Monument Valley

Sunrise Tour of Monument Valley

Oljato-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


Explore Monument Valley with someone who knows the land best. In the company of a Navajo guide, you will see Monument Valley at its best: as the rising sun casts its warm glow over the valley's towering sandstone masterpieces. Afterward, dive into Indigenous culture through music, crafts and more.
  • Guided tour of Monument Valley with a Navajo guide
  • Early morning tour: See Monument Valley at sunrise
  • Learn about Navajo culture from your guide
  • Hassle-free pickup from select hotels included

What's Included

  • Experienced Navajo Guides
  • Pick-up & Drop-off at View Hotel(We meet OUTSIDE in front of the hotel at the guided loading area)
  • Pick-up & Drop-off from KOA campground (MUST CALL FOR DEPARTURE TIME)
  • KOA pick-up is for KOA customers only
  • Tribal Park Admission Fee Tribal Park Admission Fee- $8 per person (can use check or credit card)
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The View Hotel
    Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA

    We meet OUTSIDE in front of the view hotel lobby at the guided tour loading area; Please arrive 15 minutes before your departing tour. (Please be advised we are one hour ahead of Arizona, we are MST Mountain Standard Time)

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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers 5 months or more.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

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.

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78 reviews
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Amazing sunrise
Flavia_C, Aug 2022
The sunrise was simply amazing and the best thing is that one can avoid the crowd and have the MV just for himself and a few other tour participants
Sunrise is the best time
Gary_H, Jul 2022
Magical experience- the guides were wonderful. Sunrise is the best time-cool with wonderful colors…….
A spiritual experience in Monument Valley
Montressa_E, Jun 2022
Amazing experience. My guide was great. She not only took me to places for great photographs, she showed me where to stand and how to take them. It was a delightful experience. I cannot recommend it more highly.
Beautiful and meaningful.
Karen_B, May 2022
Our guide Sandrea, got us to the perfect place for our sunrise viewing and the rest of the tour was stops at other interesting places. She shared Navajo stories and songs and it was very interesting and a beautiful area to explore.
Great tour
Sharon_S, May 2022
Marjee was wonderful! Very kind, helpful and a good driver. Recommend her highly. We particularly enjoyed the quiet morning time.
Love Monument Valley
Jack_L, Apr 2022
Monument Valley is an amazing place! Visiting at sunrise is my favorite and getting to the back country is fantastic. Sandrea was an excellent guide. One note of caution, this is NOT a photography tour. You can book one but need to call. Enjoyed the hogan visit and the song Sandrea sang - easy to enjoy the special nature of this place!
Beautiful part of God's creation to see
Jan_R, Mar 2022
Our guide was eager to show us the things we wished to see. She was fun and helpful with different phone camera shots. The surroundings are so amazing to enjoy and it was wonderful to see them at sunset and sunrise.
Great tour
Debra_C, Mar 2022
Guide added to your with singing and personal stories. Tried to make sure we got to good sights and helped take photos
Great Tour
Robert_P, Feb 2022
Sandria was an outstanding guide. She shared insights into Navajo life, culture, and language. She was very familiar with the park and landmarks. Taking us into some of the Park's back country was incredible. Fabulous rock formations and fascinating petroglyphs that you don't see without a knowledgeable guide.
A Very Memorable Experience
Ken_S, Nov 2021
One of the top highlights of our recent trip to the Southwest was taking the Sunrise tour with Monument Valley Tribal Tours with our guide Reever. We highly recommend both! Since we were able to watch the sunset from our balcony at the View Hotel, we chose to take the sunrise tour. Reever was at the hotel - on time as promised - in a warm SUV, and the three of us entered the park by 7:00AM. The scenery is as spectacular as imagined. Reever did an excellent job of being at the right place as the sun was coming up and we have hundreds of photos to prove it. But besides the sheer beauty of the valley, the biggest take away from our sunrise tour was what we learned about the Navajo culture. Reever is an enthusiastic ambassador for his heritage, sharing his knowledge of its traditions, spirituality, and customs. And being a small group, we had the wonderful opportunity to ask a lot of questions, that Reever was more than willing to answer. The tour was a much better way to see the valley than doing a “self-drive”; we were able to access parts that are not open to the public and our guide helped us better understand why it is considered to be sacred ground to the Navajo people.
Sunrise tour!!!
Laurie_G, Sep 2021
Magnificent tour - sunrise, Navajo rug-making demonstration. Marjorie was excellent. We saw back-country sites not seen from the 17 mile scenic drive. The wind from the vehicle is real - dress warmly. Confirm the current time with the tour operator - time zones are confusing!
Well worth the getting up at 5am
Judith_C, Sep 2021
Our guide Larry was very nice and gave us a great tour of the valley. Ran a little behind time, our fault, and missed the village but he told us a cool story of the Navaho and sang. Some confusion on the information on show time between standard time and day light time. Needs clarification from Viator.
Excellent tour
heidi_S, Oct 2019
Sabrina was an excellent tour guide. She told us good places to stand to get the best photos of the sunrise. She was informative and very compassionate with us older people.
Precioso amanecer
Blanca_D, Sep 2022
Todo perfecto! Muy bonita excursion , merece mucho la pena madrugar para ver esta maravilla sin apenas gente.
Valrie_P, Aug 2022
J'ai visité trois fois Monument Valley mais jamais au lever du soleil... et aujourd'hui, je n ai qu'un mot à dire, c'était magique. Je recommande vivement. Un grand merci!!!
Esperienza fantastica
Emanuele_S, Jul 2022
Il sorgere del sole, i racconti della guida Navajo. Consiglio se possibile di fare una notte nella valle e partire prima dell'alba.
watkinus, Nov 2019
Nous avions passé la nuit à Flagstaff et avons dû nous lever à 2h du matin pour cette activité au lever du soleil 5h30 départ The View Hotel. C'est pour ma femme et moi le meilleur souvenir de notre lune de miel aux États-Unis des paysages des couleurs des photos dont nous nous souviendrons toute notre vie le seul problème nous sommes français et ne comprenons pas l'anglais ni le parlon mais les paysages parlait d'eux-mêmes merci aux Navarro qui nous guida durant cette journée.