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Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

4.9 / 5

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Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

From US$ 74.20 per person

Explore the Monument Valley, and the back country with a Navajo guide. See landmarks that can only be visited on this tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up is available from The View Hotel and from KOA Campground. Please be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Explore the Monument Valley with a local Navajo guide in an open-air safari vehicle
  • Travel into restricted parts of the Monument Valley only accessible on this tour
  • Admire iconic landmarks such as West and East Mitten Buttes and the Totem Pole
  • Learn about the culture, history and traditions of Navajo Nation
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group tour
Full description
See all the sights of Monument Valley on a 2.5-hour small group tour lead by a local guide. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the valley’s backcountry, which is only accessible with a Navajo guide. Visit sandstone arches and famous monuments such as the 3 sisters, John Ford Point, Moccasin Arch, the Totem Pole, the Big Hogan, Sun’s Eye, North Window and Sleeping Dragon. Stop by West and East Mitten Buttes and capture the perfect picture of this iconic landmark. Marvel at spectacular panoramas. Admire natural structures that will leave you speechless. Immerse yourself in Navajo culture. Learn about the history of this incredible place. Visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home. Watch a rug weaving demonstration. Enjoy a ceremonial music performance performed by your guide.
  • Local Navajo Guide
  • Access to the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley
  • Visit to the Navajo Traditional Home with rug weaving demonstration
  • Traditional musical performance by your guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance pass to the Monument Valley Tribal Park

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  • Please note, that this tour operates on Utah time (Mountain Standard Time), which is 1 hour ahead of Arizona from March to November. Please take this into account when planning your visit. If you're coming from Arizona please leave 1 hour early.
  • The tour is operated in an open-air safari-style vehicle with a maximum of 12 passengers in warm weather. During cold or hot weather, the tour uses an enclosed SUV vehicle with a maximum of 7 people.
  • Please bring a bandana and sunglasses in order to protect your face from dust and sand.
  • Please bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Because of rough terrain, This tour is not suitable for infants 1 years old or younger or women who are more than 5 months pregnant.
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Even if Monument Valley can be driven on by oneself, we recommend using a Navajo guide after this tour. Firstly, it supports the indigenous population and, secondly, the experience becomes immensely more authentic. Yes, you meet a number of local residents of the Tsl who primarily demonstrate old traditions for a fee, which may not seem very real anymore. But hand on heart, it's not much different in the Alps. Andreas gave us an insight into their youth, upbringing and that of their children, and I can say that about few other guides that I have seen.

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August 28, 2021

We saw Tear Drop Arch and some ruins that we would have never been able to reach in our own vehicle. Great Navajo stories from our guide along with being entertained by a wind flute while visiting the ruins in the mountains. Overall, a great experience. We would definitely recommend this tour!

April 28, 2021

Great experience and a unique way of discovering Monument Valley, seeing things not accessible with a private vehicle.

November 29, 2021

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