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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, one of the best I've ever had!

Our guide, a Navajo young lady who is only ~20 yrs old(I wish I remembered her name!), was very knowledgeable and so interesting - I was tremendously impressed. I love to travel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our guide, a Navajo young lady who is only ~20 yrs old(I wish I remembered her name!), was very knowledgeable and so interesting - I was tremendously impressed. I love to travel and sightsee so I have taken many tours, both in the US and abroad; I can honestly say this is one of the best. She interspersed her knowledge... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We learned a lot about the area during our three hour tour with our excellent guide, Davison. We would have preferred a jeep but were comfortable in an old SUV. We covered a lot of the canyon area, saw many ruins and pictographs and took photos of beautiful scenery. The only way to see the canyon is with a Navajo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a great private tour. Our guide, Harris, was extremely knowledgable. He not only shared information about the history, geology, and botany of the canyon; he also shared stories from his family - who have lived in the canyon for generations. Harris and the tour company were very accommodating with my spouse who has very limited mobility. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent. Our female Navajo guide gave an excellent oral history of the Canyon & shared stories of her grandfather, Leon, and his adventures in the Canyon. The 4 hour tour went quickly.

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Nathrop, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been in Canyon de Chelly many times and always enjoy it. There is something new to see or learn every time we go. Different seasons bring different light and a completely different atmosphere to a magical place. This time, on the recommendation of several Trip Advisor reviews, we asked for Francine for our guide. It was a good... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Several tour companies that take you down into the canyon and this one seems to be one of the oldest and most well known. The name of the canyon is the name of this tour company. They picked us up right outside the Sacred Lodge Hotel (where we conveniently were staying). We called the day before and confirmed the same... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

As part of our trip through Navajo country in northeastern Arizona, we toured Canyon de Chelly. The canyon can be entered only with a Navajo guide, and ours was Francine, who works for Canyon de Chelly Tours. Although we had booked a group tour, we were the only ones, and so it was actually a private one. The canyon is... More 

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a great tour of a sacred canyon in the Navajo nation. You are only allowed in the canyon with a Navajo guide. Our guide showed us the canyon and talked about his native heritage. It was very humbling to be allowed in the canyon. We rode in a 4-wheel drive pick-up truck. It was bumpy (no roads), but... More 

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Surprise, AZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you want to get down and dirty, this is for you. The tour is conducted by a Native who has lived in the Valley. Jeep was dirty, seat belts didn't work, gear shift broke, thought we would be strafed on the middle of the river. $150. For 2 people for 3 hour personal tour. My wife loved it! I... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We took a private jeep/SUV tour with a delightful and experienced guide, Irene Becenti. She not only shared the history of the canyon and its ancient people but her own history as well. We met her at the trading post of the Sacred Canyon Lodge and we had to work through a bit of confusion as we had made our... More 

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

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