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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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Wonderful Tour with an Amazing Guide

My 14-year-old son and I had a 4-hour private tour of the canyon with Irene, who was nothing short of fabulous. My son is a history and culture buff, and Irene shared many, many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

My 14-year-old son and I had a 4-hour private tour of the canyon with Irene, who was nothing short of fabulous. My son is a history and culture buff, and Irene shared many, many stories (the tour was conversational, never like a lecture) about the canyon's ancient past, its role in Navajo history, and a bit about its current residents.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had the most wonderful guide! Mr. Dave Wilson is such a personable and intelligent guide who has lived in the Chinle area his entire life. He is practically related to everyone in the area and has explored and documented his findings in this area. He was consulted for and appeared in the movie Billy Jack. He was so kind... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of touring Canyon de Chelly with Angela and couldn't have asked for a more hospitable, knowledgeable and interesting guide. This is our second jeep tour of the canyon and so much more enjoyable than the first one. We did have a beautiful weather day which made listening to the Navajo traditions and the canyon's history that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a wonderful 3-hour tour of Canyon de Chelly. Our guide, Irene, was lovely and extremely knowledgeable. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of our life. Would recommend this tour to everyone. Well worth the expense. We are photographers and she directed us to all of the interesting areas to capture and had a story to go... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Always wanted to visit and finally made it here with my 17 yo daughter and 14 yo son. This was definitely a wonderful place to visit and Canyon De Chelly Tours was a great choice. I booked online the night before for the 3 hour private tour but didn't see that the Navajo Nation observes DST. So we were about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We took the private guided morning tour (scheduled 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM) operated by a Navajo company, at the advice of someone on TripAdvisor. We arrived at the appointed meeting place on time and the guide arranging the tours that morning seemed confused. I had to tell him when he was going to put us in a group tour.... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had Angela, Leon's niece as our driver and guide. She was very knowledgeable about the canyon's history and was a wealth of information about the Navaho culture. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-hour tour. I strongly recommend that you book with Canyon De Chelly Tours as you will not only learn a great deal, but you will enjoy the process.

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our family of four took a four-hour private tour of the Canyon. Our guide and driver was Leone Thomas (Leon's sister.) Leone's knowledge of the Canyon and Navajo history is vast, and she enjoys sharing it. It was a great education. Leone explained the ruins, the archeology, the pictographs, and the history of the Navajo - and the people before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It took over two hours to get there from Flagstaff, but well worth it. I've seen the Grand Canyon and I believe this rivals it. The layers of rock, along with the green landscape down below was a fantastic contrast. You can walk out onto the ledges and peak down below. There is even cars traveling down below, not sure... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everyone should see this special place at least once. It is on Navajo land, and the clostest motel is Holliday Inn.We used Daniel Draper, a local guide most knowlegable,friendly, and accomodating.Get on one of his 4wd vehicles and see the area first hand. Years ago only horses, now vehicles. people have been living there for generations in the old way

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Address: Chinle, AZ
Phone Number: 928-674-5433
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Chinle

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