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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. Is there an advantage to booking a Lower Antelope Canyon tour on your site vs Dixie’s or Ken’s tour sites directly?

    1. Hi Gary,
      Whether you book through our site or direct with Dixie’s or Ken’s, you will enjoy virtually the exact same experience in Lower Antelope Canyon, right down to the footstep.
      If you were to book with AntelopeCanyonAZ, you would be have an attentive, responsive customer service team ready to answer any questions you might have about Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, or other local attractions.
      You can reach me personally at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Have fun!
      Alley 🙂

  2. I purchased the Upper Antelope Canyon Tour and paid extra for refund protection. Our trip to the US was cancelled but I can’t find an option for canceling this tour online. I sent an email but have not received a response. Please advise how I can cancel and receive my refund.

    1. Hi Galit,
      So sorry you can’t make your visit to the US as planned.
      The Upper Antelope Canyon Tour is managed by Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours.
      If you’re not having any luck contacting them by email, they can be reached by phone at 928-645-5594.
      Their website, http://www.AntelopeSlotCanyon.com also has a chat function, you might try utilizing that if calling is inconvenient.
      Push comes to shove, you might reach out to your credit card company and explain the situation. They’re usually quite good about advocating for customers.
      Good luck to you,
      Alley

    1. Hi Amy,
      At the present time, it is still necessary to book the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Tours separately. Book Upper Antelope Canyon
      The important thing is to be sure to allow enough time to transition between tours, which is why we advise having a minimum of one hour’s time between the conclusion of one tour and the check-in time for the other.
      The 10.20 AM Upper Antelope Canyon Tour will conclude at around 11.50 AM. For the 2:15 PM Lower Antelope Canyon tour, you would need to check in at 1.30 PM at Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours. 11.50 AM to 1.30 PM gives you ample time to grab lunch, freshen up at your hotel, then drive down to the Lower Antelope Canyon site ~10-15 minutes Southeast of Page, AZ. Click here to book your seats on the Lower Antelope Canyon Tour.
      Hope that helps. Please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az if you have further questions.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. I’m looking to book upper canyon for Oct 8th or 9th, but I see all slots allow only 1 booking, I want to book for a party of 5. Is this because there are no slots available, or does the booking for each person have to be made individually? Thanks!

    1. Hi Melnita,
      You do not have to book each tour participant separately. If you’re only seeing 1 seat available, that means the time slot is essentially sold out. October 8th and 9th are shaping up to be very busy days in Page, AZ. I wouldn’t be surprised if all Antelope Canyon tour companies are sold out, but be sure to check with all 5 licensed guide services before calling off the search.
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours http://www.tsebighanilini.com 928-310-9458 (all ages)
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours http://www.navajotours.com 928-691-0244 (all ages)
      – Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.antelopecanyon.com 928-645-9102 (all ages)
      – Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours http://www.antelopeslotcanyon.com 928-645-5594 (6 YO and above only)
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.navajoantelopecanyon.com 928-380-1874 (6 YO and above only)
      Note that there are 5 companies offering Upper Antelope Canyon tours, but only 3 allow kids under the age of 6.
      Should you find Upper Antelope Canyon sold out, a good alternative would be Secret Antelope Canyon, which includes a stop at Horseshoe Bend via a private overlook.
      Hope that helps! If we can be of further assistance, please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley

  4. Good day,

    I want to book the Upper tour Oct 22 (with friends who have already registered) for the 10:20 time. I also want to book the Lower tour for that afternoon. Do you have a process to registar for both? Which Lower tour (time wise) should I book? Thank you, Andy

    1. Hey Andy,
      At the present time, it is still necessary to book the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Tours separately. Book Upper Antelope Canyon
      The important thing is to be sure to allow enough time to transition between tours, which is why we advise having a minimum of one hour’s time between the conclusion of one tour and the check-in time for the other.
      The 10.20 AM Upper Antelope Canyon Tour will conclude at around 11.50 AM. For the 2:15 PM Lower Antelope Canyon tour, you would need to check in at 1.30 PM at Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours. 11.50 AM to 1.30 PM gives you ample time to grab lunch, freshen up at your hotel, then drive down to the Lower Antelope Canyon site ~10-15 minutes Southeast of Page, AZ. Click here to book your seats on the Lower Antelope Canyon Tour.
      Hope that helps. Please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az if you have further questions.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. I have read about a required PERMIT to enter the canyon and various TOURS for the canyon. Do you need BOTH a permit to enter AND a separate booking for a tour OR are they BOTH the same thing? We are planning on a trip for 3 in early November 2023 but have not booked anything yet.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Jerry,
      That’s a great question!
      Your Antelope Canyon tour ticket includes your Navajo Tribal Park permit fee. Depending on the company you go with, it is usually paid up front, others may require that it be paid on entry.
      Long story short though, you don’t need to obtain the two things (permit and tour) separately.
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact us at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  6. Hi there! Would you be able to point me in the right direction for getting permission to do a non-commercial photoshoot in Antelope Canyon? There would be a group with us for a creative retreat taking photos, but they are not for commercial use.

  7. On Thursday, October 19, we will be driving from Monument Valley to Zion NP. Is it possible to book an Antelope Canyon boat tour for three adults in advance? If so, what is the approximate cost and what number should I call or what website should I visit?

    1. Hi John,
      To book an Antelope Canyon Boat Tour, please visit http://www.AntelopePointLakePowell.com or phone 928-645-5900. Current rates for the 1-hour Antelope Canyon waterside boat tour are $50/adult. A longer tour (2 hours) to Navajo Canyon is $75/adult.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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