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Public tour in Monument Valley?

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Public tour in Monument Valley?

Hi,

I am planning a trip to the southwest around the Memorial day weekend. I will be traveling alone. I am thinking of stopping at the Monument Valley for about 2-4 hours or a little longer.

I would like to take a tour, but am not keen in booking a tour by myself as it will be costly. Do any of the tour companies operate a public tour on which I can reserve one seat? So far, all the tours I saw need to be privately booked.

Thanks,

Vivek

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1. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

Virtually all tours are public in that you can be added to another group. Contact the providers and tell them that.

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2. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

You will not have any problem booking yourself into a group tour.

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3. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

Thanks TumbleweedandCactus and RedRox. Should I book in advance or would it be safe to book on the spot? Most probably, I will be traveling towards the end of May.

Also, are there any hotels/accommodation close to Monument Valley? As of now, my plan is to drive in from Gallup (after visiting Four Corners) and drive out to Page for the night (all in the same day). But I believe it will be more convenient if I stay close to Monument Valley.

Also, given a choice, should I prefer the sunrise/sunset tour?

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4. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

We've never booked in advance as there are always many guides in the visitor center parking lot waiting for customers. There's a kiosk (or was in the past) that takes your payment and assigns you to the next guide in line. We've always had at least one other couple along.

The guides offer wonderful information and insight into the geography and culture.

Wonderful experience.

Have fun.

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5. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

I was reading your post about signing up in the visitor's center parking lot... Where is the visitor's center located at? We (my husband and I) will be staying at The View in May and want to do one of the 2 1/2 hour tours.

Do we need to have cash or do they take credit cards?

Thanks.

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6. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

I always book in advance when I know what tour or guide I want to use. They'll take credit cards for tour payments up front. Bring cash for tips.

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7. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

The visitor center is next to The View.

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8. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

Thank you RedRox for the information. I enjoy reading your posts.

Also, than you Tet14 for the information on the visitors center!

Hope you both have a great day!

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9. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

Are the tours that you sign up for on the day the same, or similar, to the back country tours booked in advance with somebody like Tom Phillips?

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10. Re: Public tour in Monument Valley?

Back country tours are best booked in advance. JMO