

September 1, 2022

This trip was a last minute decision. I was able to book the night before and use my phone to show my tickets. If you already have plans to go, I would recommend booking ahead of time because signal is very spotty out and around Monument Valley. Our guy Joe was great! He had lots of interesting stories to share with us during the trip. If you are going to visit the 17 Miles, make sure to book at least one of the guided tours to get the full experience.

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July 13, 2022

Product ID: 363485