Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ARIZONA- Antelope Canyon: How to visit this most photographed location

The picture perfect moment when sand's running down the rocks.
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Take a look of any travel bucket list. Whether it is the "10 most beautiful places on earth", "10 most surreal destinations" or "50 most unique landscapes", the Antelope Canyon is never left out. Why? You simply have to be here and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. Then you will know, why.



and this is just a photo taken by iphone.
@littlemisshappyfeet
Look at the rich colour of the corkscrew structures! They say a picture represent a thousand words, but in Antelope Canyon, picture doesn't even do it justice.

This is my humble guide for those who wish to visit the Canyon: 

Do I need to take a tour?
To visit the Antelope Canyon, you must have a native Navajo guide. In other words, you can't venture into this land on your own. There are plenty of tour companies in Page running the same program. I took a prime time tour offered by Roger Ekis's Antelope Canyon Tours. 

Choice of tours available
There are 2 choices available: the Upper slot and the Lower slot. Both beautiful, both magical, but if you are looking for great photo opportunities of the famous corkscrew swirls and twists, go for the Upper Canyon Tour. Note that you will be looking at a much more expensive entrance fees. If you are a professional photographer, you can choose a "photographer tour".

Time
Photo credits to Matt Fonceca
I took the Upper Canyon prime times sunbeam tour at 11.15am for $40. Much more expensive, but you'll get that timeless photo where the slim ray of light beam shot right to the ground.
And also, I did not book in advance because we all forgot about it.

My Review
I have a handful of sunshine. :)
photo credits to Matt Fonceca
The canyon was crowded, and I wish I had more time to explore around. But all in all, Amazing! I'll do it again in a heartbeat!

credit to Matt Fonceca


Thank You for Reading! 
This post is based on my honest opinion and personal experience. 
 Have you been to the Antelope Canyon? Feel free to share your thoughts with me by commenting below!

47 comments:

Ming said...

Wow your timing is the best. The light beam shoot straight down!

Jackie said...

Do you still remember the company you took the tour from? We researched a bit and the cheapest we can get is 60 usd! Please advice, thank you

Emily said...

These photos look surreal. What great timing for you to have the light straight down. How long did you have to wait for the right moment?

Syafiera Yamin said...

wowwwww,, reminds me of ragnarok game, where there is a anthell downthere... but this place is so mystery and amazing, not really sure when will I go visit it someday..

Miss Happy Feet said...
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Miss Happy Feet said...

We did not need to wait. The light beam will always be there during prime time :)

Miss Happy Feet said...

Definitely worth the trip. Hope you will get to visit it some day :)

TheMizzEve said...

Oh wow. This looks amazing. I believe you must have had a great time exploring over there. Definitely this is going to go into My Must Do List. It looks so surreal. Amazing. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Farena said...

Def on the bucket list! Just wish your photos were larger so we could really immerse ourselves!

Jane Chua said...

I haven't been there before but will put at my next visit soon. Looks like a great place to visit.

Wai Yee aka Rane said...

This is such a cool place. I wish to visit it one day too

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like such a cool place. Maybe I will get a chance to visit myself someday.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

How beautiful. I can see why it's been photographed so many times. The structure of the rocks and their striations are just fantastic.

Jeannette said...

How stunning! Those pictures are just breath taking! I had never even heard of this location but now I really want to see it in person!

Paula Schuck said...

How beautiful! It doesn't even look natural. It's like a gorgeous alien world.

Miera Nadhirah Tan said...

wow... this is really beautiful.. I have not quite heard of Antelope Canyon but it sure looks likean amazing surreal place to visit...

Liz Mays said...

Exploring the canyon does sound like a ton of fun. Those natural formations are just incredible!

Heather said...

Wow, how beautiful. Your pictures are amazing and this made me want to take my family to Arizona for a trip. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your fun and amazing timing!

GengQian said...

Really beautiful! Hope I can witness this one day myself.

Shini Lola said...

Wow~ What a wonderful place. Will plan a trip to there soon. =)

Michelle said...

I would absolutely love to visit Antelope Canyon. Your photos are incredible and I would frame one for my home if they were mine.

OurFamilyWorld said...

The place looks amazing. I would definitely want to visit this place one day.

Xin A Day said...

wow~ the place is so amazing and beautiful~ I want to visit there~

yoke ching said...

I was silent for few seconds when look at the picture, this place was so great. I want to visit here once in my life !

Lynndee said...

Wow! That place is absolutely amazing! Thanks for the guide. I would certainly love to visit the place someday.

Anfield Yee said...

Never being to this place before. But the view is spectacular! Wish to be there to witness the light beam through.

Sunshine Kelly said...

I have never been to Antelope Canyon before, this place is so marvelous.

Ann B said...

This looks so beautiful. I would love to go and explore the beauty.

Christy Garrett said...

I haven't heard of Antelope Canyon. It looks like a fun place to visit. I love traveling and learning about new places to visit.

Shubhada Bhide said...

Didn't hear before about this place. There are so many wonders of nature to visit world over...Great place!

Sharon Lee said...

Quite new to this Arizona! The place looks awesome and doesn't mind to plan a trip to visit there as well =P

Victoria Heckstall said...

This is really looks beautiful I love to go there and take a picture too.

Rodger said...

Wow, the photos are seriously so beautiful. At first, it was some wallpaper photo taken from elsewhere. I wish I could be there and experience it in real.

Miriam Goh said...

This place looks amazing! I love that ray of sunlight. It is so motivating.

Miriam Goh said...

This place looks amazing! I love that ray of sunlight. It is so motivating.

Ckrusch said...
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Ckrusch said...


Such a beautiful and calm place! Gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing them!

Bonnie Gowen said...

I have never been there before but would love to now! What a gorgeous place to see in person.

Chelsea L. said...

We have been to Arizona for a road trip many times to name them few (Valley of Fire, Grand Canyon South and West Rim, Red Rock, Organ Pipe) but I have never heard this place before. This is so awesome especially the sun ray. We have to make plans again to come visit the beautiful State of Arizona.

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

It is definitely on our list! Your timing was perfect and that'd be worth the $40 to me!

Sin Yee said...

Thanks for the tips and nice photos!!! Bookmarked it..

Becca Wilson said...

This looks like it was so much fun to explore. I love visiting places like this and it doesn't break the bank!

Pooja Kawatra said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips and amazing click with a perfect timing.

Leona Lim said...

definitely looks amazing and a beautiful place for photography indeed.

Kiwi said...

I never knew about this place! Its gorgeous and happy you were able to get a great shot here!

Isaac Tan said...

amazing place. Wish i have the chance to go there and take photos and experience the feeling too!

StefanieandAdam said...

That is absolutely beautiful! A once in a lifetime experience.