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Canyon de Chelly Tours

Address: Chinle, AZ
Phone Number: 928-674-5433
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Ranked #3 of 14 Activities in Chinle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every guide is a professional...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Chinle is a little off the beaten path (I got lost on the way there) but it is well worth the trip and Canyon de Chelly Tours is well worth the money for the tour. Our guide, Perry, was very knowledgeable and the tour was so much more than just some commercial promotion of a landmark. We learned historical facts... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wife and I (seniors) scheduled a 3 hour tour on the internet and we were pleasantly surprised with an excellent tour that exceeded our expectations. Our Navajo guide, Davison, was patient and answered all of our inquiries. Davison obviously enjoyed his work and we were the beneficiaries of his knowledge and insights. After you drive the South rim, we would... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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215 reviews 215 reviews
65 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I scheduled a 1pm tour. Online it says there's a special to pay cash and get reduced costs. But to make the reservation online, I had to have a credit card. I didn't ask later, and there was no mention of a discount when I got there. I drove up from Phoenix. In Summer, you have to be careful with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Everything from start to finish was excellent. Dealing with Irene to set up the tour was great. It was nice to meet her in person. Our guide was Orlando. We could not have had a better guide. He is extremely knowledgeable having gained that knowledge by growing up in the canyon and tribal elders. We enjoyed his his stories and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

From the first phone conversation to meeting in the parking lot this morning, our adventures started. Leone, Leon's sister was fabulous. Her knowledge of her Navajo heritage along with delightful stories entertained us for 4 hours. A private ride in a hummer is the only way to see the valley. She is so proud of her culture and happy to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our drive through Canyon de Chelly had some wonderful pullouts for stopping and taking loads of pictures. (The scenery is great!) But, beware: there are locals at a number of these pullouts selling their crafts. They were not bothersome to us, just trying to make a living, I guess.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is what owner Leon Thomas said when we called after waiting 30 min. last Wed, Oct 15, 2014 for pick up. He then said, "I don't care if you didn't get picked up, I run 10 times the jeep tours than anyone else and I don't need your business." When we asked asked again why he didn't pick us... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were at Canyon de Chelly last week and took a 3 hour group tour with Canyon de Chelly Tours owned by Leon Thomas. His niece, Angela Thomas, was our guide, and we had an excellent, educational and interesting time with her; she is only 19 years old and this is her first year guiding, but you can't go wrong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We recently had a private tour of Canyon de Chelly, and the experience exceeded our expectations. Our driver/guide is the youngest tour guide in the Canyon. She was extremely knowledgeable about the Canyon, and did a most impressive job of educating us about the Navajo Culture. It's hard to imagine anyone being more personable than her. Our four hour private... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took the tour conducted by Harris Hardy, and what a wonderful experience! The Jeep ride in itself would be a Disneyland Adventure ride but Harris knew exactly where to put the wheels and in what gear. I felt safe and relaxed. All the while that he was navigating the terrain he was telling us about the history of the... More 

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