How to book a tour for Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon has quickly risen to Top 5 status among the Page, Arizona area’s “must do” activities. An authorized tour guide is required to enter, and advance reservations are an absolute must!

Canyon Overview

To book a tour for Antelope Canyon, you must first decide whether you want to tour Lower or Upper Antelope Canyon.

Upper is an easy, flat 100 yard walk following a 2-mile safari truck ride from the Navajo Tribal Park Gate on US98 to the canyon’s entrance.
Lower is longer (~600 yards), requires some stair climbing and stepping over a few boulders, access to the canyon is directly from the Tribal Park Gate on US98. 

Time permitting, you might also consider visiting the waterside of Antelope Canyon by boat tour or kayak.

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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!

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Antelope Canyon Boat Tour

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Benefits of a Bundle Deal…  
#1 – All inclusive booking price.  Don’t get caught with hidden fee’s!
#2 – When you purchase a boat tour combo your  Park Entry fees is reduced from $37.00 to $2.00! Just show your Vouchers.
#3 – Our service does all of the work finding any possible booking combination and times. Saving you valuable time.

#4 – 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.
#5 – Many times bundle deals are available when stand alone Tours are not!

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Pro Tip! If you cannot find openings for the dates you are looking for, check out bundle deals. Many times these are still available when general booking is full!!


Upper Antelope Canyon

First you must then decide whether you prefer to tour Upper Antelope Canyon with an outfitter that offers round-trip transportation from the town of Page, Arizona, or if you’d prefer to pick up your tour directly from the Tribal Park Entrance Gate on US98.  Whichever way you choose to go (transportation from Page or direct from the Navajo Park Gate), the tours and prices are the same, so pick whoever has the time slot that works best for you and book it.  

The sole Upper Antelope Canyon tour company operating from the Tribal Park Entrance Gate on US98 is Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours. Their tour schedule is as follows:

  • Sightseeing tours: Tours depart daily on the top of the hour with the first tour starting at 8:45 am until 4:00 pm MST. (Doors open at 8:00 am and close at 4:00 pm.)
  • Photographer’s tours: Depart daily, running two hours from 11 AM to 1 PM.
  • Contact information: 928-698-3384  https://navajotours.com

There are 3 Upper Antelope Canyon tour companies operating from Page, Arizona. If all of the companies below are sold out, you can often times find seats to Upper Antelope Canyon on Antelope Canyon Now.

Lower Antelope Canyon

There are two companies operating tours to Lower Antelope Canyon. Their tours are virtually identical, right down to the footsteps, and the penny. They are:

• 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

Schedule for Ken’s:
SUMMER HOURS: First week in March – first week in November
Tours begin at 8:00 AM, leaving every 30 minutes, last tour leaving at 4:30 PM
WINTER HOURS: Second week in November – last week in February
Tours begin at 9:00 AM, departing every half hour; last tour leaves at 3 PM
For Dixie Ellis’:
SUMMER HOURS: Beginning of March through mid-November,
Tours begin at 7:45, departing every 30 minutes, last tour leaves at 4:15
WINTER HOURS: Late November through February
Tours begin 8:45 AM, leaving every 30 minutes until 2:45 PM when last tour departs
Prices: Adults (13+) $40 + $8 per person Navajo Nation Park Permit Fee
Children (8-12) $20 + $8 per person Navajo Nation Park Permit Fee
Children under 7 are free, but space must be reserved for them; parental discretion advised for parties with small children in Lower Antelope Canyon
All times are on Mountain Standard Time (the same as Page, Arizona)
(Schedules and prices for both operators are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Navajo Tribe)

Pro Tip! If you cannot find openings for the dates you are looking for, check out bundle deals. Many times these are still available when general booking is full!!


Antelope Canyon via Lake Powell

If you want to compliment your visit to Page, AZ with a waterside tour of Antelope Canyon, there are two companies that offer boat tours to Antelope Canyon on Lake Powell:

Antelope Point Marina – Antelope Canyon boat tours are offered daily from Antelope Point Marina. Aboard a 30′ pontoon boat, you’ll experience the intricacies of the waterside of Antelope Canyon in one hour’s time.

This is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to experience Antelope Canyon.

Antelope Canyon Boat Tour

Tour schedule:

  • January 1 – March 4 / November 26 – December 31: 12:00 Noon, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:45 PM
  • March 5 – May 13: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM
  • May 14 – September 3: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:15 PM
  • September 4 – October 14: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM

Tour price includes bottled water; additional snack and beverage packages available for purchase

Upper Antelope Schedule of Times

Lower Antelope Schedule of Times

Comments Section

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  1. Hi Alley, I have been trying to book a bundle tour on January 16 2020 but the first 2 weeks in January don’t appear to be available? Do you know if tours are possible on this date?
    Appreciate your help

    1. Hi Sally,
      2020 tour seat inventory was opened only recently. I show that 2020 dates, including the first couple weeks of January, are available for booking.
      Sorry for the trouble,

      1. Thanks Alley. I’ve just tried again to book the combo upper and lower tour but the 16 January shows as unavailable. The lower canyon tour on kens website is also unavailable for the first two weeks in January. However the upper tour looks available.
        If we have driven from Zion that morning, given winter daylight hours, do you think we would be ok to book a late morning tour of the upper? I will try to add the lower Canyon later if the dates become available.

        1. Hi Sally,
          It is entirely possible that that day’s tours are already sold out. If you do opt to book a tour for Upper, late morning is a perfectly fine time to visit. You won’t experience the light beams, as that is a spring-summer-fall phenomenon, but the chambers should still be nicely illuminated for you. Do check back periodically to see if any cancellations have occurred in Lower. You might also try checking availability with Dixie Ellis, the other Lower Antelope Canyon tour outfitter, at http://www.antelopelowercanyon.com.
          Take care,
          Alley 🙂

  2. Bonjour from Canada. We will be in your area on May 2nd, 2020. We will be leaving the Wahweap Campsite with our 29ft fifth wheel, on our way to Chinle. Will parking be an issue while we do our tour with you ? Thank you

    1. Good morning Francois, and apologies for the delay in response to your inquiry. This past weekend was the US Thanksgiving holiday, and I was out of town on a previously arranged work obligation.
      Regarding traveling with a 5th wheel, people visit this area with these and other types of trailers all the time, so you should be able to find a place to park your rig without too much fuss. To be on the safe side, though, I would recommend leaving your campsite well in advance of your tour. Most tour companies require that you check in 30-60 minutes prior to your tour’s actual departure. You should allow for 45 minutes to travel from the Wahweap Campground to Page, AZ, if your tour is leaving from there. Allow for ~60-70 minutes to travel to the Antelope Canyon Tribal Park Entrance on US98 if you are taking a tour that departs directly from there, or from Antelope Point Marina.
      Please feel free to write in again if you require further clarification.
      Good luck, safe travels, and best wishes for a Joyeux Noël!
      Alley 🙂

  3. We are trying to book a tour for upper and lower canyon. I see other websites have already started booking and we could only get the upper booked. There is eight of us and I see your company provides an upper and lower combo. I see you responded to Heather “December is usually when they open seats for the following year, so check back in a couple weeks.” How are other places able to book for 2020 now? We would prefer to do the combo on July 19, 2020.

    1. Hi Heather,
      We’ve tried to establish that and the best answser we can get from the tour companies is “soon.” 😛 December is usually when they open seats for the following year, so check back in a couple weeks.
      Happy Holidays,

      1. Hey Sean,
        We just got that memo ourselves! We will of course be changing this page to reflect the changes.
        Alley 🙂

  4. Hi!

    we will be arriving from Canada to Phoenix on November 29th (around noon) and will head out to Sedona until December 7th. We will be staying overnite in Phoenix on November 29th, leaving for Sedona on November 30th. It’s just me and my husband on this trip. Other than visiting Antelope Canyon (probably Lower Antelope Canyon tour), do you have any suggestions for activities around Sedona for the six days we’ll be there? We will be doing some hicking for sure. We have already been to the Grand Canyon South Rim on a previous trip. Here are some of the things we had in mind:
    Chapel of the Holy Cross

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Josette!
      With 6 days, using Sedona, AZ, as your “base of operations,” you can certainly accomplish quite a lot, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend visiting Antelope Canyon as a day trip at the time of year you’re visiting. The drive from Sedona, AZ, to Page, AZ, takes approximately 3 hours each way, driving direct. So that’s 6 hour of your day gone, right off the bat. It then takes 2.5-3.5 hours to tour Lower Antelope, factoring in advance check-in time required, plus the inevitable “bottlenecking” that will occur as the day goes on, seeing as though it’s the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. While in Page, AZ, you should also take the opportunity to visit Horseshoe Bend, which can take anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on how fast you can find parking, the hike out to the overlook, time to take pictures, then hike back to your car. So that’s another 4-5 hours for sightseeing and maybe lunch. Sunrise in late November occurs at about 7:15 AM and sunset takes place shortly after 5:00 PM in late November, which means you have approximately 10 hour of daylight to work with. As you can hopefully see, a day trip from Sedona do tour Antelope Canyon and see Horseshoe Bend is going to be cutting it fine to get you back to Sedona by nightfall. That’s one drive you don’t want to have to do after dusk because of lack of lighting on local roads and the tendency for deer, elk, and other wildlife to congregate around them, which ratchets up your risk of having an accident. If you’re not locked into your lodging reservations in Sedona, I’d recommend doing the trip to Page, AZ, with an overnight hotel stay. That way, you can take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way!
      As for the rest of your time there, the activities you’ve already listed are great. Some other possibilities include, but certainly aren’t limited to shopping at Tlaquepaque, a Pink Jeep Broken Arrow Tour, the Verde Canyon Scenic Railway, Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot, a day trip to Jerome, AZ. Trust me, you won’t have any shortage of fun!
      Feel free to write in again if you want to bounce any other ideas off us.
      Until then, good luck, safe travels, and Happy Holidays!
      Alley 🙂

        1. Hi again Josette,
          Hope all goes well. We’re expecting a significant storm in Northern Arizona over Thanksgiving weekend, so hope that doesn’t put a kabosh on your plans. If it does, hope you get the opportunity to visit us again in the future.
          Take care and drive safe,
          Alley 🙂

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