Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours

Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours Information


Antelope Canyon, an awe-inspiring geological masterpiece nestled within the majestic landscapes of the American Southwest, stands as a testament to the extraordinary artistry of nature. With its mesmerizing beauty and captivating geological formations, this enchanting slot canyon has become a bucket-list destination for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the wonders of the natural world. Antelope serves as a symbol of Mother Nature’s gifts and powers, and entering is a spiritual experience akin to entering a cathedral. It is considered a solemn event deserving of respect.


Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours provides one-of-a-kind tours of beautiful Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon is made up of two magnificent slot canyons that lie on land belonging to the Navajo Nation and is a sacred site of the Navajo People as well as a Navajo Tribal Park that can be accessed by permit only.  

Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours operates on land belonging to the Begay family, who are longstanding members of the Navajo Nation. Dalvin Etsitty runs Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours and is a member of the Begay family who has provided Antelope Canyon tours for more than 20 years. He enjoys meeting people from diverse cultures and walks of life as well as introducing them to the Canyon and the Navajo way of life. All of our tour guides are members of the Navajo Nation who are fully authorized to give tours of the Canyon and can provide visitors with in-depth information related to the Canyon and Navajo culture.


One of the most compelling aspects of an authentic Navajo-guided tour of Antelope Canyon is the opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of the Navajo people. The Navajo guides, who possess an intimate knowledge of the canyon’s history, geology, and spiritual significance, offer visitors a unique insight into the traditions and stories that have been passed down through generations.

By engaging with Navajo guides, visitors gain a deeper understanding of the sacredness of the land and the profound connection that the Navajo people have with the natural world. This cultural exchange fosters a sense of appreciation and respect for the ancestral lands and traditions of the Navajo Nation, creating a more meaningful and holistic exploration of Antelope Canyon.

Tourists begin by boarding a 4x4 truck that transports them to the mouth of the Upper Antelope Canyon. The guides lead visitors through the slot canyon stopping along the way for photos while sharing Navajo cultural stories about the canyon and descriptions of the rock shapes inside. The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours and runs every day, year-round. The prime time for tourists is during the summer months between 11 am and 1 pm, when the lighting into the canyon is at its peak. During these times, tour group size is limited and the cost for the tour is more expensive. Visitors often bring advanced photo equipment inside to assist in capturing the natural beauty and lighting of the canyon.

Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours

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Native Owned Business - Tribal Affiliation
Navajo Nation

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