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“5 Star..if you get a great guide”

Canyon de Chelly Tours
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Chinle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 18, 2014

And, we did. His name is Harris Hardy. We took a private tour with him, and it was well worth the money. Rec. ask for him as your guide, the 4 hr tour, take a break for lunch, then do the South Rim drive on your own. Hit the Visitor's Center; very reasonably priced books/pamphlets...and ask to see the 23 min video.

Tip; don't forget to bring binoculars.

7  Thank DJSMDJD
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"hour tour"
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"navajo guide"
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"canyon de chelly"
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"leon skyhorse thomas"
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"private tour"
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"wonderful tour"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"great guide"
in 16 reviews
"great sense of humor"
in 6 reviews
"wealth of knowledge"
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"informative tour"
in 7 reviews
"off road"
in 5 reviews
"wheel drive vehicle"
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"longer tour"
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"spider rock"
in 20 reviews
"first hand"
in 4 reviews
"bucket list"
in 5 reviews

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would put this trip on my bucket list of things to see! The rim tour is nice but to really experience the beauty of the Canyon the guided tour is well worth it . We had a great guide that was very knowledgeable about the history of the canyon. It was a three hour tour with many petroglyphs. The colors of the canyon walls was beyond belief.
There are several Motels to stay at as well as places to eat.

4  Thank Digger775
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

This tour was excellent Davidson was an excellent guide Do not visit this area without taking a guided tour The rim self guided tour is good but you will miss a lot idf you don't take the guided tour well worth the money.....

2  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

The jeep trip into Canyon de Chelly was great. The guide was very knowledgeable and showed us the many petrogliphs and told us the history of the area.

2  Thank brealjs
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Of all the tours available with an Indian guide, I think we hired the best! One of the people at the hotel contacted Antelope House Canyon Tours for us. We were picked up in a 4-wheel drive vehicle by Ben Teller. He narrated the history and some of the geology of the canyon. He learned about touring the canyon from his grandfather, in the horse and wagon days. He took us to all of the points of interest in the canyon, showing us the "hidden" ruins that are not always visible from the rim. He took us to his compound, next to Antelope House, that his grandfather had passed down to him. We then went to White House, one of the most notable of the ruins. After a hot, but interesting, morning, Ben took us all back to our hotel. It was a very interesting and worthwhile tour.

9  Thank Janie K
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