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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 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 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

994 Responses

  1. Hi…what would you suggest for a full day or 2 full day tour in July? Will it be too hot to enjoy? I’ve been to AZ once in the summer, Tucson and it was too hot not sure if it is dealable in this part of AZ???

    1. Hi Staci,
      Page, AZ, is also hot in July, with daytime highs frequently exceeding 105 F. Any labor-intensive activities such as hiking should be done in the early morning hours for optimal safety and comfort. If you prefer to avoid the heat, autumn — namely mid-September to late October — is a great time to be here. Temperatures are markedly cooler and crowds are thinning out what with most kids being back in school.
      With one day to work with, you can visit Horseshoe Bend and tour Antelope Canyon, maybe do a little easy hiking. If you can give us two days, simply add the Horseshoe Bend Raft Trip or Kayak Horseshoe Bend to the mix and you’ll have a fun and memorable visit to Northern Arizona!
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley

  2. I’ve read about a trip leaving (and returning to) Page going to Secret Canyon and Horseshoe Bend for disabled people with limited mobility. I cant find how to book this trip

    1. Hi Olwyn,
      The Secret Antelope Canyon and Private Horseshoe Bend Overlook tour is operated by Horseshoe Bend Tours.
      You can find more information on these activities at http://www.HorseshoeBendTours.com
      If any of your party members have special needs due to a disability, we recommend contacting the tour company directly to discuss them. Horseshoe Bend Tours can be reached by phone at (435) 275-4594 or by email at info@horseshoebendtours.com
      Hope that helps!
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Hello,

    I am Antonella and we are a group of 5 people looking to visit Antelope Canyon. We rented an RV for the very first time ever. We are all in good health and shape, would upper or lower be recommended for us?

    Also, with a reservation and tickets from this website:
    – Does it include parking for the RV?
    – What if we arrive late, do we get moved to another time? We have never done this, so we don’t know if we will run into traffic at the entrance of Antelope Canyon or exit of our previous campground
    – Do we need additional permits?
    – Are there additional fees we need to consider besides the tickets we purchase on this site?
    – Are allowed to bring food and drink with us during our walk?

    1. Hi Antonella,
      Seeing as though your party members are all relatively fit and healthy, you should have no problem managing Lower Antelope Canyon.
      There is ample parking for RV’s both at the canyon site (if you book a self-drive) or near the Page, AZ, office of Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (if you book the Express + Shuttle).
      When you make a reservation, you book a specific departure time, with advance check-in required 45 minutes prior. If you are late, the tour company may not be abble to move you to another departure, which would result in the forfeiture of your ticket price. Long story short: be on time! And note that Antelope Canyon tours operate on Mountain STANDARD Time year-round.
      All Navajo Tribal Park Entry permits are included in your Antelope Canyon tour ticket price; there is no need to purchase additional permits for the Antelope Canyons. If you were to visit Horseshoe Bend, however, which is a separate site, you would have to pay a parking fee which is collected on-site. Ditto for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the Lake Powell Resort and Antelope Point Marina Complexes. A National Park entrance fee is collected at the entrance gate for those locations.
      In the Antelope Canyons, you are allowed to carry water, but no food or other beverages.
      Hope that helps!
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. We have a 4th grade National Park Pass. Can we see Antelope Canyon using this pass?

    1. Hi Smruti,
      This is an excellent question, but unfortunately, the answer is no.
      The 4th Graders’ National Park Pass is valid for National Parks. The Antelope Canyons are a Native American Tribal Park, which falls under a different jurisdictional heading than places such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, etc. You will still be required to pay the Navajo Tribal Park Entrance Fee, which you would pay when you book a guided tour (which is required to visit all branches of the Antelope Canyons).
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. Hi, I’m looking for an Upper Antelope Canyon day trip from SEDONA, who do you recommend?
    This would be for Oct.

    1. Hi Carol,
      Several ground tour providers offer Antelope Canyon day trips from Sedona, but not necessarily to Upper Antelope Canyon.
      Some of them will go to Lower Antelope Canyon instead of Upper, others may go to Antelope Canyon X or Secret Antelope Canyon, so be sure you read the “fine print” if the ladders in Lower would be a problem.
      Great Venture Tours is a reputable company, they’ve been in business for decades now, as has Pink Adventures, a division of Pink Jeep Tours.
      For more suggestions, visit Yelp: Best Antelope Canyon Tours from Sedona
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Lalit,
      For a group that size, it would be best if you contacted the tour companies directly to make your arrangements.
      There are several companies that operate in both segments of Antelope Canyon.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon:
      – 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/
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours, (928) 310-9458, http://www.tsebighanilini.com
      For Lower Antelope Canyon:
      – 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
      You did not specify whether there were young children in your party, but please note that Chief Tsosie’s and Adventurous Antelope Canyon do not permit children under the age of 8 on their tours.
      Also, we strongly advise allowing at least one hour’s time between the conclusion of one tour and the beginning of the other. Check-in and departure times are strictly adhered to due to the popularity of the slot canyons and to prevent ‘bottlenecking.’
      Hope that helps.
      Please write in again if we can be of further assistance.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley Keosheyan

    1. Hi Gil,
      First of all, thank you for your service.
      I was always under the impression that the military rate only applied to the active duty or retired service person, but you might contact the tour company by phone to verify that.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon, call 928-645-5594.
      For Lower, call 928-640-1761.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

      1. I booked upper antelope canyon for our trip in August, but I haven’t received any confirmation email yet….who should I contact to?

        1. Hi Mei,
          First off, you might check your spam folder in your e-mail to see if it somehow got filtered as junk or solicitation.
          If you booked your Upper Antelope Canyon tour via our website, our partner tour provider is Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours. They can be reached by phone at 928-645-5594 or by e-mail at chieftsosie@yahoo.com.
          If you are not booked through them, the other Upper Antelope Canyon tour companies are:
          – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, 928-645-9102, http://www.antelopecanyon.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/
          – Tse Bighanilini Tours, (928) 310-9458, http://www.tsebighanilini.com
          Good luck and safe travels,
          Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Karla,
      At the present time, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours must be booked separately, but we have a convenient page from which you can do just that.
      Be sure to allow sufficient time (60-90 minutes) between the conclusion of one tour and the start of the other. Check-in times are typically 45 minutes prior to the actual start time of the tour, and the tour companies are very strict about you being on time due to the popularity of the canyons.
      For more information and to book your seats, visit Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon Tours
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Minh,
      Most Antelope Canyon tours require cancellation at least 72 hours prior to the tour to qualify for a full refund.
      Note that there are several companies that offer Antelope Canyon tours and policies may differ between them, up to and including a 100% no-refund policy, so do confirm that with your chosen tour company before paying for your tickets.
      We advise purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment in case your all or part of your vacation must be cancelled.
      Hope that helps. Please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az if you have further questions!
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  6. Hi Alley
    I am looking for a tour that provides hotel pick up and drop off.
    For lower we will be 5 pax,
    Upper 9 pax.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Joyce,
      For Upper Antelope Canyon, our preferred provider (Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours) picks up and drops off at their office headquarters in downtown Page, AZ. It is centrally located to many hotels in that area. Note that this company does not permit children under 6 on their tours.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon, we offer our exclusive Express Hotel Shuttle service, which picks up at 3 select hotels in Page, AZ: the Best Western Plus on Lake Powell Boulevard, the Baymont Inn, and Hampton Inn, both located off US89 just West of town. Express Pickup Location Map For more information, visit Lower Antelope Canyon Express Tour.
      Hope that helps. Please contact me directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az for further assistance.
      Alley 🙂

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