Visiting Monument Valley has been a dream of ours for years, so to see it was an incredible experience. We knew we wanted to go on a tour but since we were taking a long drive here, we didn't book in advance as we didn't know what time we'd arrive. We booked then and there with M V Bichitty's Tour, with tour guide Clint.
Clint showed us around for 3 hrs and took us around many of the famous sites at a leisurely pace, taking the time to tell us stories about the history and culture of the land where he had grown up. He told us of the plants and their uses - from shampoo to food and even took us to carvings made on the wall by past generations of Navajo Nation who had once lived there and carved their stories on the wall, it was here he played us traditional music - a really touching experience. He was more than happy to answer all our questions and stop so we could take pictures and we couldn't have been happier that we stumbled across this company. We met them outside The View hotel at the bottom of the carpark where their hut is.
Clint also showed us around their traditional homes, teaching us to say a greeting in Navajo before meeting his friends who taught us more about their culture - I even got my hair done in the traditional Navajo style which was the icing on the cake for my trip!
I can't recommend MV Bichitty's Tours and in particular, Clint, if you want an unforgettable experience with someone who will go above and beyond in ensuring you know about their land, culture and way of life. He also did photography tours and helped me get the best shots from my DSLR camera - he offers these tours for any budding photographers!
The tour made our trip so we'd definitely recommend it! If you're not going on a tour, make sure you've got a 4x4 if you're going down into the valley - it's very rocky terrain and unsuitable for smaller cars like the rental car we had. If you don't go on a tour, make sure you've got a guide book - the formations have names and features and it would be a shame to look over them without seeing their features without an explanation. Clint was great at pointing these all out and explaining them until we saw them, our favourite was the Three Sisters.