- By Kevin
- On Jan 18, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
After the short trip in US national park, the Antelope Canyon from Las Vegas, day trip and sightseeing we experienced this winter, and share with you. Along the way, a driver-guide provides information and answers questions. Breakfast and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Small-group tour is limited to six people.
What You Can Expect
From the beginning of the day, enjoy a first-class experience. After an early morning start at 6am from Las Vegas Strip hotels, travel in a small-group vehicle equipped with comfortable leather seats and USB ports. Your driver-guide is well versed on the area and will narrate throughout the day.
Make a stop for breakfast at Denny's (included in tour price), and enjoy the scenic drive from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon. When you arrive, take a 1.25-hour (expected) tour through the canyon with a certified Navajo guide to see red sandstone walls with corkscrew formations, dramatically illuminated by light streaming down into the slots, which are simply astounding.
You'll also go to the lowers, where there are steep ladders, so it is recommend you bring comfortable walking shoes (no flip-flops, open-toed shoes, or heeled shoes). If it is windy, sand could possibly fall from above, so dress accordingly.
Then it's off to the ever-impressive Horseshoe Bend, just minutes away. There is a 0.75-mile (1.2-km) hike on a dirt trail, which is both uphill and downhill (there is no place to sit down on the trail and there are no hand railings).
Look over the edge — about 1,000 feet (305 meters) down — to a rock formation in the Colorado River. Horseshoe Bend is the top attraction in both the Lake Powell and Page, Arizona, areas.
Trip itself was excellent, albeit a long day. Horseshoe Bend spectacular but the highlight was Antelope Canyon - absolutely amazing and worth the long drive. The Navaho guide was superb and as it was fairly quiet he was able to spend a lot of time giving tips on how to take spectacular photos. He was informative as well as funny and really gave a flavour of what was involved in looking after the canyon.