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“Gorgeous Canyon”

Canyon de Chelly Tours
Ranked #2 of 12 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
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good roads throu Navajo Reservation lands. Canyon has seen a lot of history between Navajos and U.S. cavalry in late 1800"s. Canyon has amazing views and unexpected (to me) vegetation on canyon floor. Lovely rock formations and views from top. Footpaths are marked with small piles of pebbles--a nice touch without ruining the natural beauty with asphalt paths. Very spiritual place.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank FR C
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Yuma, AZ
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Nice tour at bottom of canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had been to the canyon about 10 years go and had hiked down to the White House ruins, This trip we were with our nephew and wanted him to see it for the first time. We booked a late afternoon tour and it was beautiful and the guide was engaging and informative. We were taken through the canyon in a vehicle and made stops along the way in and out of the canyon. The next day we drove along the rim in our vehicle and saw many of the places we had seem the day before, but from above. Took a lot of great photos and had a fantastic time. Highly recommend this tour.

Visited June 2014
6 Thank dnreed
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Sedona, Arizona
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“5 Star..if you get a great guide”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Trip Back In Time”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
4 Thank Digger775
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Rutherford, Tennessee 38369
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.....

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Robert C
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