Cover more ground and fully immerse yourself in the culture and history of Monument Valley as you embark on a guided tour with an expert Navajo local.
Private Storytelling with Navajo Code Talker Peter MacDonald
- 2 to 4 People
- 5 to 10 People
- 11 people or more
Storytelling with Peter MacDonald
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscape of Monument Valley with our exclusive storytelling tour featuring the legendary Peter MacDonald. Born and raised in the heart of the Navajo Nation, MacDonald’s roots trace back to a life shaped by the land, sheepherding, and the profound wisdom of his traditional healer parents.
At the age of 15, MacDonald’s story takes a remarkable turn as he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, ultimately becoming part of the groundbreaking Navajo Code Talkers. These heroes played a pivotal role in World War II, creating an unbreakable code in their native language that confounded the enemy and contributed to the triumph of American forces in the Pacific.
Now, at the age of 94, Peter MacDonald collaborates with Monument Valley Safari to offer an exclusive storytelling experience, seamlessly integrated into our immersive 3.5 Hour Monument Valley Tour. Led by seasoned tour directors, including Donald Mose Jr. or Toney Begay, you’ll explore iconic locations in Monument Valley, delving into restricted areas accessible only with a knowledgeable local guide.
As you traverse the majestic monuments, sandstone arches, and canyons of Monument Valley, the adventure culminates with an intimate storytelling session and Q&A with Peter MacDonald. Choose from unique venue locations, from a private meeting room in the View Hotel to a traditional hogan nestled in the valley or an isolated cliffside with breathtaking views of Monument Valley. Each venue is a collaborative adventure tailored to your interests and MacDonald’s adventurous spirit.
Peter MacDonald’s talks, spanning 1.5 to 2 hours, weave a narrative rich in history and personal experiences. With a diverse range of talking points, from his entrepreneurial ventures to his pivotal role as Chairman of the Navajo Nation, MacDonald’s storytelling adds depth and authenticity to this unforgettable 5 to 5.5-hour experience.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the living history of Monument Valley, guided by the words and experiences of a true Navajo legend, Peter MacDonald. Join us for a journey that transcends time, culture, and the breathtaking vistas of this iconic American Southwest treasure.
On the Navajo Reservation, we observe Daylight Savings. Please remember and account for a one-hour time difference when traveling from certain parts of Arizona.
- Hiking shoes
- Appropriate clothing
- Sun protection