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“Majestic Place, Intimate Tour”

Majestic Monument Valley Touring Co.
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Owner description: We are a local and Navajo family - owned business operating on the Navajo Nation in Nizhoni (Majestic) Monument Valley. We are certified with the Navajo Nation to operate in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park offering 4X4 vehicle, Hiking, & Photography tours for those who would love to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tribal Park and enjoy learning of our culture. Every tour is a cultural tour. Economically Friendly and a Quality Tour Experience, we offer both Non - private & Private tour options. We are happy to accommodate your preference and would love to be a part of your time here in Nizhoni Monument Valley!
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Monument Valley is one of those very special places, not only for its natural beauty, but for the spiritual feelings it invokes in many people. We are included in that group.

The last time we visited Monument Valley, we drove the 17-mile road on our own. While it was a beautiful trip, it was not wise of us to take that road on our own, since we were not familiar with it, and it was a TERRIBLE road. We decided if we ever visited again, we would invest in a tour with a native guide. After extensive research and reading many TA reviews, we decided on Majestic Monument Valley Tours, a relatively new, family-owned business. The reviews, and the owners’ responses, seemed to me to indicate they are trying really hard. Sometimes, it pays to go with your instincts, and in this instance, we couldn’t have been more spot on.

Our initial contacts with them were impressive in that they answered our inquiry with lightning speed and provided very complete details regarding the tour, the cost breakdown, exactly where to meet the guide, and they expressed their gratitude to us for choosing their company.

Precisely on time, our guide, Quanah, arrived at exactly where we were instructed to be. We had chosen a private tour in an enclosed vehicle and were led to a newer model SUV, which was clean and comfortable. Quanah had noted that we were particularly interested in photography, as is he, and during the duration of our tour, he took us to many precise spots to guarantee great photos, pointing out many of his favorite photo ops.

Quanah was a delightful and knowledgeable young man who spoke often and lovingly of his family, which gave the trip a very personal feeling. He took us to spots that he had enjoyed as a youngster and told us many Navajo stories involving the monuments we were seeing.
He was concerned for our comfort, as the poor boy was stuck with us senior citizens. But at the same time, he challenged us to push on to see some of the more private areas of his home, always enchanting us with stories of his family and his love for the area.

Quanah was an excellent driver, and we never felt apprehensive or in danger, even though that road would be a challenge to the best off-roader. Up ridiculous inclines and down crazy descents we went, stopping at such places as Ear of the Wind, Sun’s Eye, and, especially intriguing to us, The Big Hogan, where Quanah serenaded us with his Native American Flute. He told us that flute is particularly haunting in places with the acoustics such as The Big Hogan has. It was amazing, and I have since thought that I was so inspired by it that we didn’t fully express our appreciation of it. So thank you Quanah! It was awesome! (I hate how that word is over-used, but here it is appropriate.)

Quanah also took us to a Hogan to see a native woman weaving. That, too, felt like a special place. (And by now Quanah was beginning to feel like a son!)

Too soon, we were heading back up that “road” (loosely speaking), and our tour was over. Ah, but the memories will last a lifetime. Not only were we privileged to tour the magnificent Monument Valley, but we were doubly privileged to do it with a company like Majestic Monument Valley Tours and our guide, Quanah, whom we feel so blessed to have spent a very special morning with.

5  Thank AKLover
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majesticmvtours, Owner at Majestic Monument Valley Touring Co., responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

We thank you for your generous reviewing on your touring experience with us. We appreciate your taking the time to share of it. And we also appreciate your business and for making us a part of your visit here to nizhoni Monument Valley.
We agree with you the spiritual feelings that Monument Valley can have you feel.
It makes us very happy that you enjoyed this part of our nizhoni Mother. It was our pleasure to accommodate nizhoni guests! Thank you.
Holiday family

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

My husband and I recently went on a sunset photo tour with Quanah. He was knowledgeable, patient (it takes ages to compose those perfect shots) and a wonderful person to be on the journey with. These guys give you your money's worth and then some! Thanks Quanah!

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majesticmvtours, Owner at Majestic Monument Valley Touring Co., responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

We thank you both very much for your nizhoni (Majestic) review and also for including us in your nizhoni visit here. We appreciate your sharing of your touring in nizhoni Monument Valley and it makes us very happy that you enjoyed. Quanah's happy to assist in capturing nizhoni photos also and enjoyed his time with you both!
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Holiday family

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Just visited Monument Valley with my wife and kids 10 and 7 and toured the valley with Majestic. It was an excellent experience. Our guide John was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about the Navajo culture and the history of the valley. He kept our kids attention through the whole 1 1/2 hours tour. I am sure our visit would not be so interesting if we did the loop by ourselves, besides much more comfortable than to drive yourself through the bumpy road. Highly recommended.

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majesticmvtours, Owner at Majestic Monument Valley Touring Co., responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you very much for your Nizhoni review, for sharing of your tour experience with us! It was our pleasure to take your family on tour and we thank you very much for including us in your time spent in Nizhoni Monument Valley.
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Holiday family

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We took a Back Country tour with Majestic Monument Valley Tour Company, and were simply delighted with our choice. Since I have some issues with my back, I had requested a closed vehicle, and beyond that, it seemed a more pleasant way to experience those roads than in one of the open-air transportation vehicles. We were also looking for a private tour, which they offered for the same price as group tours from some of the other companies.

Jon, our guide, was the perfect person to show us this magnificent area - explaining the rock formations, telling stories as we drove along, being careful to go slowly over the deep ruts - we learned not only about the geography, but also about the Navajo people. As Jon speaks Navajo, we were able to hear some of the language, which has a pleasant musical quality - a lovely addition to the tour. He also played a tune at the Big Hogan, a natural amphitheater, surrounding us with the sounds of the Navajo land, transporting us to a sense of peace and history.

The valley is an incredible part of nature, and seen even more exquisitely with a guide who shares his love and knowledge of the area. The warmth and friendliness of this company, and especially Jon, will stay with us. Thank you, Jon, for a perfect morning.

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majesticmvtours, Owner at Majestic Monument Valley Touring Co., responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

We thank you for sharing of your tour experience, we appreciate your review very much. We are really happy to share through our tours, our culture and the beauty of the land that is here, of our Mother. We were happy to accommodate an enclosed vehicle for your needs, and agree that is is a wonderful way to tour. Thank you both for your business and appreciate very much! Continued Nizhoni (beautiful) travels!

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We visited during the off season. The day before getting there we realized, while you CAN drive through Monument Valley and see everything on your own, you should NOT. Despite what they say you absolutely MUST have a large, four wheel drive vehicle to go in there; we suddenly needed a tour service. Majestic Monument was the only company advertising an off season rate and were by far the cheapest. They took us on short notice with no problem. The morning of the tour we suddenly decided to switch from the basic tour to the "back woods tour;" our call was answered at 7am and they had no problem at all changing our tour to the more extensive one. Granted, we were probably their only tour all day, so they might not be as understanding normally, but I feel like they would be.

Our guide was very informative and was actually the grandson of one of the area's first tour guides. He spoke a lot about his family, life on the reservation, and about Navajo culture and beliefs. We got to see little nooks and crannies that we wouldn't have otherwise and it was so worth it. At one point our guide played a Navajo flute for us in an area with some amazing acoustics- it might sounds kind of toursity, but it was the perfect thing to do at the time. I was amazed at how well he was able to handle the roads too. They were VERY bad in some places and we drove over things I did not think would be possible but he did it with ease. Highly recommend the tour, and highly recommend going in the off season! In the summer the dirt road can flood and some areas become inaccessible.

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majesticmvtours, Owner at Majestic Monument Valley Touring Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

We were happy to accommodate your tour of nizhoni (Majestic) Monument Valley for you both, and thank you for making us a part of your nizhoni visit here. We are also happy to accommodate "off season" rates and savings to our nizhoni guests.
We thank you very much for your generous review and are really happy you enjoyed your time here. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Holiday family

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