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Canyon de Chelly Tours

Chinle, AZ
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Ranked #3 of 12 Activities in Chinle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
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Clearwater, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a wonderful tour leader named Harris Hardy for our tour of the Canyon, Harris's grandmother has a plot of land in the park so he had personal experiences he told us about. We had 6 people in our tour. Go for the smaller group tour. Wonderful time learning about the Navajo culture and traditions. Harris was outstanding! Small... More

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Layton, Utah, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Excellent guide. Took time to explain history of the canyon and history associated with stops we made to see petroglyphs, ancient dwellings, and Native American culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our trip guide was Leone. She was personable, knowledgeable, and possessing of a great sense of humor. She not only showed us the beauty of Canyon de Chelly, but she provided excellent information on the history and traditions of the Navajos and the Ancients, and led us to understand the hardships of life in the canyon, something which was quite... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We took the bottom side tour with Angela, she was great. Leon is her uncle and she's been riding with mom who is also a tour guide, she is young and did a VERY good job, if you get her consider your self lucky.

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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On Sunday. August 17th, I had the distinct pleasure of taking a jeep ride into Canyon de Chelly with your sister, Leone. Our party thoroughly enjoyed the experience of exploring in the Canyon, and learning of the history and people of the Canyon. Our destination was to reach the base of Mummy Cave within Canyon del Muerto. Leone is a... More

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Battle Ground, Washington, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Prepare in advance. Canyon de Chelly has a history. Read "Blood and Thunder," recommended by Harrison, an excellent guide. It was wonderful, especially if you like four-wheeling, but the history and sacredness of the place is the main thing to take away. It was definitely worth the money!!

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Vacaville, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We booked a canyon tour prior to beginning our vacation with Leon Skyhorse Thomas' tour operation. We were told tour started at the Visitor's Center. We waited and waited and finally one of his off duty drivers saw us and sent us to the correct place (Lodge about a mile away!). No one answered at the two numbers provided in... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We planned a trip to the Southwest and included Canyon de Chelly at the last minute. We wanted a private tour and contacted Leon Skyhorse Thomas. DON'T USE HIM!! We had it all set up and when we arrived he stood us up, said he had so many tours and he just overlooked us. So, there we stood without a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good roads throu Navajo Reservation lands. Canyon has seen a lot of history between Navajos and U.S. cavalry in late 1800"s. Canyon has amazing views and unexpected (to me) vegetation on canyon floor. Lovely rock formations and views from top. Footpaths are marked with small piles of pebbles--a nice touch without ruining the natural beauty with asphalt paths. Very spiritual... More

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Yuma, AZ
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48 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had been to the canyon about 10 years go and had hiked down to the White House ruins, This trip we were with our nephew and wanted him to see it for the first time. We booked a late afternoon tour and it was beautiful and the guide was engaging and informative. We were taken through the canyon in... More

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