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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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5pm Sunset - Aug & Sept.Most Popular
This 3-hour tour of Monument Valley is a custom tour each guide has made themselves based on their expertise on the evening silhouettes, weather, and lighting. It will cover the major scenic stops.
US$85.00
5:30 am Sunrise - Aug & Sept
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.
US$85.00
5:15PM - Sunset - JUNE & JULY
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
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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1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Impressive tour

We took a sunrise tour and John was our guide. He took us to very good place to take pictures of sunrise. And also showed us some impressive spot with great view. Definitely worth every penny.

Thank Hao H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!!

I have seen Monument Valley in the movies, but it was amazing to actually be there in the valley. Our guide, Joseph, was friendly, knowledgeable and amusing. He was able to answer every question we asked. To ride through the valley and see different formations...More

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous sunset tour with john

Insightful, educational and entertaining. The friendly and engaging guide, John, had plenty of relevant and interesting anecdotes and knowledge about the local culture and the landscape and nature. The tour gave a real insight into the way of like of the locals and their history....More

2  Thank oliver p
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Amazing tour and sites!!

Harry our guide was awesome. He provided a wealth of information of the area, history as well as tips on shooting pictures with your cell phones and 35mm cameras. The ride to the location to watch the sunrise was like a 4x4 jeep ride, which...More

1  Thank avolk61
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Sunset tour with John as our guide

We booked the sunset tour for our party of four adults and one child. We met our group in the lobby of The View Hotel where we made payment and introduced ourselves. Our guide for this tour was John and he was very good at...More

Thank bandjmasters
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Sonali B
10 June 2018|
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Response from Cheryl Y | Reviewed this property |
yes, likely there are a few but you will not be anywhere close in a vehicle or on a heavily used trail. They avoid people. You will be perfectly safe if you do not wander off into the back country or camp overnight in the... More
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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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