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Canyon de Chelly Tours

Chinle, AZ
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Animating Petroglyphs and ruins with history.

Canyon de Chelly Tours paired us with Reginald (Reggie) Etsitty who is more than a guide, he is a... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
cihara2017
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Aldie, Virginia
Tour of Canyon de Chelly

We loved our tour with Henry. The history he shared with us was in depth and fascinating. Very... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
cynvarney
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New Boston, New Hampshire
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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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Chinle, AZ
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Canyon de Chelly Tours paired us with Reginald (Reggie) Etsitty who is more than a guide, he is a fantastic storyteller who brings the tour to life with Navajo history. Beyond just looking at breath taking canyons and formations Reggie wove the history of his...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We loved our tour with Henry. The history he shared with us was in depth and fascinating. Very knowledgeable and personable and he shared some of his own family history as well. We rarely get guided tours, but this made the experience so much better....More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Excellent tour. Our guide Reggie was very personable and knowledgeable about the local history and geography, pointing out many interesting sites along the way. A Navajo guided tour provides a much deeper understanding of the local culture and is very worthwhile.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best tour! Henry was a wonderful tour guide! His life experience and knowledge gave him perspective that made us feel connected to him and his cultural history. The open air jeep tour over the running water enhanced the the canyon adventure. We...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had a great trip with Don of Beauty Way Jeep Tours through the Canyon del Muerto portion of the canyon. It was too early in the year (end of March), with high waters in the stream, to go into the main canyon and to...More

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canyondechellytours, Owner at Canyon de Chelly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Don works for a different Company. LST.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We took an early trip out with Don and it was a great trip. It was very scenic and Don answered all our questions and was very informstive

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canyondechellytours, Owner at Canyon de Chelly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We took the private tour with Henry - 2 adults and our teen age grand daughter. To say that it was incredible is a great understatement. The canyon took our breath away and Henry, a native from a family that has lived there forever, knew...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Richard is the guide to request. Very knowledge about the canyon, the ruins & especially the culture & history of his native Navajo heritage. He had as much fun learning about the history "not written in the history books" as being in the canyon itself....More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

It's late March and the weather is warm, a bit windy and cloudy. Three of us piled into our jeep with our guide, Reginald Etsitty, and headed for the mouth of the canyon, only to find a wide wash full of rushing water. No worries....More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Mr Leon Skyhorse Thomas himself was our guide. Irene, Reginald, Henry and he (The Guides) were very knowledgeable about the area, history and legends of the Canyon De Chelly (pronounced Du Chey). We learned Navajo words, history and several religious beliefs. It was also a...More

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reneebob
30 April 2018|
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Response from dabneyp | Reviewed this property |
There are several tour companies, and I imagine they are all good, but for the record, Reg Etsitty was with CDC TOURS. The jeep could be open or closed- depending on weather..
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wwebber563
6 April 2018|
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Response from pfdreeve | Reviewed this property |
Open air jeeps are available, but if you are going in high season, dust from other vehicles is a real problem. The jeeps stop regularly for photos, so even in a closed vehicle you don't miss much. Also, most of the drivers... More
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marybT5775QN
28 February 2018|
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Response from pfdreeve | Reviewed this property |
The price you quote I assume is in dollars, and it seems very expensive to me. We were a group of 9 so had a reduced rate ($42 per person), but the full price was only $65. I don't know who you are trying to book with, but... More
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