Oljato-Monument Valley

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  • 3-Hour Sunset Tour of Monument Valley

    1. 3-Hour Sunset Tour of Monument Valley

    Enjoy this small-group tour of Monument Valley and discover the breathtaking monuments you’ve seen in photos and western movies. See the famous West and East Mitten Buttes, John Ford Point, the Three Sisters, Moccasin Arch, the Totem Pole, The Big Hogan, Moccasin Arch, Sun's Eye, North Window and Sleeping Dragon.  Travel by safari-style open-air vehicle or by an enclosed van in cold or hot weather. Your guide will share with you a lot of interesting facts about the Monument Valley. You will even visit the backcountry of the valley, that you can’t visit on your own. Learn many interesting facts about Navajo culture and visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home to watch a rug weaving demonstration and to enjoy a ceremonial musical performance by your guide.

    Out tour guide was prompt, informative and friendly. We enjoyed riding to each area and learning about Native American lifestyles. The tour was fun. The valley impressive. I’d recommend the sunset tour. Loved the hotel too. We sat on our balcony and watched an old cowboy movie, filmed in Monument Valley.

  • Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

    2. Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

    See all the sights of Monument Valley on a 2.5-hour small group tour lead by a local guide. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the valley’s backcountry, which is only accessible with a Navajo guide. Visit sandstone arches and famous monuments such as the 3 sisters, John Ford Point, Moccasin Arch, the Totem Pole, the Big Hogan, Sun’s Eye, North Window and Sleeping Dragon. Stop by West and East Mitten Buttes and capture the perfect picture of this iconic landmark. Marvel at spectacular panoramas. Admire natural structures that will leave you speechless. Immerse yourself in Navajo culture. Learn about the history of this incredible place. Visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home. Watch a rug weaving demonstration. Enjoy a ceremonial music performance performed by your guide.

    We had a lovely tour with Larry. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.

  • Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Backcountry Tour

    3. Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Backcountry Tour

    Enter the backcountry of Monument Valley to visit the popular arches, dwellings, and petroglyphs made by the ancient Anasazi people. Stop first to admire the Sleeping Dragon with clouds above, followed by the Chief’s Head with its bonnet of feathers.  Moving on, explore the traditional dwelling of the Navajo people known as hogans. Admire the round, cone-shaped, and multi-sided structures. With or without internal posts, they were built with timber or stonewall and packed with earth or bark. For a summerhouse, the door faces east to welcome the rising sun for wealth and good fortune. Your guide will provide information and a short demonstration of the Navajo people and their lifestyle.  Save the best for last and marvel at an arch that replicates a traditional hogan with an eagle eye looking upon you. Take a panoramic view of the Eye of the Sun, a beautifully shaped eye with sunrays be...

    Our guide, John was amazing. We had a wonderful time. He went the extra mile like playing some native music on his flute in an amazing setting. We highly recommend this tour.

  • Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access

    4. Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access

    Treat yourself to a 3.5 hour tour of Monument Valley with plenty of time at each stop to take the perfect picture and enjoy the views. This tour is ideal for photographers and visitors who want extra time to explore and learn more about the area. In addition to main monuments such as Mitten View, Three Sisters, John Ford Point, Sleeping Dragon, Traditional Hogan, The Big Hogan, Moccasin Arch, Sun's Eye, Totem Pole, North Window, Artist Point, see the scenic Ear of the Wind arch and Anasazi Ruins. The views of the sights on this tour will leave you speechless. At the end of your tour, enjoy a musical performance from your guide and a visit to a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home, where you can learn a lot about the history of this incredible place.

    It was excellent. We saw all the highlights and were provided with a plethora of Navajo culture. I would definitely recommend this to to anyone.

  • Monument Valley: Scenic 1.5-Hour Tour

    5. Monument Valley: Scenic 1.5-Hour Tour

    Choose from a shared or private tour to explore Monument Valley from the comfort of an air-conditioned SUV with an expert local tour guide. Follow the scenic valley drive deep into the red sand desert for incredible views and look-out points. You'll make many stops along the way for chances to get some snaps and take in the scenery. After pickup at the View Hotel, you'll begin the 1.5-hour drive down switch-back dirt roads. The first short stop is at the Left & Right Mitten Butte, followed by a drive-by shot of Merrick Butte, and Elephant & Camel Butte. Stop at John Ford's Point, a beautiful spot named after the director who used this location to make many major western films. Drive over the beautiful landscape where many ancient natural medicines and remedies can be found. As the tour continues, see a 450-foot slim spiraled Totem Pole which stands before the Yeibichei Dancers kingdom....

  • Antelope & Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

    6. Antelope & Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

    Immerse yourself in the wilds of Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, and The Grand Canyon South Rim on a 3-day adventure that brings you deep into the heart of this magical land. From Navajo guided jeep tours, to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure! This tour has guaranteed departures. During your stay you'll visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink and red sandstone park. Here you'll also be able to enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire, while your guide tells interesting stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, you'll also make stops at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty in this land. Day 1: Zion and Bryce National Park (M...

    I was skeptical due to the surge in popularity of the US National Parks. The tour company truly made it a hand tailored and personal experience where we never felt like we were in a crowd. Unique to say the least!

  • Moab: Ultimate Utah Combo Self-Driving Audio Tour

    7. Moab: Ultimate Utah Combo Self-Driving Audio Tour

    From the canyons of Zion to the gravity-defying formations in Arches, witness Mother Nature at her most impressive on this self-guided driving tour starting in Moab, Utah. Enjoy animated videos to visualize parts of the tour. Simply hop in your car, get the app set up on your phone, and get started. Visit Arches National Park and discover hidden life within this harsh yet beautiful desert. Marvel at impossible rock formations and towering arches millions of years in the making and learn how it all came to be. Learn the history of the Ute and Paiute tribes who lived at Arches for thousands of years. Hear their legends of the trickster god who brought them to the desert and the portals through time that lie dormant. Find out how these tribes survived and what they left behind. See Zion National Park and hear why early Mormon pioneers thought it was heaven on earth. This tour works by ca...

    The audio was awesome, learned a lot about the area and directions were very helpful!

  • Monument Valley: 3-Hour Sunrise Tour

    8. Monument Valley: 3-Hour Sunrise Tour

    Depart from The View Hotel and see the glow of the sunrise over Mittens and Merrick Butte. See the Totem Pole as the sunrises before heading to your next location. Hear about the geology and history of each monument you pass from your guide as you head to the next stop, John Ford Point. Named after the director that filmed Western movies at the location, John Ford Point is filled with sweeping views of the Arizona landscape. Head to the site where the ancient Anasazi petroglyphs are located. See some of the hundreds of pictographs scattered across the area. While at the location, enjoy views of the Santa Clara River. Spot wildlife along the way and see life thriving in the desert landscape.

  • Utah: Monument Valley Self-Guided Driving Tour

    9. Utah: Monument Valley Self-Guided Driving Tour

    Explore the incredible Monument Valley on a self-guided tour. Follow the app along the route to learn about the area's geology, history, and peoples. Download the app and start your adventure on the outskirts of the tiny town of Mexican Hat. From here, cruise across the rust-red land and crest the rise where Forrest Gump’s long run finally came to an end in the famous Tom Hanks film. Then, continue on to Monument Valley itself. Along the way, get acquainted with the park and learn what makes it different from other national parks. After passing the visitor center, turn back the clock 200 million years to see how these unique formations came to be. Then, jump forward in time to learn about the mysterious Anasazi tribe, the first people who ever lived in this harsh place, and the Navajo. Next, come to Wildcat Trail, the only self-guided trail in the park. From here, you can hike through ...

  • Monument Valley: Stargazing Tour

    10. Monument Valley: Stargazing Tour

    Go on an exclusive tour of Monument Valley at night and see the valley under the fluorescent lighting of the moon and stars.  Embark on this unique tour that will cover areas emphasizing the emerging qualities of the monuments' natural beauty in the luminous constellation of stars or lunar lighting.  See the greatest locations with impressive panoramas together with your guide. Visits 3-4 stops depending on photography experience, the possible sights include Forrest Gump Hill and Teardrop Arch with the best views of the valley. Learn from your guide how to use a telescope and how to use your camera best for great photos. At the end of the tour enjoy a ceremonial music performance performed by your guide.

    It was exceptional!Our guide gave us a plethora of new understanding of Navajo culture and was very knowledgeable about stargazing. He was very courteous and punctual. I would recommend his company to anyone touring Monument Valley.

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What people are saying about Oljato-Monument Valley

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 144 reviews

Seeing the monuments from afar is one thing, but getting up close and personal was an experience of a lifetime. Our guide Marjorie was stupendous. She was very knowledgeable and an excellent driver. Loved her enthusiasm. She cared about each one of us on her tour. There really are no words to describe these astonishing monuments. I would do it again!

It was exceptional!Our guide gave us a plethora of new understanding of Navajo culture and was very knowledgeable about stargazing. He was very courteous and punctual. I would recommend his company to anyone touring Monument Valley.

Our guide Andrea was absolutely amazing! We got to see some amazing monuments and learned some amazing Navajo and indigenous history and culture from her! I would higly recommend this tour and ask for Andrea Holiday as your guide!

It was excellent. We saw all the highlights and were provided with a plethora of Navajo culture. I would definitely recommend this to to anyone.

We had Marjorie as our guide and she was fantastic! She made it fun as well as informative. Highly recommend.