'Best Trips 2019' NATGEO TRAVEL
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness listed amongst best trips 2019
There can be no better way to view Chaco than through the eyes and mind of a Native American, and this experience was given to us by Kialo Winters, founder and owner of Navajo Tours USA. Because our vehicle was not appropriate for the road going into Chaco, Kialo met us and drove us into the canyon. During that portion of the trip, he talked about his family, his life, and growing up on the reservation. As we entered the site, we were awed by the grandeur, the vastness, and the serenity of Chaco. Kialo knows Chaco. He spoke of the history of the site, the development, the architecture, and the lifestyles of the people. He spoke of the geology and the expansion well beyond the impressive Pueblo Bonito. He was generous in answering all our questions and in taking good care of his guests. He provided an experience beyond our expectations and one to be long remembered. Highly recommend.Karen S.
"TERRI & KIALO ARE INCREDIBLE GUIDES. We took a wonderful 5 hour walk in Bistah, and Kialo & Terri shared cultural and informative information about the area. Since we are retirees, and have limited abilities, Kialo and Terri were respectful to our abilities throughout the tour. We had plenty of rest and snacks on the tour. We have traveled to a lot of places across the U.S., and this is now our favorite spot!"Bruce & Barbara
"We took the Crow Canyon tour and it was a wonderful experience, educational and deeply moving. We learned so much about the history of that magical place and the many people who have moved through it down the centuries. Kialo, Terri, and Gilbert were so warm and welcoming that we very quickly felt as if we were walking with old friends."Brian & Vicki
My family and I had an AWESOME guided tour of the Bisti Wilderness on Easter Sunday 2018! To experience this exceptionally stunning place with our guides, Kialo and Terry, who are deeply connected to the area via their indigenous history, was second to none. We were able to see some of the "rarely seen" of Bisti and our minds were blown. Truly an out-of-this-world experience.Rebekah R.
"We had a private sunset tour with Kialo and Terri. They are very professional. The landscapes are phenomenal and this was a great opportunity for beautiful photography. We had a great time. We recommend this company without hesitation."Marc & Caroline
"My husband and I took a tour with Mr. Winters and it was an experience we will never forget. The landscape was beautiful and Mr. Winters and his crew were experts who knew exactly what paths to take to get the most out of our tour. Thanks so much for sharing your history with us."DJ & Krista
"Kialo was a great tour guide in an area where you can get lost and die [Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness], or at least spend a lot of time trying to find your way around. I hope to see them all again someday."Roddy P.
"We were lucky enough to meet Kialo & Terri from navajotoursusa.com #NavajoUSA while hiking through the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness and they were kind enough to show us around."Steve W.
"Seriously, I can't recommend Navajo Tours USA enough. Enriching and grounding. And it was SO much fun!!"Robin M.
Bisti badlands is definitely amazing for anyone who loves nature and landscape. Kialo and Terri are excellent guides and super helpful. They really do know that area, and very knowledgeable about geography and everything there. And you absolutely need someone who is familiar with the badlands to get around. There are no marked trails, nor would you have any phone signal. And you won’t reach those amazing spots till walking about 30 mins. with no directions at all. Bisti is big and too big for one trip. I would go back and would go with them again.Rubi X.
Kialo impressed me from the moment I booked the Bisti badlands tour until it was (sadly) over. No detail overlooked, every possible question cheerfully answered beforehand, walking poles and water refills provided, and a feeling of spending time with a good friend. Arranging for Kialo to pick us up at our hotel was an excellent idea - no need to worry about getting lost!! I look forward to booking other tours with Kialo. There's still so much more of the badlands and other beautiful sights to see, and there's no one better to see them with.Don F.
My wife and I took a guided tour of Chaco Canyon with Kialo and Terri. Great experience. It was truly fascinating to get a Navaho perspective on the history, mythology, and culture related to this ancient civilization at Chaco. Hope to return to the area sometime, and further explore some other sites with them.Fred B.
This particular tour (Bisti badlands & Three Kings) was SUPER! Kialo, Terri, and Gilbert provided a wonderful time amidst the most bizarre landscapes I've ever encountered. The walks were paced well with consideration of the high heat we encountered. Trekking poles and water bottle refills were provided (you can never get enough water in the badlands). I highly recommend using Navajo Tours USA for exploring this region; no detail was overlooked! I would arrange further exploration of the the Bisti badlands with Kialo; we only saw a part of it on this trip!Warren E.
Kialo and Terri are wonderful guides into this fragile and magical natural wonder. We watched the sun come up at the "Three Kings" then hiked into the "Valley of Dreams." It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this adventure as the highlight of any trip. They are respectful of the land, and thought of everything. Thank you again Kialo and Terri!Kathleen T.