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Canyon de Chelly Tours

#2 of 12 Tours in Chinle
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Address: Chinle, AZ
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+1 928-349-1600
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every...

Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every guide is a professional, certified by the National Park Service by examination. In addition to tours of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, cultural consulting needs are addressed on a case by case basis for those who seek a more intimate insight onto the Navajo Way. Leon has assisted film-makers on location in Navajoland and is used to delivering high quality services to the people and organizations he serves.There are over 2700 archaeological sites within the many canyons of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Only 13 of the 700 standing ruins have been stabilized, re-inforced, or protected from degradation. We are professional Navajo guides who can teach you the history of our canyons and about the Anasazi, Hopi and Navajo peoples. We pride ourselves in offering you more than just viewing our scenery - but we can do this too!

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Touring Canyon de Chelly should be on your bucket list. You have to go with a guide unless you hike down one trail that is open without a guide. You see more with the guide and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 March 2016
Kaitlyn M
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Touring Canyon de Chelly should be on your bucket list. You have to go with a guide unless you hike down one trail that is open without a guide. You see more with the guide and learn more.

1 Thank Kaitlyn M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Very informative , interesting tour for 3 hours with Reg a Navaho guide of the canyon. Apart from amazing scenery the history was eye opening.

4 Thank CR_UK
Northern Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This was a great tour company and Irene was amazing! We did a private tour so we could ask a lot of questions and sit up front near the guide. We wished we had done the longest tour they offer so we could have had time to got o both canyons as this place is a living museum. I recommend... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Our experience in the Canyon was that of mixed emotions.....it was a great experience to go horseback riding through the canyon....we felt like real Indians on our horse tour. However, it was a rainy day and there were LOTS of mosquitoes. Definitely bring spray with you because the guides offer nothing to help and my daughter was eaten alive. Also... More 

4 Thank Sarahday70
Broomfield, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Although Irene was most accommodating and pleasant to work with in arranging our tour, we were very disappointed in the quality of our tour. I won't name the tour guide, but after the first set of pictographs/petroglyphs, he mostly seemed to be biding his time until the tour was over. We had hoped that the guides would be a wealth... More 

4 Thank ninadrb
Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is kind of good news/bad news. Both the best way and the only way to truly see the canyon is via a tour. There are probably 15 'authorized' tour operators and the Navajo, perhaps rightly so, have the monopoly on those tours. There is no negotiating on rates and in my opinion 3 hours is too little time to... More 

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Pau, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Irene was our guide and I am very thankful for the great tour she gave us. The jeep tour was fun (driving thru puddles of recent rain), set in amazing landscape, and Irene was a knowledgeable experienced Navajo Canyon de Chelley guide eager to share and answer all our questions. She was flexible, gave us a few options on possible... More 

1 Thank lrnce r
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We toured the Canyon with our Navajo guide, Leone, with Leon Skyhorse Tours. If you use this company, please check back and verify you have a guide. When I checked back, Leon told me to meet Irene at the front of Sacred Canyon Lodge. The front desk saved us by calling Irene and checking with her. She knew nothing about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Harris, our tour guide, provided an excellent 5 hour private tour of the south canyon floor, traveling to Spider Rock. Harris had lived in the canyon, had moved away and then returned. Harris is quite knowledgeable of Indian culture, the early movement of the people from Asia to America, and the geology of the area. I would highly recommend Harris... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We spent four fascinating hours with Francine and enjoyed every minute. She is an interesting and knowledgeable guide who sprinkled the history of the canyon with personal stories of time spent in the canyon as a child with her grandmother. We highly recommend her. Thank you, Francine.

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