Monument Valley

Monument Valley Daytime Tour - 3 Hours - Navajo Spirit Tours

Badge of ExcellenceOljato-Monument Valley, United States

From $85.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The only way to explore the inner workings of Monument Valley is with a Navajo guide—it also happens to be the best way. With this private tour, your born-and-raised guide will take you from fantastic buttes, spires, and mesas to natural arches, amphitheaters, and Anasazi petroglyphs. You’ll wander this sacred ground exploring its beauty, significance, history, and culture, walking away with a connection to the land that cannot be broken.
  • Get access to parts of Monument Valley otherwise restricted
  • Follow a local Navajo guide who offers invaluable knowledge and perspective
  • Travel via open-air or enclosed vehicle—your choice
  • Limited to just your group, you'll get a totally private experience

What's Included

  • Restricted Access to Monument Valley
  • Enriched Cultural Experience
  • Educational Experience
  • Enclosed Vehicles Upon Request
  • Open Air Vehicles Available (Unless you have specially requested an Enclosed Vehicle)
  • Traditional Navajo Music
  • Admission Fee to Monument Valley Tribal Park
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Navajo Welcome Center
    Welcome Center, Oljato-Monument Valley, UT 84536, USA

    Your guide would meet you at the Navajo Welcome Center, just off HWY163 as you enter Monument Valley. You would see a large round building with a green roof, and your guide would meet you in front. You can type in Navajo Welcome Center on Google Maps and it will come right up.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Navajo Spirit Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We really appreciated the...
Johanna_D, Mar 2023
We really appreciated the depth of information that our guide shared with us on the tour. It was excellent!
Great tour, worth it
Lukas_O, Nov 2022
Better than many of the national parks and monuments I have been to, Monument Valley has a rich history and a landscape that makes you feel impossibly small. 10/10 would recommend! Our tour guide, Will Cowboy, was awesome—knowledgeable and eager to teach a little of his culture. We really appreciated it. - Don’t forget to be respectful; you’re a guest here. Tip your guides, and enjoy your time. Oh! And always try go to parks off season—it helps with revenue and you’ll have the place to yourself probably.
Great experience
Vicki_H, Nov 2022
Excellent tour of all Monument Valley’s key attractions punctuated with info about local customs and beliefs, geology and wildlife.
We had a great time and...
MarieFrancoise_L, Nov 2022
We had a great time and an even greater visit thanks to Will Cowboy, our Navajo guide. He was fun, had a lot of stories to share and we could feel how proud he is of his people. The scenery was sublime. The visit to the hogan was very informative. We highly recommend the tour.
Monument Valley back country tour
Tom_R, Oct 2022
Tour guide was great and even played us a flute song. Very knowledgeable about the people and area as he lives there.
The essence of a place and a people
Francis_H, Aug 2022
Monument Valley is stunning, “the center of the world” to Navajo ancestors. It needs to be seen and I can think of no better guide than Sean to help you slow down, focus and connect with both the landscape and the peoples who have populated this land across time. Using stories, his flute, his sand writing and his patience and listening, Sean provided an experience I had hoped for in a “spirit” tour, one I will never forget.
Linda_M, Aug 2022
We were the only 2 on our trip which was fantastic. Our guide, Will, was very knowledgeable and attentive. I'm so glad we booked this tour instead of driving it ourselves. We learned about the culture and saw things that we wouldn't have seen if we were on our own. It has been on my bucket list forever and it was worth it.
Awesome Experience
Fredy_G, Jul 2022
Learning The history of Monument Valley the sights and our tour guide Larson Homer was awesome. I recommend anyone doing this trip to have him as thier tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and was able to answer any questions we may have had. It was a memorable experience for me and my family thank you
Great tour
Kathy_P, May 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my Monument Valley Spirit tour. Our tour guide was great and I loved his stories....and even some of his jokes! The scenery is awesome and it's so much more relaxing to have someone else doing the driving! I highly recommend doing a guided tour when you visit!
gregory_m, Apr 2022
The large cave with the hole in the ceiling w/the stylized mohawk head. And whenn Sean told the navajo stories of the navajo peole and creation of the four world, the family structure and the flute playing by him.then his friend came and told the story of the creation of the eagle, and how and when eagle can be used. More flute .the on to petroglyph sites with explainations overall an OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!!! Way better than a personal car tour and very educational .
Awesome and personal tour
Cathy_G, Sep 2019
We had a wonderful tour guide, Larry, who told us so much about the geology and the history of the area. There were only 4 of us on the tour and he too his time to make it special. I would highly recommend using this company.
Tour molto bello, ma guida poco comunicativa
ceciliachirieleison, Jul 2022
La Monument Valley è meravigliosa, ma purtroppo la nostra guida non sembrava molto desiderosa di condividere con noi la vita e la cultura Navajo. Abbiamo dovuto chiedere e fare domande su domande, per avere delle notizie. Magari era solo una giornata storta. Però il tour è bellissimo e permettere di vedere delle zone non aperte al pubblico, che meritano decisamente. Nel complesso, tuttavia, ci è mancata la possibilità di fermarci dove volevamo per fare le foto, come invece era possibile fare nel tour in autonomia sul loop.