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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

988 Responses

  1. Hello, I have booked a tour for the lower antelope already for July. But I would like to cancel that and book a bundle. How can I do this? Is there a way to reach you guys buy email?

    1. Hi Yatin,
      During COVID, the “bundles” were suspended, and have remained so ever since. We are uncertain as to when they will be reinstated.
      If you wish to book and Upper Antelope Canyon tour as well as Lower, you are welcome to do so via our website. Just be aware that the key to making that work on the same day 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.
      Check-in for the Upper Antelope Canyon tour takes place at Chief Tsosie’s storefront at 55 S. Lake Powell Boulevard in downtown Page, AZ. Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours check-in is at the Lower Antelope Canyon site itself, which is about 20 minutes Southeast of the town of Page, AZ.
      To compare side-by-side availability on your desired date, visit AntelopeCanyon.AZ: Upper & Lower Antelope Canyons
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact us at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. My wife had a knee replacement surgery (two years ago) and a patella fracture a few month ago, but has recovered. We like to take the Upper Antelope Canyon tour. Is it possible or better asked, is it too dangerous?

    1. Hi Dan,
      If your wife is recovered from her knee replacement and fracture, she should do fine in Upper Antelope Canyon.
      The canyon itself is only 100 yards long, but during COVID-19, a series of steps and walkways was installed from the exit of the canyon back to the tour vehicle parking area. The latter element is now the hardest part of the Upper Antelope Canyon tour. To gauge whether it would be appropriate for the two of you, watch this video: “New Hike at Upper Antelope Canyon.”
      If you have further questions, please contact us at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Hi, I would love to book a tour with you for tomorrow as I just hot into Page. Problem is that my credit card got compromised and blocked and it has not been easy to see any parks without booking. Could I pay you cash for the tour as I saw on the booking site that there is 1 opening at 11:15 and 1 open for 11:45. Either time would work for me as I’M a72 year woman traveling alone . Please respond to my email if its possible. Thank you. Anna

    1. Hi Anna,
      I am so sorry that I missed your inquiry, and that your credit card was compromised.
      I hope you were able to sort things out with getting on an Antelope Canyon tour, and other activities in the Page, AZ, area.
      Thank you for visiting our site,
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hello , I am interested to book for June 17 but I didn’t know which is better tge upper or lower and when is the best time

    1. Hi Rizaline,
      You’ll be happy to know that both canyons are beautiful and there’s no such thing as a bad time to visit!
      There are differences between the two that you should be aware of before you commit.
      Upper Antelope is a 100 yard walk through the canyon, but there is ~a 1/2 mile network of steps and walkways one must navigate to get from the exit of the canyon back to the tour vehicle parking area. The New Normal at Upper Antelope Canyon
      Lower is a longer, more physically challenging walk, at ~600 yards in length, and a few sets of stairs and ladders required to descend into the canyon, which is below ground, and ascend out of it.
      For Upper, mid-day time slots are most highly coveted as that’s when you can see the light beams, weather permitting. Both canyons tend to be best illuminated between 10:30 am and 1:30 PM.
      To best get a sense of what both canyons are like, it would probably be helpful to watch a couple of videos:
      Upper Antelope Canyon
      Lower Antelope Canyon Full Walk-Through (note that the people in the video are carrying backpacks, which is no longer permitted)
      Hope that helps! Whatever you decide, please book ASAP. June is peak season for Antelope Canyon and Page, AZ.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. I need to cancel my reservation for May 12 2024 for 4pp at 2 or 2:30 pm Lower Antelope Canyon. Cannot seem to find the email. Please let me know what need to do to make this happen. It is under Chrisy (Christine) Twilley.

    1. Hi Christine,
      Check your email for cancellation/refund confirmation.
      Thank you,
      Alley 🙂

  6. Hello,
    I have booked 3 tickets and want to shift it to slots that are available for the day before. Is it possible? I did pay for the protection fee.

    Thank you!

  7. Hello,

    Can you accommodate a group of 10+? When booking, I noticed the limit goes up to 5 people. Thank you!

    1. Hi Ashley,
      Groups of 10+ people can book via our site. If you’re only seeing 5 seats available for a specific tour date and departure time, that usually means there is no more than 5 seats available for that time slot. If you’re having trouble finding enough seats for your party, you might try contacting the tour companies directly.
      Please contact us at reservations@antelopecanyon.az if we can be of further assistance.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  8. Hi,

    We are interested in making a reservation for the Lower Antelope Canyon tour. However, this website is not listed under the Lower Canyon tour operators under the official Navajo Nation Parks website. Is this company associated with either Ken or Dixie tour operators to fulfill the time slot that you guys have offered on the site?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Francis,
      AntelopeCanyonAZ is an authorized affiliate/reseller of Lower Antelope Canyon Tours by Dixie Ellis.
      When you book with us, your tour will ultimately be conducted by them.
      It is entirely possible that they are sold out but our blocks of seats still show availability.
      Due to the popularity of Antelope Canyon Tours in general, we strongly advise booking with whoever you can find available seats with as soon as possible.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  9. Please clarify cancellation policy. I just booked 3 people on a Lover Antelope Canyon Hiking Tour and purchased additional trip protection for 6.50 per person. The trip protection said ” Trip Protection provides peace of mind for the unexpected need to cancel. With Trip Protection, you can cancel anytime at any reason for a full refund, less the cost of Trip Protection” But the reservation says cancellations made within 72 hours of tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. I am assuming that is without trip protection.
    Please clarify – with trip protection can I cancel at any time (even within 72 hours) for a full refund.

    1. Hi Susan,
      Apologies for the lack of clarity re: the Trip Protection. That is a relatively new offering, so we’re still working out a few kinks, but rest assured that by purchasing that, you are protected from incurring a 100% cancellation fee if you have to cancel within the 72-hour penalty window. If you were to cancel within 72 hours of your trip date, the Trip Protection would entitle you to a full refund of your ticket price, minus the $6.50 per person. Should the tour company opt to cancel tours due to weather or other circumstances beyond anyone’s control, you would receive a 100% refund of your tickets.
      I hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact us at reservations@antelopecanyon.az
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  10. Is it possible to book both upper and lower together? Ideally one ticket for both canyons to be visited in a straight?
    If so how can I just do it? I didn’t see the options, just to book separately.

    No purse/bag at all policy still apply?

    Thanks
    Andy

    1. Hey Andy,
      It is possible to book both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours for the same day, but they wouldn’t be on a single ticket since different segments of the canyons are managed by different companies.
      To compare side-by-side availability on your desired date, visit AntelopeCanyon.AZ: Upper & Lower Antelope Canyons
      Please note that the key to making both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours work on the same day 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.
      Check-in for the Upper Antelope Canyon tour takes place at Chief Tsosie’s storefront at 55 S. Lake Powell Boulevard in downtown Page, AZ. Map Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours check-in is at the Lower Antelope Canyon site itself, which is about 20 minutes Southeast of the town of Page, AZ. Map
      The no purses/bags policy still applies to both tours.
      Hope that helps! Please contact us directly at reservations@antelopecanyon.az if you have further questions.
      Alley 🙂

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