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Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park provided by Dineh Bekeyah Tours

Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park

Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park
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Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on this half-day tour
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
On this tour, explore landmarks in Monument Valley and gain insight into Navajo culture that would be difficult to learn on your own. Visit the lower Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and visit a hogan—a traditional Navajo home—where you hear stories and teachings about the region and its culture. Discover landmarks such as John Ford’s Point, Sun’s Eye Arch, and Totem Pole.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn the culture and teachings of the Navajo tribe
  • See famous rock formations of Monument Valley used in film
  • Visit a traditional hogan for a Navajo demonstration and talk
What to expect
Meet your tour guide at the designated time and location inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to begin your cultural tour. Head first to John Ford’s Point, to explore the area where a few of John Wayne’s movies were filmed. Continue on to Sun’s Eye Arch and see a demonstration of Navajo culture. Learn about the Navajo tribe that has inhabited this land for hundreds of years. Learn about the culture and teachings that have been passed through many generations and discover the petroglyphs left by the Anasazi people. The next stop is Big Hogan arch to snap some photos before heading to Ear of the Wind, the largest rock arch in the park. Visit Totem Pole and Yei Bi Chei and learn about the cultural significance of these natural landmarks before concluding your tour in the park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn the culture and teachings of the Navajo tribe
  • See famous rock formations of Monument Valley used in film
  • Visit a traditional hogan for a Navajo demonstration and talk
What to expect
Meet your tour guide at the designated time and location inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to begin your cultural tour. Head first to John Ford’s Point, to explore the area where a few of John Wayne’s movies were filmed. Continue on to Sun’s Eye Arch and see a demonstration of Navajo culture. Learn about the Navajo tribe that has inhabited this land for hundreds of years. Learn about the culture and teachings that have been passed through many generations and discover the petroglyphs left by the Anasazi people. The next stop is Big Hogan arch to snap some photos before heading to Ear of the Wind, the largest rock arch in the park. Visit Totem Pole and Yei Bi Chei and learn about the cultural significance of these natural landmarks before concluding your tour in the park.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 32307P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Local professional guide
  • Pet Friendly
  • Face mask and hand sanitizers
  • Entry/Admission - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park. National Park passes are not accepted at entrance to park.
  • Gratuities
  • No Horse Tours
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA The View Hotel Visitor's Lobby, located on main floor near wooden benches .
  • The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA GPS coordinates N 36.98188 and W 110.11210
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all adult/senior travelers
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pet friendly
  • We do observe Daylight Savings TIme. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT). Be advised that there is a one hour time difference between Arizona Time Zone and the Navajo Nation Time Zone (Mid-March to October).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • COVID19 Protocols exercised and in place
  • Departing from The View Hotel lobby near wooden benches, have confirmation# ready.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 or have been around a person who does, please advise us immediately for cancellation.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Local professional guide
  • Pet Friendly
  • Face mask and hand sanitizers
  • Entry/Admission - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park. National Park passes are not accepted at entrance to park.
  • Gratuities
  • No Horse Tours
Departure details
  • The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA The View Hotel Visitor's Lobby, located on main floor near wooden benches .
  • The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA GPS coordinates N 36.98188 and W 110.11210
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all adult/senior travelers
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pet friendly
  • We do observe Daylight Savings TIme. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT). Be advised that there is a one hour time difference between Arizona Time Zone and the Navajo Nation Time Zone (Mid-March to October).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • COVID19 Protocols exercised and in place
  • Departing from The View Hotel lobby near wooden benches, have confirmation# ready.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 or have been around a person who does, please advise us immediately for cancellation.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 8, 2020
A note from Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park
DBK Guides follow all COVID19 protocols including NO CONTACT (handshakes, high-fives, elbow nudges, etc...)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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David D
Murrieta, CA25 contributions
May 2022
This tour is an extended version of the lower valley rock tour. It included a demonstration of carding and spinning wool, and the best part was probably our guide sharing experiences from his childhood, and singing a couple of chants.

It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed it quite a lot, but the tour goes in all kinds of weather and on a windy day (like the day before) it would have been a lot less enjoyable.
Written May 7, 2022
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Lauren L
New York142 contributions
Oct 2021
The tour itself was very good. Our guide, Harry, was informative and gave lots of personal information and family history, and was a wealth of facts on geology, history, tribal politics/organization, and anthropology. He made a cold rainy day at the site fun with gentle jokes, warm blankets, and he even played music for us, and stopped for a moment to allow a relative (also a tour guide) explain things beyond what he shared. I could have done without the Hogan stop, but I understand this is how people make their money, and COVID has made it a tough year.

My only issue was the pick up process. I had booked, via email, a full day tour (Mystery Valley in the morning and Monument Valley in the afternoon.) The staff who emailed with me was great and very responsive. However, I showed up at the office at 8 on the day of my tour and no one was there. I called the number and there was no answer. Finally, a jeep from the company pulled up, and said I had to follow to the View hotel to board, and that the tour I booked was not available due to COVID. I totally understand things change every day, but if someone had called the day before, I could have slept in a bit and gone to the right place.
Written October 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PJay
2 contributions
We chose this 3.5hr cultural tour with Dinesh Bekeyeh pretty much at random, when faced with so many tour operators in Monument Valley ... and we are so pleased we did choose this one! The tour, with their absolutely fantastic guide John, was brilliant. John was very knowledgable, extremely helpful and very pleasant. We could not have had a better guide. He gave fascinating insights into all the MV sights, the Navajo people’s history and modern life, the geology of the area and so much more. We thoroughly recommend this company if this is the quality of tour they provide ... ask for John as your guide and you will not be disappointed.
Written March 10, 2020
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Bob K
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Steven was an outstanding guide for our Cultural Tour. He is an engaging conversationalist who took the time to share interesting details of the Navajo (Dineh) culture and history (including relevant personal stories). He provided colorful descriptions of the (magnificent) surrounding geography, and was eager to engage in discussion regarding any questions we had. He definitely kept our interest for the full tour. We highly recommend Dineh Bekeyah Tours (and Steven in particular!).
Written April 16, 2022
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Andrea W
Lafayette, CA104 contributions
Jan 2020
Having visited Monument Valley a handful of times before, I was looking for a different experience this time around; therefore, the cultural tour caught my eye. Initially, I was afraid it might be the same Monument Valley tour I had been on before with the word "cultural" tacked on the title. My fears were immediately assuaged as it was uniquely different from the other standard Monument Valley tours I had been on in the past. We went much more in depth into the history, language and culture of the Díne/Navajo Nation. Derick taught us not only the Anglo names and stories behind the buttes, but the Navajo names and legends as well. He shared personal stories from his own family history. We discussed how history is taught differently between different groups. He taught us not only Navajo words, but broke down the meaning of them for us. We got to visit a hogan and watch a woman there weaving. She also asked for a volunteer to demonstrate a traditional Navajo bun. I volunteered and she brushed my hair with buffalo grass and styled it up. Incredible! I particularly enjoyed our conversation about racial definitions - i.e. whether to use the term indigenous, Native American or Navajo. In today's world, race and the construct of it is constantly shifting. It was interesting for me to learn how different generations view it. And I believe Derick had the best answer I have ever heard. He said he prefers the term Díne. When I'm in the Valley I like to use the term Díne, because I always thought it was the most respectful. Derick went even deeper and broke down the word itself, the story behind it and the meaning of each syllable. Such amazing depth! Finally, he also spoke about how much he enjoys working for the company running the tour. As as small business owner and employer myself, that is music to our ears! To hear that he feels respected in his work, valued by his employer and truly loves what he does was the icing on the cake. Honestly, this tour could not have been better. Highly recommend.
Written January 9, 2020
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ricolinaK
Long Beach, CA5 contributions
Jul 2021
My 10-year old daughter and I took the Cultural Tour and it was really amazing. We booked it very short-notice (the night before), but Charlene was really accommodating and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. On the tour, we saw so many parts of the valley that we otherwise would never have been able to see, the jeep ride was really fun, and Harry, our truly amazing guide, told us so much both about the Valley as well as Navajo culture. We loved every second of it and learned a lot!

There was a problem in the beginning because I could not find my park pass (100% my fault), so we lost about 20 minutes with me scrambling to find it and I was sure that would come out of our tour time, but Harry still gave us the whole 3 1/2 hour tour, which was super kind. He also helped me take great pictures, and he helped my daughter climb a huge rock so she could take a picture of 'The Eye of the Sun.' And: when we came across wild horses (and my horse-loving daughter legitimately lost her little mind with happiness), Harry made an extra stop for us so we could watch them.

I seriously could not recommend them more!!!
Written July 21, 2021
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seeYouLaterGator
Madison, WI USA137 contributions
While we enjoyed the tour, we feel that we learned very little about the Navajo lifestyle, traditions and culture. We overheard another tour guide explaining the rights of passage to adulthood and symbols. My husband asked questions about the symbols and the weaver told him to go look at the postcard. We got the impression that she was not very knowledgeable about the symbolism and she gave flippant somewhat sarcastic answers to his questions.

The guide did go out of his way to show us good photo opportunities, but the cultural emphasis was missing.
Written May 1, 2022
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Preferetti
New York City, NY5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
One of the best tours I’ve ever taken in my life.
Very educational, very professional guide. His knowledge of Monument Valley and the history of the Navajo people was exemplary. The 3.5 cultural tour was comprehensive and delightful.
I highly recommend this type of tour for its thoroughness and in depth knowledge of Monument Valley and the Navajo People.
John was our guide.
Written August 16, 2021
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Cindy H
The Palm Beaches, FL338 contributions
This was a wonderful private tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly as well as being a Native American. He has lived on this reservation for most of his life and is happy to share his life experience. He is also an avid photographer and will assist you with unforgettable photos. Highly recommend him, Harry Nez.
Written October 25, 2021
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Carrie Y
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Excellent experience for both kids and adults. We had 4 adults and 7 small kids in our group. We were concerned that it may be too long or too much information for our kids. The many interactive stops kept our little ones engaged and the informative guide made it enjoyable for adults as well. Yvonne was so patient with our adventurous children and gave them time to explore.
Written October 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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