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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 3 of the 5 Upper Antelope Canyon tour operators allow children under 6 on their tours. Also, wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed due to the difficulty of maneuvering these devices through potentially deep sand and the newly installed network of walkways from the exit of the canyon back to the tour vehicle parking area. 


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  

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

Antelope Canyon X

If you are looking for a more intimate experience we recommend you take a look at Canyon X. This is one of the newer tours located in the Antelope Canyon Wash. Seating is limited so book your tour today.
Intimate Groups

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

Hoop Dancing & Dinner

Once you are done exploring the area spend the night with the Red Heritage performing arts theater. This show includes PowWow Dancing, Flute and live drums plus culturally inspired cuisine.
Dinner & Show

Deals from 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

Horseshoe Bend / Tower Butte Landing

This 45 Minute Tour shows off many of the best attractions in the area including Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend and Tower Butte! Book your ride now.
Helicopter 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 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 fees!
#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 Antelope Schedule of Times

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

Comments Section

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    1. Hi Jodi,
      The current rate for Scenic/Grand Canyon Airlines’ Las Vegas Antelope Canyon Expedition is $649 per person plus taxes and fees.
      Rates may vary depending on day of week, time of year, etc.
      For more information, visit Las Vegas Antelope Canyon Expedition
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  1. Hi Alley.
    We are staying in Page and would like to visit Upper, Lower Canyon and also visit Horseshoe Bend.
    We were thinking of splitting Lower Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on the day we arrive and Upper Canyon next day morning.
    Is there a way for us to drive our self and purchase entrance fee and guided tour without local transportation or guided tour booking?

    1. Hey Sam,
      Your trip plan is feasible, and you are welcome to self-drive to the Antelope Canyon entrances and take your Antelope Canyon tours from there.
      However, a guided tour is 100% mandatory for both segments of the canyon since they are on Navajo Indian Land.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon, there are 3 companies that depart directly from the Navajo Tribal Park Entrance on US98
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, (928) 614-4919 or (928) 640-6808,
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours, (928) 310-9458,
      For Lower Antelope Canyon, there are two companies that operate just down the road from Upper, tickets must be booked separately:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 and
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761
      Guided tours must be booked in advance to avoid sold-out dates/times.
      Hope that helps! If you have further questions, please e-mail me directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂
      For more information on getting the most out of your visit to Page, Arizona, check out our partner site,!

  2. Hello,

    We are interested in your upper, lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on August 13th for four people in one day, but I only see the separate reservation for either upper or lower, but I saw “it can be one reservation for both upper and lower” on your website, could you send me the link for booking the tickets for both?

    We hope lower antelope canyon could be in the morning and upper antelope canyon can be at noon, and the Horseband can be in the sunset, is there any one-day tour plan like that? Most importantly, pick us up from hotels in Las Vegas

    Thank you and look forward to your reply!


    1. Hi Kerry,
      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you are wanting to do an Antelope Canyon tour out of Las Vegas, you’ll only have time to do one of the canyons. It’s approximately a 5-hour drive, one way, from Las Vegas to Page, AZ. On our Las Vegas Antelope Canyon Expedition, for example, you get complimentary pick-up and drop-off at Las Vegas hotels, round-trip airplane flights from Boulder City, NV, to Page, AZ, a guided tour of Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, and a light lunch.
      If the prospect of flying doesn’t appeal, there are ground tours from Las Vegas to Page, AZ, offered by companies such as MaxTour, but again, they will only feature one of the Antelope Canyons due to time constraints.
      To do what you’re proposing, you would need to self-drive to Page, AZ, book a hotel there, and spend at least one night.
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact me directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. I am traveling with 3 friends. We are planning on doing a tour of upper and lower antelope canyon on 5/2/2023 and would like information on booking a private tour of both. Is that a possibility and what would the cost be?

    1. Hi Michelle,
      To book a private tour, it would be best if you called the tour companies directly.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon, contact:
      – Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours; Website:; Phone: 928-645-9102
      – Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours; Website:; Phone: 928-645-5594
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours; Website:; Phone: 928-698-3384
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon PhotoTours; Website:; Phone: 928-380-1874
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours; Website:; Phone: (928) 310-9458
      For Lower Antelope Canyon:
      – Dixie Ellis; Website:; Phone: 928-640-1761
      – Ken’s Tours; Website:; Phone: 928-606-2168 and 928-640-0032
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hi, if I go to lower canyon, are we allow to bring backpack or purse? I saw some site said we are not allow to bring purse, bags Or backpack

    1. Hi Petty,
      Due to recent events and safety precautions, Lower Antelope Canyon Tours is no longer permitting solid-colored bags, backpacks, hydration bags, fanny packs, waist pouches or purses in the canyon. Only clear or see-through bags are permitted on tours. If you need them, they are available for purchase at the Canyon and cost around $10.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. We are a party of 16 arriving on 3/15/23 (9 adults + 6 kids, 1 kid age 3) and are looking to book for the 10.40am tour. It appears there are only 4 tickets available when we try to book online. Is there a way you would be able to accommodate our party on 3/15 at 10.40am?

    1. Hi Satish,
      For a party that size, I would recommend calling the tour company directly.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon, tour providers are:
      – Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours; Phone: 928-645-9102
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours; Phone: 928-698-3384
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon PhotoTours; Phone: 928-380-1874
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours; Website: Phone: (928) 310-9458
      For Lower Antelope Canyon, call:
      – Dixie Ellis; Phone: 928-640-1761
      – Ken’s Tours; Phone: 928-606-2168 and 928-640-0032
      I do have to tell you that you might have a hard time booking your party at this late notice. This week is the Spring Break holiday, so many local area tours are full. Having a 3-year-old in tow will also limit which Antelope Canyon tours you can take part in. In the likely event you find the above tour companies to be completely booked up, you might consider touring Antelope Canyon X or Ligai Si Anii Canyon, which is just as beautiful as Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon, and does permit kids.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  6. For the lower tour , do we just hike from our own vehicle? No riding in a shuttle or anything?

    1. Hi Tonya,
      This is an excellent question. The answer is, you have a choice!
      On the “classic” Lower Antelope Canyon Hiking tour, you self-drive to the Tribal Park, check in at your tour company’s office, then are escorted on foot to the entrance of the canyon. After the tour, you go back to your vehicle and head to whatever’s next on your agenda, such as Horseshoe Bend.
      On the newly-launched Lower Antelope Canyon Express, you are picked up at one of 3 select hotels in Page, Arizona, and are driven to the canyon and back to your selected hotel after your tour. For round-trip shuttle transportation, you do pay a bit extra.
      Hope that helps! If you have further questions, please contact me directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  7. Hi Alley,

    I booked a lower antelope canyon tour on April 12. However, I entered my email wrong. So I didn’t receive the confirmation email. I’m wondering if you help me to resend the confirmation email again? Sorry I couldn’t find other ways to get in contact with your company. My booking number end in 5405. My email: Thank you!

    1. Hi Zoe,
      Check your e-mail box for your new confirmation. If you do not find it there, check your spam folder. Sometimes Outlook’s junk mail filters can be a little too efficient 😉

    1. Hi Kristi,
      As of late January, the mask mandate has since been lifted on the Navajo Nation. Face masks are now optional in most business settings. And yes, you are mostly hiking outside on Antelope Canyon tours.
      That said, should COVID-19 numbers on the Navajo Nation tick upward again, they do reserve the right to reinstate the mask requirement to protect themselves.
      Good luck and safe travels,

    1. Hi Alice!
      Phoenix, AZ, visitors can enjoy day tours to Antelope Canyon, which are offered by a select group of companies, including:
      Detours American West
      Arizona Luxury Tours
      Please note that we are not affiliated with any of the above-referenced companies and encourage you to do your own “due diligence” by researching their history, customer reviews, and social media presence before committing your hard-earned $$$.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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