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Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour

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  • 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 1st-10thMost 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
3pm Sunset - October
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
5:30 am Sunrise - Aug 1st-10th
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
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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.

Reviews (68)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
just in time

Totally miss calculated te time driving from Sedona The tour was brought forward an hour and I hadn’t realised they were one hour ahead in Navajo Made it just in-time The others had waited for me Great lively guide who was generous and fun Showed...More

Thank jonworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sunrise and sunset photography tours with Harry Nez

What a terrific day we've had. We started off the day with a sunrise photography tour and saw the sun rise at the Totem Pole. We also saw ancient petroglyphs, the Ear of the Wind, and many other spots in Mystery Valley. Harry provided great...More

Thank LoveMahaulepu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
"Best Guide Ever"

Our tour guide, Joseph, was just wonderful. He shared so much information about the history, culture, current times and how they affect the reservation...he was so knowledgeable and had a way of speaking that made you hang on his every word and remember what he'd...More

Thank mikend84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A Monument Valley Must

We went on the sunrise tour with Harry. The stars were amazing and he took us to Totem Pole for sunrise. He gave us great picture taking tips. After sunrise he took us to Artists Point, John Ford’s Point, the 3 Sisters and the Thumb....More

Thank Connie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GREAT TOUR!

Our tour guide, Ros, was on time and very knowledgable about the Valley and its history. Her personality was terrific and made the entire trip (almost 3 hours) very enjoyable. You have to take a tour because the roads will kill your car - don't...More

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Sonali B
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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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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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