3-hour Private Tour

Chinle, USA
Private tour 3 hrs

From $242.00

per group (up to 3)

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Canyon de Chelly area with a certified guide who is from the region to get an insider’s take on the history and sites. You will travel in a 4x4, and even visit your guide’s home, where the family members still live in the traditional Navajo way. Hear stories of canyon life, including weaving, ranching, and farming. This is a locally owned small business, so you will be supporting them.
  • Enjoy a guided tour led by a experienced Navajo guide from the area
  • Travel to each site by 4x4 to cover lots of ground
  • Visit the home of your guide, and see how the family lives
  • Learn about rock art sites, history, and archaeological sights

What's Included

  • In-person driver guide
  • Gratuities
  • Navajo Nation Backcountry Permit Fee $8.00/person cash only

Meeting and Pickup

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Pickup details

Suggested items to bring -water and snacks -hat, appropriate clothing for time of year (check weather report) -sunscreen -binoculars -camera * Our vehicles are open air (if weather is bad we will bring an enclosed vehicle for more comfort) * * CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT (including the entire Navajo Nation) OBSERVES DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME. All departure for tours will be on Mountain Daylight-Savings Time, which is one hour ahead of the rest of Arizona (from March 10-November 3, 2019). *Please plan accordingly, tours may be shortened or forfeit if group/individual is not on time.

What To Expect

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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210 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Exceeded our Expectations of Natural Beauty and a Personal Experience
Patty_W, Apr 2024
Emily, with Dream Way Tours, a local Navajo-owned company, made the experience so very special as she and family members still live in the Canyon. The beauty of the Canyon would make the private tour worth it, yet the canyon truly comes alive when stories are shared regarding the rich history, and the family as well as personal stories. Finally, riding through the canyon river and trails was amazing!!!! Highly recommend it!
Jeep Tour of Chinle National Park
David_B, Apr 2024
We had two different tours with the owner and his father. They were absolutely wonderful. The father took us for an evening tour of the North canyon till dusk. The photography was magnificent. He joined right in with us. The next morning the owner, Leander, took us through the South canyon. Besides incredible views, he provided an excellent and passionate history of the Navajo tribe. All of us on the trip believe we understand their wonderful heritage. We deeply recommend this jeep tour company.
Bos excursion
Gordon_B, Apr 2024
Seeing the ancient dwellings of the people and how the present Navajo people live in the valley was a great learning experience
James is an amazing Tour...
Chris_A, Apr 2024
James is an amazing Tour guide. He described the history of the place from the point of view of his life, growing up in his family in the canyon and from the point of view of the official archaeological european story. We came away with a completely new understanding of native life.
Very atmospheric and educational.
Marc_W, Apr 2024
Our tour guide was not only completely knowledgeable about all aspects of the Canyon but shared his personal experiences having lived there in his youth.
Well worth it!
roberta_F, Apr 2024
Viola was great! She shared her personal story which included growing up in the canyon. The jeep was able to navigate all the in’s and out’s of the canyon.
So glad we selected a private tour.
george_t, Mar 2024
The history our guide Benny imparted to us, and the many wall art sights. He did a masterful job driving through less than optimal conditions.
Incredible tour and tour guide!
Brendan_P, Mar 2024
I would highly recommend the private tour of Canyon de Chelly with Beauty Way Tours. Our guide Lee was incredibly knowledgable about the canyon, its current inhabitants, and its history. The tour was personalized based on our interests and Lee was willing and able to answer all of our questions. Lee and his family have a deep personal connection to the place, and I can't imagine a better guide.
Best tour of de Chelly for the whole family!
Sarah_W, Mar 2024
I came here 10 yrs ago and came back with my kids for our Spring Break road trip! It did not disappoint! The jeep tour with Leandar was great! We got a history of the canyon and some insight into life of the locals. Going into the canyon is well worth it and you will not be disappointed with this tour! We plan to do it again next time we come back this way!
The trip was made amazing...
Antony_K, Nov 2023
The trip was made amazing by Leander who was so knowledgeable and mixed in his know of land with his own family story to make it wholesome and memorable. I strongly recommend using his tour Beauty way tours
Fantastic Tour! Highly Recommended.
Michael_R, Oct 2023
We had a fantastic time on this tour. The tour guide was so cheerful, helpful and knowledgeable about the Canyon de Chelly, and about human and animal life in the canyon. I am grateful for this tour and would highly recommend it to everyone.
The canyon from the bottom is even more spectacular than from the top!
Darl_V, Oct 2023
This was the most personalized tour we’ve ever taken. Our Navajo guide was Lee, a native of Chinle and the Canyon for generations. He shared intimate knowledge of his homeland and culture which provided a very rich and informative basis for the whole experience. He shared many personal experiences and insights into Ancestral Pueblo, Hopi, and Navajo history and life. He also skillfully directed our discussions of mutually read books and gave depth to our understanding of history of the region. We were able to get up-close viewing of petroglyphs, pictographs, ruins and family holdings.
Exceeded our expectations!
Greg_S, Oct 2023
The sheer beauty of the canyon. The experience was greatly enhanced by Viola, our delightful guide, who because she grew up in the canyon was able to provide a perspective on what we were seeing which could only have come from a person with her uniquely intimate life experience in the canyon. She was a wonderfully pleasant person to spend that time with in that spectacular setting. We definitely lucked out to have her as our guide!
The Best Tour Through Beauty
Joy_H, Oct 2023
We were happy that the company was owned and run by Navajos. We had the best guide in Elsie. The terrain can be rough but she was a pro. She knows and loves the canyon intimately, as if it's part of her being. She was very knowledgable and generous with her stories. The pickup was on time, the whole trip was powerful and beautiful. Wish we could have had a longer time. Ahéhee'.
Fantastic Jeep Tour
Lois_V, Sep 2023
We were very impressed by the attention Leander, the owner, gave to ensure we were well taken care of given that he also had a big group he was juggling. Ben, our Navajo driver, was fantastic - so willing to share cultural understanding and history with great storytelling and humor. We were inspired by this very sacred and special place, and highly recommend Beautyway Tours as a Navajo run trip.
Knowledgable Navajo Guide
Michael_W, Sep 2023
Daniel was a very knowledgable Navajo guide with deep roots in the area. The tour included multiple stops to view ruins and petroglyphs.
Second time in Canyon de Chelly a charm
ROBERTL_F, Sep 2023
This was our second time to tour the canyon. Each time was different. I recommend going more than once. Our guide, Ben, was very knowledgeable. He explained petroglyphs and pictographs exceptionally well. Although we have heard many commentaries on wall art, he put many things in perspective.
An extraordinary experience!
Marilyn_K, Sep 2023
We absolutely loved being with Ben. He had a wealth of knowledge and was a great storyteller. He really made the information come to life and gave us a good feel for the vibrant rich history of the valley. A wonderful experience!
Dusty Jeep Tour
maillinda, Sep 2023
Daniel picked us up at our hotel. The jeep was filthy. I was afraid to sit down on the seat. I realize the ride is dusty, but someone after the Jeep is turned in ,could wipe it down. The ride was rough, be prepared.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your feedback. I will ensure that the guides are reminded to clean the inside of the vehicles after each use. It's true that the canyon can be dusty and have some bumpy areas. Additionally, with the pleasant weather, the guides have been enjoying driving the Jeep with the top off. Thank you for booking with us and visiting the Navajo Nation. Leander
Do not miss!!!
Sheri_B, Sep 2023
This was a fantastic tour. Benjamin, our guide, was so knowledgeable and sharing. He truly helped bring to life the amazing story of indigenous peoples who have lived in the canyons for centuries. Highly recommended