I traveled the last week of July 2017. We mistakenly arrived one hour too early. But upon arrival we saw a wonderful Native American dancing performance. Then we set off to Antelope Canyon on the back of a truck. The ride was a bit rough but the view was enjoyable. Upon arriving to the entrance of the Upper Antelope Canyon, our driver Nate was very calm and he was very knowledge and informative. He explained the process of the canyons, shadows, angles for photographs, and took pictures of the guests. He enforced rules inside and outside the canyon. I wish the other traveling groups would also respect the rules. My family and the group remained together at all times. We were a bit rushed but nonetheless we had many photo opportunities. The initial walking into the Canyon is for viewing and taking pictures, but the returning back to the canyon to reach the parking lot we were asked to rush out as to make room for the incoming groups.
The only problem was that there are too many people from different travel groups coming in and out at the same time. All groups work differently and I would hope that all groups can work in one way. Several times our tour guide had to reprimand another group to follow their tour guide as to not stay behind.
I wish they can stagger the visits to allow ample time to allow visitors to fully enjoy this magnificent place, even if they were to charge a little bit more $ money.
In spite of the traffic, I would return in a heartbeat. This place is absolutely beautiful and it was so cool inside the canyon. The smell of the rock reminded of fresh rain.
Props to our driver and tour guide!
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