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“Nature's Beauty”

Upper Antelope Canyon
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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour
Ranked #7 of 42 Tours in Page
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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nature's Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

You see the photos online, but nothing compares to seeing this place in person. I went during off season so crowds were not that much an issue. I could only imagine during high season that it gets very crowded thou. Glad I went in February.

Visited February 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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“A Must See”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Random facts: You need a tour to get in, so no need to get mad when you see that anyone can drive up to the outside entrance. A jeep ride through a ton of sand is required to reach the canyon opening – we did the upper canyon and recommend it. Also be advised that the sand you ride through will be absolutely everywhere, but it’s totally worth it. You are literally walking between two rocks that have been separated by monsoons. Definitely worth the trip and you don't need longer than the hour most tours allot.

Visited February 2014
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Long Beach, California
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“Amazing rock formations, stunning photos minus crowd”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place will amaze you, make you feel close to nature and can even make you spiritual unless you are constantly pushed and hustled by the growing number of tourists.
Only guided tour is permitted in this place which usually costs $35 to $25 depending on peak/ off-peak hours, the best time to visit the place is to take 10:30am tour and second best 1PM and try to book in advance as they are limited seats.
Tour is usually provided by the native people who is usually very friendly, extremely good at any kind of camera and even they take pictures for you.
Although, we missed to see light beams crawling inside canyons but place itself is very calming until you are hustled by a fellow tourist.
Make sure wear a hat to avoid sand falling all over your head.
All in all, this is a must see place.

Visited February 2014
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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“Photographer's Dream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

The drive to the canyon was bad enough to remind me of my bad finishing trip. The light and colors inside the canyon are magical. If you are not a photographer, you will be watching people taking picture all the time. It's kind of busy in there and people distract you from enjoying the scenery.

Visited February 2014
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El Paso, Texas
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“Don't Trust the Photos You Saw”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

I visited Antelope Canyon cause I knew it on newspaper and attracted by the amazing photos they posted. When I saw the real Antelope Canyon rocks after hours of traveling, I totally disappointed. The rocks there are not shining red like what they look like in the photo. Most of the photos you saw on the website are PS ones or modified by adjusting the exposure time. Actually, the color of rocks in Antelope Canyon are plain as most of rocks in Grand Canyon, Canyon Land or Arches National Parks. The length of the canyon is super short, no more than 2 mins walking distance. Furthermore, the entence fee is not cheap. Plus, they will charge you more if you wanna take photos, almost $100. Not recommended to the people only have limited time and budget.

Visited February 2014
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