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Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

1. 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 Grand 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.

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From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

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

Leave bustling Las Vegas and head out on a scenic drive into Navajo territory. 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. Explore lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. 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.

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Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

3. 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.

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From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon Small Group Tour

4. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon Small Group Tour

Head into the desert and see impressive landscapes. Visit Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon Dam, and Lake Powell on this day trip from Las Vegas. Depart Las Vegas in the early morning (pickup starts from 4:30 AM) for a scenic drive through the Nevada desert. Once you reach Antelope Canyon, your Navajo guide will teach you about the canyon's history and the culture of the local Navajo tribe. Marvel at Antelope Canyon, famous for its stunning sounds and colors formed by water that ran through sandstone for centuries. Next, drive over to Horseshoe Bend to enjoy a rare natural wonder. Watch the dark green waters of the Colorado River wrap around the red rock formations, leading to a 280-degree curve that has cut the same route for centuries, and is now 4,000 ft (1.2 km) deep. Lastly, stop at the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell on your way back to Las Vegas. At both locations, take in panoramic views of the mirror-like water that runs along the white and orange layered sandstone.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

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

Get away from the bright lights of Las Vegas, and journey into the great American Southwest. 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. On the way back to Las Vegas, take a short break in Seligman or Williams, small towns along Route 66.

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Antelope Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Flagstaff or Sedona

6. Antelope Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Flagstaff or Sedona

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona, and then journey to the famous water-carved slot canyon of Antelope Canyon, located on Navajo land east of Page. See the reflections of the sun's rays and sky splashing the narrow sandstone walls with colors of orange, yellow, blue and purple.  Start with a climb through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, ranging from 4,500 feet above sea level to 7,500 feet onto the Colorado Plateau. Get a stunning view of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona's largest volcanic mountain range that reaches 12,600 feet (3,840 meters) at its tallest point. Then, make your way through the spectacular colored rock formations of the Painted Desert. Take a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) walk at Horseshoe Bend, and experience an iconic clifftop overlooking the Colorado River. Lunch is provided on this tour. You will also see breathtaking views of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon. Take an exciting tour into the narrows of the slot canyon, and admire the natural formations up close. Return to base while driving by the Painted Desert.

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

7. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon & Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

Day 1 Your day starts early with a smooth pickup from your Las Vegas area hotel. Make a quick photo stop at the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, then 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 1000 foot rock wall to the breathtaking Colorado River. After your hike, you will be driven to the vibrant 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.

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From Las Vegas: 7 Southwest Parks in 3 Days

8. From Las Vegas: 7 Southwest Parks in 3 Days

Enjoy all the great nature in the Grand Circle trip from Las Vegas.  Discover the most popular must-see destinations in the Southwest, including the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and the Horseshoe Bend. Admire the scenic red rocks and vortexes of Sedona and watch the sunrise at Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon, the Grand Circle's two most spectacular sunrise spots. Day 1: Route 66, Sedona, & Grand Canyon National Park On the first day, visit the famous Route 66 town, Seligman, and explore Sedona’s natural beauty and feel the spiritual energy at vortexes. These power spots are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing and meditation. Leaving Sedona, head to the Grand Canyon, a must-see World Heritage Site. Witness the stunning sunset and majestic land. Day 2: Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, & Horseshoe Bend On the second day, start by witnessing the spectacular sunrise over Monument Valley, the holy site for the Navajo tribe, located on the Arizona-Utah border. There will be a lot of photo opportunities. After exploring the valley on the guided jeep tour, visit the location of the movie "Forest Gump". In the afternoon, head to the beautiful Antelope Canyon with unique geological formations and curves and enjoy the breathtaking view of Horseshoe Bend. Day 3: Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park On the third day, spend time in the Southwest of Utah, exploring Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. The day will begin with the best sunrise at Hoodoos Overlook in Bryce Canyon National Park. After experiencing this sprawling reserve, relax at Zion National Park and take in the spectacular landscape and extraordinary rock formations in a magnificent display of natural beauty. This Grand Circle 3-day tour includes all the most iconic destination you can't miss. Travel in comfort and style in a fully outfitted vehicle with WiFi and air-conditioning.

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Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon & Zion

9. Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon & Zion

Enjoy an exciting 3-day, 2-night private or shared-group winter tour through iconic Arizona and Utah landscapes. Drive through the stunning Mojave Desert to the spectacular Grand Canyon, explore Monument Valley, and finish the tour with some spectacular hikes through Zion National Park. Day 1: The Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Enjoy a scenic drive through the mighty Mojave Desert, arriving at the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park South Rim, considered of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Stroll along the rim, hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth, or take in a bird’s eye view of this breathtaking landscape on an optional helicopter ride. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch during the course of the way, and stay overnight at the historic Red Feather Lodge. Day 2: Monument Valley After a brief visit to a traditional Navajo trading post, follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert and wind your way through spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The home to the Navajo Indians and the backdrop for many famous western movies, Monument Valley is a real treat for sore eyes. Hop in a Jeep and traverse the stunning landscape with the help of a Navajo guide. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch during the course of the way, and head in the afternoon to Page Arizona and Lake Powell, lodging at the Quality Inn, Page.   Day 3: Zion National Park Begin the day with a visit to Horseshoe Bend or Antelope Canyon, and then continue for a scenic photo stop at Lake Powell before heading to Utah's finest National Park. Visit the Zion Canyon, an impressive mix of white, pink and red Navajo sandstone cliffs and ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2000 feet above the canyon floor. Spend the day hiking through the picturesque winter wonderland, and stroll to the emerald pools, marveling at the fantastic views of the Great White Throne and Weeping Rock. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch and prepare for a return to Las Vegas at approximately 19:00.

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From Las Vegas: Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

10. From Las Vegas: Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

Depart Las Vegas in the early morning and wake up with a continental breakfast as you drive through the Nevada desert. Enter Arizona and travel up the Virgin River Gorge to cross the border into Utah. Be amazed at the landscape of coral pink cliffs, sand dunes and colorful southwestern scenery. Stop in Kanab to marvel at the surreal landforms that have lured enough filmmakers to earn the area the nickname “Little Hollywood.” Continue to Page to explore the extraordinary rocks of Lower Antelope Canyon. Follow a Navajo guide into the canyon just as the Midday sun passes over. Learn how the stunning canyon was formed over millions of years. Drive to Horseshoe Bend to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch of sandwiches from a local shop. Watch the dark green waters move around the red rock walls in a 280-degree curve. Return to Page via Lake Powell and get panoramic views from above the mirror-like water. Sit back and relax on the 4.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Horseshoe Bend

I'm a solo traveler so taking up on a tour was no brainer. Saves you a lot of hassles. You can just sit back and relax while enjoying the scenery along the way. Co-exist tour driver Adam was great in everything. I had a couple of days delay in my flight because of holiday travels so I called up the tour company directly to make some changes on my tour schedule and they accommodated me with no questions. Finally, The Horseshoe Bend was pretty amazing and beautiful. There were lots of people on the overlooked side but I found a spot on the left side of the rim where very few people was around and took some amazing pictures. The Antelope Canyon X, I was beyond grateful for some of the mesmerizing views I have ever seen.

Amazing tour with an excellent guide Tim and driver Ed! We enjoyed interesting stories during the ride and the views were spectacular!! Tim also helped us to take pictures and knew all the good places for them. We enjoyed it sooo much!! But be ready for a bumpy ride if you sit at the back of the van

The trip was very enjoyable. The tour guide which also the driver was very friendly. He even put some time to stop by nearby tourism spots which were not included in the tour package just because we passed through it along the way. Really appreciate the tour guide.

It was a great experience. The Tour Guide/ Driver was very knowledgeable and made us comfortable and secured our safety.

Very unique place to visit and entire tour was on time having sufficient time to view & take pictures for memory