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Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Tour with Lunch

1. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Tour with Lunch

Get out of Las Vegas and experience breathtaking Antelope Canyon on a day trip. Discover why the Navajo calls the canyon "the place where water runs through rocks," snap beautiful pictures of awe-inspiring geological formations, and see the Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend. Meet your guide at your pickup point in Las Vegas and head into the high desert. As you drive, pass through the town of Kanab in Utah. After a short bathroom break, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Stop at the viewpoint to see panoramic views of Lake Powell before heading to one of the world's most popular photography spots, Antelope Canyon. Choose between entering the canyon during prime time, the best hours to see the sunlight on the canyon walls or non-prime time. Meet your local Navajo tour guide and enter the canyon to get pictures of the light reflecting off the canyon walls. Next, drive to Page for a lunch break before returning to Las Vegas. Stop to snap incredible photos along your route. After all, it's not every day you're surrounded by such colorful, natural rock formations.

From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Tour & Lunch

2. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Tour & Lunch

Explore the world-famous Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on a day trip from Las Vegas, with entry tickets included. Hike through the Arizona landscape and stop to take photos at scenic spots. Meet your guide in Las Vegas and board the air-conditioned luxury coach bus to begin your experience. Relax on the drive to Page, and enjoy views of the Virgin River Gorge and rock formations at the Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument.  Walk between the famous sculpted sandstone walls as you admire the kaleidoscope-life colors and patterns of light you’ve seen 1000 times before in photos.  Stop to take your own personal photos as you listen to your Navajo guide share tidbits about the local history and culture. And enjoy your included granola bar and water along the way if you get hungry or thirsty. Continue onto Horseshoe Bend Overlook next, where the Colorado River has carved the famous horseshoe-shaped turn. Enjoy a short round-trip hike of 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) to reach the viewpoint, then enjoy the views of the river as it flows through Glen Canyon.  Head back to the bus for your return journey to Las Vegas, where you’ll be dropped off at the original starting point.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

Get away from the bright lights of Las Vegas, and journey into the great American Southwest. Visit Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and the Grand Canyon. Benefit from the knowledge of your expert guide along the way. First, stop at Antelope Canyon and enjoy its colorful, intricate rock walls and formations, rainbow colors, and patterns. You'll explore the canyon with an experienced Navajo guide. Next, take in spectacular views at the Horseshoe Bend, a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. After hiking 1.2 km on a sandy trail, take your time to admire the breathtaking views. Finally, stop at the world-famous Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour at Golden Hour

4. Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour at Golden Hour

Depart Las Vegas for a scenic tour into Navajo lands with a local guide. Discover Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon during Golden Hour, when light and shadow create unforgettable beauty. Immerse in history and natural wonders, capturing moments of surreal landscape transformation. Begin your tour with a stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah—home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Witness Antelope Canyon during Golden Hour (10am – 3pm), the best time of day to view the Canyon, when sunlight perfectly illuminates its contours, and you can see dunes formed by wind and water in its perfect glory. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

5. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

Hop in an air-conditioned van and head to either the famous Lower Antelope Canyon or the secluded Antelope Canyon X with your Navajo tribal guide. Get off the beaten path and see sights like Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River on this small-group experience. Indulge in the scenic views from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon as you pass back and forth across the Utah and Arizona state borders on your way to Page, AZ. Depending on the weather, stop in either Mesquite, Nevada, or Hurricane, Utah, for an opportunity to stretch your legs, use the facilities, and grab coffee before continuing to the Antelope Canyon. Wander past red sandstone walls and spiraling corkscrew formations that illuminate the canyon when the sunlight climbs down. After a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, a 10-minute drive to Horseshoe Bend will take you to your 1 km hike. Make your way to a vista point overlooking the famed bend in the Colorado River for stunning views. Make the most of the opportunity to get close to the 1,000-foot drop for photos of one of nature's most beautiful sights. From there, relax as your professional driver-guide heads back to Las Vegas for your hotel drop-off, with convenient pit stops on the way.

Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

6. Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

If you are staying in Sedona, your day begins with a scenic and narrated ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona to Flagstaff. You will travel through Oak Creek Canyon, named one of the top 10 scenic drives in the US, then through the towering Ponderosa Pines.  After picking up customers staying in Flagstaff, the vehicle will travel past the dormant volcanoes that make up the San Francisco Peaks and through Navajo Nation.  While on your journey, receive informative and entertaining narration about the areas you pass through from your experienced and knowledgeable local tour guide.  Travel through the Navajo Reservation as your guide shares stories of this ancient culture, and information about the unique geology and vistas along the way. Once you make it across the Navajo Reservation, you will have time to walk out on the unpaved path to see Horseshoe Bend, an iconic viewing vista.  Then, continue to be dazzled by the views at Glen Canyon Dam and the southernmost point of Lake Powell. Upon arrival in Page, Arizona, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, meet your Navajo guide for a spectacular tour of Antelope Canyon at the Canyon X site. Take advantage of many photo opportunities as you watch the angle of the sun changing inside the canyon.  Walk with the Navajo through the curves of this red rock slot canyon. You might even hear the sounds of flute music echo off the canyon walls.  After your tour, you'll begin your return trip from Antelope Canyon. You'll pass by the western edge of the Painted Desert as you re-cross the Navajo Reservation for a brief stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion & Horseshoe Bend

7. Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion & Horseshoe Bend

Experience a guided tour of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then head on to Antelope Canyon, where you can take photos of the sweeping views at this popular scenic spot. Relax knowing transportation to and from your hotel, accommodation, and breakfast is taken care of. Day 1: Begin by getting picked up at your hotel in Las Vegas. Get taken in an air-conditioned van to your first stop, the Grand Canyon. Follow your guide to the South Rim of the Canyon, the most popular viewing spot, and take in sweeping views whilst listening to informative commentary from your guide. Next, pay a visit to the new visitor’s center, where you can learn even more about the canyon. Then see the view from Mather’s point, another popular spot that offers multiple vistas. Continue on to Desert View Watchtower where you can view the entire Grand Canyon. Head to your hotel in the evening. Day 2: Begin day 2 with breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, make the drive to Page, Arizona, and visit the Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park. Take plenty of photos of this natural formation where the sunlight gleams through the canyon ceiling. See breathtaking views of Lake Powell and the Horseshoe Bend, a dramatic turning in the Colorado River. Depart with your group from the town of Page back to Las Vegas in our van/tour bus.

Page: Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour

8. Page: Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour

Explore the beauty of the Upper Antelope Canyon or Lower Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend with a Navajo guide on this tour from Page. Enrich your tour with a visit to the impressive Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Following pickup by a spacious, air-conditioned van, head to Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon (depending on the option booked). The canyon is called Ts bighnln, meaning "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo People.  Once there, enjoy a 1.5-hour walk. Keep an eye out for the beams of direct sunlight radiating down from openings at the top of the canyon. This happens most in the summer because they require the sun to be high in the sky. Continue your tour to Horseshoe Bend (40 minutes), a superb example of an entrenched meander that was slowly cut by the Colorado River over millions of years. Then, visit the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook for 30 minutes. Marvel at a canyon that stretches from the Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah. Admire this breathtaking area that encompasses scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history. Return to your pickup point in Page at the end of your tour.

From Vegas: Grand Canyon & Lower Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

9. From Vegas: Grand Canyon & Lower Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

Encounter the Hoover Dam and get your kicks on Route 66 on this overnight trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. See Horseshoe Bend, hike through slot canyons at Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide, as you immerse yourself in Arizona's unforgettable natural landscape. Day 1 Your day starts early with a smooth pickup from your Las Vegas area hotel. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast as you are driven to the Hoover Dam. Here, you can enjoy stunning vistas as you learn about the vital role it plays in sustaining the residents of Las Vegas. It is then a 2-hour drive through the breathtaking Arizona desert on your way to Historic Route 66. Enjoy 3 stops at Route 66, including a stop for lunch in Williams, Arizona. After lunch, you will travel to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where you will be treated to 3 of the best views at Yavapai Point, Grandview Point, and Lipan point. During the winter, early spring, and fall, catch a spellbinding sunset over the Grand Canyon during the 2-hour drive to your high-quality 3-star hotel for the night.  Day 2 Begin your day with a pickup from your Arizona hotel. After you are fueled and ready to go, you will make the short drive to one of the area's natural gems: Horseshoe Bend. Hike the 2-kilometer round trip to the overlook and peer down a 1,000 foot rock wall to the breathtaking Colorado River. After your hike, you will be driven to the vibrant Lower Antelope Canyon to join a local Navajo tour guide as they lead you through the colorful slot canyons. Your tour guide will point out different rock formations and ensure you get amazing pictures as keepsakes of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Try one of the local restaurants for lunch, then take a well-deserved nap in the comfy tour van on the 4.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas. End your unforgettable trip with an easy drop-off at your Las Vegas hotel around 7 PM.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, & Grand Canyon Tour

10. Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, & Grand Canyon Tour

This 2-day tour from Las Vegas takes you on a leisurely tour of the Grand Circle. In addition to the classic Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend will be covered. You will also view the spectacular sunrise over Monument Valley. This is a well organized tour and covers all places you don’t want to miss in the Grand Circle. On the first day, we will first visit Horseshoe Bend. On the way to Horseshoe Bend, we will stop by in Hurricane to enjoy the view of Lake Powell. Horseshoe Bend offers spectacular views of a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. After hiking 1.2 km on a sandy trail, you will see the Colorado River in the shape of a horseshoe. Take your time to admire the iconic, breathtaking view of the winding Colorado River. Antelope Canyon is one of the spots in the Grand Circle where you don’t want to miss. Antelope Canyon is known for its incredible rock formations, smooth curves, colors and patterns. You'll be able to explore the canyon with an experienced Navajo guide. Enjoy its colorful, intricate rock walls and formations. There are many photo opportunities here that you don't want to miss. The second day will start with the beautiful sunrise in the Monument Valley known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley is considered one of the best place to enjoy sunrise. In addition, you will enjoy the popular Jeep tour of the red clay of Monument Valley, led by the indigenous Navajo people. Next stop for the second day is the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Grand Canyon is a top pick and must-see place for tourists from all over the world and is visited by more than 500 million tourists annually. You will visit three popular viewpoints in the South Rim. On the way back to Las Vegas, we will have a short break in Seligman, a small town on Route 66. This is a nice little stopover where you can enjoy the old American atmosphere. This tour covers best places and you'll leave with fantastic memories and awe-inspiring photos.

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I was impressed by the large scale of the scenery. I also felt a mysterious world in the beautiful Antelope Canyon. The tour guide was also kind enough to take photos for us, and helped us with translation when we went shopping. thank you very much.

My daytour to Antelope Canyon got canceled, but the company got me scheduled on Saturday trip to Death Valley instead. Our guide Bin was very nice and he did know a lot when being asked a question. Also very polite. He gets a 100% recommendation.

The tours were very well managed. The guides were very courteous and friendly.

Anteloupe experience is very very unique and most to do thing 💫🙌

Really beautiful sights, packed a lot in. Fantastic guide (Hank)!