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Oljato-Monument Valley, United States
Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the sites of Lower Monument Valley that even tour guides can’t get enough of on this 3-hour sunrise or sunset excursion. Guides custom create itineraries that feature their favorite points in the valley in addition to must-see formations, transporting you in an all-terrain vehicle to sites far off the beaten path.
  • Tour custom created by guides to showcase their favorite parts of Lower Monument Valley
  • Hear stories and legends from guides with extensive knowledge about the area
  • Visit must-see landmarks like John Ford’s Point in addition to your guide’s selected features
  • Private transportation in all-terrain vehicle included
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Bottled water
Local professional guide
Transport by open-air Safari vehicle/ enclosed air-condition SUV
Face mask and hand sanitizers
Local taxes
Pet friendly
NO Entrance fees to Monument Valley Tribal Park. Visit www.navajonationparks.org for fee details.
Gratuities
NO Horse Tours

Departure Point

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

Meet in the Visitor's Lobby along the wooden bar on the wooden benches.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

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

GPS coordinates N 36.98188 and W 110.11210

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in the lobby of the View Hotel 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time for a sunrise or sunset tour. Climb aboard a comfortable all-terrain vehicle that can access parts of Lower Monument Valley inaccessible by other cars for a 3-hour tour featuring your guide’s favorite attractions. 

Although each guide has a unique itinerary customized to highlight their favorite parts of Monument Valley, you will likely pass popular rock formations such as John Ford’s Point, the Big Hogan, Ear of the Wind, and Tei Bi Cheii Monuments. Only at sunrise and sunset can you see the valley light up in vibrant hues ideal for photos and sightseeing. 

Throughout the tour, your guide will share the history and legends behind each monument and let you know why it made the cut for this trip.

Conclude your tour at the View Hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dineh Bekeyah Tours
This tour is a custom tour and are not necessarily in the order below. Each guide has their own itinerary and have a specific place and time to be throughout the tour.  The 3 hour tour makes a stop at the famous John Ford’s Point where many of John Wayne’s western cinematic movies were film, and also the Transformers: Age of Extinction featuring Mark Wahlberg. Next, your guide will drive to The Backcountry of the park and escort you to the arches.  At “Sun’s Eye Arch” you will be standing at a specific degree to look up into the rock arch and see why it is named Sun’s Eye. At the same location you will also see Petroglyphs and hear your guide’s stories. You will also travel to the “Big Hogan.” The Big Hogan is a great place to take family pictures and lie against the rocks and feel its warmth. Your guide will provide stories and suggest great photo shots. In the Backcountry is the “Ear of the Wind.” This is the largest arch in the park, and your guide will escort you to a photogenic spot where you can take photographs. You will be guided to the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Cheii Monuments where you will be able to take photographs and hear the cultural stories behind each monument. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, then get ready for a scenic drive to Monument Valley in a comfortable all-terrain vehicle— allowing for exclusive access to parts of the park that are inaccessible to smaller cars. The area, located on a Navajo Reservation and considered a sacred healing region by Native American tribes, is tough to navigate on your own. But your guide will walk you through the history of the Navajo tribal park and the background of each stunning natural formation. With your choice of a sunrise or sunset tour, you’re bound for incredible, camera-ready views during the sun-kissed time of day known by photographers as the “Golden Hour.” The itineraries are fully customizable, so you’ll have your pick of some incredible spots, including iconic rock formations like John Ford’s Point, which served as film backdrop in many John Wayne Westerns. One of the most photographed formations is the Yei Bi Chei monuments, which resemble a line of tribal dancers. You’ll also get an opportunity to take pictures of the Big Hogan, a sandstone cave chamber, and Ear of the Wind, a mesmerizing, crimson-hued arch. At the North Window where you will have a chance to take pictures of the Mittens and Butte at different angles. Your tour guide will then slowly and safely transport you back to your departure point.
Duration: 7 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Monument Valley
See the sites of Lower Monument Valley that even tour guides can’t get enough of
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
John Ford Point
John Ford's Point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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).
  • Departing from The View Hotel Visitor's Lobby near wooden benches. Please have confirmation# ready.
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • COVID19 protocols exercised and in place.
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 or have been around a person who tested positive for COVID19, please advise us immediately for a cancellation.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MV Dineh Bekeyah Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour?
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 Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour?
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 Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour?
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 Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour.

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star-5
Awesome
John_C
, Sep 2021
Sunrise tour was awesome. Tour goes through that part of the valley only accessible with 4 wheel drive and a guide. Guide was very helpful with photography and history. One of my favorite tours ever.
star-5
The Best
John_L
, Sep 2021
Great guide, went out of his way to make us comfortable. No wait, great value. Loved the history and the Navajo stories.
star-5
Awesome Tour
Victoria_H
, Aug 2021
Our guide Harry was wonderful. He took us to all the top spots plus some off the beaten path places. He has personal knowledge and experience with the tribal lands. And he helped us get great photos with his extensive knowledge of photography.
star-5
Incredible Views
Thomas_P
, Aug 2021
Our tour was wonderful! We arrived a little late to Monument Valley and our guide was still willing to take us out and give us an amazing experience. I highlight recommend this company!
star-3
Monument Valley
Madonna_C
, Jul 2021
We went July 24th, 2021. We had terrible wind storm and rain. It was actually pretty uncomfortable. Our tour guide Tullie was fantastic, starting raining very hard he let us into the cab of the truck. They actually changed the time of our tour to 4pm instead of 5pm so wasn't really a sunset tour. But no sunset anyway because of weather. The self drive loop is also still Closed. Would have been a great tour if the weather was better but monsoon season in Arizona......
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Darrin_L
, Jul 2021
Our guide Harry Nez Jr was awesome; he didn't just stop and let us take pictures, he personally showed us where to take our pictures to get some great pics. He explained Navajo history which we found very interesting.
star-5
Magical
Excursion20523
, Dec 2019
The sunset back country tour is a must. Our guide, Derek, was a treasure. He shared his traditions and knowledge with us. We were so grateful to have met you Derek!
star-5
Best Sunrise at monument Valley.
Andrew B
, Oct 2019
Very enjoy Dineh Bekeyah Sunrise Tour. Harry was great guide, helping to set a camera for best shots of Sunrise. Showing tricks with water reflections photo. He drives us through monument Valley and stops at beautiful points.
star-5
Great tour
tk3909
, Oct 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable and even played the flute and sang a song for us. We had a great time!
star-5
Monument Valley
den44d1
, Sep 2019
John our guide was fantastic answering all our questions and providing ll kinds of information about the formations and the Navajo culture

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