We met a friendly craft vendor named Alfred at the Navajo craft market at the main intersection in Monument Valley who recommended Black's jeep tours and gave us an information card. When we arrived at the MV Visitor Center, we saw open-air tour vehicles arriving back from tours. The customers had bandana's tied around their noses and mouths to keep the dust out and were bouncing hard on the thin seats. We decided right away that a comfy Jeep with windows would be preferable. We called Black's and the booking agent, Tia, arrived in 15 minutes. She set us up with guide Clifford, in a comfortable, new-looking Jeep. Let me tell you, the tour was fabulous and Clifford was great and represented the Navajo people well. He was knowledgable, sensitive, friendly, and proud of his heritage and homeland. He explained the land and culture, told us stories, and sang some beautiful songs, both traditional and original compositions. Although it was more expensive at $75/person for our private tour of the 17 mile Monument Valley Park loop, we highly recommend it. Clifford was able to converse with us and answer our questions, whereas on the open-air tours the tour guide broadcasts over a speaker to the customers bumping around in the back who look like they can barely hear as they are hanging on for dear life. We also paid $10/person extra to add the back country tour to the Valley loop and we very highly recommend it. We were happy to support a Navajo-owned business. The complete tour took 2.5 hours. We will forever be in awe of the beautiful Navajo land and people.
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