Hopefully this helps and answers some of your questions.
What’s your cancellation policy?
Can I go to Antelope Canyon by myself?
No, the Antelope Canyon is protected by the Navajo Parks and Recreation and only authorized tour companies can take visitors to the canyon. Safety and preventing vandalism is the main reasons why everyone needs a guided tour; the canyon became unavailable to the public in 1997. One Cannot go alone, you have to be with an authorized tour company.
Can you leave me in the canyon?
We cannot, As of 2003 we were given strict guidelines from the Navajo Parks and Recreation to have a guide present at all times with visitors. There are no self guided hikes in the Antelope Canyon - completely restricted to tours only, you cannot be left alone.
Why can't I take my purse and or Backpack?
With the canyon being narrow in some sections and with multiple people wearing Large backpacks it not only scratches the canyon walls but can hit other people inside the canyon - we have witness too many people get knocked over by large bags. Purses vary in size, many of which are in the design of a backpack (not allowed) and we just find everyone is taking items on tour that they really do not need. We do not have lockers, please lock your valuables in your vehicle.
How can i carry my water?
Here are some examples on how to carry water without a backpack: follow these: Example 1; Example 2, Example 3. Another great option is to take your water bottle, Leave it where you sat on the truck, the tour truck stays at the canyon, once you're done with the tour you will have your water waiting for you. No need to carry it the entire time, please remember the walk is super easy.
Can I take my pet?
No pets allowed on tour.
Do I need reservations?
Yes, with passenger limits it is Best to have Reservations before arriving in Page, AZ.
Do you take walk-ins?
This depends on the season. If you are visiting during the off-season (Nov to Feb) your odds -might- be ok. If you are visiting us in-season (Mar to Oct) your odds are low. There are daily passenger limits, we will Always Recommend Reservations in Advance, especially during holidays. Please book a tour and hotel before traveling hundreds/thousands of miles to visit our area.
What time can I see the "Beam of Light?"
World famous shafts of light occur best during Our 11:30 tour time - please note this happens best between the months of April to September. Beams of light are visible on clear, sunny days - if you happen to be here on a cloudy day we will Not accept cancellations - we do not control the weather. With this said it's usually followed by the Question "Does it make sense for me to go at a different time" or "Will it be worth it?" - my answer to you - YES, the canyon is forever beautiful, all tour times have something Great to offer and all tour times have great photo opportunities.
Is the tour safe for children?
We have children of all ages join our tour, we believe it is safe. On windy days however babies don't like the extra dust blowing around.
I am pregnant, can I join the tour?
Please follow your doctor's orders. However, we have had many pregnant ladies join our tour, we do offer the option to sit in the cab of the truck with the driver, limited seats so be sure to tell us in advance.
Will I get sand on me?
Yes, we will be traveling through the desert and the canyon floor has a sandy floor - a gust of wind can get dust moving. If you are sensitive to dust you may want to bring a mask/bandanna.
Can I use my tripod?
Is the walk difficult?
The walk is a level 1/4 mile in and the same 1/4 mile back out. We compare the walk to a walk on the beach due to the sandy floor - overall very low difficulty.
Do you do tours to Horseshoe Bend?
This location, the Horseshoe Bend does NOT need a tour, you can go there whenever you want for however long you want so long there is enough parking. There are some rumors though in the coming years they -might- be charging a small entrance fee and or your National Park pass will gain you entry too. LINK to see where it is located- park your car and hike 2 miles round-trip - Be sure to Pack a Lot of Water and proper shoes.
Are Upper and lower Antelope the same?
No, both canyons are miles apart from one another. The words Upper do not signify you will only be on-top of the canyon. The Upper and lower share a dry wash and when and if there is a flood the water flows through the Upper canyon first (elevation), hence the name lower and Upper Antelope Canyon.
Do you do tours into the lower?
Our tours are into the world famous Upper Antelope Canyon. The lower section has different tour operators than the Upper Antelope.
Are there ladders in the Upper Antelope Canyon?
The canyon floor in the Upper Antelope Canyon is level through and through - we compare the walk through the canyon like a walk on the beach.