Lower Monument Valley Tour with Local Navajo Guide

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Explore the most iconic places inside Monument Valley. On both our 2.5 hour and 3.5 hour tours you will have access to what we call the Back Country, a part of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park you can only access with a guide. Your well-reviewed guide will narrate the tour. Whether your personal interests are sightseeing, photography and/or learning about Navajo culture and history, your guide will aim to customize your tour. Places commonly visited on this tour: John Ford's Point (where many of the John Ford and John Wayne western movies were filmed), Ear of the Wind (natural arch), The East and West Mitten Buttes, The Totem Pole and YeiBiChei Spires (the most photographed monoliths in Monument Valley), and Sun's Eye (natural arch).
Journey through the restricted region of Lower Monument Valley discovering for yourself the untouched splendor of Navajo Land. Traverse the desert landscape visiting the world's largest Elephant Butte and the Three Sisters spires at John Ford's Point. Later, divert into the back country and see up close the valley's famous Big Chief Monument and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun's Eye arch, the valley's second largest arch and find some of the valley's oldest Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs and pictographs. Hike the sand dunes at Ear of the Wind arch and walk inside the Big Hogan, Monument Valley's largest amphitheater.The 3.5-hour option is recommended to those interested in a thorough aesthetic, historical and cultural insight of Monument Valley. An extension of the 2.5-hour tour, this trip travels the complete route with a visit to the Yazzie residence where you will witness a live interactive demonstration from one of the Yazzie family inside a traditional Navajo home, the Hogan. Afterward, traverse deep into the valley's side-box canyons, which house many of the valley's finest arches and window. Featuring a more in-depth narration of the valley's history, geography as well as culture and lore, this safari includes a customary performance held at the Big Hogan. Relax as your guide demonstrates either a traditional chant or plays the Native American Flute.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Local Navajo guide
  • Bottled water
  • Live entertainment

What’s not included

  • Entry fee into the park. The cost of entry into the Monument Valley Navajo Park is roughly $5 per person.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free drinks included
  • Popular choice with kids
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