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Canyon de Chelly Tours

Chinle, AZ
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Excellent and Fun Way to Experience Canyon de Chelly

My wife and a friend and I had a wonderful experience in a five hour drive tour in May with Canyon... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andy G
via mobile
Informative & Friendly Morning Tour

Our tour guide, Reginald, spoke with true experience from his childhood to the present of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EdandJane
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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!
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  • Average2%
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“hour tour” (59 reviews)
“private tour” (28 reviews)
“navajo guide” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chinle, AZ
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and a friend and I had a wonderful experience in a five hour drive tour in May with Canyon de Chelly Tours. Our guide Reginald was a really great guy and extremely knowledgeable about the history and archeological record of the Canyon. He...More

2  Thank Andy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Reginald, spoke with true experience from his childhood to the present of the canyon's mysteries, traditions and rock formations and plants found along the way. He demonstrated by crushing a whitish nut between his fingers the deep red liquid color inside that...More

3  Thank EdandJane
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the three hour tour with Ben from Beauty Way Tours whose family has lived in the Canyon area for many generations. We were treated to an Atlatl demonstration by another tour guide along the way which was an added plus. There is so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Angela, was full of knowledge about the past, but she also explained over the course of our private, 5-hr. tour, how the past has influenced present-day life for the Navajos. She was prompt, friendly but not forward, very professional....full of interesting stories. Nice...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Richard was great, he arrived promptly , checked we had what we needed, organised the permits required and then took us on an informative and interesting tour . We were able to get up close to view ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs . His stories were...More

1  Thank Mandy R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delbert from Beauty Way Tours was fabulous. He knows his stuff and brings extra photos in case you forgot your binoculars. take the 5 hours tour. It's worth it, especially when he takes you to his Aunt Kathy's house for a Navaho weaving demonstration and...More

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Delbert is a good guide , but he guided for Beauty Way Tours. This is Canyon De Chelly's Page ... The 2018 Hall of Famers ... Please Remove ... LST.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked with this company several months in advance, based mostly on the number and quality of reviews. I think there are other companies available, though. One thing to check, based on the timing of your trip, is the relative time-zone for Arizona. They do...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just this afternoon spent over 3 hours with a private tour guide named Reginald from Canyon de Chelly Tours. This was such a lovely afternoon. Reginald provided with stories and history of the Navajo people in this area. It was all so interesting and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Richard, was absolutely wonderful. We couldn't have been more pleased with his generous personality, knowledge of his hometown and the Canyon De Chelly. He arrived early and we spent over three hours in the company of a man who clearly loved his...More

1  Thank Patricia W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had originally planned to just do the rim drives, but after hearing some other tourist say how the Navajo guided tours were insightful, we looked into a tour. There were only two of us, but we decided to do a private tour which was...More

1  Thank Treelavee
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reneebob
30 April 2018|
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Response from dabneyp | Reviewed this property |
There are several tour companies, and I imagine they are all good, but for the record, Reg Etsitty was with CDC TOURS. The jeep could be open or closed- depending on weather..
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wwebber563
6 April 2018|
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Response from pfdreeve | Reviewed this property |
Open air jeeps are available, but if you are going in high season, dust from other vehicles is a real problem. The jeeps stop regularly for photos, so even in a closed vehicle you don't miss much. Also, most of the drivers... More
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marybT5775QN
1 March 2018|
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Response from pfdreeve | Reviewed this property |
The price you quote I assume is in dollars, and it seems very expensive to me. We were a group of 9 so had a reduced rate ($42 per person), but the full price was only $65. I don't know who you are trying to book with, but... More
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