- 58 Ratings
Guided Cultural Tour of Monument Valley
Discover the back roads of Monument Valley one sight at a time as you explore Navajo country. Learn all about the local culture and history from your guide as you enjoy the warm weather in an open-air jeep.
What You Will Do
- Spend more than three hours exploring the Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park with a local guide leading the way
- Get a better understanding of Navajo Culture by listening to historic stories, seeing how the traditional dwelling is constructed, and discussing local plants
- See everything from the comfort of your seat as you drive around in a breezy open-air safari jeep
- Three and half hour tour with guide
- Bottled later
Wear appropriate attire as weather is known to change throughout the day.
Within 30 days of arrival - No cancellation fee; 2-10 days before arrival - 10% cancellation fee; 1 to day of tour - Full forfeit of the deposit.
- 58 Ratings
Derek was very knowledgeable about the area. He even played his native flute for us.
We had a great experience with Steven. He was very knowledgeable about all the rock formations helping us appreciate the shapes and significance to the Navajo people. We learned a bit about the plants of the area and their uses both for medicine and as dyes for rug making. We were privileged to see a local family hogan and learn more about this traditional way of life. We left with a new appreciation for this special place and people.
Pete our guide gave us lots of information, took us to some really beautiful places, not usually accesible. Pete sang the bear song, which moved me. Highly recommended!
We were lucky to have a personal tour with our guide Joseph who was a fantastic host. He took time and effort to show us around without any rush or hurry. He kept up a steady commentary and was happy to answer questions about the Navajo culture and Monument Valley.
Our guide Harry Nez was great; very informative & easy to talk to. He was also a super skilled & talented photographer & gave my husband many tips.Harry began the trip by showing us a brilliant photo of a horse he had taken the night before. He used a microphone in the jeep which was great as my husband is hard of hearing. The tour encompassed major Monument valley landmarks such as the Ear if the Wind' , stop to see ancient art in the form of petroglyphs carved into the rock face . He would have played his flute for us but it was too windy for good accoustics that day & we were sorry we missed it. There was also a visit to a Hogan where a the lovely Elvina demonstrated weaving techniques & did our daughters hair by wrapping it in wool in the Navajo way. As we drove away from her Hogan , Harry pointed out the tree under which she and her sisters had been born & told us a little about the birthing custom. He also whilst we driving along, stopped to pick up the lid of a water container & returned it to the Hogan - making the point that carrying water into monument valley is an important part of Navajo daily life. We also saw wild horses making their way back from a spring where they had been drinking & a family tendingtheir cattle. Harry also stopped at a couple of places where we could buy reasonably priced Navajo jewelry & art. At the second of these, we paid 5 dollars for my daughter to have her photo taken on a horse at John Ford point. We took some photos but also gave our camera to the horse,'s owner who took an amazing photo for us. All in all it was a super trip and highly enjoyable . Thoroughly recommended. Thanks
David is a very good guide. His stories about tribal life and his family were very interesting.