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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

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  1. Hello! I am trying to book for upper or lower antelope canyon but we have a toddler with us. It’s not allowing me to add a child. Is a toddler still allowed to go here? We really want to go but we have a toddler with us. We came from another country and just went to AZ for this place

    1. Hi Jaye,
      Our preferred tour partner for Upper Antelope Canyon (Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours) unfortunately does not allow children younger than 6.
      Fortunately, there are 3 other Upper Antelope Canyon tour companies who do allow infants and younger children:
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, downtown Page, Arizona, http://www.antelopecanyon.com, 928-645-9102
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, US98, between Mile Markers 299 & 300, http://www.navajotours.com,928-698-3384
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours, US98, between Mile Markers 299 & 300, http://www.tsebighanilini.com, 928-310-9458
      Note that you will need to provide a car seat for your toddler in the tour vehicle that takes guests from the Tribal Park Entrance to the entrance of the canyon.
      For more information on visiting Antelope Canyon with children, check out this article: Antelope Canyon FAQ: Bringing Kids
      For your information, if you wish to visit both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon on the same day, the key to making it work is having at least a 60-90 minute buffer between the conclusion of one tour, and the check-in time for the other. For example, the 8.15 AM Upper Antelope Canyon tour (check-in 7.30 am) would conclude at around 9.45 AM. That would give you only 15 minutes to transition to the 10.45 AM Lower Antelope Canyon tour, which would require check-in at 10.00 AM. That’s not much time, and should the Upper tour run late for any reason, you would risk being late for the check-in for Lower and forfeiting your spot on the tour, not to mention what you paid for your tickets. A better choice would be the 11.45 AM Lower Antelope Canyon tour, which requires that you check-in at 11:00 AM. That gives you 1 hour and 15 minutes from when the 8.15 am tour of Upper Antelope wraps up, during which you could grab a bite to eat, freshen up a bit, or do a little shopping. Another option would be to take the 10.45 Lower Canyon tour, which requires check-in at 10.00 AM, and would conclude at approximately 12:15 PM. The 2:30 PM Upper Antelope Canyon would require you to check-in at 1:45 PM, which would give you 90 minutes to transition from the Lower Antelope Canyon site to downtown Page, AZ.
      The above examples use Chief Tsosie’s departure times as that is our preferred tour partner, but Upper Antelope Canyon tours run every 15 minutes, so between the three companies that permit children, you’re sure to find one with a departure time that works for you. Just remember to leave at least 60-90 minutes between the time your first tour ends and check-in time for your second tour.
      I hope that helps! If you have further questions, please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Alley 🙂

  2. Hi Alley, I accidentally booked an Upper Canyon Tour for 8.15 this Saturday instead of Sunday, I mixed up the calendar. 🙁 Is there any chance I can change the dates? <3 Thank you, Dafni

    1. Hello Dafni,
      I apologize for not seeing your inquiry until this morning.
      I hope you were able to get this matter resolved.
      For future reference, and for others browsing this site, this forum is not to be used for making Antelope Canyon tour reservations, nor changing or cancelling existing reservations.
      Thank you,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Hello, is it possible to cancel purchased tickets free of charge and if so, under what conditions and by what date before the tour. Thanks for your answer, have nice day, Radka

    1. Hi Radka,
      It depends on which Antelope Canyon tour you reserve.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon, the penalty-free cancellation period is up to 72 hours prior to tour. If you cancel before then, you will receive a full refund of your ticket price.
      For Upper, it’s much stricter, they impose a 100% penalty for cancelling, unless you purchase “cancellation insurance” for an extra $10/person. With the purchase of ticket refund protection, you are able to receive a refund of the purchase price of the ticket (minus applicable fees) up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled tour. Without the refund protection, there will be no refunds offered. All sales are final.
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      You have a nice day, too!
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hello.
    I made a reservation on the internet for April 1 at 10:20 am, is it done?
    I have not received any confirmation email, so please let me know.

    1. Hi Hiroshi,
      To verify that your reservation for your Upper Antelope Canyon tour was processed, please check your spam folder in your email account.
      If a confirmation is not there, contact Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours by phone at 928-645-5594 or email at chieftsosie@yahoo.com.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. Hi! Would choosing an 8:15 time slot for the upper Antelope Canyon tour and then an 11:45 lower Antelope Canyon tour time work out? Or is this timing in between too short?

    Also do you suggest doing upper first and then lower or vice versa?

    1. Hi Emerson!
      The 8:15 AM Upper Antelope Canyon tour would conclude at approximately 9:45 AM. Check-in for the 11:45 AM tour would be required at 11:00 AM. Therefore, you’d have approximately one hour and 15 minutes to make your way from one tour to another.
      As for whether it’s preferable to tour Upper before Lower or vice versa, that depends on several factors. Time of year, for example: the light beams in Upper Antelope Canyon can be seen from May through September during mid-day tours (11:00 am-1:00 pm); if you’re traveling in late fall through early spring, you won’t see these, so it doesn’t make much difference when you tour. Availability is another important consideration, especially if your trip is taking place during Spring Break, summertime, or Christmas/New Year’s holidays. In those instances, sometimes you have to just take what you can get!
      The good news is there’s no such thing as a “bad” time to tour the Antelope Canyons 🙂
      Hope that helps. Please feel free to contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az if you have further questions.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley

  6. Hi we will visiting the first week of June. Is it worth to combine a tour in the Antelope Canyon by kayak and hike?

    1. Hi Lorence,
      Doing both an Antelope Canyon Kayak tour and an Antelope Canyon hiking tour would certainly give you a deeper appreciation of the beauty and complexity of Antelope Canyon!
      A couple of suggestions: since June is one of the hotter months of the year, it is best to do any labor-intensive activities first thing in the morning. Therefore, you should do the kayak tour first, then the Antelope Canyon hiking tour later in the day.
      Hope that helps! Please feel free to contact us directly if we can answer any other questions for you.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  7. We will be visiting the first week of March 2024. We plan to tour both the Upper and Lower Canyons. Do you recommend the Upper Canyon tour first (10:20 tour) for the greatest chance at seeing the beam of light or is it too early in the year to see that anyway? If it doesn’t make much of a difference, we might opt to book the 10:45 Lower Canyon tour first as that will give us a little extra time to get there driving from Sedona. Thank you!

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Early March is too early to see the light beams in any of the Antelope Canyons. You would have to postpone your trip for May-September to experience that. At the time of year you’re visiting, mid-day still offers the best illumination in the canyons due to the position of the sun overhead. However, earlier morning or later afternoon tours feature colors of the canyon walls that are deeper and richer. Long story short, there’s no such thing as a “bad” time to tour Antelope Canyon.
      If you wish to tour both Upper and Lower, the important thing is 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.
      For example, 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. If you booked the 10.45 AM Lower Antelope Canyon tour, that would conclude at approximately 12.15 pm, which would give you a little over 1 hour’s free time before you had to check in at 1:45 PM for the for the 2:30 PM Upper Antelope Canyon tour. To check side-by-side availability for both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours, click here.
      Another site you should also see while in the area is Horseshoe Bend. You can visit the public overlook anytime you wish during normal operating hours of the parking lot, which are sunrise to sunset (6:45 am to 6:20 pm in early March). Allot 60-90 minutes to park your vehicle, walk to the rim, take photos, then walk back to your car. For more information on Horseshoe Bend, and other recommendations for sightseeing in the Page, AZ, area, visit our partner site (linked above).
      It takes approximately 3 hours, one way, to drive from Sedona to Page, AZ. With daylength still on the short side, you should spend at least one night in Page, AZ, so you are not driving back to Sedona in the dark. Driving after sundown is strongly discouraged in this part of the US due to local roads that are very dimly lit, plus the possible presence of deer, elk, and livestock animals can elevate your risk of an auto accident. Trust me, a collision with a large animal is not something you want to experience in an unfamiliar area that’s pitch black, freezing 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.
      Whatever you decide, please book your Antelope Canyon tour(s) ASAP as early March falls within the Spring Break holiday for many schools, so popular activities will fill up.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  8. The website says there are bundle deals, but I’m seeing no way to book it! I’d like to do both the upper & lower canyon tour. To buy each separately would cost $170 per person. But the website won’t even let me put both tours into the cart. How do I bundle?

    1. Hi Heather,
      When COVID hit, we couldn’t book bundles any longer.
      At present, they have yet to be reinstated. However, you can compare side-by-side availability and book both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours on this page.
      When booking both Upper and Lower, 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.
      For example, 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. If you booked the 10.45 AM Lower Antelope Canyon tour, that would conclude at approximately 12.15 pm, which would give you a little over 1 hour’s free time before you had to check in at 1:45 PM for the for the 2:30 PM Upper 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 🙂

  9. I’m going to be booking a lower canyon tour for January 26th for 4 people. There’s an additional person that may be visiting Arizona but hasn’t been confirmed to us yet. If I book a tour for 4 and we need to book another person at a later date and there aren’t any spots left on that tour, is it possible for you to add an extra person on that tour? We’d like to book very soon for the 4 of us but don’t want the 5th person left out if the tours are full when we know if the 5th person is coming or not.

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Hey Kristen!
      If there’s a possibility you will be a group of 5 instead of 4, what I would do is go ahead and book space for 5. Should your friend/loved one decide not to join you on the tour, you can cancel their space and receive a full refund for their ticket as long as you cancel at least 72 hours prior to your tour.
      Long story short, it’s easier to reduce the number of people after the fact than it is to add them on last minute.
      Hope that helps. Please contact us at reservations@antelopecanyon.az if you have further questions.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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