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Monument Valley Tour from Flagstaff provided by Great Ventures Day Tours

Monument Valley Tour from Flagstaff

Monument Valley Tour from Flagstaff
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The iconic formations of Monument Valley have been featured in countless movies including John Wayne films, Back to the Future and Forrest Gump. This one day excursion gives guests the opportunity to discover magnificent Monument Valley up close and personal with a guided tour to spectacular views. You’ll also visit a historic Navajo trading post and have lunch overlooking Monument Valley. Tour Availability:  Tuesdays and Fridays and a minimum of four passengers is required in order for this tour to operate
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Following hotel pickup in the morning, depart Flagstaff on a roughly 3-hour drive northeast to Monument Valley. Along the way, you're treated to views of the San Francisco Peaks and volcanic fields. A stop is made at the historical Cameron Trading Post where you can browse the selection of Native American–crafted jewelry and artisan goods. The drive continues across the expansive Navajo Nation reservation, which boasts postcard-worthy scenes of the Painted Desert Cliffs and landmarks like the Elephant Feet rock pillars. Hear from your guide about the cultural history of the Navajo people before arriving at the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and savor a delicious lunch with impressive views overlooking the timeworn desert formations. Then it's off for a guided tour of the valley floor. Stop at John Ford Point for an expansive view of the area, then come upon the West and East Mitten Buttes and see Totem Pole, Rain God Mesa, and more. Conclude your 10-hour day trip with the return to Flagstaff and drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Following hotel pickup in the morning, depart Flagstaff on a roughly 3-hour drive northeast to Monument Valley. Along the way, you're treated to views of the San Francisco Peaks and volcanic fields. A stop is made at the historical Cameron Trading Post where you can browse the selection of Native American–crafted jewelry and artisan goods. The drive continues across the expansive Navajo Nation reservation, which boasts postcard-worthy scenes of the Painted Desert Cliffs and landmarks like the Elephant Feet rock pillars. Hear from your guide about the cultural history of the Navajo people before arriving at the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and savor a delicious lunch with impressive views overlooking the timeworn desert formations. Then it's off for a guided tour of the valley floor. Stop at John Ford Point for an expansive view of the area, then come upon the West and East Mitten Buttes and see Totem Pole, Rain God Mesa, and more. Conclude your 10-hour day trip with the return to Flagstaff and drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25270P15
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Flagstaff hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Local sales tax
  • Monument Valley fees
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Bottled water provided
  • Professional guides
  • Entry/Admission - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Exclusions
  • 20% tip for your guide recommended if you enjoy your tour
  • Tour Availability: Tuesdays and Fridays
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • *Complimentary Flagstaff hotel pickup (Flagstaff pickup within city limits only).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is casual & comfortable
  • Layers are suggested during fall, winter and spring
  • Don't forget your camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of four passengers is required in order for this tour to operate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Flagstaff hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Local sales tax
  • Monument Valley fees
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Bottled water provided
  • Professional guides
  • Entry/Admission - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Exclusions
  • 20% tip for your guide recommended if you enjoy your tour
  • Tour Availability: Tuesdays and Fridays
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • *Complimentary Flagstaff hotel pickup (Flagstaff pickup within city limits only).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is casual & comfortable
  • Layers are suggested during fall, winter and spring
  • Don't forget your camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of four passengers is required in order for this tour to operate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 Mar 2021
A note from Monument Valley Tour from Flagstaff
Safety Protocol posters have been posted in all the vans along with this notice Bottled water will still be provided to our guests in a cooler on the van which the guide (wearing gloves) will distribute upon request
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cameron Trading Post
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Great Ventures Day Tours
    Elephant's Feet
  • You'll return to the starting point
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VikkiBee
Houghton-le-Spring, UK644 contributions
One of the Best Tours I’ve Been On!
I actually took this tour in June 2018, however due to travelling all over the world for the last 18 months, I am just in the process of writing all the reviews. What a fantastic day I had exploring Monument Valley. A few days previous to my tour, I received word from the tour company I’d booked with that the tour wasn’t running which send me in a massive frenzy trying to find a tour guide with availability. Luckily a very kind tour guide from Great Venture managed to get me on one of the buses! I booked with Great Ventures but my tour guide was from Red Stone Tours and when I had rang Red Stone Tours, they told me they had no availability which is very strange.

It’s a long day trip; it was almost 11 hours from Flagstaff start to finish. I was picked up at 7:30 and we journeyed to Utah. Everyone else in the bus had come from Sedona which is an even longer journey. Our tour guide JR was fantastic! He actually drives for the movie business so he’s chauffeured huge celebs including Stephen Spielberg, he’s dog-sat Jodi Forster’s dog on location and he’s even been an extra in a few movies; most famously he shovelled horse manure in Back to the Future Part III!

About an hour into the journey, we stopped at a rest stop/gift shop owned by the Native Americans. The entire area from Flagstaff to Monument Valley and beyond is Navajo Nation territory. We arrived at Goulding’s Lodge at about 10:45. This was our lunch stop only about 4 miles from the Valley. I thought we would have packed lunch consisting of sandwiches and crisps for lunch but instead we went into the restaurant and ordered whatever we wanted – the tour company pays for it all!

After lunch and a look around the museum at the hotel/restaurant, we headed into Monument Valley. We were in the valley itself for about 2.5 hours. We drove the dirt road which is the exact road taken in Stagecoach. JR had some props with him to create some pretty interesting shots. We encountered some dust devils along the way which had to be one of the highlights for me because dust devils are dust tornadoes! We stopped at John Ford’s Point which is the iconic rock ledge featured in The Searchers. There’s actually a horse called John Wayne’s Spirit and you can pay to ride him out on the ledge; unfortunately the people who do the rides weren’t there when we were. For me though, the best moment was walking out to the open desert. It was just breath taking how real and beautiful it was! Nowhere in the world can you see this and you could honestly just stand there for hours and get lost in that view, it was spectacular. This is definitely one of the best tours I’ve ever been on!
Written 23 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John L
Broadstairs, UK217 contributions
Long day!
Oct 2018 • Couples
We drove to Flagstaff from Williams to meet the bus at 7.30am. Weather was cold and wet! We met up with JR and 6 other people and started the long journey to Monument Valley. JR gave an informative talk about the history, geology and the film use of the area. There were frequency stops for refreshments etc. And we finally arrived at Monument Valley around lunchtime. Lunch was provided at the restaurant within the visitors centre, and as a group, we decided to eat before the off road trip around the valley. The menu was well received and the food was excellent. Monument Valley only sees about 3 inches of rain a year, but had seen about 2 inches that morning. There was quite a lot of standing water in the valley and some of the roads were flooded. JR took us to a number of sites for photo opportunities and explained where various films were made within the valley. We spent about 2 hours driving around the valley road before we started the long drive back to Flagstaff. We finally arrived back about 7pm and then had the 40 minute drive back to Williams. However, we both felt that this was the best place that we visited in Arizona, and was well worth the time and money. JR was an excellent guide, and was able to entertain the bus from begging to end of the journey.
Written 28 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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