- By Dannie
- On Sep 6, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
It's the best time to take the Las Vegas Antelope Canyon tour for a holiday in Antelope Canyon. Those with a passion for photography should opt to take a photo tour. While more expensive, you’re guaranteed great shots. Most tour attendees are serious photographers that are looking to sell their photos and make multiple visits to capture different lighting.
Tips for travelers take the Photography tours:
Time zone differences
The Navajo lands operate on a different time zone from the neighboring lands in Arizona who don’t acknowledge daylight savings time.
Coming from the pacific time zone, I confused myself three times over trying to remember what time zone they were on. So my recommendation is to just call the tour company you booked with and make sure you know what time your tour starts on in Navajo time.
If you are going to Upper, then I highly recommend a photography tour. The main reason is that there are so many people in that canyon — especially during peak hours — that you will struggle to find room to set up for shots and struggle even harder to keep others out of your pictures.
Also, most guides don’t allow others on non-photography tours to use tripods, so there’s goes your chance at getting professional-quality shots.
I chose Adventurous Antelope Canyon for my photography tour (no longer available).
Now the photography tours are expensive but worth it. Our guide was a youngster but he did a great job of keeping everyone else back and out of our shots.
He also directed us on where to set up for the shots. Without him telling everyone to stay back, I don’t know how I could have gotten half the shots I did. The guide also gave us some good tips on shooting in there.
I only had two real complaints with the tour.
First, our tour guide initially told us “no taking HDRs,” presumably because it would slow down the tour. I’d paid wayyy too much money to be told I couldn’t shoot HDRs, so I ended up shooting them anyway. My second issue was just the nature of the tour. It’s quite hectic (more on that below).
Overall, I still had a great experience and I highly recommend AAC tours. Note: I’m not affiliated with AAC in any way.