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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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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

712 Responses

    1. Hi Candace!
      There are two RV parks with hook-ups in the immediate vicinity of Antelope Canyon: the Wahweap Campground and RV Park, located near Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Page/Lake Powell Campground, located in the town of Page, AZ. Dry camping is also available at the Beehive Campground, just past Glen Canyon Dam on US89 going towards Kanab, UT, but it’s a small, first-come/first-served campground with only 6 sites.
      For proximity to Antelope Canyon and other local sites like Horseshoe Bend, the Page/Lake Powell Campground is the best choice IMO.
      Hope that helps.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  1. I am seeking an option to tour UPPER Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend leaving from Sedona. I only am seeing options to do LOWER and Horseshoe Bend. Any options? Thanks!

    1. Hi DR,
      Check out Great Ventures Tours. They offer departures from Flagstaff and Sedona to Upper Antelope Canyon.
      If for some reason you are unable to locate a guided tour to Upper Antelope, know that you can self-drive from Sedona to Page, AZ, quite easily. It’s about a 3-4 hour drive each way, and a very scenic one at that! All roads are fully-paved, well-traveled, and easy to follow. Not sure when you are traveling, but you’ll need to know when sunrise and sunset occur and keep an eye on the clock so you’re not making any of the return trip to Sedona after dark. Better yet? Stay overnight in Page, AZ, and enjoy a more relaxed visit, where you can hit up Horseshoe Bend at the best time of day: just after sunrise!
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. Hi, I am planning to come to antelope on 4th feb’20. Want to know whether I can book the tour guide tickets now and if so where should I look for the contact number?
    Thank You

    1. Hi Komal,
      You absolutely can book an Antelope Canyon tour now! Go to any of the booking links provided in this article, or if you prefer to book by phone, the contact information for the tour companies is as follows:
      For Lower Antelope:
      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
      For Upper Antelope:
      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/
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Hi Ally, We are coming from Las Vegas and plan to go right to Antelope Canyon for a tour. Google says 4 hrs 30 min from Vegas – do you think that’s accurate? Just trying to see what time we should book our tour in April? And would you recommend Upper or Lower? We have 2 boys 11 and 15.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Sam,
      That 4.5 hour drive time from Las Vegas to Page, AZ, reflects “wheels turning, no stops.” Best case scenario, that rarely happens, because the drive is quite interesting and you will want to stop to take pictures. Another consideration is a long-term construction project taking place on a stretch of I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge. Traffic is reduced to one lane in the work zone, which can tack another 30-60 minutes onto the drive. Therefore, a more accurate estimate is anywhere from 5-5.5 hours.
      As for which branch of Antelope Canyon you tour, if everyone in your party is reasonably healthy and can handle a few stairs, ladders, and small boulders, you should be fine in Lower Antelope Canyon.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels!
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hi my family and I are are visiting Page next month and we want to do a tour, however we have a 15 month old son, i was curious which tour would be better, the upper or lower?

    1. Hi Daniel!
      With a toddler in tow, it would be best to plan on touring Upper Antelope Canyon. Upper Antelope is an easy 100-yard out-and-back walk on a mostly flat trail.
      That’s not to say that younger children are forbidden from touring Lower Antelope Canyon, but parents should consider carefully whether this would be a safe and enjoyable activity considering the nature of the terrain and physical exertion required. To see what we mean, watch this “Full Walk-Through Video of Lower Antelope Canyon.”
      For more information, read “Antelope Canyon Q & A: Bringing Kids.”
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. I started to book a tour with the upper canyon and it says pregnant women are not allowed. I thought the lower canyon was the strenuous tour. Would you be able to explain the difference. My son is coming with me and carries a lot of weight. From what I read he would have trouble on the lower tour with the ladders but the upper tour distance looks ok. Just curious what the issues are on the upper tour. Thank you!

    1. Hi Harold,
      That’s odd that you’re finding issues booking pregnant women on the Upper Antelope Canyon tour. Of the two main branches of Antelope Canyon, it is definitely the least strenuous. Upper Antelope Canyon features an easy 100 yard out-and-back walk on a mostly flat trail. Indeed, on http://www.AntelopeCanyon.com, they state that “we have had many pregnant ladies join our tour, and we do offer the option to sit in the cab of the truck with the driver. These are limited seats so be sure to tell us in advance. Please follow your doctor’s orders.”
      Hope that helps. Please let us know if you continue to have trouble with that.
      Alley 🙂

  6. Hi Alley,
    thanks alot!
    fully agree and makes sense. BTW, i did check my own capability along with family and we realize our mistake 🙂
    Now, we are not going to Canyon, instead staying in Page post Antelope and Horseshoe bend visit. may be sometime later for Canyons:)

    i’ll be booking the tour as per your provided link.

    thanks again!!

    1. Hi again, Santy!
      That’s a good call. Be sure to plan a return visit to the Grand Canyon when you can give it the time it deserves, maybe fly into Phoenix and take advantage of the opportunity to visit Sedona, too.
      Take care and have a wonderful trip,
      Alley 🙂

  7. We will be traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix early March. We will be leaving Vegas early on a Wednesday and would like to visit Zion and Bryce before moving on to Page AZ to see Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. We plan to arrive in Phoenix sometime in the afternoon on Friday. Do you think we will have enough time to see all 4 attractions in 2 days? Also, is there anything else you would recommend we see on our travels from Vegas to Phoenix. We will be spending Friday to Monday in Phoenix before heading back to Las Vegas. We have already seen the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Sincerely appreciate your insight.

    1. Hi Clint and thank you for your inquiry.
      So do I think you will have enough time to see all 4 attractions in 2 days? No. But if you can drop a day in Phoenix, you might be able to pull it off.
      It takes approximately 4+ hours to drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. I know that Google maps gives the drive time as 3-3.5 hours, but that’s driving direct with minimal stops. Another consideration is a construction project occurring on a stretch of I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge. That can tack on an extra 30-60 minutes onto your drive time. You’ll then want to have at least the better part of a day, and maybe even part of the following day, to explore Zion. It’s a huge park that truly deserves 2-3 days to do it justice. With your limited timeframe, on your arrival day, use the free Zion Canyon Shuttle to visit the main points of interest on the Zion Canyon Drive. Stay overnight in Springdale, UT, then, the following morning, hit a few viewpionts on the Mt. Carmel Scenic drive between Springdale and the junction where it joins up with US89. Then head the rest of the way to Bryce Canyon. The drive should take you ~3 hours, factoring in a few stops, longer if you stop for lunch somewhere (I recommend the Thunderbird Restaurant, “Home of the Ho-Made Pie” [no, I’m not kidding] in Mt. Carmel Junction). Time permitting, you might drive the 38-mile Scenic Loop drive that afternoon, or the next morning.
      After an overnight stay in the Bryce Canyon area, then head down to Page, AZ. It’s ~a 3-hour drive, which, like the others, can be extended if you take advantage of the numerous photo ops along the way. One thing to keep in mind about Bryce Canyon is that it’s 8,000′ above sea level, so heavy snows are not unheard of in early March. Be sure you pack warmer clothing just in case the weather turns.
      Tour Antelope Canyon the afternoon you arrive from Bryce, stay overnight in Page, then hit Horseshoe Bend just after sunrise the following morning on the drive down from Phoenix.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  8. Hi Ally,
    My name is Sooleen Kim, and I booked a tour for me and my family on the Upper Antelope Canyon on January 17th at 1:00 p.m.
    I saw the tour voucher right after the payment but I was not able to download it nor print it out, so I took a screenshot of it.
    Although I tried to access that page again today morning, it was not available.
    Also, I read that the voucher will be sent to email, but I have not gotten it yet.
    Please tell me what the problem is and send me the confirmation email with the voucher as soon as possible.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Sooleen,
      I’m so sorry about the troubles with your Antelope Canyon tour booking. I hope you were able to sort things out regarding your confirmation.
      The direct contact number for the Upper Antelope Canyon tour company that we contract with on AntelopeCanyonNow.com is 928-645-5594
      Thank you,
      Alley

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