Lower Antelope Canyon tours, how to choose between the two Antelope Canyon

  1. By Dannie
  2. On Sep 4, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

It's the best time to book the Lower Antelope Canyon tours to visit the place. And if you’re trying to choose between the two Antelope Canyon, here is an honest firsthand account of both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon:

Lower Antelope

I visited the Lower Antelope Canyon first since at the time that I visited in May, 10:10 AM was the optimal time for light.

I booked my tour ahead of time with Dixie Ellis (you can also book the same experience with Ken’s Tours) for $26 plus an additional $8 for the Navajo Nation permit fee. I figured that at a prime time like that, it would be all booked up but a friend I met the day before was able to join me, so don’t fret if you didn’t book ahead of time. There may still be availability!

So what was great and not-so-great about Lower Antelope? Let’s start with the good stuff:



The standard tour in Lower Antelope lasts for one hour and the photography tour lasts for over two hours. The tour through lower antelope Canyon last for much longer because the canyon itself is a lot longer. This was both a blessing and a curse for me because as much as I loved to be in there and see it, I found it to be a slightly dizzying experience as well. If you are not bothered by small and enclosed spaces this won’t be a big concern.

Slightly less crowded

Being real, both canyons are incredibly popular and quite crowded. However, Lower Antelope Canyon is a bit less so. Even without being on a photography tour, I was able to get photos without other people in them from time to time.


Lower Antelope Canyon is a lot cheaper than Upper Antelope Canyon at a total of $34. As tours go, neither is particularly expensive but if you are on a strict budget then lower might be the better choice for you.