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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  

Introducing our new 2020 Deluxe Tours!

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! 

Cancellation Policy : Cancel up to 72 hours prior to the tour departure for a full refund minus transaction fees

Lower Antelope Canyon & Boat Deluxe Tours

The Lower Antelope Canyon Land + Boat Tour is literally a trip back through millions of years of time. This is one of the Best Deals out there.
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Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon Deluxe Tours

So you’ve decided to tour both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon on your upcoming vacation to Northern Arizona. Great!
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Upper Antelope Canyon & Boat Deluxe Tours

Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, is the most famous slot canyon formation in all the world, and for good reason:
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The Triple Crown Experience

Dont like to make decisions? Afraid that you might miss out on what one of the canyons has to offer? Then the Triple Crown is for you!
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So you dont need any additional information, or maybe you just want to see everything that is available? Click here to see all Tours!
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Antelope Canyon Boat Tour

You wouldn’t to go Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower, so why would you go to Page, Arizona and leave Lake Powell off your agenda?
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Why go with Bundle Deals?

Benefits of a Bundle Deal…  
#1 – All inclusive booking price.  Don’t get caught with hidden fee’s!
#2 – When you purchase a boat tour combo your  Park Entry fees is reduced from $37.00 to $2.00! Just show your Vouchers.
#3 – Our service does all of the work finding any possible booking combination and times. Saving you valuable time.

#4 – 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.
#5 – Many times bundle deals are available when stand alone Tours are not!

Download this Map of Page and the surrounding area, compliments of Antelope Canyon Now

Upper, Lower and Boat Video

Upper, Lower and Boat Gallery

Upper Antelope Schedule of Times

Lower Anteope Schedule of Times

Antelope Canyon from Vegas Tour

Don't drive 4.5 hours one way when you can get on a plane and be back at your hotel the same night. Antelope Canyon day trip from Vegas

Antelope Canyon from Grand Canyon Tour

See aerial views of the Grand Canyon, then hike Horseshoe Bend and float back to the Grand Canyon on a smooth water river.

Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour

Fly over Horseshoe Bend and then hike Antelope Canyon in the highlights tour. A great use of time when you are in the area.

Antelope Canyon Boat Tour

See Antelope Canyon from the water and you will see what water and time will do to the famous slot section in a few million years.

Comments Section

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    1. Michele,
      All of the tours referenced on this particular page originate in Page, Arizona, with one exception: the Antelope Canyon Expedition Tour, which is a fixed-wing airplane/ground tour combination. If you prefer a straight ground tour, you might look at MaxTour’s Las Vegas-Antelope Canyon day tour.
      For more suggestions, including instructions on self-driving, check out “Visiting Antelope Canyon From Las Vegas.”
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  1. Hi Alley!

    I loved your break down of the Upper Canyon only tours that you gave to Andi on 2/17/20. If possible, would you please give info on Lower Canyon only tours that are offered? I appreciate your time! Thank you!

    1. Hi Amber,
      There are two companies operating tours to Lower Antelope Canyon. Their tours are virtually identical, right down to the footsteps, and the penny. They are:
      Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 http://lowerantelope.com/ and
      Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com

      Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours offers both “General” and “Deluxe” sightseeing tours in Lower Antelope Canyon.
      Schedule for “General” sightseeing tours (maximum group size: 10)
      SUMMER HOURS:
      Tours begin at 7:00 AM, departing every 30 minutes, last tour leaving at 5:00 PM
      WINTER HOURS:
      Tours begin at 9:00 AM, departing every 30 minutes; last tour leaving at 3 PM

      Schedule for “Deluxe” sightseeing tours (maximum group size: 4)
      SUMMER HOURS:
      Tours begin at 8:00 AM, departing every 30 minutes, last tour leaving at 4:30 PM
      WINTER HOURS:
      Tours begin at 9:00 AM, departing every 30 minutes, last tour leaving at 3:00 PM

      Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours offers “General” sightseeing tours of Lower Antelope Canyon as follows:
      SUMMER HOURS:
      Tours begin at 7:45, departing every 30 minutes, last tour leaves at 4:15
      WINTER HOURS:
      Tours begin at 8:45 AM, leaving every 30 minutes until 2:45 PM when last tour departs

      2020 Pricing: General Sightseeing Tours:
      Adults (13+) $40 + $8 per person Navajo Nation Park Permit Fee + tax
      Children (4-12) $20 + $8 per person Navajo Nation Park Permit Fee + tax
      Children under 4 are free, but space must be reserved for them; parental discretion advised for parties with small children in Lower Antelope Canyon

      Deluxe Sightseeing Tours (Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours only)
      $80 per person (all ages) + $8 per person Navajo Park Permit Fee + tax
      Younger children may participate provided that parents are aware of potential hazards in this rugged desert environment
      All times are on Mountain Standard Time (the same as Page, Arizona)

      Hope that was the info you were looking for!
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Nikki,
      To check availability for the Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon tour bundle, visit the appropriate link on AntelopeCanyon.AZ, then hit the button that says “book now.” You’ll be given several options for taking the Upper Antelope Canyon tour or Lower Antelope Canyon tour first, also whether to book the tours back-to-back or spaced further apart.
      Good luck and safe travels!
      Alley 🙂

  2. Hi,
    my boyfriend and I would love to see both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon at our vacation in September. I have read that the best time to visit Upper Canyon is at 11.30 am and Lower at the early forenoon as well as early afternoon.
    We would prefer to book the bundle “Upper and Lower Canyon tour” but I could not find the exact time when we would be visiting Upper and Lower Canyon at this tour. Of course, we would like to visit both Canyons at the best visiting times. Could you please send us the possible visiting times for this tour?
    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Denise,
      The Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon bundle tours should specify times for each tour.
      You have read correctly that 11:30 AM is prime time for visiting Upper Antelope because that’s when you’re most likely to see the light beams, but in September, they may only extend part-way down the canyon walls and not all the way to the canyon floor. But, if you can find availability anytime between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, you’ll still enjoy good lighting in the canyon. The light beams don’t occur as often or as dramatically in Lower Antelope, so schedule that tour whenever you can find space, whether it’s before or after your tour of Upper. If you continue to have issues, visit http://www.AntelopeCanyonNOW.com to book your tours. Fair warning: since September is a popular time of year to visit, you may find peak tour times already booked. If so, book whatever time you can find still has availability then periodically check back for cancellations on peak departure times.
      I hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. What a beautiful site you have. You have good information.
    We have booked our trip for October and are driving from Sedona to Page. We have 1 night there and drive through to the South Rim.
    What time do we have to leave Sedona to visit Lower/upper Antelope Canyon? And the next day to see Horseshoe Bend and have enough time for Dessert view drive and Hermit Road at the South Rim. We’ll sleep in Tusayan that night.
    Can we do this in a normal relaxed way.
    Early departure from Sedona in the direction of Antelope Canyon and for example early the next day to visit the lower Antelope, continue to Horseshoe and then towards South Rim. Or do we have too little time then?

    1. Hi Carola,
      Travel time from Sedona to Page, AZ, is approximately 3 hours. If you were to leave Sedona right at sunrise, which occurs at approximately 6:30 AM in October, you could reasonably expect to arrive in Page, AZ, at approximately 10:00 AM. Depending on the order in which you take your Antelope Canyon tours, you’ll need to check in anywhere from 30-60 minutes prior to your tour’s departure, so, to be on the safe side, I wouldn’t recommend scheduling anything earlier than 11:30 AM. For optimal convenience, book both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours as a “bundle.” If at all possible, try to do both tours the same afternoon.
      Horseshoe Bend is best visited right at sunrise for ease of parking and fewer crowds, so here again, 6:30 AM is when you should plan to leave Page, AZ, the next morning. Allow 60-90 minutes to walk out to the overlook, take photos, then walk back to the parking lot. On the way to Tusayan, plan on stopping at the Cameron Trading Post for breakfast/brunch. Taking the drive at a relaxed pace, and stopping at the scenic overlooks between the Desert View Watchtower and Grand Canyon Village, you can reasonably expect the trip to take 3.5-4 hours. Wheels turning, no stops, the drive can take as little as 2.5 hours, but that rarely happens for first time visitors since the route is very scenic and you will be stopping to take photos more often than you realize.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. We are 4 adults that would like to tour Upper and Lower Antelope canyons. We would like a 10:30 tour of upper. Can we also reserve a tour of lower after the upper is over? We will be driving to Page May 25 and leaving May 26. What do you suggest?

    1. Hi Claudia,
      If you would like to tour both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, we strongly recommend making advance reservations for both segments. Waiting until after you tour Upper Antelope to reserve a tour for Lower Antelope, you’ll most certainly encounter sold out tours and the inconveniences that come with them.
      For optimal convenience, reserve your Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours as a “bundle.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Andi,
      You absolutely can book a tour for just Upper Antelope Canyon! As for prices, they vary according to the time of day you tour (mid-day, which is considered prime time, is more expensive than earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon) and which company you go with.
      Tour companies that offer Upper Antelope Canyon tours are as follows:
      1. Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, 928-645-9102, http://www.antelopecanyon.com
      DEPARTURE TIMES: 7:00 am (March-September only), 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
      2020 PRICING: All tours except 11:30 AM Adults (age 8 and above): $54 + $8 Navajo Park Permit Fee + Tax, Children (ages 0-7): $44 + $8 Navajo Park Permit Fee + Tax
      11:30 AM (peak hour) pricing: Adults (age 8 and above): $69 + $8 Navajo Park Permit Fee + Tax, Children (ages 0-7): $59 + $8 Navajo Park Permit Fee + Tax

      2. Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, 928-645-5594, http://www.antelopeslotcanyon.com
      DEPARTURE TIMES: 6:30 am (April-August only), 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm (April-August only)
      2020 PRICING: 8:30 am & 3:00 pm departures: Adults (age 8 and above): $73 per person inclusive, Children (ages 6-12): $63 per person inclusive
      10:30 am & 1:00 pm (peak hour) pricing: Adults (age 8 and above): $88 per person inclusive, Children (ages 6-12): $78 per person inclusive
      6:30 am & 5:00 pm departures (April-August only): Adults (age 8 and above): $63 per person inclusive, Children (ages 6-12): $53 per person inclusive
      Children under 6 not allowed

      3. Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384 https://navajotours.com
      DEPARTURE TIMES: 7:30 am, 7:45 am, 9 am, 9:15am, 11 am, 11:15 am, 12 pm, 12:15 pm, 2 pm, 2:15pm, 4:14 pm, 4:30 pm
      2020 PRICING (all tours): Adults (age 12 and above): $80 per person inclusive, Children (age 0-12): $60 per person inclusive

      4. Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, (928) 614-4919 or (928) 640-6808, https://www.navajoantelopecanyon.com/
      2020 PRICING:
      Off-peak hour tours: 8:15 AM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM: $77 per person
      Peak-hour tours: 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM: $88 per person

      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. Hi Alley

    We’re planning a trip to Grand Canyon national park and antelope Canyon
    from Phoenix in April. We’ll stay in Williams for two nights to see the
    Grand Canyon. We’re driving to Page for antelope Canyon on the 3rd day.
    Do we need permit to visit horseshoe bend and lake Powell on the way to
    Page? Since we’ve to take the tours for most of the day and drive to Sedona
    where we’ve booked a hotel, I’m not sure if we have enough time to get there
    before dark. Can we get a permit and find a guide right in the park or we’ve
    to reserve tour in advance? Thanks Ann

    1. Hi Ann,
      You absolutely must make reservations in advance for a tour of Antelope Canyon! You cannot simply “get a permit and find a guide right in the park.” Why You Should Book In Advance
      For Horseshoe Bend, you can simply go when it’s convenient, anytime between the hours of sunrise and sunset. Theoretically, anyway… in reality, the hours between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM tend to be the most busy, so if you can, get an early start out of Williams, AZ, so you can try and avoid the crowds. It takes approximately 3 hours to drive from Williams to Page, AZ, wheels turning, no stops. That rarely happens since the drive is quite scenic and you’ll be stopping to take pictures more often than you realize. Sunrise occurs just before 6:00 AM in April, so you might try starting out of Williams at ~5:30 AM to get a jump on the day.
      The trip back to Sedona, AZ, will also take approximately 3 hours, and this is a drive that you want to completely avoid doing in the dark. Sunset takes place at ~7:00 PM in April, so plan on leaving Page, AZ, by 4:00 PM at the latest.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    2. Hi Alley

      Thanks for your useful tips. I’d like to know more about lower Antelope.
      Are there many stairs and ladders to climb? I’ve bad knee and have hard
      time to climb too many stairs. I’d like to visit lower Antelope if it’s not
      too much strain on my knee. Thanks again.

      Ann

      1. Hi again, Ann,
        With a bad knee, Lower Antelope would probably be a strain on you. I don’t know the exact number of ladders in there, but suffice it to say, there’s quite a few. I’d recommend you watch this Full Video Walk-Through of Lower Antelope Canyon before committing to a tour.
        In light of your physical limitations, I’d recommend you stick with Upper Antelope Canyon, or Secret Antelope Canyon. Secret Antelope, aka Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon, is about 400 yards in length, but has no stairs. It is managed by Horseshoe Bend Tours in Page, AZ.
        Whichever way you decide to go, it is essential to book your Page, AZ, slot canyon tour well in advance.
        Good luck and safe travels,
        Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Susan,
      There are actually several ladders in Lower Antelope Canyon of varying lengths and degrees of incline. To guage whether you would be able to handle them, I recommend watching this Full Walk-Through Video of Lower Antelope Canyon. If you determine that the stairs and ladders are too much for your party to manage, and the prospect of touring Upper Antelope doesn’t appeal, consider alternatives such as Antelope Canyon X, Cathedral Canyon, Wind Pebble, or Secret Antelope Canyon.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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