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Canyon de Chelly Tours

Chinle, AZ
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Best part of AZ vacation

We went on a tour of the Canyon with Angela. Although we had already enjoyed a day on the rim... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
carolina027
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USA
Fascinating tour, great guide

We shared a 3 hour tour with our guide Angela, who was knowledgeable and personable, providing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael F
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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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“hour tour” (59 reviews)
“private tour” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chinle, AZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a tour of the Canyon with Angela. Although we had already enjoyed a day on the rim road, the tour gave us a very different, and more interesting, view of the Canyon. Angela shared her knowledge of the culture, history and the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We shared a 3 hour tour with our guide Angela, who was knowledgeable and personable, providing historical, cultural and archaeologic information and giving us an insight into the lives of the Navaho people. She was great !

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have taken many tours of Canyon DeChelly over the last 25 years. We recently took an all day tour with Canyon DeChelly Tours and our guide was Harris Hardy. Harris was born and raised in the Canyon and still lives there, He showed us...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the tour with Reginald. This was the first time we had a chance to do such a thing and we loved it, bumps jumps and lots of dust. The canyon floor is very fine sand. Reginald was an exceptionally friendly person, fun...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and a friend and I had a wonderful experience in a five hour drive tour in May with Canyon de Chelly Tours. Our guide Reginald was a really great guy and extremely knowledgeable about the history and archeological record of the Canyon. He...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Reginald, spoke with true experience from his childhood to the present of the canyon's mysteries, traditions and rock formations and plants found along the way. He demonstrated by crushing a whitish nut between his fingers the deep red liquid color inside that...More

4  Thank EdandJane
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the three hour tour with Ben from Beauty Way Tours whose family has lived in the Canyon area for many generations. We were treated to an Atlatl demonstration by another tour guide along the way which was an added plus. There is so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Angela, was full of knowledge about the past, but she also explained over the course of our private, 5-hr. tour, how the past has influenced present-day life for the Navajos. She was prompt, friendly but not forward, very professional....full of interesting stories. Nice...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Richard was great, he arrived promptly , checked we had what we needed, organised the permits required and then took us on an informative and interesting tour . We were able to get up close to view ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs . His stories were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delbert from Beauty Way Tours was fabulous. He knows his stuff and brings extra photos in case you forgot your binoculars. take the 5 hours tour. It's worth it, especially when he takes you to his Aunt Kathy's house for a Navaho weaving demonstration and...More

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canyondechellytours, Owner at Canyon de Chelly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Delbert is a good guide , but he guided for Beauty Way Tours. This is Canyon De Chelly's Page ... The 2018 Hall of Famers ... Please Remove ... LST.

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reneebob
April 29, 2018|
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Response from dabneyp | Reviewed this property |
There are several tour companies, and I imagine they are all good, but for the record, Reg Etsitty was with CDC TOURS. The jeep could be open or closed- depending on weather..
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wwebber563
April 6, 2018|
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Response from pfdreeve | Reviewed this property |
Open air jeeps are available, but if you are going in high season, dust from other vehicles is a real problem. The jeeps stop regularly for photos, so even in a closed vehicle you don't miss much. Also, most of the drivers... More
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marybT5775QN
February 28, 2018|
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Response from pfdreeve | Reviewed this property |
The price you quote I assume is in dollars, and it seems very expensive to me. We were a group of 9 so had a reduced rate ($42 per person), but the full price was only $65. I don't know who you are trying to book with, but... More
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