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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
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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.
From 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
From US$85.00
6:00am Sunrise - November
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
From 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 17 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Out of this world!

I had a wonderful time on the sunrise tour. Where do I begin. Harry, my guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. He took me to places where the views where simply amazing. I was using the camera on my cell phone, and he showed my...More

Thank Umesh B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Sunrise Tour

We enjoyed the tour. Our guide John was very knowledgeable about Monument Valley and also of the Navajo Tribe. John is a descendant of the Navajo Tribe. The views were spectacular especially as the sun was rising. We took some great photos. We saw petroglyphs...More

Thank karlenclark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great location with terrific guide

Our guide for the sunrise tour was Harry Nez Jr. He is knowledgeable of all of the great locations for sightseeing and photographing. We expected this. What we did not expect was his expertise in photography. He helped us capture so many great shots, both...More

Thank cob2000
Reviewed 11 May 2018
A highlight!

We had a really enjoyable sunset tour with Harry. Whatever your interests, he has knowledge to share--history, movies, geology, plantlife. There's something for everybody. He's also a skilled photographer and had a lot of good advice about the best spots for good pictures and how...More

1  Thank jjc523
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Sunrise tour with Blackwater Tours

We went with Blackwater Tours. Wonderful time. Just the four of us. My sister and her husband, and my husband and ourselves. We had been there years before, and I had wished I had taken a tour. Didn't let the opportunity pass again.

Thank Diane O
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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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