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Lower Antelope Canyon: Admission Ticket and Guided Tour

1. Lower Antelope Canyon: Admission Ticket and Guided Tour

Embark on a photographer's dream with this combo Lower Antelope Canyon admission ticket to and guided walking tour with a Navajo guide. Get a rare, up-close look at the water-carved sandstone walls of one of the most visited canyons. Over the years, Lower Antelope Canyon has become a favorite gathering place for photographers, tourists, and visitors from around the world. The Navajo name for Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdeztwazi or “Spiral Rock Arches.” This picturesque canyon has been created over many thousands of years by the relentless forces of water and wind, slowly carving and sculpting the sandstone into forms, textures, and shapes, all of which you’ll get to observe during your visit. The views in Lower Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky, filtering lights softly across the stone walls. These ever-moving sun angles bounce light back and forth across the narrow canyon’s walls, creating a dazzling display of color, light, and shadow. For photographers, with proper exposures, you can bring out the best in your own creativity. For aspiring or non-photographers alike, there is a magical new world to explore and immerse yourself in.

Page: Lower Antelope Canyon Walking Tour with Navajo Guide

2. Page: Lower Antelope Canyon Walking Tour with Navajo Guide

Explore the naturally-made, colorful labyrinthine pathways of one of the most popular slot canyons in the world: the Lower Antelope Canyon. Follow a local Navajo guide on a walking tour of this canyon, learning about these curious rock formations and the history of the land. Head straight into the twisting passageways of the canyon, marveling at its brilliant windswept patterns, its colorful towering walls, and winding corridors. Feel the grandeur and the tranquility of your naturally-made surroundings as your local Navajo guide goes into detail about these formations. Next, descend five flights of stairs down 35 meters and into the largest cavern on this tour. Look up to catch thin slices of the bright blue sky high above you. Walk back up eight different staircases, trying not to let your jaw drop too low as you see a kaleidoscope of bright colors swirl around you on the surrounding Navajo sandstone. Created by rain, wind, and erosion this sandstone has been shaped and colored into what you now see over years. Stop to snap incredible photos along your route. After all, it's not every day you're surrounded by such colorful, natural rock formations.

Antelope Canyon X: Admission Ticket and Guided Tour

3. Antelope Canyon X: Admission Ticket and Guided Tour

Get to know Canyon X in Antelope Canyon with a guide. Located southeast of Lower Antelope canyon by the gateway town of Page, Ari. This part of the canyon is chiseled out by millions of years' worth of flood erosion and impactful winds on its sandstone, enough to sculpt out the iconic "X" shape that aptly named the canyon. Canyon X is a relatively new scenic tour and the lesser-known cousin of Upper/Lower Antelope Canyon, which results in fewer visitors by comparison to the other two. Canyon X is a mixture of the characteristics of both the Upper and Lower canyon, with the Upper's feature of pillars of light and the Lower's steepness. Canyon X is also deeper than the other two and brings ample photo opportunities. It truly is a great vacation spot for photography as well.

Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

4. Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

Nestled on 125 acres within the beautiful Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is a wondrous place of curiosity, imagination, and discovery. The zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened and endangered species. It features over 3,000 animals, including Bornean Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Komodo Dragons, Masai Giraffes, and more. It's a great place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Other animals include the African Lion, Giraffe, Zebra, Mexican Gray Wolf, Ringtail, Golden Eagle, Sloth, Cotton-Top Tamarin, Dalmatian Pelican, Orangutan, Asian Elephant, Jaguar, Cheetah, Coyote, and Komodo Dragon. The Zoo features approximately 2.5 miles of walking paths and is divided into Arizona, Africa, Tropics, and Children’s trails. Usually, the Africa and Tropics Trails take about an hour each and the Arizona and Children’s Trails take about half an hour each. It is recommended that you take approximately three hours to see the entire Zoo, depending on the size and ages of your group in addition to how fast you walk.

Upper Antelope Canyon: Admission Ticket and Guided Tour

5. Upper Antelope Canyon: Admission Ticket and Guided Tour

Pre-book your admission ticket to Upper Antelope Canyon and witness a masterpiece of nature's uncanny craftsmanship as you embark on a visual feast for your senses. Enjoy a scenic ride to the canyon before venturing on a guided walking tour with a Navajo local. Start your trip with a scenic ride to the canyon (approximately 10 minutes on a paved road and 10 minutes within the dry wash of the Antelope Canyon). Listen as your guide explains the canyon's geology, cultural history, and modern issues on the way. Upon arrival at the site, you’ll step into the desert and enter a fantasy world in stone. For photographers, with proper exposures, you can bring out the best in your own creativity. For aspiring or non-photographers alike, there is a magical new world to explore and immerse yourself in. Experience rich and deep colors in the morning and afternoon and marvel at the famous light beams that occur mid-day from April to September. On your guided walk, you'll get to fully take insights that you can only witness at this canyon, located at Page, Lake Powell.

3-Hour Sunset Tour of Monument Valley

6. 3-Hour Sunset Tour of Monument Valley

Enjoy this small-group tour of Monument Valley and discover the breathtaking monuments you’ve seen in photos and western movies. See the famous West and East Mitten Buttes, John Ford Point, the Three Sisters, Moccasin Arch, the Totem Pole, The Big Hogan, Moccasin Arch, Sun's Eye, North Window and Sleeping Dragon.  Travel by safari-style open-air vehicle or by an enclosed van in cold or hot weather. Your guide will share with you a lot of interesting facts about the Monument Valley. You will even visit the backcountry of the valley, that you can’t visit on your own. Learn many interesting facts about Navajo culture and visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home to watch a rug weaving demonstration and to enjoy a ceremonial musical performance by your guide.

Grand Canyon: Helicopter Ride and Optional Hummer Tour

7. Grand Canyon: Helicopter Ride and Optional Hummer Tour

Admire the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective with a helicopter tour that elevates the views to a whole new level. Add an optional Hummer tour, either during the day or at sunset, for another memorable way to experience this natural wonder. Fly over the Kaibab National Forest, across the widest part of the South Rim. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Colorado River towards the North Rim. See formations like the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist as you fly through the Dragon Corridor. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer experience. Ride in comfort and view rock formations, gorges, and other wonders of the national park. The vehicle has been customized to allow you to take in the best views of the canyon's landscape. The journey into the Grand Canyon will be led by a guide who will take you to 3-4 of the best viewpoints. Learn about the canyon’s formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. There'll be plenty of time to explore and take photos as well.

Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access

8. Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access

Treat yourself to a 3.5 hour tour of Monument Valley with plenty of time at each stop to take the perfect picture and enjoy the views. This tour is ideal for photographers and visitors who want extra time to explore and learn more about the area. In addition to main monuments such as Mitten View, Three Sisters, John Ford Point, Sleeping Dragon, Traditional Hogan, The Big Hogan, Moccasin Arch, Sun's Eye, Totem Pole, North Window, Artist Point, see the scenic Ear of the Wind arch and Anasazi Ruins. The views of the sights on this tour will leave you speechless. At the end of your tour, enjoy a musical performance from your guide and a visit to a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home, where you can learn a lot about the history of this incredible place.

Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

9. Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

Enjoy the Grand Canyon's natural beauty on a nostalgic roundtrip train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage cars. The Grand Canyon Railway boasts 64 miles of breathtaking scenery that leads to Grand Canyon National Park. This century-old railroad brought people from some of the wildest parts of Arizona to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the Grand Canyon. Journey back to the Old West with the help of authentic characters who bring music and stories to share with you along the way. You will then get to the canyon around lunchtime with ample time to hike and enjoy the park. Afterwards, you will then return back to Williams, Arizona.

Sedona: Small-Group Vortex Jeep Tour

10. Sedona: Small-Group Vortex Jeep Tour

Learn about the famous Sedona vortexes, which have defied explanation for years. See why people from all over the world have extraordinary and enlightening experiences here. Jump into a jeep and prepare for a fascinating tour for the skeptic, the academic, and the seeker alike. Head into the desert and learn about the discovery and history of these sites, thought to emanate mystic energy. Hear stories of people from all over the world, who experienced the energy these sites promise. Open your eyes to the different cultural beliefs that surround the vortexes and see if the vortexes can connect you to another power. Explore the possibilities, the history, and the various cultural beliefs surrounding the vortexes. Learn about the ways in which you're connected to the earth from Chinese medicine to American Indian lore and New Age mysticism. Immerse yourself in this unique experience on a small group tour with your experienced and knowledgeable guide.

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4.7 / 5

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Excellent service. The ride is so worth it. How often can you land on a butte?? Pilot was very knowledgeable.

A great experience to see the amazing nature that you have to see with your own eyes.

It was a great trip. The guide Liz was friendly and informative We enjoyed the tour

Excellent tour of Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.

I learned a lot of about the formation of the Grand Canyon