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Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley
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Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley

By Simpson's Trailhandler Tours
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local Navajo guide (english speaking)
  • Open-air vehicle or enclosed van (depending on weather conditions)
  • Traditional Navajo dinner incl. drinks
  • Live entertainment program
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to the Navajo Tribal Park
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Navajo Welcome Center, Welcome Center, Oljato-Monument Valley, UT 84536, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66088P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley?
    Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley price starts from $135.00. Discover and book Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley on Tripadvisor
    What is the Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley cancellation policy?
    Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Dreamcatcher Evening Experience in Monument Valley on Tripadvisor

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    • You'll start at
      Navajo Welcome Center
      Welcome Center, Oljato-Monument Valley, UT 84536, USA
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      Simpson's Trailhandler Tours
      Stop: 4 hours
      Participation in the Dreamcatcher tour adventure offers the perfect way to learn about the Navajo culture and to experience all the beauty and magic of Monument Valley! During the 2.5 hour tour you will visit sites such as the amazing Big Hogan arch,  the Sun's Eye arch and ancient petroglyphs (rock art),  the Ear of the Wind arch, the famous Totem Pole and Yei bi chei rock formations, John Fords Point and many more. You will also visit a traditional Navajo Hogan where you can witness the Navajo prepare their wool and demonstrate their craft of rug weaving!  As the sun begins to fade in the west and the stars begin to fill the Monument Valley skies, you will then visit the scenic setting of Rain God Mesa where our Navajo cooks will prepare traditional Navajo tacos with homemade frybread and grill steaks over a campfire.This night you will be able to enjoy your dinner in the greatest outdoor setting you can imagine!  The evening will continue with a special Navajo cultural entertainment program. A Navajo dancer dressed in full regalia, will perform various dances while a master of ceremonies drums and chants and tells stories near an open campfire, and under a sky full of Monument Valley stars! This evening Dreamcatcher tour adventure with the Navajo guided valley tour, the special Navajo dinner and cultural entertainment has a total duration of four hours.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Simpson's Trailhandler Tours
      370
      Monument Valley, Utah
      Joined in March 2007
    • Ric-ean1
      0 contributions
      Wonderful 4x4 trip
      Simpson's tour was absolutely marvellous. Our first nation guides were very entertaining and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
      Written December 4, 2023
    • macharmonyfarm
      0 contributions
      Highlight of our Arizona trip
      We cannot say enough about Richard our Navajo tour guide and the Monument Valley Simpson’s Trailhandler Jeep Tour. We were there on the actual day of our 49th wedding anniversary as a part of a weeklong trip which included Sedona, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert and even a Class AAA Resort in Scottsdale. However, the highlight of our trip was Richard and his personalized back country tour of his youth in Monument Valley. He was personable, genuine, entertaining, and informative. He generously made pictures of us in breathtaking spots. Then for our anniversary at one especially beautiful spot he sang us a Navajo love song and a haunting Navajo flute serenade. Thank you so much for making our anniversary so special and one that will never be forgotten!
      Written November 12, 2023
    • Fabienne F
      0 contributions
      Amazing
      Great team and experience, fabulous, I recommend. We spent a very pleasant late afternoon and evening, great visit, great guide, unforgettable meal, songs and dance around the fire, stars in our eyes, thank you
      Written November 7, 2023
    • angierw2023
      0 contributions
      Excellent family adventure and our guide was awesome!
      We were thrilled with our tour and our guide, Wayne, was excellent. Learning about the Navajo culture and stories was amazing and one we won't forget.
      Written November 2, 2023
    • clairemU8878TO
      0 contributions
      Amazing Tour!
      We had a fantastic tour with our guide Ritchie 🤩 He was very nice and gave us an amazing time to discover the Monument Valley. Client service is also excellent and they take care about their guest. Thanks again for the tour 🤗 I highly recommend it!
      Written October 27, 2023
    • travelcriticdurham
      0 contributions
      Best 4 x4 Monument tour
      We were very fortunate to have Wayne as our guide. He was simply excellent. Informative, diligent and caring. He shared so many personal details.
      Written October 24, 2023
    • barrycI9646AS
      0 contributions
      The only way to see Monument Valley especially for first time visitors
      Our tour guide Stanley was excellent. We learned so much about the area and it’s history from him. I would highly encourage anyone to take this tour into Monument Valley even though you can take personal vehicles in at your own risk. Without a guide I believe you would not get as good as an experience especially if you have never been here before. The tour takes about two and a half hours but I believe ours was a bit longer as we stopped many times for the most amazing views and sights and at no time did we feel rushed. We stopped many times to take photos and to learn about what we were looking at so there is ample opportunity to get off the vehicle and walk around a bit. The experience of being in the valley and being able to see all the amazing formations from ground level up close was something I will always remember
      Written October 19, 2023
    • Passenger23414259257
      0 contributions
      The highlight of our trip
      We took our children (between 11-17 years old) on an evening jeep tour, overnight stay in a traditional hogan and morning tour with the Navajo in Monument Valley. This was the highlight of our 21 day trip in the western USA. The jeep tour takes you into Navajo country that is otherwise not accessible to tourists. Our wonderful guide Stanley told us about the rocks, the names they were given and what they mean to Navajo culture. We had plenty of time to get out and walk around. Stanley often gave us tips from which viewpoint to take beautiful pictures. We drove to a place where a traditional dinner was served under the trees beneath a cliff. A friendly lady gave us delicious tortilla with all meat and vegetables we could eat. After dinner, we listened to a fascinating explanation about the history of the Navajo in and around Monument Valley. We also got to see ritual dances by Navajo in traditional costumes. Then Stanley took us to the hogan for the overnight stay. This was very basic: sleeping on mats on the floor, sleeping bags were also provided. For us, it made the experience complete and it was just as expected. In the morning we were woken up very early to go to a beautiful place to watch a truly magical sunrise: the upcoming sun, the silence, and the magnificent landscape. We also had a basic but very tasty breakfast. A big thumbs up for the organization, who provided us with this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Highly recommended!
      Written September 20, 2023
    • bertranddebiais
      0 contributions
      Sunset Monument Valley
      Very poor experience, it was raining cats and dogs and they have decided to keep the tour despite the fact that everyone asked for cancellation. We spent hours in a very uncomfortable car not been to see anything as the windows were full of rain!
      Written September 18, 2023
    • lcm5
      0 contributions
      Wonderful experience!
      We chose this trip based on the high reviews we’d read about this company and we were not disappointed. We were worried about the heat but being in the truck with a shade over our head made it very enjoyable. Our guide, Cal, grew up in Monument Valley an shared with us not only information about the beautiful landscape but also the Navajo culture which made the experience that much out more enriching. Our children were ages 12-15 and all said it was more then they had expected. Cal played his flute for us as well as sang in his native language. This will be a memory we hold dear to our hearts.
      Written July 28, 2023
    • 565lanel
      0 contributions
      Monument valley midday tour
      The best guide ever. Ritchie. Plays flute. Sings. Takes awesome pics. Funny. He brings you into the world of the Navajo in a special way
      Written July 16, 2023
    • magdabrun0
      0 contributions
      Truly memorable experience
      We were amazed by this awesome experience - we learned so much from our wonderful guides, while enjoying most spectacular views! The dinner and all the entertainment were 5 star.
      Written June 18, 2023
    • Mazzei2023
      0 contributions
      Perfect family adventure
      Staff was extremely family centered and friendly. Guides went out of their way to point out the history of the area and their culture. Also gave wonderful tips and recommendations for the area. The horses were clearly well loved and cared for. They made our son feel extremely comfortable as it was his first time riding.100% recommend them
      Written June 11, 2023
    • Robin C
      0 contributions
      private guided tour good way to go
      excellent we chose a private tour which was well worth it .our Navajo guide wayne was very personable and kept sharing information on sites.
      Written June 8, 2023
    • belindagrassi
      0 contributions
      Dreamcatcher Tour at Monument Valley
      The evening sky was incredible and our guide Cody was super friendly and funny. He showed us all kinds of interesting things and tried to answer all of our questions. Even though it rained and was cold out in the evening the program was still enjoyable - but would have been more so if we had been warmer (and we dressed warmly to begin with). SInce it was raining AND cold, a fire or a heat source would have been nice during dinner. It was freezing! Lastly, there were a lot of contributors to the evening and everyone expected a tip, so it got more expensive pretty fast as the evening progressed. There was a tip for our guide/driver, a tip for the woman at the native Hogan, the narrator at dinner, our dinner cook, the native dance demonstrator. By the time we were done, we paid almost as much in tips as we did for the excursion. Not sure how much was authentic or how much was just for show. Sometimes I'm a skeptic. Maybe next time I'd just go for the sunset or sunrise tour and skip all the extra stuff. Just show me the scenery.
      Written May 26, 2023
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    dodsonmd
    Belleair Beach, FL30 contributions
    Jun 2022
    Nice tour through the main section of Monument Valley, including areas only accessible with the guided tours. This part of the tour was great, and the real reason to book the tour. The open vehicle was nice, but did require a minimal climb to get into your seat. Seat belts were available. Views of the area while driving were very nicely seen from the vehicle.
    After viewing the monuments, the traditional Navajo taco was offered and was just OK. The fry bread had been made earlier, and a piece of flank steak cooked on a fire was tasty, but quite chewy and difficult to cut with the plastic utensils. Water and sodas were available, but not cold which would have been nice after the ride in the open vehicle.
    An interesting gentleman, Howard was his name I believe, presented some interesting information. However, his speech went on for nearly an hour, and really could have been compressed into about 20 minutes. A brief presentation of Navajo singing and a single male dancer was well done, and the time involved was just about right.
    Overall, we enjoyed the tour for the beautiful monuments and the late day light was fantastic. The guide told us the names of some of the towering monuments, and I would have liked some more historical information about early life in the valley. The food and cultural presentation was average, and could be improved with keeping the food warmer, the drinks colder, and the verbal presentation could be condensed to keep everyone interested.
    Written June 19, 2022
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    Barbara H
    3 contributions
    May 2022
    Beautiful sunset three hour tour of the valley then 2 hours of dinner/storytelling/drum and dancing. It was such a unique experience in a spectacular setting. Information provided by Cody, our guide, and storyteller at dinner provided insight into Navajo culture and perspectives. Great time.
    Written May 20, 2022
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    melimariee
    Richmond, VA7 contributions
    This tour was wonderful! Cody was an excellent guide and has a wealth of information about the monuments, area and Navajo/Dineh culture. We were able to take some amazing photos, the food was delicious and the cultural demonstration with the dancing and singing at the end of the night was excellent. Don’t think twice about booking this tour!
    Written September 16, 2021
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    echo7tango
    San Francisco, CA29 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    This was the second tour that my wife and I took in Monument Valley, and this was by far the best. We learned about the Monument Valley formations and the history, traditions, and cultural practices of the Dine’ people. Our guide was Cody and he was excellent. Cody engaged us with his descriptions and story telling of life in Monument Valley, and he connected with us through his easy going, jocular manner. We learned how Monument Valley was shared with westerners through Harry Goulding reaching out to director John Ford with pictures of the beautiful landscape. Cody described how the Dine’ introduce themselves by describing their family lineage, and we learned some Dine’ words. Most fascinating for us was how Cody, with some sand and a little water, demonstrated how the monuments were created and then sculpted through the erosion process. Our tour group of 9 finished the evening with more of the Dine’ culture through food, more stories and history, songs, and dance. My wife and I can’t thank Cody enough for a fantastic experience!
    Written October 16, 2023
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    Dano9999
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada5 contributions
    Monument Valley has some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Our guide Stanley was able to bring the landscape alive with his knowledge of the history of the monuments and his personal experiences living in the area. Both the meal and the Navajo entertainers with their unique perspective on life capped off a perfect evening. Well done.
    Written April 17, 2022
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    Theresa
    1 contribution
    May 2022
    A few weeks ago we finally took our trip that we initially scheduled in 2019, postponed bc of Covid, covering Arizona, Utah and Nevada. This evening was what I was looking forward to most the entire waiting period and it did not disappoint. I knew what to expect with the Grand Canyon, Zion, etc (all amazing) but I was unfamiliar with Monument Valley and feel like I was introduced to it in the best way possible. Cody, our tour guide was a wonderful teacher and had the best information about the Valley and the beautiful people that live there. The scenery was breathtaking. We had several stops along the way to be able to take it in featuring flute playing and singing from the guides. A beautiful evening capped off with a lovely outdoor dinner, stories, traditional dance and a backdrop like no other. Overall it felt magical. I can't stop thinking about it and would recommend this excursion to everyone. Can't wait to go back.
    Written June 15, 2022
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    Carla V
    6 contributions
    Sep 2022 • Friends
    Out of all the tours, we really enjoyed this one the most. Our guide, Cody was very informative and fun. Not only was it absolutely beautiful, but also we learned so much about the Navajo culture and the history of the land. They end the night with a traditional meal around a camp fire, and sing and dance. It was so much fun! And all* ages can enjoy it.
    Written September 12, 2022
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    Laurelnd
    La Jolla, CA34 contributions
    Sep 2022
    We enjoyed this evening tour and going off the main road so we saw things you can only see with a Navaho guide. We did the drive the day before on our own and glad we did because this tour does not take you to everything you can see on your own. When you get to the Navaho Welcome Center go ahead and buy your entrance tickets. Then check in with your driver. Our tour guide was Cody. We let him know we had bought our tickets and he told us to drive up to The View hotel and he would meet us there. On your way up you will stop to show your entrance tickets. When you get to the hotel park in the lot to the right. That is where the tour trucks pick people up. If you park in the left lot, you’ll just need to walk a short distance to get to the pick up lot. Cody was very informative. As the sun is going down, Cody will drive you to a picnic area where you will get dinner. The beef was so tough, you can barely chew it. The fry bread was good and had beans and cheese. We enjoyed the performance. We stayed at Goulding’s Lodge, so it was a close and convenient drive back to our room.
    Written October 23, 2022
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    Rosanne O
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Family
    We love Wayne! His humor and skillful accomodations brought the majestic landscape ever closer to us as ‘first timers’. The stops along the way gave us time to engage actively whether sitting atop a horse; talking to those on tour with us; appreciating the songs, stories, music, dances, food that were offered to us. Yes, and even running up the sandslope to Ear in the Wind!
    Rosanne
    Written October 26, 2023
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    Andrea B
    2 contributions
    Sep 2022 • Family
    I absolutely loved this tour! Cody was warm and funny - and he really went the extra mile to help my 77 year old mother who has mobility issues to enjoy the experience, too. I especially loved the cultural and spiritual stories and hearing the Dineh language while viewing the natural wonders of Monument Valley. The weather was perfect, and seeing the Milky Way and sky full of stars during the evening dancing filled my heart with peace. I relished every moment.
    Written September 24, 2022
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