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3.0 Hours of Monument Valley's Sunrise or Sunset 4×4 Tour

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Monument Valley on this 3-hour sunrise or sunset 4x4 tour. Let your guide create a custom itinerary that showcases the best of this iconic destination. Explore famous scenic overlooks like John Ford's Point, where John Wayne's western movies were filmed, and marvel at natural formations like the Big Hogan and Totem Pole. Discover the largest arch in the park, the Ear of the Wind, and learn about Navajo culture and history from your knowledgeable guide. With exclusive access to parts of the park that are inaccessible to smaller vehicles, you'll have the opportunity to capture incredible photos during the "Golden Hour." Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the majestic landscape of Monument Valley.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Customized itinerary for the best experience
  • Exclusive access to parts of the park
  • Incredible, camera-ready views during sunrise or sunset
  • Iconic rock formations from famous movies
  • Opportunity to capture stunning natural formations
  • Bottled water
  • Pet friendly
  • Local professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Transport by open-air Safari vehicle/ enclosed SUV
  • Hand sanitizers available upon request.
  • Gratuities
  • NO Entrance fees to Monument Valley Tribal Park. Visit www.navajonationparks.org for fee details.
  • NO Horse Tours

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Introduction

Experience the ethereal beauty of Monument Valley like never before with the 3.0 Hours of Monument Valley's Sunrise or Sunset 4×4 Tour. This custom tour is designed to provide you with an unforgettable journey through the iconic landscape of Monument Valley. As you embark on this adventure, your knowledgeable guide will curate a personalized itinerary that showcases the very best of this breathtaking location. Get ready to witness towering rock formations, awe-inspiring arches, and mesmerizing panoramic views that have served as the backdrop for countless Hollywood movies, including John Wayne classics and Transformers: Age of Extinction featuring Mark Wahlberg.

What to Expect?

During the 3-hour tour, you can anticipate visiting major scenic overlooks and iconic monuments such as John Ford's Point, Big Hogan, Totem Pole, and Sun's Eye. Your guide will take you off the beaten path and deep into the park's backcountry, revealing hidden gems and sharing fascinating stories about each location. Prepare to be captivated by the stunning Sun's Eye Arch, where you can admire petroglyphs and witness the arch's mesmerizing play with sunlight. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to explore the vastness of the Big Hogan and marvel at the grandeur of the Ear of the Wind, the park's largest arch.

Who is This For?

This extraordinary tour is perfect for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a family looking for a memorable vacation, this experience caters to all. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Navajo Reservation as you learn about the history and significance of each monument. With the choice of a sunrise or sunset tour, photographers will be delighted by the optimal lighting conditions during the “Golden Hour,” ensuring incredible, camera-ready views. Regardless of your age or background, this tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the surreal beauty of Monument Valley.

Why Book This?

Embarking on the 3.0 Hours of Monument Valley's Sunrise or Sunset 4×4 Tour guarantees an unparalleled adventure. Unlike standard tours, this customizable experience allows you to craft a journey that aligns perfectly with your interests and preferences. With exclusive access to parts of the park that are off-limits to smaller vehicles, you'll have the chance to explore hidden corners and lesser-known viewpoints. Your experienced guide will navigate the rugged terrain with ease, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the tour. Soak in the serenity of Monument Valley's vast landscapes, absorb the ancient wisdom embedded within its rocks, and capture remarkable memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to Know

Meeting inside The View Hotel lobby, near the wooden benches, this tour departs from a convenient location. You can select between open-air or enclosed SUVs and full-size vans for your comfortable and enjoyable journey. Remember that the itineraries are fully customizable, allowing you to hand-pick the incredible spots you wish to explore. Don't forget your camera to capture the iconic formations such as the Mittens and Butte from various angles at the North Window. Your guide will ensure a smooth return to your departure point, leaving you with a soul-stirring experience to cherish forever.

Reviews

Customers who have embarked on the 3.0 Hours of Monument Valley's Sunrise or Sunset 4×4 Tour have been overwhelmingly impressed with the experience. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provided enriching insights into the park's history and culture. Travelers have expressed their delight in being able to visit hidden treasures and lesser-explored areas, taking home stunning photographs and unforgettable memories. The comfort and safety provided by the vehicles have also garnered praise, ensuring a worry-free journey through the heart of Monument Valley. Overall, the tour has received rave reviews, with visitors describing it as a bucket-list-worthy experience that exceeded their expectations.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

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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.

Admission Not Included

John Ford Point

John Ford’s Point, where many of John Wayne’s western cinematic movies were film. 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. 

Admission Not Included

Reviews

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Michael_S

Excellent tour guided by Evonne. We got the best views of the formations and were also given a wealth information on the geology and local culture. She even played the flute for us inside a vaulted arch which sounded surreal. She took the best photos too! Loved every bit of this tour!

Shelley_T

Great information about the sires we visited, Sheen also assisted us in taking some super photos and showed us things we would never have seen otherwise. The van was comfortable and being enclosed much better than the open trucks during a very windy sandstorm. Unfortunately this caused the sunset to be poor but that didn't detract from a great evening in good company.

Coralie_R

What a wonder to see the sunrise in such a unique setting. Our guide Harry Nez was so kind and knew all the great spots and techniques to take the best photos. A one of a kind experience !

Shinichi_O

Great experience with friendly and kind atmosphere. Beautiful sunrise and thought provoking story telling

Jamie_K

Was not very impressed with Comi. She did not offer information like we overheard other tour guides sharing. As a result we followed some of them around when we could for information. Also, we paid to take another tour with another company because we got so little from this one. I would not recommend your company to others or use again upon our return in the future. Your tour guides sell your business and she just doesn't have it.

Divergirl1960

We had a great tour with Roz. We caught the sun just right and she helped us take some great photos with our cell phones. We LOVED when she played her musical instrument while we enjoyed one of the caverns. Thank you so much for letting us take our dog with us. She loved the backcountry as much as we did. I would highly recommend taking a guided tour as you can’t see many of the beautiful places they are allowed to go unless you’re with a guide.

Mike_B

We took the Sunset tour. The inside knowledge of our guide was amazing, as were the tips she gave for the best photo locations. She had a great sense of humour. A very well-organized tour. We'd recommend the tour to anyone

Marie_H

We had a beautiful evening for our tour. Our guide Lee gave us a lot of info about the Navajo tribe. We had plenty of time to take tons of pictures. This is definitely a “must do” tour. Highly recommend.

Victoriya1989

I went on the sunrise tour with Lee, and we had a really good time. He knew where the sun was going to come out. Wven when it was cloudy, and he took us to some really amazing places. He is also a photographer and he taught us some photography tricks with our phones. He also takes some amazing pictures if you ask him to. We also went in a covered car on a cold morning, which was REALLY nice.

tracio167

We did the sunset tour and it was amazing!!! I highly recommend the tour as you will get to see so much more than the public access road allows. I made the unfortunate mistake of dressing for the temperature without considering the wind and coldness of an open air jeep. The tour guide was very kind and allowed my daughter and I to use her beautiful Navajo blanket.
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2024-05-25 08:30