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Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour

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 
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Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour
From US$85,00
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4:30PM - Sunset - APRIL
Enjoy a 3-hour sunset tour of the lower and back country of Monument Valley. See great scenic areas with a professional guide and take great pictures
From US$85,00
5:30AM - Sunrise - MAY
Enjoy a 3-hour sunrise tour of the lower and back country of Monument Valley. See great scenic areas with a professional guide and take great pictures
From US$85,00
5PM - Sunset - MAY
Enjoy a 3-hour sunset tour of the lower and back country of Monument Valley. See great scenic areas with a professional guide and take great pictures
From US$85,00
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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. 

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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Reviewed 1 week ago
A highlight!

We had a really enjoyable sunset tour with Harry. Whatever your interests, he has knowledge to share--history, movies, geology, plantlife. There's something for everybody. He's also a skilled photographer and had a lot of good advice about the best spots for good pictures and how...More

1  Thank jjc523
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunrise tour with Blackwater Tours

We went with Blackwater Tours. Wonderful time. Just the four of us. My sister and her husband, and my husband and ourselves. We had been there years before, and I had wished I had taken a tour. Didn't let the opportunity pass again.

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 1 week ago
A monumental day in Monument Valley

I booked both the Sunrise Tour and the Mystery Valley Tour for the same day. Sunrise was at 05.00 am and Mystery 16.00 pm. Harry Nez jr was my guide on both tours. A very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. And - to my rescue -...More

Thank HaraldEl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Incredible sunrise tour with Steven

My husband and I were fortunate to take an incredible 3 hr. sunrise tour with Steven. He drove us to a prime spot to watch the gorgeous sunrise and then we were off to many other beautiful backroads locations. He was so knowledgeable, fun and...More

1  Thank Judy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing sunset tour with guide Harry Nez, Jr.

We toured Monument Valley with friends from London and we all enjoyed spending more than 3 hours with Harry Nez, Jr. our guide. Harry is a Navajo who grew up in the area and is an expert on Monument Valley. We learned about the history...More

Thank Debbie S
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Margopolo613
7 May 2018|
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Response from Cheryl Y | Reviewed this property |
We took the tour in March, so it was still chilly. The vehicle we were put on was an enclosed SUV hybrid type like you see everywhere. We stayed on the paved roads unless we pulled off to park and walk over to a special site... More
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15 April 2018|
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Response from Kim H | Reviewed this property |
Your rental car will be fine between the two hotels.
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