Monument Valley: Backcountry Jeep Tour with Navajo Guide


Monument Valley: Backcountry Jeep Tour with Navajo Guide

From US$ 74.20 per person


Explore the Monument Valley, and the back country with a Navajo guide. See landmarks that can only be visited on this tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the Monument Valley with a local Navajo guide in an open-air safari vehicle
  • Travel into restricted parts of the Monument Valley only accessible on this tour
  • Admire iconic landmarks such as West and East Mitten Buttes and the Totem Pole
  • Learn about the culture, history and traditions of Navajo Nation
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group tour
Full description

See all the sights of Monument Valley on a small group tour led 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, and Moccasin Arch. Marvel at famous sights like 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 bonus rug weaving demonstration and enjoy a ceremonial music performance performed by your guide.

  • Local Navajo Guide
  • Access to the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley
  • Visit to the Navajo Traditional Home with rug weaving demonstration
  • Traditional musical performance by your guide
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park entry pass ($8 per person)
  • Food
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Please wait for your driver outside of The View Hotel at the Navajo loading area.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headscarf

Know before you go

  • This tour operates on Utah time (Mountain Standard Time), which is 1 hour ahead of Arizona from March to November. Please take this into account when planning your visit. If you're coming from Arizona please leave 1 hour early
  • The tour is operated in an open-air safari-style vehicle with a maximum of 12 passengers in warm weather. During cold or hot weather, the tour uses an enclosed SUV vehicle with a maximum of 7 people
  • Because of rough terrain, this tour is not suitable for infants younger than 1 years old or women who are more than 5 months pregnant
  • On the rare occasion, rug weaving may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 152 reviews

Review summary

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Monument Valley Tribal Tours and their guide Marjory were wonderful!! We were picked up as promised and taken for a tour of the areas accessible to anyone. Then we continued on to a special presentation of yarn making and rug making. The expert answered all of our questions about her presentation and about Native American life. We then continued on to other formations in the rocks and were shown things that you had to see to believe.

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March 27, 2023

This is an excellent tour; I recommend it. There was one thing that was of concern when I booked the tour: the tour only accepts parties of two or more people, so even though I was traveling alone I had to pay for a second, non-existent person. Later, I discussed this with tour staff and came to a good solution. But I encourage the tour operators to no longer require that guests traveling alone pay for two people.

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March 27, 2023

We loved the experience! It made our whole trip better with our driver sharing so much personal info about life within the Navajo country. Plus the views you get to see more of on this guided tour is such a bonus. Also with the company driving, we got to go ahead of everybody in line for the valley drive. Since they are experienced it made the drive through it very relaxed. We would totally do it again!

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March 27, 2023

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