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The trip was excellent! Charlie was our guide for the day and he was full of information and facts about the areas we visited and gave suggestions of other things to see and do while in the area. He did a great job! I would highly recommend the tour!
We enjoyed the perfect day traveling to Page, AZ. Our guide made us feel safe in travel and made stops for us to stretch and use the bathrooms. She also shared her knowledge of the area and places to hike and eat. Our Navajo guide was an extra bonus. He not only gave us our canyon tour but showed us how to get some good pictures using our VIVID setting on our phones, which most of us didn't know existed. We had a delicious lunch at Glen Canyon Dam and spent the day with 6 others from Florida, Costa Rica, Nashville... and our own Wisconsin roots. A great adventure!
The trip was really solid. Katherine came to pick us up and was there on time. We picked up three other pairs then off on the drive. Be prepared - you spend A LOT of time in the van. There is a stop for coffee, then a stop at a Trading Post once you are on the Reservation.
Horseshoe Bend is enormous and the pictures will not do it justice. There are no railings and the the views are simply amazing.
From there it is on the the Glen Canyon Dam - lunch was solid and the location was nice. Katherine was a great host and was describing tons of stuff as we made our way.
Then you pull in to the town of Page, and meet up with the other guide service. The transport is a big pick up with bench seats in the back. Short drive over to the site the last portion of which is through a long sand ravine. I was expecting a hike or short walk - nope - the guide trucks pull in right next to the entrance.
Leonard was our guide at that point and he is the only guide you want to go with. He has several you tube videos and added a lot to the experience. He was able to help with the phone camera settings and got it to do things I did not know it could!! The pics were simply beyond description. Bear in mind they allow several groups through at a time. They do a decent job managing it, but this is not a solitary experience.
The ride back takes about three hours - Katherine made sure there were a couple of comfort stops but just be prepared for the ride. All in all a solid day and well worth the price. It is customary to tip so come prepared to take care of both guides if you enjoyed the experience.
Awesome trip, wonderful driver and tour guide, so knowledgeable!
Awesome experience and the knowledge of our guide was great!
Our bus picked us up right on time in Sedona at our hotel. Cindy, our guide, was well prepared and very knowledgeable and has a great personality. We stopped at the Cameron Trading Post on the way and the way back. Horseshoe Bend was gorgeous and the hill climb wasn't nearly as bad as I feared it would be. We stopped at Glen Canyon Dam and had a very tasty box lunch there on the grass. We arrived in Page, AZ where we were handed off to the Navajo group for the trip to Antelope Canyon. The ride there and back is in the bed of a pickup truck fitted with bench seats, and it's fun, but dusty. Our Navajo guide for the canyon was Irene, and she was a delight! She takes charge, knows tons about taking the best pictures and helps you with camera settings and photos. The canyon itself is breathtaking, truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. If you're on a trip to the Grand Canyon, don't miss a chance to see Antelope!
Penny L USA
This was definitely an amazing tour. Our tour guide/driver, Kevin, was outstanding. We appreciate him taking the time to get to know each one of us in the group and kept us informed and entertained during the long drive from Sedona to Page where Antelope Canyon was located. He has a wealth of knowledge. Our first stop was at Horseshoe Bend which was very nice. The one mile walk from the parking lot to the cliff was quite a hike! We were given 45 minutes to meet back a the parking lot but I think that is too short for folks who are not in shape. We had an elderly couple in our group and they were struggling on the return. Antelope Canyon was exactly what we envision and more. The Navajo tour guide, Erwin, was outstanding. Another guy with a wealth of knowledge, especially with the use of how to take photos of the canyons! This was one of the main reasons many of us came and he did not disappoint. He gave us many tips on what angles to take our photos, how to take them, and even took some for us with our cameras! Luckily we had a very good group, we made some friends, and all in all the long day was worth it!
Great trip. Charlie was an excellent driver and guide managing the trip. Kennard was the outstanding Navajo guide in the canyon. Yes, it was a long day, but I knew that going in and it was sooooo worth it.
This was a memorable tour. Kevin picked us up at the hotel at 6:05 am sharp as planned and we were on our way after a few more pickups. First off, the drive to Flagstaff through Oak Creek canyon is amazing and Kevin explained the significance and history of the area and what we were seeing. The first stop was at the Cameron Trading post with their big art gallery, gift shop and restaurant. Its a nice place but the prices for some items may be little on the higher side. Kevin offered to help with purchases on the way back and gave tips about locating good deals. The next stop was the horse shoe bend. This place is amazing where the Colorado river makers a U-Turn. This involves about 0.75 miles walking. You actually have a short uphill walk and then its a longer downhill walk to the view. This can be a little tiring since it can be hot and you are at an altitude but the views are spectacular, definitely worth the effort. Remember to take plenty of water. The return may be a little more tiring since the walk uphill is longer now.
From here we went to Glen Canyon dam and Kevin brought his telescope to show us Lake Powell and the expensive yachts there. This was an interesting stop with the visitor center showing technical details of the dam. Lunch was served there under a tree before driving to Antelope Canyon.
Kevin usually gets Leonard, the best guide for Antelope Canyon most of the time and Leonard makes the tour that much better. He is not only extremely knowledgeable about the canyon but also about photography and any camera / smart phone. When he wants your camera, just give it to him, hell set the best settings and also shoot a few pictures for you, souvenir you cant buy in a gift shop. Antelope Canyon is spectacular with rays of light coming from different locations, different rock colors and formations and Leonard tells you all the necessary details. At the end, he also played his special flute and spoke for a few minutes about the Navajo culture a complete package. If anyone is on vacation in Northern Arizona, this tour is a must. On the way back we stopped at the Trading post for a break and were back at the hotel around 7. A long but wonderful day.
A few words about Kevin are in order too. Kevin is very knowledgeable on many topics and talks about these while driving to keep the group engaged. He is a professional photographer and showed some of his work during the drive. So, with his experiences and connection with Leonard, see if you can be on a tour with Kevin. Kevin didnt have to bring his telescope and photo albums, etc., but these additional touches significantly enhance the quality of the experience. There were frequent rest stops at at clean rest areas for little stretching and rest.
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