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Overview
On this tour, explore landmarks in Monument Valley and gain insight into native Navajo culture that would be difficult to learn on your own. Visit the lower Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and visit a hogan—a traditional Navajo home—where you hear stories and teachings about the region and its culture. Discover landmarks such as John Ford’s Point, Sun’s Eye Arch, and Totem Pole.
Highlights
  • Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on this half-day tour
  • Learn the culture and teachings of the Navajo tribe
  • See famous rock formations of Monument Valley used in film
  • Visit a traditional hogan for a Navajo demonstration and talk
What to Expect
Meet your tour guide at the designated time and location inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to begin your cultural tour. Head first to John Ford’s Point, to explore the area where a few of John Wayne’s movies were filmed. Continue on to Sun’s Eye Arch and see a demonstration of Navajo culture. Learn about the Navajo tribe that has inhabited this land for hundreds of years. Learn about the culture and teachings that have been passed through many generations and discover the petroglyphs left by the Anasazi people. The next stop is Big Hogan arch to snap some photos before heading to Ear of the Wind, the largest rock arch in the park. Visit Totem Pole and Yei Bi Chei and learn about the cultural significance of these natural landmarks before concluding your tour in the park.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Local professional guide
  • Pet Friendly
  • Transport by open-air Safari vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park. National Park passes are not accepted at entrance to park.
  • Gratuities
  • No Horse Tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all adult/senior travelers
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pet friendly
  • GROUP TOUR ONLY. NON-PRIVATE TOURS. All tours depart from The View Hotel VIsitor's Lobby.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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).
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tammy H wrote a review 12 Feb
64 contributions12 helpful votes
Harry Nez Jr. was our guide and he was exceptional! His knowledge of the Navajo Nation was a huge plus. We couldn’t ask for anything more, incredible tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Andrea W wrote a review Jan 2020
99 contributions123 helpful votes
Having visited Monument Valley a handful of times before, I was looking for a different experience this time around; therefore, the cultural tour caught my eye. Initially, I was afraid it might be the same Monument Valley tour I had been on before with the word "cultural" tacked
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Date of experience: January 2020
gdubanski wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Mother Nature and the park decided to close the road for cars and tour trucks to go through Monument Valley. We had confirmed with the tour company that our tour was still on before we drove 3 hours to get there and they said yes. When we arrived they said the roads were closed
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Date of experience: December 2019
Joanne P wrote a review Dec 2019
13 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I had a wonderful tour of Monument Valley with Dineh Bekeyah tours. Our guide, Steven, grew up close to Monument Valley and knew four of his great grandparents, so he could tell us about Navaho traditions from personal experience. Since it was just the two of us
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Date of experience: November 2019
debbiebS5784BU wrote a review Oct 2019
9 contributions
I first came to the valley in 1963 and have toured dozens of times, but this time I brought relatives who had never been out west. Harry Nez did an excellent job of sharing his culture with us through song, music, and stories. He also introduced them to amazing rock features and
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Date of experience: October 2019
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By: Dineh Bekeyah Tours
Michael K
3512
Beautiful sites
Early morning versus evening photo ops abound. Brilliant colors at each. Less chance of background things like
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Tammy H
Irving, Texas
6412
Best guide ever - Harry Nez Jr.
Harry Nez Jr. was our guide and he was exceptional! His knowledge of the Navajo Nation was a huge plus. We
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Diana S
10
Fantastic Tour
Our guide, Harry Nez, was wonderful and entertaining. A native Navaho indian, he gave us interesting anecdotes
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Bill C.
Excelsior, Minnesota
154
Harry was a great guide.
Harry took us around on a day when all of the park rangers were gone and the visitor's center was closed. He gave
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movesalot
11072
Fantastic tour of Monument Valley!
Our family of 9 (3 adults, 5 teenagers and 1 child) went on a terrific tour of Monument Valley with Harry Nez and
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tjitskez2017
20
Dineh Bekeyah Tours
Very good tour by Derrick through Monument Valley! He explained a lot about the buttes, the Navajo history and
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celendermp
Cleveland, Tennessee
6313
Not as good as hoped
Started out good but changed drivers on us and second driver was not that good. Harry started out great. He was
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Andrea W
Lafayette, California
85123
Derick was superb!
Having visited Monument Valley a handful of times before, I was looking for a different experience this time
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shaunsouthern
Oswestry, United Kingdom
9001323
A great tour with a wonderful guide.
We had visited Monument Valley before, but just driven the loop ourselves. This time we had the sunset tour and
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mullionboy
Oxford, United Kingdom
26183
Brilliant experience
I've wanted to go to Monument valley all my life so was thrilled to actually be there!--we went on the drivable
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  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Dineh Bekeyah Tours
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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