There comes a time in your life when you’ve seen a picture for the longest time and then BAM, you’re at that very same place experiencing what it’s like! You see a part of this beautiful, beautiful planet and the only thought running through your head is, “IS THIS FOR REAL?!”. Antelope Canyon is one such place. For all those who’ve grown up with a Windows PC, the wallpaper I’m talking about is something like this:
Formed by the erosion of Navajo sandstone by water, the smooth surfaces, the color and the play of light in the canyon takes your breath away. The Lower Antelope Canyon, located in Page, Arizona, in the protected Navajo lands (Native American lands) can only be accessed with the help of a tour guide. Let’s get started on planning the trip! 🙂
There are two tour companies that you can book to explore Lower Antelope Canyon. The tour companies are:
We picked Dixie Ellis’s Tour Guides and we were satisfied with how everything was co-ordinated.
The costs of the general sight seeing tours per person are:
- Adults: $25
- Children (Ages 8-12): $15
- Children (Ages 7 and under): Free
There is an additional charge of $8 per person for the Navajo Nation Permit Fee.
There’s a chance you will have little to no connectivity when you’re driving here. It’s best to have the directions set in advance. The address to the startof the Dixie Ellis’ tours are:
About the Tour:
Things to remember
- The time in Lower Antelope Canyon (or certain parts of the Navajo Nation) is different from the time in AZ. When we visited in June, if the time in Page, AZ was 8:00am MST, then the time in Lower Antelope Canyon was 9:00am MDT. Arizona does not follow Daylight Savings Time but most regions of the Navajo Nation in Arizona do. In order to avoid missing your tour please ensure to check the time! THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!
- Parking is free outside their office! 🙂
- Carry plenty of water, especially during the hot summer months.
- Wear the right kind of shoes to avoid any slips. Shoes with good grips are preferred.
- Walmart(supplies) and Denny’s(yummy food!) are available within 15 minutes driving distance.
- Follow the “Leave No Trace” policy.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY, have bucket loads of fun exploring the surreal canyons!!!! 🙂
Hope these little tips help plan your trip to Lower Antelope Canyon. Have the best time you guys! Remember, travel is food for the soul!
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