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Oljato-Monument Valley, United States
2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on this tour that introduces you to Monument Valley's major scenic attractions. During the journey, see backcountry monuments, which include arches and ancient petroglyphs from the Anasazi people. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • Explore the natural features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • See arches and other rock formations used in films and other media
  • Hear stories about the area from your guide
  • Choice of departure times when booking
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Bottled water
Transport by open-air Safari vehicle
Air-conditioned vehicle
Face mask and hand sanitizers
Local taxes
Pet friendly
NO Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park
Gratuities
No Horse Tours

Departure Point

Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA

Meeting in The View Hotel lobby near the wooden benches. GPS coordinates N 36.98188 and W 110.11210.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins through Monument Valley's natural attractions.

With your guide, make your first stop at John Ford's Point, where some of John Wayne's western movies were filmed, as well as 'Transformers: Age of Extinction.' Then head into the backcountry area of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to see the Sun's Eye Arch. Standing here at a specific degree, you can look into the rock arch to find out how it got its name. Also at this location, check out petroglyphs from the Anasazi people and listen to stories from your guide.

Then continue to the Big Hogan, another natural feature that's a favorite photo op site, before stopping at your last backcountry attraction, the Ear of the Wind, the largest arch in the park.

Next, head to the Totem Pole for more photo ops and to hear about their cultural histories, and then visit the North Window, where you can admire the Mitten Butte from a different perspective. Your tour then ends with return to your departure point.

Please note: Guides are locals who have been praised for their storytelling skills and are first aid- and CPR-certified. Water is available but it's recommended that you bring your own snacks and other necessities.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Mitten View, Mitchell Mesa, Merrick Butte, Elephant/Camel Buttes, John Fords Point, Three Sisters, and Rain God. Backcountry: Chiefs Head, Big Hogan, Totem Pole View, Suns Eye, Ear of the Wind, and hogan demonstration.
Duration: 7 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • COVID19 Protocols exercised and in place
  • Departing from The View Hotel lobby near wooden benches. Have your confirmation# ready.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 or have been around a person who tested positive, please advise us immediately for cancelation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MV Dineh Bekeyah Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley.

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  • "Enclosed vehicle may have been better option on that day." See review

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star-5
Great experience that can only be had with a knowledgeable tour guide.
Geoffrey_M
, Jan 2022
Explanations of how the Navajo people live, in the hogans well as artifacts & petroglyphs. Also, the ways in which people ge food and water living in Monument Valley; weaving, & rug making. The Navajo language, the culture, and respect for the land.
star-5
Monument Valley is spectacular!
Douglas_O
, Jan 2022
Our guide, Joseph, was wonderful. Just my son and I in his comfortable Suburban, which was nice because it was a rather chillly day. Would highly recommend
star-5
Amazing day out in the magical Monument valley
Pietro_G
, Jan 2022
Amazing experience, very quiet and few tourists at this time of the year. The guide was very clear and descriptive and she made us live a magical moment when she played an instrument close to one of the natural rock formations.
star-5
Gorgeous moment
Yu_E
, Dec 2021
Exceptional experience! Talking with our guide and visiting traditional house were the most memorable. I was expecting to ride an open-air cart in the very cold temperature (-8 degree Celsius), but they provided warm car. The guide was really kind. I don’t have any negative comments at all, just let me express my appreciation once again!
star-5
John was an amazing tour...
LindaLee_H
, Dec 2021
John was an amazing tour guide- very knowledgeable. He even played native music for us at one point. We highly recommend him- and this company. It was a wonderful experience for us.
star-5
Amazing experience. Highly recommended!
Chris_T
, Nov 2021
We are a family of 4 who joined this 2.5 hr tour. Had an amazing tour guided by Steven. He was so knowledgeable and informative on everything Navajo/Monument Valley. Yes, you could just do a self guided tour or drive on your own. However you won’t ever be able to get all your questions answered or are able to listen to Navajo guides’ fabulous singing & music performance unless you join the tour. Our teenagers enjoyed the tour, too. Highly recommended.
star-5
Greatest Tour
Natalie_H
, Nov 2021
Steve our guide was amazing. We learned so much about the culture and he played traditional music for us. Also we were in a closed vehicle which was nice because it was freezing outside.
star-5
Spiritual Awakening
Thomas_B
, Nov 2021
I like how the guide told the history of the Indians and the spiritual significance of monuments to how he gave us some ideas of photographs. At times, while driving into the wind it was difficult to hear what he was saying. I also liked the song he sang for us in the Navajo language.
star-5
Exceeded expectations
Michael_C
, Nov 2021
I highly recommend you due the tour. You get to see places you can’t on the self driving tour. Steven our tour guide was awesome!
star-5
Breath Taking
Candy_G
, Nov 2021
The 1st thing i would recommend doing is making sure you can purchase a pass to enter the park. you have to purchase a park pass to enter and the ticket does not cover it. once we found our pick up point there was some confusion. viator modify times on a different reservation when they told me everything remained the same, Harry our tour guide was able to help me straighten it out. in order to see the whole valley you need the tour. Harry took me, my mom and 2 of our closest friends on an incredible tour. he pointed out where many movies were filmed we visit his cousin and showed us a hogan. he sang to us. though the ride is a bit bumpy he gave us plenty of time to take pictures. Also there are plenty of stops where you see people selling homemade jewelry. we found plenty of pieces that were not from a gift shop. so when you take this tour, sit back and enjoy the sites.

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