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How to book a tour for Antelope Canyon

The Antelope Canyons have fast risen to Top 5 status among the Page, Arizona area’s “must do” activities. You are required to tour them with a Navajo Tribe-authorized guide service, and advance reservations are an absolute must!  Why You Should Book In Advance…

Canyon Overview

So where does one start? To book a tour for Antelope Canyon, you must first decide whether you want to tour Lower or Upper Antelope Canyon, or both

Upper Antelope Canyon is an above-ground slot canyon. It’s an easy, flat 100 yard walk, following a 2-mile off-road ride from the Navajo Tribal Park Gate on US98 to the canyon’s entrance. Upper Antelope Canyon is also where you can catch those world-famous sunbeams between the spring and fall months, but only during peak time tours. If you are traveling with infants, young children, seniors, or anyone with mobility limitations, Upper Antelope Canyon would be the best choice for your slot canyon touring experience, however, only 2 of the 4 Upper Antelope Canyon tour operators allow children under 5 on their tours. Also, wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed due to the difficulty of maneuvering these devices through potentially deep sand. 

 

Lower Antelope Canyon is a longer slot canyon (~600 yards), situated below-ground. Touring it requires descending and ascending a series of ladders, and stepping over a few boulders. Access to the canyon is directly from the Tribal Park Gate on US98. If everyone in your traveling party is in reasonably good health and can handle moderate exercise, you should be fine in Lower Antelope Canyon. Although infants and younger children are allowed on Lower Antelope Canyon tours, parents should consider carefully whether this would be an appropriate or safe activity. Although backpack and chest child carriers are allowed, low rock ledges and other hazards could detract from the enjoyment of this experience for all concerned. Consider these facts carefully before booking a tour of Lower Antelope Canyon with your baby or toddler.

For more information on touring Antelope Canyon with young children, read “Antelope Canyon FAQ: Bringing Kids.” Also check out our Full Video Walk Through of Lower Antelope Canyon  

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Upper Antelope Canyon Tour

Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, is the most famous slot canyon formation in all the world, and for good reason: Book a tour today and capture the magic. Find out why the American Southwest is considered the Canyon Capital of the World!

Exclusive Excursions now available

Book your party of up to six people and get your own Exclusive Tour vehical to yourself, a guide for your group and first access to the canyon. *Check for Limited availability after selecting Date and Time.

If Upper Antelope is full on the dates you are looking for. Check Lower Antelope Canyon

Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon Tours

So you’ve decided to tour both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon on your upcoming vacation to Northern Arizona. Great Let us help you find the tours that work for you!
Most Popular

Cathedral Canyon

Looking to escape the crowds at Antelope. Check out this hidden Jem of the area. This is one of the Best Deals out there. Smaller groups and a slower pace make this a wonderful deal.
Great Deal

Lower Antelope Canyon

At one time this canyon was not as well known as Upper Antelope. However those days are long gone. Discover the natural beauty and vibrant Colors that make Lower Antelope so Popular
Hot Tour

and there is more than just Antelope Canyon

Maybe you are coming from Las Vegas the South Rim or Phoenix. Perhaps you are looking for things to see besides just Antelope Canyon.  Here are a few of our recommendations

Coyote Buttes North

North Coyote Buttes is a photography lovers destination. This tour includes sights like The Wave, Sand Cove, The Boneyard, Melody Arch, and much more. Users must secure their own Permits.
Guided Tour

Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon

2 Million people a year travel to the Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Many of them start their adventures from Las Vegas. These are Day Trips
From Las Vegas

White Pocket Sunset Tour

One of the most popular photo Tours.
We cater to photographers by going out for the best light, showing you the best spots, and giving you photo instruction. White Pocket has so much variety
Sunset Tour

We know you didn’t come all this way just to see one part of such a magnificent Canyon. In the past it has been difficult to book more than one canyon run at a time due to the hassles of having to book through different vendors. Well no more! We have done all the hard work so you can Book your bundle today and enjoy the natural wonders that are the Upper & Lower Canyons as well as by boat! Find out why these canyons are some of the most photographed canyons in the world! The advantage of booking here on Antelopecanyon.az is that many times bundle deals are available when stand alone tours are not! 

Why go with Bundle Deals?

Benefits of a Bundle Deal…  
#1 – All inclusive booking price.  Don’t get caught with hidden fee’s!
#2 – Our service does all of the work finding any possible booking combination and times. Saving you valuable time.

#3 – Our bundle deals take into consideration how far you have to travel and how long you may have to wait to enter the Park or add time for lunches.
#4 – Many times bundle deals are available when stand alone Tours are not!

Upper& Lower Antelope Canyon Videos

Upper, Lower and Boat Gallery

Upper Antelope Schedule of Times

Lower Anteope Schedule of Times

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Comments Section

803 Responses

  1. hi, I was wondering if – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384 https://navajotours.com is still active operator because when I try to book there is no availability for any of the months. Unless I am doing something wrong.

    1. Hi Sandra,
      You are not likely doing anything wrong. It is entirely possible they are sold out for the year. You might also try to contact them by phone.
      If you read the article that you commented on, you’ll see that there are 5 Upper Antelope Canyon tour companies. Their tours are virtually identical, right down to the footstep. Check availability and book with whoever has it.
      Should you find that all Upper Antelope Canyon tours are sold out, you might consider touring one of the alternate segments of the canyon, such as Antelope Canyon X or Secret Antelope Canyon. For more information on these, check out Antelope Canyon Alternative Tours
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. We plan to be in Kanab the first two weeks of November..will the temperature be resonable then for an Antelope canyon tour?

    1. Hi Bruce & Kathy!
      Having lived in that area for 15 years, I can tell you this: the temperature might be reasonable, but then again, it might not.
      Sorry to be vague, but weather the first two weeks of November can be all over the place since that is the transitional period between autumn and winter. You might get the first glimpse of a wintry mix, which is usually wet, gray, and gloomy; or you could experience a brief window of “Indian summer.” Naturally, it’s too soon to predict, but I can tell you that Antelope Canyon tours tend to operate most of the time. The only conditions that would result in cancellation would be heavy snowfall, extreme winds, or flash flood dangers. Should you book an Antelope Canyon tour that is cancelled due to weather, the tour company should give you the option to reschedule without penalty or receive a refund.
      I recommend starting to monitor local weather about 2 weeks before you travel. That should give you the best idea of what to expect, and how to pack for it.
      If you have further questions, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

      1. Thank you Alley..will be in Apache Junction for winter and may visit on the way home to Montana in April. Bruce

        1. Hey again, Bruce,
          FYI, April is usually a great time to be here, but the occasional late-season storm can push through at that time of year. Being from Montana, I’m sure you know how that goes. I actually live in Wyoming, so I definitely do!
          Safe travels,
          Alley 🙂

  3. Hello – what are the major differences between the upper and lower antelope canyon tours? I’ve done the lower which was amazing, how does the upper compare and is it better in your opinion?

    1. Hi Craig!
      All of the Antelope Canyons are beautiful, you won’t go wrong with any of them.
      If you’ve already toured Lower Antelope Canyon, however, you might find Upper to be a bit of a step down for several reasons. Mainly, it’s shorter: the canyon itself is only a 100-yard walk. Secondly, it’s flat: no stairs or boulders, just a flat dirt trail, which is good for some, not for all. While the rock formations are gorgeous, you are in and out of it rather quickly. Another consideration: you spend a considerable portion of your time getting to the canyon at the beginning of your tour, and getting out of it at the end. The mouth of Upper Antelope Canyon is ~a 2 mile drive down a dirt track from the highway; after walking through the canyon, you then have to navigate a 1/2-mile long network of steps and walkways from the exit of the canyon back to the tour vehicle parking area.
      Since you know yourself to be in shape to handle Lower Antelope Canyon, you might consider touring one of several alternate segments of Antelope Canyon that offer more in the way of physical activity along with scenic beauty. Waterholes Canyon, for example, is similar to Lower in that you have a few sets of stairs to climb. Antelope Canyon X is a lovely two-part slot canyon that is not quite as physical as Lower, but by no means an easy stroll. Cathedral Canyon might also appeal, it technically isn’t part of the Antelope Canyon drainage, but offers comparable scenery along with a few features unique to it. For more suggestions, visit Antelope Canyon Alternative Tours
      If you have further questions, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hello,

    My husband and I will be flying in and out of Phoenix. We will be flying into Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon 10/26/22 and will fly out sometime on Sunday 10/30/22. I would like to drive from Phoenix to Antelope Canyon and stop along the way to see the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Red Rock Crossing, Oak Creek Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canon Dam and the Cameron Trading Post. I have seen several day trips from Phoenix to the Antelope Canyon. Do you recommend the guided day trip or would you suggest we rent a car and drive ourselves and then hire a guide at Antelope Canyon? We could spend 1 or 2 nights along the way. Would appreciate any suggestions you might have to plan our trip.

    1. Hi Pam,
      October is a great time to visit Northern Arizona! You would definitely have the most freedom and flexibility if you rent a car and self-drive. All routes are fully paved, well-traveled, and easy to follow.
      One stop that is conspicuously absent from your itinerary, however, is the Grand Canyon. If you’ve already been there, great, if not, it should be prioritized over all the other attractions you have named.
      Assuming that you have been to the Grand Canyon and that you’d prefer to get the longer drive of the tour out of the way, you could arrange your trip something like this:
      Wednesday 10/26 – Fly to Phoenix, pick up rental vehicle, overnight in Phoenix
      Thursday 10/27 – Drive to Page, AZ (~5 hours), stop at the Cameron Trading Post for lunch, visit Horseshoe Bend on way into town, overnight in Page
      Friday 10/28 – Tour Antelope Canyon in the morning, visit Glen Canyon Dam, then drive to Sedona (~3 hours) via Oak Creek Canyon, overnight in Sedona
      Saturday 10/29 – Hike Red Rock Crossing, visit Chapel of the Holy Cross, Tlaquepaque, Airport Mesa, etc., 2nd night in Sedona
      Sunday 10/30 – Drive back to Phoenix (~2.5 hours), turn in rental car, fly home
      Naturally, this itinerary can be reversed if hotel availability – or lack thereof – dictates doing so.
      Another thing I need to point out is that you can’t “drive to Antelope Canyon and hire a guide” on the spot. Advance reservations for Antelope Canyon tours are an absolute must! Why You Should Book In Advance
      Lastly, see if you can possibly free up a third night to spend in Sedona. That’s a huge and beautiful area with so much to see and do; people report staying there for a week or more and still feeling as though they’d only “scratched the surface,” so do give that some thought.
      I hope that helps, I know it’s a lot to process! If you have further questions, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

      1. What if we wanted to include the South Rim in this itinerary and we spent a week in the area in late September or October? How would you fit this in with these destinations and any others? We would like to spend at least two nights in Sedona. We are having a hard time deciding where to book hotels and how long to stay at each. Any help is appreciated.

        1. Hey Reid,
          Late September-early October is a great time to be here!
          As for what order you visit Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend in, that depends on where you fly into, hotel availability (or lack thereof), and whether you prefer to get the longer drives of the trip out of the way first or ease into your vacation more slowly.
          Assuming you fly into Phoenix/Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), you could do something like this:
          Day 1: Fly to Phoenix, overnight in Phoenix
          Day 2: Drive to Page, AZ (~5 hours), stop at Cameron Trading Post for leg stretch/bathroom break or lunch, visit Horseshoe Bend on way into town, overnight in Page, AZ
          Day 3: Tour Antelope Canyon (advance reservations required), visit other attractions in Page area, such as Glen Canyon Dam Steel Arch Bridge, Hanging Gardens Trail, the “New” Wave/Radio Tower Rock, Lake Powell Resort, etc. 2nd night in Page
          Day 4: Drive to Grand Canyon South Rim (~3-3.5 hours), stop at as many viewpoints as desired between Desert View Point and Grand Canyon Village, overnight in Grand Canyon area.
          Day 5: Drive to Sedona (~3 hours), overnight in Sedona
          Day 6: 2nd day/night in Sedona
          Day 7: Drive to PHX (~2.5) hours from Sedona, fly home
          The same tour can be done using Las Vegas/Harry Reid Airport (LAS) as your staging city, only your return trip from Sedona would be ~4.5 hours.
          As indicated before, hotel availability will probably be the key factor in how you execute this trip, so start checking on that ASAP! And be sure to reserve a guided tour for Antelope Canyon well in advance.
          Hope that helps. If I can be of further assistance, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
          Good luck and safe travels,
          Alley 🙂

          1. Is there part of the south rim area that is closed due to construction of some sort? A friend said he heard something like that recently.

          2. Hey Reid,
            Hmmmmm…. I don’t see any construction alerts on the official NPS page for the Grand Canyon (that’s where that sort of thing would be). At Phantom Ranch, which is at the bottom of the canyon, they are doing some upgrades to the waste water treatment system, which is resulting in reduced capacity at both the hiker dorms, cabins, and campgrounds. However, that’s at the bottom of the canyon, which requires advance reservations many months ahead, meaning you’re highly unlikely to get there during your visit! During peak tourist season, the Hermit’s Rest Road (aka the West Rim Drive) is closed to private vehicles and is served by a free shuttle line.
            I would recommend continuing to monitor the National Park Service page linked above for up-to-the-minute updates.
            Alley 🙂

  5. Hi,

    My wife and I want to reserve a visit for the Antelope Canyon, but I am a bit confused because this website says that the tour will be done with Antelope Slope Canyon but the price here (95) is very different from the price on their website (120)

    Could you tell me why this is the case ? and whether I would get the same tour booking from here.

    Best regards,

    1. Hi Greg,
      First off, it’s Antelope “Slot” Canyon, not Antelope “Slope” Canyon. Just FYI 😉
      RE: the price discrepancies you’ve seen, there are several possible reasons for that. One, some tour companies websites publish the base tour price, NOT inclusive of taxes, surcharges, and other fees. Other companies prefer to “lay the cards on the table” and publish the all-inclusive price. Personally, I prefer that approach since it eliminates any unpleasant surprises upon arrival. Also, most Antelope Canyon tours have “peak” and “off-peak” times. “Peak” times are during the mid-day hours between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM when the interior lighting of the canyon is best, and you might see the light beams during the summer months. Off-peak times are earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon. Tour companies charge higher rates for peak hour departures. Another possible explanation is you might have stumbled across a third-party booking site, who typically build “service charges” into their pricing structures.
      Without knowing which tour company’s website you actually visited, it’s a bit difficult to speculate. If you are more comfortable dealing directly with the Antelope Canyon tour companies, their contact information is as follows:
      For Lower Antelope Canyon:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 https://www.lowerantelope.com/
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
      For Upper Antelope Canyon:
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, 928-645-9102, http://www.antelopecanyon.com
      – Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, 928-645-5594, http://www.antelopeslotcanyon.com
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384 https://navajotours.com
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, (928) 614-4919 or (928) 640-6808, https://www.navajoantelopecanyon.com/
      – Tse’ Bighanilini Tours, 928-310-9458, https://www.tsebighanilini.com/
      Hope that helps! Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

      1. Dear Alley,

        Thank you for the information. If I book on this website (antelopecanyon.az), which company are we gonna make the tour with ?

        Best regards,
        Greg

  6. Hi
    We want to book both Upper and Lower Antylope tour.
    There are two of us and we want to save the tour by the 22th June.
    How can we do it?

    1. Hi Maximo,
      At the present time, it’s not possible to book both an Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tour on the same ticket. COVID kinda messed that up. However, you can still book both tours, with as long or as short a gap in between as you wish, by checking the availability of all Antelope Canyon tour operators.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 https://www.lowerantelope.com/
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
      For Upper Antelope Canyon:
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, 928-645-9102, http://www.antelopecanyon.com
      – Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, 928-645-5594, http://www.antelopeslotcanyon.com
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384 https://navajotours.com
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, (928) 614-4919 or (928) 640-6808, https://www.navajoantelopecanyon.com/
      – Tse’ Bighanilini Tours, 928-310-9458, https://www.tsebighanilini.com/
      Hope that helps! Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Lina,
      There are two boat tour operators on Lake Powell:
      Antelope Point Marina
      Lake Powell Resorts
      I have provided links to the appropriate websites above.
      Note that due to water levels of Lake Powell being extremely low, tours that may have been available in the past may not be operating this season.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  7. Hi – I just tried making af booking, and the money has been reserved, but I haven’t recived any confirmation? its says the peyment didnt go thru, but the money is reserved on my bank statement?

    1. Hi Josephine,
      Sorry to pass the buck here, but you’ll need to contact the company that you actually booked your tour through. You might check your credit card and/or bank statement to see if you can find the name of the company there. If not, contact information for all Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tour companies is as follows:

      Lower Antelope Canyon
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours 928-606-2168
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours 928-640-1761

      Upper Antelope Canyon
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours 928-698-3384
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours 928-645-9102
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours 928-380-1874
      – Chief Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours 928-645-5594
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours 928-310-9458

      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  8. We are planning a trip to Upper Antelope Canyon on June 1st.
    Can a pregnant woman who is 6 months pregnant also travel?

    1. Hi Daeyoung,
      According to several Upper Antelope Canyon tour operators, pregnant women have taken this tour and enjoyed it. That said, any expectant mother should follow her doctor’s advice on activities that may involve rugged terrain (the ride to the canyon’s entrance is via a potentially bumpy 2-mile dirt track, but pregnant women may request to be seated up front with the driver to minimize impact), extreme climates (daytime high temperatures in June can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit), and walks of more than 1 mile. Although Upper Antelope Canyon itself is only 100 yards in length, there is now a network of steps and walkways all visitors must navigate from the canyon’s exit back to the tour vehicle parking area. The New Normal at Upper Antelope Canyon
      Should your doctor give you the go-ahead to take part in this activity, the Antelope Canyon tour companies still reserve the right to cancel anyone’s seat should they determine that any component of the tour might jeopardize you and/or your baby’s safety.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Massimo,
      You should have received a confirmation of your tour by e-mail. Please print that out and bring it with you on the day of your tour.
      If you have further questions, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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