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 189 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Larry Team was the best! He even looked up some local desert flowers I had questions about and found the answers. He said he wasn’t a plant expert but, had a friend who was so, he contacted the friend and voila, we had the answers. He gave us a Navajo prayer (song) in the Big Hogan about the Eagle that I was able to record and will be able to remember my time in his beautiful Monument Valley.

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May 19, 2023

We had an exceptional trip with our guide Carol. She was professional, warm, funny, shared lots of information with us and provided insights into her Navajo culture. She also was a good photographer and helped us capture great moments of our trip. I highly recommend the tour and would certainly do it again. A wonderful and meaningful experience.

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May 16, 2023

Monument Valley is not easy to navigate in your car and the rocks don’t tell their own stories. This jeep tour goes to all the places you can’t see solo and the Navajo guide Larry has a wealth of information and stories about each place. Just to add, the hogan visit was not possible this early in the year (May 6)

May 8, 2023

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