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Canyon de Chelly Tours

#2 of 12 Tours in Chinle
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Address: Chinle, AZ
Phone Number:
+1 928-349-1600
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every...

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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Fantastic experience!

First of all, Canyon de Chelly Tours is a truly reputable company. We were an hour late because we must not have carefully read the information that was provided or understood the... read more

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, Canyon de Chelly Tours is a truly reputable company. We were an hour late because we must not have carefully read the information that was provided or understood the time change. Since we were the last scheduled tour of the day, we thought we would be cancelled however they, without a second thought, accommodated us. Richard was... More 

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Fentress, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Touring with Reggie Etsitty is great. Super information. See everything. All pointed out. Most awesome tour. We covered so much ground and Reggie and his "pointing mirror" made sure we could see exactly what he was talking about.

Thank Jan D
San Rafael, California
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a half-day tour from Thunderbird lodge. The tour was conducted from a very comfortable European built all terrain vehicle designed for this type of tour. The vehicle was solid and less bouncy than a regular passenger jeep and the views from the open top were incredible. Our guide, Harold, was very knowledge about the canyon, the historical events... More 

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San Leandro, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

HIGHLY recommend this tour! Being on the canyon floor is magical. Henry was our tour guide, and he gave us so much interesting background and info on the Navajo people, on the canyon, and on history. We enjoyed it thoroughly! We're so glad that we had this experience.

1 Thank Suelovesbaseball
Jacksonville, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour. A must do if you want to really experience the Canyon and to a look at the Navajo culture. Ask for Henry as your guide. His family history dates back centuries and he has a rare perspective on the culture as well as the history. Well worth every dollar. I suggest you opt for the... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Canyon de Chelly Tours paired us with Reginald (Reggie) Etsitty who is more than a guide, he is a fantastic storyteller who brings the tour to life with Navajo history. Beyond just looking at breath taking canyons and formations Reggie wove the history of his people into the scenery creating a truly complete tapestry experience.

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New Boston, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We loved our tour with Henry. The history he shared with us was in depth and fascinating. Very knowledgeable and personable and he shared some of his own family history as well. We rarely get guided tours, but this made the experience so much better. Highly recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Excellent tour. Our guide Reggie was very personable and knowledgeable about the local history and geography, pointing out many interesting sites along the way. A Navajo guided tour provides a much deeper understanding of the local culture and is very worthwhile.

1 Thank travelbug318
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best tour! Henry was a wonderful tour guide! His life experience and knowledge gave him perspective that made us feel connected to him and his cultural history. The open air jeep tour over the running water enhanced the the canyon adventure. We left awed by the multi thousand year history of the canyon inhabitants, the ruins, and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had a great trip with Don of Beauty Way Jeep Tours through the Canyon del Muerto portion of the canyon. It was too early in the year (end of March), with high waters in the stream, to go into the main canyon and to see Spider Rock from below, but it was a very informative and enjoyable trip anyway.

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