Sandstone Tours - Frequently Asked Questions

A tour of Monument Valley with Sandstone ToursWhat kind of vehicle will I be riding in on my tour of Monument Valley?

How many people can ride in one vehicle?

Is it necessary to make a reservation when going on a tour of Monument Valley?

Can I reserve more than one vehicle?

Can I reserve a single truck for my party?

Where do we meet for the tour pickup?

How do I make a reservation?

How much is the reservation deposit?

When do I pay the remainaing balance?

What payments do you accept?

Can I tip my guide?

Can I bring my dog on a tour?

What should I bring with me on my tour?

 

Where do you get the photos and who does the photography on your website?

 

What kind of vehicle will I be riding in on my tour of Monument Valley?

We utilize 4x4 3/4 ton pickup trucks with converted open-air passenger beds. The passenger area is shaded and seats 12. We also offer tours in enclosed suburbans but currently those tours cannot be reserved via our website. If you are curious about the terrain and why we use 4x4 pickup trucks checkout our page titled "Why 4x4?"

 

 

How many people can ride in one vehicle?

There are a maximum of 12 passengers in each vehicle.

 

Why should a reservation be made when visiting Monument Valley?

There are several good reasons why you should make a reservation when visiting Monument Valley. First, Sandstone Tours offers special internet pricing. Most tour companies charge higher rates for tours without a reservation who walk up to the tour booth in the park and want a tour of the valley. In the peak months especially, there are many tourists in the valley and trucks can get full rather quickly. Because of our many internet pickup time options, all available pick-up times are rarely booked, which means you get a guide and vehicle that is rarely full with other visitors and is often for your party only. If you reserve your tour with us on the internet you have the option of a private tour, which guarantees you a guide and truck dedicated to your tour. By reserving online with Sandstone Tours, you can skip the hassle and often haggling of dealing with the tour companies at the tour booth. We accept cash and credit cards; our tour coordinator will be there to meet you and quickly get you going on your tour of Monument Valley.

 

Can I reserve more than one vehicle?

You can reserve a tour for more than one vehicle. If your reservation is placed and exceeds 12 people we will add another truck for your reservation automatically.

 

Can I reserve a single truck and guide for my party?

A private tour ensures that are riding in a truck with your party only. A private tour adds an additional $75 to any tour selection.

 

Where do we meet for the tour pickup?

We will meet you at the "Visitor's Center Parking Lot" which is the main parking lot in the tribal park. 

 

How do I make a reservation?

In order to make a reservation, go to our reservations page, fill out the form, and pay the deposit via paypal. Once your deposit is received we will send you a confirmation of your reservation request.

 

How much is the reservation deposit?

The non- refundable reservation deposit is $51 which includes a $1 PayPal processing fee.

 

When do I pay the remainaing balance?

We accept payment at pickup time. We have wireless credit card processing machines or can accept cash as payment.

 

What payments do you accept?

We accept most major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover Cards, American Express). Unfortunately we can no longer accept personal checks or travelers checks as payment.

 

Can I tip my guide?

Our guides strive to provide you an enlightening and fun tour of one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. If you feel our guide deserves a little extra for their service, feel free to leave them a gratuity.

 

Can I bring my dog on a tour?

Sandstone Tours will do everything possible to please all of our customers.  If you would like to bring your pet, your best bet is to reserve a private tour which will add $75 to your total tour price, which would give you your own vehicle and guide for the tour.  If you are not on a private tour and would still like to try and bring your pet, we will simply ask the other visitors on your tour if they object to having your pet join on the tour.  As long as there are no objections, we will be glad to allow your pet to join you on the tour.

 

What should I bring with me on my tour?

It is advised that you dress appropriately for the time of year for which you are visiting the park. Monument Valley gets quite cold in the winter and hot in the summer. It is recommended that you bring hats/sunglasses/sunscreen if you are sensitive to the sun, especially in the summer months. Bring plenty of film for your camera and be ready to enjoy nature.

 

Where do you get the photos and who does the photography on your website?

A special thanks goes to Perry Todecheene for providing many of the photographs on this website.  Perry is native to Monument Valley and works with Sandstone Tours.  The photography he provides is breathtaking and he has a knack for knowing just when to take the camera out and get a great photo.  If you would like to contact Perry, his company email address is perry@sandstonetours.com

 

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