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Canyon de Chelly Tours

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Address: Chinle, AZ
Phone Number: 928-674-5433
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Description: Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every...
Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every guide is a professional, certified by the National Park Service by examination. In addition to tours of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, cultural consulting needs are addressed on a case by case basis for those who seek a more intimate insight onto the Navajo Way. Leon has assisted film-makers on location in Navajoland and is used to delivering high quality services to the people and organizations he serves.There are over 2700 archaeological sites within the many canyons of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Only 13 of the 700 standing ruins have been stabilized, re-inforced, or protected from degradation. We are professional Navajo guides who can teach you the history of our canyons and about the Anasazi, Hopi and Navajo peoples. We pride ourselves in offering you more than just viewing our scenery - but we can do this too!
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I've been to Canyon de Chelly several times but viewed it only from the rim. It's spectacular it see no matter what but the jeep tour on the floor is really the best way to hear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

On the positive side, it was good to get a sense of the canyon's size and geography, and it was good to see more than just the one archaeological site that's open to visitors without a guide. One of us had seen it several times already. On the negative side, I thought three hours was too long. I started to... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been to Canyon de Chelly several times but viewed it only from the rim. It's spectacular it see no matter what but the jeep tour on the floor is really the best way to hear the history and see so much more. We went with AZ Jeep Tours,were the cheapest at $75 each. Tully was good but we listened... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Our experience during the 3 hour tour with Canyon de Chelly Tours far exceeded our expectations!! We've been on many tours in the US and foreign countries and this was the BEST. Our guide, Francine, is native Navajo and related experiences she had when growing up and spending weekends with her grandmother who lived in the Canyon. E.g. the time... More 

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Los Gatos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have been to Canyon de Chelley several times and have hiked into the canyon on one occasion. We decided to go on what we thought would be a first class tour and see the Canyon floor and learn about the history of the canyon and the Navajo people that inhabited it. We paid a premium price of $200 each... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We opted for the Jeep tour to cover more ground and avoid saddle sores. Chinle is a long way away so fatigue also played into the decision. The "tour" is just that. You don't get to wander off and explore on your own. You are driven around and shown select sites. The guide (Zarzilo in our case) shares bits about... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After reading several books on the history of Canyon de Chelly decided to visit. This is a great opportunity to step back into Native America history in Arizona. Our guide, Angela, did a great job of explaining the many ancient sights, Petroglyphs and Pictographs as well as the geology of the Canyon. Further she shared Navajo traditions and her family's... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

With binoculars, you can just barely see some of it. that gives you what I think to be a very important concept and overview. i fail to comprehend how you would get a sense of the place withOUT EITHER hiking down to White House on the trail yourself OR taking the guided tours. I took the tour. i'm lazy. What... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I respect the importance of preserving the cliff dwellings of Canyon De Chelly, so I willingly applied for a permit and hired the mandatory "guide". Overall, there was no other way for my family to see this beautiful place, as I am unable to drive along the rim and gaze below. Because of health issues, we abstained from the preferred... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went on a four-wheel driving tour with Canyon de Chelly Tours today and it far exceeded expectations. Our knowledgeable guide was Francine and she and the spectacular scenery made the three hours fly by. It was an exciting adventure through the shallow river, over the sandy canyon floor to several ruins of Native American cliff dwellings. This is a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our tour guide - on a four hour driving tour by jeep of the canyon floor - made the visit the highlight of our trip. The guide was Harris Hardy and he is truly a remarkable person. Harris, who grew up in the canyon, was intelligent, passionate, and articulate about the traditional Navaho lifestyle and culture within the canyon. His... More 

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