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!

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.

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Comments Section

694 Responses

  1. Hi, We (me/wife and 10yr old) are planning to reach Antelope 3PM on 20th January. basically will travel from Vegas to Antelope and will try start in early morning as possible. I have two questions:
    1. which one is best to see at this time and how to book this tour in advance to keep us reserved?
    2. How is the drive from Vegas to Antelope (I15 North) during this time, is it snowy or normal ?
    3. How is drive from Antelope to Grand canyon (US 89 i think) during this time, our plan is to go further on same day from Antelope to Grand canyon south rim and stay there.

    Thanks for your quick help and recommendations.

    1. Hi Santy,
      Thank you for your clear, concise inquiry!
      1. Whether you tour Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon depends on your family and their physical fitness levels. If anyone in your party has any mobility or breathing problems, Upper Antelope would be the best choice for your tour. If everyone is relatively healthy and can handle a longer walk (~500m) with a few stairs, ladders, and small boulders, Lower Antelope should be fine for you! Before committing to Lower Antelope, you might want to watch this Full Walk-Through Video. To book a tour for Antelope Canyon, go to the link for your desired tour on this page “How To Book A Tour For Antelope Canyon”
      2. The drive from Las Vegas to Page, AZ, is fully paved, but could be subject to winter conditions at the time of your visit. For Arizona road conditions, visit http://www.az511.com
      3. Here’s where I need to say “STOP!” You should not attempt to drive from Las Vegas, NV, to Page, AZ, then onto the Grand Canyon in the same day. It takes approximately 5 hours to drive from Las Vegas to Page, AZ, possibly more depending on the status of a construction project on I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge. Antelope Canyon tours then take anywhere from 2-2.5 hours, factoring in advance check-in time, etc. Whilst in Page, AZ, you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, which will take another 2 hours or thereabouts. You’d then be looking at another 3.5-4 hours drive from Page, AZ, to Grand Canyon South Rim. I know that Google Maps gives the drive time as 2.5 hours, but that’s wheels turning, no stops. That rarely happens since the drive is very scenic and you will find yourself stopping often to take photos, especially on the portion of the drive between Desert View Point and Grand Canyon Village. It would be a shame to have to pass up a photo opportunity because you’re racing against the clock to get to your next destination. The thing is, you don’t have enough daylight to pull all this off at the time of year you’re visiting. Sunrise occurs just after 7:30 AM; sunset takes place shortly after 5:30 PM. That’s approximately 10 hours of daylight, and that’s not much. Nighttime driving is strongly discouraged in this part of the U.S. due to roads being very dimly lit, very twisty in spots, and the possible presence of deer, elk, and other wildlife that can ratchet up your risk of a collision.
      A better plan would be to stay overnight in Page, AZ, after driving over from Las Vegas, then go on to Grand Canyon South Rim the next morning.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. Is there an after hours contact we are booked on the tour 15 Jan 2020 which is tomorrow and our son is now sick. We are extremely upset to have to cancel but we are not into sharing germs and he is not well at all.

    1. Hi Mick,
      So sorry to hear that your son is sick 🙁 I hope you were able to contact the tour company to sort things out.

  3. My daughter’s birthday is August 28th,2007. We will travel to Antelope on January 24th,2020. Is her age 12 or 13 regarding ticket purchase?

  4. Hello, Navajo Tours and Adventours Antelope Canyon do not offer Photo Tours any more. Can you recomend a photo tour for june 2020, please? We are 8 photographers from Spain.

    1. Hello Alejandro,
      We regret to have to inform you that photo tours have been discontinued by all Upper Antelope Canyon tour providers as of December 20, 2019. It was a difficult decision, but due to Antelope Canyon’s enormous popularity, it was simply not practical to continue doing tours that contributed to overcrowding in an already crowded (and small) space.
      For photography, I would recommend you consider touring one (or more) of several alternate slot canyons in the Page, AZ, area that are just as beautiful, but a lot less crowded. These include, but are not limited to:
      – Antelope Canyon X
      – Cathedral Slot Canyon
      – Secret Antelope Canyon (aka Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon)
      – Mystical Antelope Canyon
      – Waterholes Canyon
      – Wind Pebble Canyon
      – Ram’s Head Canyon
      – Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon (in Kanab, Utah)
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. Hello

    For the upper antelope the tour companies online are charging $120+ for adults and kids also $100+
    Your document attached above says $48 for adults and $28 for kids. Why such a big discrepancy.

    1. Hi MB,
      First of all, that $48/adult $28/child price applies to Lower Antelope Canyon only.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon, tour prices can vary widely depending on the time of year and time of day you tour.
      Tour prices can (and do) rise in peak season, which is considered to be March through October, and also tend to get bumped up for peak hour departures, which are between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, when the world-famous light beams typically occur.
      Another issue is that the Antelope Canyon tour companies are just now finalizing rates for the 2020 tourist season, which are forecasted to be higher than last year due to increased demand.
      Not sure when you are planning to visit, but I’m guessing that you are looking for seats in spring, summer, or fall, during peak mid-day hours.
      Sorry for the trouble.

  6. Hi, I am planning on exploring Antelope Canyon March 27th, 2020. Which tour time would you suggest for having the best chance to see the “sun beams’ at that time of year?

    1. Hi Dana,
      The time of year you’re visiting tends to be the very beginning of “sun beam” season in Antelope Canyon. For the best chance of seeing them, I’d recommend scheduling your tour of Upper Antelope Canyon between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Light beams can be seen in Lower, but not as frequently or dramatically.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

      1. Thank you, Alley. It looks like the only option to best fit the time you suggest is 10AM – 12Pm, is that correct? I am looking at booking the upper and lower package.

        1. Hi Dana,
          You should be good booking a tour within that timeframe, however, be aware that seeing the sunbeams is never guaranteed. On cloudy days, for example, they won’t be there, but the colors of the canyon walls will be deeper and richer than usual. Moral of the story: don’t obsess too much over the sunbeams. Antelope Canyon is beautiful any time of day!
          Alley 🙂

  7. How long are the upper antelope and lower antelope tours individually? I see 90 min for upper above. Which would you recommend doing in mid- late January and how far in advance would you recommend booking the tour? Thank you.

    1. Hi Amanda,
      90 minutes – 2 hours is the approximate timeframe for Upper Antelope Canyon Tours, 2-2.5 hours for Lower Antelope Canyon.
      As to which one I’d recommend touring in mid- to late-January, that depends on you, your traveling party, and your individual fitness level. If everyone is relatively healthy and in reasonably good shape, you should be able to handle Lower Antelope Canyon. If anyone in your party has issues with stairs or ladders, or limited endurance, then Upper would be the better choice. Of course, if you’d like to experience both Upper and Lower Antelope, that is an option, too, and you should book the two tours as a bundle for optimal convenience.
      Good luck, safe travels, and Happy New Year!
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Kate,
      Lower Antelope Canyon typically does close for a few days a year (typically in winter) for maintenance, however, the dates for 2020 (or if they’re even going to do it) have yet to be announced. I would recommend monitoring the Facebook pages of the two Lower Antelope Canyon tour outfitters via the links provided: Dixie Ellis’ Tours & Ken’s Tours
      Good luck, safe travels, and Happy New Year!
      Alley 🙂

  8. Hi,

    I’m travelling from France to visit antelope Canyon but just realized that we absolutely need a guide to process the visit, and that There is no more on-line availability For tomorrow.
    Is there a chance to get a guide tour as we arrive tomorrow very early in the morning? I’ve really dreamed about this canyon for a while and hope my mistake won’t let my plans get away….
    Thanks a lot

    1. Hello Laura, and apologies for not catching your inquiry earlier.
      You are certainly welcome to see if you can get on a cancellation upon arrival at Antelope Canyon today, but I would not count on that being possible. You may wish to consider touring one of several alternate slot canyons to Antelope that area just as beautiful and a lot less crowded.
      We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you! Please let us know how you got on,
      Alley 🙂

  9. Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Pitikul Tangkananukulchai. I am from Thailand. I truely sorry that I have booked the wrong date on the booking tour. I actually will take a tour on 4 January 2020, but I did booked a ticket on 4 Dec 2019. I know that I couldn’t make a refund because its less than 72 hour. Therefore, can I just change a booking ticket from 4 Dec 2019 to 4 January 2020 instead?

    Mt Tour Voucher Confirmation no. is 616644
    Name: Pitikul Tangkananukulchai ( 2 tickets)

    I would love to visit you, please kindly help to re-schedule my booking date?

    Your help would be much appreciated.
    Best Regards,
    Pitikul T.

    1. Dear Mr. Tangkananukulchai,
      I am really sorry, but we are not in a position to change or cancel any bookings as the Antelope Canyon tour company is a separate entity from us. You must contact the tour company directly, in this case, by phone at (928) 251-2424.
      Again, I apologize for the inconvenience.

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