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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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All Antelope Canyon Tours are currently available for booking at 50 percent capacity following Navajo Nation COVID instructions.  
Book now to insure your vacation plans. Tours are filling up quickly.

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

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

Comments Section

803 Responses

  1. Ho effettuato la prenotazione, ho pagato e effettuato i waivers.
    Ora devo ricevere i biglietti?
    Puoi dirmi come funziona ?
    Grazie

    1. Ciao Massimo,
      Dovresti aver ricevuto una conferma del tuo tour via e-mail. Per favore stampalo e portalo con te il giorno del tuo tour.
      Se hai ulteriori domande, contattami direttamente all’indirizzohorseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Buona fortuna e viaggi sicuri,
      vicolo 🙂
      Text by Google Translate

  2. Hi,

    I am planning to book a tour for May 2, 2022.

    While I can find separate bookings for Upper and Lower Antelope canyons, I was wondering if there are options for a package of both upper and lower Antelope canyon tours. The site mentions a bundle deal, but I cannot find any link or specific instructions to book one. Can someone help me get this information?

    Thanks
    Lakshay

    1. Hi Lakshay,
      The bundles have been temporarily discontinued due to COVID. The Antelope Canyon tour operators are running at only partial capacity to negate/prevent further spread of the virus.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Emma,
      We are pleased to report that both Upper and Antelope Canyons are open for tourism.
      If you would like to see both segments of the canyon, you must book two separate tours, one for Upper and one for Lower. For optimal convenience, it is best, as you suggest to book with companies that stage from the Tribal Park Entrance.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours 928-606-2168
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours 928-640-1761
      For Upper Antelope Canyon
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours 928-698-3384
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours 928-380-1874
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours 928-310-9458
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

      1. I have a reservation to tour Upper Antelope Canyon in October 2022. I will be departing Bryce Canyon that morning and the tour is scheduled for 10:20 but I need to be there 30 minutes earlier. Sunrise isn’t till 7:30; is it reasonable to leave Bryce 6:00 am? I am from the northeast and am not familiar with the roads.
        Thank you for your advice!

        1. Hi Eric,
          Your concerns about driving from Bryce to Page, AZ, before sunrise are valid. Driving in the dark is strongly discouraged in this part of the US due to local roads being very dimly lit, and the possible presence of deer, elk, and livestock animals can elevate one’s risk of an accident. Believe me, that’s not something you want to have happen in an unfamiliar area that’s pitch black, cold, where cell service is spotty (if you can get any bars at all), and help will be a long time coming not to mention VERY expensive. Long story short, 6:00 AM local time will still be dark. Twilight occurs around 7:00 AM, so it would be safer to wait until there’s some light on the situation, as it were.
          Another consideration that you may not have known about is that Utah observes Daylight Savings Time, but Arizona does not. Therefore, Arizona time is one hour behind Utah at the time of year you’re visiting, and all Antelope Canyon tours operate on Arizona time. If you were to leave Bryce Canyon at ~7:00 AM Utah time, you would gain an hour once you cross the border of Arizona.
          Hope that helps, I know it can be confusing. If you have further questions, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
          Good luck and safe travels,
          Alley 🙂

  3. Hello Alley,
    My wife an I are planning a trip to the canyon on Sept15th or 16th. The lower canyon looks more interesting. Would you agree? Also, when I look to book I keep getting different prices. It ranges from 50.00 to 95.00. Would you tell what the basic tour charge is? One other thing. Should we be cautious of rattlesnakes in the canyon. Thanks ahead of time for you help.
    Best,
    Bill

    1. Hi Bill,
      The Lower Antelope Canyon, while just as beautiful as Upper, is definitely more physical. It involves descending a network of ladders equivalent to ~3 flights of stairs to enter, doing a little boulder scrambling in the interior (which is ~500 yards), the climbing out another network of ladders, also equivalent to ~3-4 flights of stairs, to exit. If you’re physically up to it, you’ll have a great time.
      As to the difference in prices, the lower priced tour is a basic sightseeing tour, and higher priced is for a smaller group and a more personalized experience.
      As for rattlesnakes, they are very seldom seen in the slot canyons. Even the slot canyon called “Rattlesnake Canyon” isn’t named for actual snakes, it refers to the serpentine shape of the canyon itself!
      If you have further questions, please contact me at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Due to Navajo Nation tour operators running at limited capacity due to COVID-19, the bundle options are temporarily on hold.
      You would have to book the tours separately.
      Sorry,
      Alley

      1. Hi Alley,
        My wife and I are planning a trip to Vegas on 27 April and hope to make it to Antelope Canyon by 29-30 April.
        Are tours open and how far in advance can we reserve?

        1. Hi Ed,
          Antelope Canyon tours are open and operating and should be reserved ASAP. Now would not be too soon to secure seats for late April~!
          Good luck and safe travels,
          Alley 🙂

  4. I am planning a visit to upperAntelope Canyon.
    So, Can I book on 28MAR2022 or 29Mar2022?
    I can’t book from your website.

    1. Hi Jin,
      Sorry to report that those dates are already showing sold out at Upper Antelope Canyon! I am not surprised to see this as those dates are during the Spring Break holiday.
      For tips on how to handle this situation, visit “Help! Antelope Canyon Tours Are Sold Out,” or consider touring one of the alternate segments of the Antelope Canyon drainage, such as Antelope Canyon X or Secret Antelope Canyon.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Laurel,
      It depends on which boat tour you’re interested in! If you would like to do a boat tour of the waterside of Antelope Canyon, these have resumed operating. Three tours are currently offered at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, or 1:15 PM. For more information, visit AntelopeCanyonBoatTours.com or call 928-645-5900. If you were looking to do a longer tour, such as to Rainbow Bridge, these have unfortunately been suspended until further notice due to prohibitively low water levels. It is, however, possible to arrange for a private boat charter by calling 928-645-1027.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. Hello,
    I am going to be in the downtown Phoenix area within the next 2 weeks. How can i book a guided tour with transportation for two to Antelope Canyon? Please.

    1. Hi Joann,
      At this time, Detours American West is the only company that offers a guided ground (by vehicle) tour from Phoenix to Page, AZ, for Antelope Canyon.
      If you are open to traveling by air, you might consider Westwind Air Service who offers fixed-wing airplane tours out of the Deer Valley Airport ~20 minutes North of downtown Phoenix.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  6. Hi there! I was wondering if there’s any cancellation policy with the Upper Antelope Canyon. Due to Covid life is so unpredictable….

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Giulia,
      The official policy of the Antelope Canyon tour companies is that “no refunds are available. Guests are able to reschedule their tour reservation 15 days prior to their tour date. Or, with the purchase of a $10 per ticket trip insurance, you are able to receive a refund of the purchase price of the ticket (minus applicable fees) up to 5 days prior to your scheduled tour. Without refund protection, there will be no refunds offered.”
      That’s why we recommend purchasing travel insurance, either an “umbrella” policy (for the entire trip) or through the tour company itself.
      Hope that helps,
      Alley

  7. My husband and I are planning a visit to Antelope Canyon. We will likely do either the Upper or Lower Canyon, but not both. Would you recommend one over the other? We are planning to visit in late March/early April.

    1. Hey Brittany,
      Well, the good news is, you won’t go wrong visiting either one, they’re both beautiful!
      If you are both relatively fit and can handle descending and ascending a few ladders, try to book Lower Antelope. Even though it is busy, it is more of a hands-on (or feet-on as the case may be LOL), up close and personal experience. To gauge whether this would be an appropriate activity for you, take a look at this full video walk-through of Lower Antelope Canyon. Note that the people on the tour are carrying backpacks, which is no longer allowed.
      Whichever you decide, be sure to make reservations ASAP. You’re traveling during a timeframe that falls within the spring break holiday for many US schools, plus tour operators are running at partial capacity to facilitate social distancing.
      Hope that helps! If you require further assistance, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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