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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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star-4
Trip to Monument Valley
Narendra_P
, Oct 2021
Nice tour.The guide was nice and helpful. Weather was quite windy and cold but the guide driver provided heavy blankets. This area is beautiful worth visiting.
star-5
Breathtaking
Livia_V
, Oct 2021
We went with Steve who was knowledgable about the landscape. He was kind funny and sincere. This had been the most spiritual part of our trip. We will be back for sure.
star-5
Traveling with the Duke
Nancy_W
, Oct 2021
This is beyond beautiful. About the time you think there can't be anything else as beautiful, surprise, there is. We even saw wild horses and the much dreaded mule. John, our guide, was so knowledgeable and full of humor. He was a delight to be with.
star-5
We especially liked how...
Sam_F
, Oct 2021
We especially liked how Harry explained everything about the area and culture of the Navajo. Will highly recommend this way to visit Monument Valley.
star-5
Great Tour!
ErikaF
, Oct 2021
Great tour! Full of interesting stories of both the monuments and the Navaho culture. We loved our tour guide and only wish it was longer! Highly recommend!
star-5
The Navajo people and their land
Karen_A
, Oct 2021
The stories of the people and the land were fascinating. Yvonne , our guide, was friendly, accommodating and entertaining during the entire trip. A great afternoon. A highlight was Yvonne's playing her own composition.
star-1
Extremely miserable experience !!
JR_O
, Oct 2021
The cold driving rain and wind before the tour started. The trucks are all open, so we were getting soaked, the wind was blowing rain into our faces and it was freezing cold. They gave us a blanket to share which didn’t help with the wind and rain in our faces. This was all before the tour left the parking lot. We decided to not go. They didn’t cancel the tour even though all of us asked them to so we are out the money spent for the tour!
star-4
The tour driver is great....
Fen_W
, Oct 2021
The tour driver is great. The only thing we are complaining is the bad weather we had. But the tour is really impressive and enjoyable.
star-5
A perfect day in Monument Valley
Joanne_D
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Cosheena (spelling?) guided us through not only the beauty of land and Navajo culture. She also shared personal stories of traditions and experiences that enriched our tour.
star-4
site. Experience.
Jerry_J
, Oct 2021
Our guide was native, very knowledgeable, shared personal life on the res info. And I really dislike this dite.

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