- 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This is a 28/45 km, 2.5 hour guided tour that includes the major scenic points and also The Backcountry monuments in Monument Valley. The Backcountry portion of the tour includes arches and ancient Petroglyphs from the Anasazi people.
- Family friendly
- Excellent value for money
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Exclusive after-hours access
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Bottled water
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Transport by open-air Safari vehicle or enclosed SUVs
- Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park
The View Hotel
Valid from the time you exchange your voucher, for the duration selected.
Returns to original departure point
The 2.5 hour tour makes a first stop at the famous John Ford’s Point where many of John Wayne’s western cinematic movies were film, and also the Transformers: Age of Extinction featuring Mark Wahlberg. Next, your guide will drive to The Backcountry of the park and escort you to the “Sun’s Eye Arch.”
At “Sun’s Eye Arch” you will be standing at a specific degree to look up into the rock arch and see why it is named Sun’s Eye. At the same location you will also see Petroglyphs and hear your guide’s stories.
Next, you will travel to the “Big Hogan.” The Big Hogan is a great place to take family pictures and lie against the rocks and feel its warmth. Your guide will provide stories and suggest great photo shots.
The last stop in the Backcountry is the “Ear of the Wind.” This is the largest arch in the park, and your guide will escort you to a photogenic spot where you can take photographs.
Next, you will be guided to the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Cheii Monuments where you will be able to take photographs and hear the cultural stories behind each monument.
The last stop is at the North Window where you will have a chance to take pictures of the Mittens and Butte at a different angle. Your tour guide will then slowly and safely transport you back to your departure point.
Our guides have been praised for describing and explaining their stories to our friends. Our guides are local and friendly people who are First Aid and CPR certified. We do offer water for our customers but you are also encouraged to bring your own snacks and other necessities.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Most travelers can participate
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- We do observe Daylight Savings TIme. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT).
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Pet friendly
- NOT responsible for lost or stolen items (cameras, phones, wallets, passports, etc.) while on the tour. Please only bring items you need to make your tour more comfortable (jackets, cameras, snacks, etc.)
- We do observe Daylight Savings Time. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT).
- GROUP TOUR ONLY. NON-PRIVATE TOURS. All tours depart from The View Hotel VIsitor's Lobby.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Joe was our guide and was an excellent driver and historian. We learned much about the Navaho people and their traditions. Informative and entertaining. Beautiful views and stops in Monument Valley. Only down side it was very windy and the open air vehicle did not protect us much. We did have a blanket that definitely helped. Enclosed vehicle may have been better option on that day. Still a wonderful experience!
Joseph was amazing as our guide. He was very well informed and we learned things we never would have.
Derek was amazing...answered all of our questions and educated us on the Navajo people and their lands. He brought us to a cool archway and played a native American song for us on his flute.
Great tour, our guide was very knowledgeable about Monument Valley and its history. We also got to go to some areas you can't go to on your own and our guide played us some traditional Navajo music on a flute and also sang us a traditional Navajo song. This tour was more than we expected, my wife and 2 daughters also loved it, would highly recommend.
Amazing tour highly recommend seeing monument valley and our guide Stephen was outstanding
The tour was amazing, our guide was exceptional and we saw so much more than if we did it ourselves since the native guides have access to places the public does notl
Ray, our tour guide, was great. He gave us a lot of interesting information regarding the Navajo people, as well as showing us the most scenic places for photography. My husband and I were the only ones on our tour, which made it even better. The scenery was just beautiful!
This was the best tour imaginable! We did not know what to expect, but our trip was unique because we asked for a covered tour since we are allergic to lots of dust. We saw everything in a covered Rubicon Jeep. Our tour guide was Stephan and he is an expert on not only Monument Valley but the customs and traditions and history of the Navajo people. His insight brought to life all of the sites we saw. He also wove into the stories some tales of the western movies filmed in the area. We recommended this trip to everyone we saw after we left Monument Valley.
Angela was our tour guide, she arrived on time to pick us up for our tour. we ended up having a private tour as there was no one else schedule at that time period. The tour was fabulous, Angela knew everything on the history of Monument Valley. We went into the back country where you can not drive your own private car. We stopped multiple times for pictures and information on each of the monuments. We would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to know the history.
This was my husbands favorite are to remember back to the western tv shows.
We enjoyed our tour of Monument Valley very much. Steven was our tour guide and he did a wonderful job of explaining the different sites, giving us history of the area, and some interesting insight into the Navajo culture and traditions.We are so glad that we used the services provided to make our visit memorable.He allowed plenty of time for questions, pictures and made our visit a fun memory-thank you.
We loved it, sitting up high on the back of the vehicle we had a great view and our our guide John gave us an expert commentary. We took the 2.5 hour tour with Dineh Bekeyah which went into a closed area of the park. One place John took us to was the Eagle's Eye, and he played a Navaho flute there and with the natural acoustics effect there it was amazing to hear such a song from just one flute. It was also good to just concentrate on seeing and experiencing Monument Valley without having to drive too, people who were using their own vehicles to see the first part of the park didn't seem to be having much fun as they bumped along the unsealed road.
My girlfriend and I took this tour recently and we were fortunate to be the only ones signed up. This tour was truly amazing as we got to see parts of the Tribal Park only open to those on tours with a Navajo guide. Years earlier, I saw Monument Valley on my own and only saw a fraction of what I saw on this trip. Our guide Henry was wonderful, and he took time for us to pause at several stops so we could quietly reflect the beauty and silence of this sacred place.
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see and experience the real Monument Valley. Our guide Harry Naz was amazing. Being a very experienced photographer himself he took you to the perfect spot to get that perfect picture, which you would not know about if you weren't with Harry.
We loved the tour of Monument Valley! The beauty was beyond anything we had expected. Our tour guide, Clyde Johnson, was very good. He knew so much about the area and made it so interesting. Would love to do the tour all over.
We requested a tour in a/c SUV and ended up having a guide all to ourselves. His name was Clyde and he gave us a wonderful personal tour. We were able to stop at all the places of interest for as long as we wished and he gave us great background of the Navajo people and their traditions as well as the history of the valley. It was a wonderful 2.5 hr tour and a great memory for us.
This tour hit all the major sites in monument valley plus a couple only available to Navajo guided tours. Our guide, Derrick, was low keyed but informative and even played a Navajo flute at one of the stops that made me wish we could stay there all day and enjoy the feeling of reverence and respect for this area. The road is very rough and you should be prepared for a very bouncy ride between sites. Derrick did a good job of making the ride as smooth as possible but no amount of effort could provide a smooth ride. My only complaint is not with the tour itself but with some confusion I had with the booking of the tour on line. According to the booking site the tour would pick you up at select hotels and you are asked to provide your hotel info. I didn't get any notice that our hotel was not select. Fortunately I read the fine print on my tour confirmation that we would start the tour from the hotel at the entrance to Monument Valley. We were1/2 hour drive from that location when I discovered this and our tour was to start in 35 minutes. Fortunately we made it. The tour is 2.5 hours and there are no bathroom facilities out there so plan accordingly. Water was provided near the end of the tour.
Our guided tour of Monument Valley was perhaps the best guided tour we have ever experienced! Our guide, Vera, met us in the hotel lobby at the scheduled time. She introduced herself asked about us and our travels and presented an brief overview of the tour. It was not a canned presentation. Being born in the immediate area Vera knew of what she spoke. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us information and showed us things that we would never have learned on another tour. The tour was educational, informative and FUN! If you are contemplating a visiting Monument Valley, we highly recommend a Viator/Dineh Bekeyah Tour. Ask for Vera!
We really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it. In addition, our guide, Harry Nez, was terrific.