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Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour provided by Dineh Bekeyah Tours

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Overview
With its stark red sands and steep buttes, Monument Valley exemplifies the American West. On this scenic, photographer-friendly tour, you’ll get an overview of the iconic Navajo site with stops at John Wayne film backdrops and the tribal park’s largest and most photogenic arch. Avoid the hassle of car hire with arranged transport in an all-terrain, which allows you to spend less time driving and navigating and more time sightseeing. 
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You'll start at
The View Hotel
Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USAMeet in the Visitor's Lobby along the wooden bar on the wooden benches. You will also see a chief status as you enter The View Hotel.
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    Stop: 7 minutes - Admission excluded
    This tour is a custom tour and are not necessarily in the order below. Each guide has their own itinerary and have a specific place and time to be throughout the tour.  The 3 hour tour makes a 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 arches.  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. You will also 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. 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. 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. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, then get ready for a scenic drive to Monument Valley in a comfortable all-terrain vehicle— allowing for exclusive access to parts of the park that are inaccessible to smaller cars. The area, located on a Navajo Reservation and considered a sacred healing region by Native American tribes, is tough to navigate on your own. But your guide will walk you through the history of the Navajo tribal park and the background of each stunning natural formation. With your choice of a sunrise or sunset tour, you’re bound for incredible, camera-ready views during the sun-kissed time of day known by photographers as the “Golden Hour.” The itineraries are fully customizable, so you’ll have your pick of some incredible spots, including iconic rock formations like John Ford’s Point, which served as film backdrop in many John Wayne Westerns. One of the most photographed formations is the Yei Bi Chei monuments, which resemble a line of tribal dancers. You’ll also get an opportunity to take pictures of the Big Hogan, a sandstone cave chamber, and Ear of the Wind, a mesmerizing, crimson-hued arch. At the North Window where you will have a chance to take pictures of the Mittens and Butte at different angles. Your tour guide will then slowly and safely transport you back to your departure point.
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You'll end at
The View Hotel
Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USAMeet in the Visitor's Lobby along the wooden bar on the wooden benches. You will also see a chief status as you enter The View Hotel.
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Highlights
  • Guided all-terrain vehicle tour of Lower Monument Valley
  • Choose from a sunrise or sunset tour: the most photogenic parts of the day
  • Navigate the park with ease alongside a guide 
  • Tour custom created by guides to showcase their favorite parts of Lower Monument Valley
What to Expect
Your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel, where you'll prepare for a scenic drive to Monument Valley in an all-terrain vehicle. You'll have access to parts of the park that are off-limits to smaller cars. Located on a Navajo Reservation and considered sacred by Native American tribes, the multi-hued sandstone park can be tough to navigate alone. Your guide walks you through the history and background of each natural formation. With your choice of a sunrise or sunset tour, you’re guaranteed camera-ready views during the sun-kissed time of day known by photographers as the “Golden Hour.” The itineraries are fully customizable, so you’ll have your pick of some incredible spots, including iconic rock formations like John Ford’s Point, which served as film backdrop in many John Wayne Westerns. One of the most photographed rocks is the Yei Bi Chei, which resembles a line of tribal dancers. You’ll also get an opportunity to take pictures of the Big Hogan, a sandstone cave chamber, and Ear of the Wind, a mesmerizing, crimson-colored arch.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Local professional guide
  • Transport by open-air Safari vehicle
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Monument Valley Tribal Park. Visit www.navajonationparks.org for fee details.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dineh Bekeyah Tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We do observe Daylight Savings TIme. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT). Be advised that there is a one hour time difference between Arizona Time Zone and the Navajo Nation Time Zone (Mid-March to October).
  • We depart from The View Hotel Visitor's Lobby.
  • GROUP TOUR ONLY. NON-PRIVATE TOURS.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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pigsdofly42 wrote a review 02 Mar
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
A trusted friend recommended we choose a Native-guided sunrise tour if we wanted the most from our long drive to Monument Valley. We were 2 couples traveling together and we all agree this is the best way to go. I called Dineh Bekeyah directly to book the tour and this was very
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Date of experience: February 2020
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matzje wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a sunrise tour with Harry Nez. Harry made it a wonderful experience. Harry told us about the history of Monument Valley. He took photos and showed us how to take photos. We have panoramic and reflection photos as well as Group photos. He shared information about people
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Michael K wrote a review Feb 2020
Clemmons, United States43 contributions14 helpful votes
Early morning versus evening photo ops abound. Brilliant colors at each. Less chance of background things like vehicle lights in early dawn but timing is what is important. Both were beautiful.
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shaunsouthern wrote a review Jan 2020
Oswestry, United Kingdom1 115 contribution1 272 helpful vote
We had visited Monument Valley before, but just driven the loop ourselves. This time we had the sunset tour and this included stops at all the best places plus a load more that you could only access with the tour. We also saw demonstrations by the tribe of handed down skills and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Aj0009 wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide was Steve and not only is he very knowledgeable about the area and history, he is friendly, communicates well, he’s funny and he’s a photographer! We really enjoyed the tour!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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robertvF5419KE
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a great tour with Harry and his colleague
Althought we were too late Harry and his colleague were very laid back about us arriving late. Harry told us a lot
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UnoHo
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Fantastic tour with Dineh Bekeyeh and John, our guide
We chose this 3.5hr cultural tour with Dinesh Bekeyeh pretty much at random, when faced with so many tour operators
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Gordon07
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Great sightseeing and informative guide
We had a 3.5 hour tour on our own with our guide, Harry Nez Jr. He told us all about the culture of the locals and
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mazingmary
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Sites and culture
This is a great way to see the Valley! Harry Nez though made the trip a 5! Learned so much about Navaho culture and
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ClevelandMom
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Too many tours to pick from? Choose Dineh Bekeyah!
A guided tour of Monument Valley is an exceptional way to experience this unique treasure, and this Tour is great.
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lloriter
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Freezing and fantastic!
On a cold, drizzly, misty morning in mid-January, a friend and I took the tour from Dineh with Marjorie as our guid
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Amazing Valentine’s Weekend Getaway 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦❤️
Monument Valley is just amazing ,we had a great time our tour guide was very nice and friendly. The weather turned
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fredheuer
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Dineh Discoveries
Today we took our second tour with Dineh Bekeyah Tours with Harry Nez. Monument Valley is magnificent and Harry is
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Tammy H
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Best guide ever - Harry Nez Jr.
Harry Nez Jr. was our guide and he was exceptional! His knowledge of the Navajo Nation was a huge plus. We couldn’t
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DianaS5329
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Fantastic Tour
Our guide, Harry Nez, was wonderful and entertaining. A native Navaho indian, he gave us interesting anecdotes abou
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Q3336KAwilliamc
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Harry was a great guide.
Harry took us around on a day when all of the park rangers were gone and the visitor's center was closed. He gave u
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movesalot
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Fantastic tour of Monument Valley!
Our family of 9 (3 adults, 5 teenagers and 1 child) went on a terrific tour of Monument Valley with Harry Nez and J
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tjitskez2017
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Dineh Bekeyah Tours
Very good tour by Derrick through Monument Valley! He explained a lot about the buttes, the Navajo history and cult
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celendermp
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Not as good as hoped
Started out good but changed drivers on us and second driver was not that good. Harry started out great. He was kno
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Andrea W
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Derick was superb!
Having visited Monument Valley a handful of times before, I was looking for a different experience this time around
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