Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Our Big Arizona Road Trip - Part Three

Two Nights in Monument Valley

We ate our last breakfast in The Grand Canyon at El Tovar.  It was yummie :)
We hit the road straight after.  It was Lala's turn to drive so I could sit back and chill out and enjoy the views.  It was just over a 4 hour drive.  We got confused as we forgot there is an hours time difference between The Grand Canyon and Monument Valley...so we were expecting it to take us 5 hours.  It was a lovely drive especially once we were approaching Monument Valley.  The scenery was stunning

Monument Valley in the distance (excuse the dirty windscreen)


Monument Valley is on The Navajo Indian Reservation.  We stayed at The View Hotel.  It is the only hotel within Monument Valley.  As the name suggests... the hotel had views and OMG.... the views were just amazing.  All rooms had this view




and in the morning the sunrise was just so so beautiful



We stayed 2 nights there and so we had one full day.  We went on a tour of Monument Valley.  We booked it through Navajo Spirit Tours.  They run a few different tours - we chose their Monument Valley one which was a whole day tour with a guide around Monument Valley including the restricted parts. 
We thought The Grand Canyon had the Wow factor....but Monument Valley had the WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW factor :) It is just so so beautiful.... so stunning.
Here are some photos.... and they still do not capture its total beauty.





Can you see the Indian's head?

drawings in the stone


Our guide Harry was excellent.  He told us lots of little stories and played the flute for us. 



A lot of movies are filmed in Monument Valley 



some of which :
Stage Coach staring John Wayne
Thelma & Louise
Back to The Future III
Mission Impossible II
Forrest Gump
and many more 

Here is a photo of a traditional Indian house - a Hogan. 




and of course I can't finish this post without posting some food :)

Navajo Blue Corn Taco


21 comments:

  1. Thankyou for this 10 minute vacation to Navajo Spirit Tours . Thank you for the planning and booking and all the work you did to make this possible. Than you for the words to suck me into the experience and the views!!! Just one word AMAZING! Did I say I would like to thank you yet You put a 10 minute smile on my face and an experience I will remember, but most of all you shared your joy with me and for that I will always feel blessed... Namaste always with <3 robertorth

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  2. The pictures of the Grand Canyon are amazing, especially the one with the sunset... wow... so pretty:)

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    1. Thank you Launna. It was very stunning xx

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  3. Stunning pictures xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Wow what an amazing adventure - the pictures are beautiful beyond words almost! x

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    1. Thank you Sarah.... We do love our adventures... Xx

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  5. Wow, gorgeous photos! It almost looks like a movie set or something!

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    1. Thank you. It did look very much like that... You can see why so many movies have been filmed there xx

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  6. it seems like an amazing adventure <3

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    1. We had an awesome time
      Thank you for your comment and visiting our blog xx

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  7. I really love all of the photos that you included. You ladies know how to see the world! The drawings in the stone are so cool, it's amazing that you were able to capture that on film. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you hunnie... I have more of the drawings... They were awesome.... Xx

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  8. I think the photo opportunities there must be endless. I love the ones you've posted.

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    1. They were... I took loads.... The colours there were just amazing xx

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  9. Great photos Kirsty. I can't wait to get booking for there next year. May well have to get some tips off you :) xx

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    1. Thanks babes.... Planning trips like this is so much fun.... You will love it.. Xxx

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  10. Thats one of my dreams to do a road trip in the USA !!!:) will do it next year definrtlly !!!!:)
    Čome and see me and If you want we can follow each other ?:)

    www.olivains.com

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    1. Thank you for passing by our blog...
      Definitely... You would love a USA Roadtrip
      Gonna pop over to your blog now xxx

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  11. Amazing trip! I think I'll only get to see scenery like that in the movies.Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

    Bellaboo X

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    1. Thank you for your comment .... Yeah the scenery was just soooo perfect... Xx

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