- By Dannie
- On Sep 3, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
With its glowing, red canyon walls and beams of light shining through the dusty air, Antelope Canyon is a breathtaking destination. Two different slot canyons make up Antelope Canyon and both offer very different experiences. To book the Upper Antelope Canyon tours and begin your trip by our guide as below. If you can only visit one, how do you decide which one? Antelope Canyon has quickly risen to Top 5 status among the US National Parks, Arizona area’s “must do” activities. An authorized tour guide is required to enter, and advance reservations are an absolute must!
Upper Antelope Canyon
When people refer to Antelope Canyon, they are usually referring to Upper Antelope Canyon. This is the more popular of the two slot canyons. With its light beams, falling sands, and very high canyon walls, this is the more photogenic of the two canyons.
Upper Antelope Canyon is shaped like an upside-down “V,” narrow at the top and wide at the base. This canyon is wider at the bottom than Lower Antelope Canyon, so it feels less claustrophobic and it’s easier to walk through. The narrow canyon walls at the top are what helps create the light beams when the sun is at the right angle. These high, narrow walls also makes the upper canyon darker and feel cooler.
How to Visit Upper Antelope Canyon?
Antelope Canyon can only be visited on a tour. There are several companies offering tours into the canyon. The scenic tour lasts 1.5 hours. This time includes 30 minutes transportation to and from the canyon and one hour inside the canyon. In 2018, it costs $68-$78 per person for this tour. You should book your tour at least one month in advance since spots can sell out quickly.
There is also the option to take a photography tour. These are more expensive, but what you get is more time inside the canyon, a guide who will show you the best photo angles, and a chance to photograph the canyon without any people in your photos. The guide will literally shoo away other tour groups so you can get that perfect shot.