- By kevin
- On Apr 16, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
The Photographic tour so Every Person must have a Camera and Tripod to be able to participate on this particular tour. You will be driven and guided to the Upper Antelope Canyon by your guide, mind you we only take 6 guest max on this tour so a very small group. Follow our travel tips to learn what to do in Antelope Canyon, tips for traveling Antelope Canyon as below:
Upper Antelope Canyon vs. Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon makes up two separate canyons and you have to book trips to them independently. Lower Antelope is less populated with travelers, more affordable to visit, longer, and the canyon spaces are much tighter inside the canyon walls.
Upper Antelope is more regularly visited, more expensive, and has much broader sidewalks in the canyon. The important difference for me was the well-known light beams of Upper Antelope.
While you can find the light beams (or “shafts”) in Lower Antelope as well, Upper Antelope’s light beams appear to be more dramatic and appeared to be the more surefire path for stunning photographs.
So which one is ideal for you? Well, they are both going to blow you away so you truly can’t fail with either one. But if you are aiming to narrow it down, something to consider is your personal mobility. In Lower Antelope, you will need to climb some stairs and ladders and get through some extremely tight areas with moderate scrambling.
In Upper Antelope, that is not the case due to the fact that the flooring is flat and there are only a few narrow sections. So if mobility is an essential concern then the decision is easy: choose Upper Antelope.
One huge benefit to Lower Antelope is that there are far fewer people checking out the canyon, which means you do not have to handle mass herds of individuals. Another is that Lower has the more adventurous appeal, because you may be able to endeavor without being accompanied by a tourist guide and there’s a bit of climbing up here and there.
While the areas are more cramped and thus more difficult to set up a tripod, you won’t need to deal with the huge crowds so it balances out. But once again, if you are going to Antelope Canyon to shoot the light beams you probably want to opt for Upper Antelope.
Another distinction is getting there. For Upper Antelope, you will come to a parking area where you will check in under a camping tent and then jump aboard an open-bed truck and head a couple of minutes down the roadway then on to a bumpy off-road to reach the canyon.