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You’d be pretty hard pressed to find a traveler who hadn’t heard of The Grand Canyon. But what of the other surrounding natural wonders of the American Southwest? I freely admit that prior to planning this roadtrip, I can’t be sure I’d ever heard of places like Lake Powell, Glen Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, despite them being less than a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon’s gorgeous South Rim. All four suggestions came from a Facebook status asking for advice on where two girls should spend five days in an RV from Las Vegas, suggestions that now have me making that in real life.

And all four brought us to Page, Arizona, an odd little adventure outpost on the cusp of Utah.

We woke up to bright blue skies at the , a part of the Lake Powell Resort.  This was our second morning of seeing our destination for the first time in the morning after arriving in the darkness of night the evening prior, and it felt a bit like Christmas morning every time. On this particular day we were up bright and early and filled with excitement: we were headed to the famed Upper Antelope Canyon.

This was the aspect of our trip I was most excited about from mile one, though we were initially pretty puzzled over how exactly to make it happen. It took a lot of research but I finally gleaned the following:

• Upper Antelope and Lower Antelope are far from the only slot canyons in this region, however they are the most famous. All slot canyons are on either private or Navajo land, and thus are accessible only via tour operators that have been given concessions by the land owners or by the Bureau of Land Management. It can be a little confusing to figure out which companies have access to which canyons. For example, there is no company that has access to both Upper and Lower Antelope. You’d need to visit them with two different tour companies.

• Tours can frequently consist of thirty or more people being herded quickly through a narrow passageway, especially for the most popular canyons. The best way to ensure a personalized experience and the ability to capture frame-worthy photos is to book a specialized photography tour. Or, if you’re Britney Spears and filming the video, do a complete buy out of all five tour companies for a day and artificially dam and flood the canyon for your !

• Speaking of photography, the elusive light beams that feature in most famous snaps of the canyons are dependent on time of day, month of year and amount of sunlight. Plan accordingly. Most companies charge a premium for tours at these times.

We decided early on that we wanted to see the iconic Upper Antelope, and that we wanted to splurge on a photography tour. There are five tour companies with concessions to Upper Antelope, though was the only we could find for photography specific tours (if you know of others, please do give a holler in the comments!) More on my thoughts on them throughout the post.

We settled on a two canyon tour that included both Upper Antelope and Rattlesnake Canyons. First up? The namesake of the desert’s slithering predator.

We had this gorgeous spot all to ourselves, which we’d come to appreciate when we entered the madness that is Upper Antelope a bit later. It’s easy to see why Antelope is the more famous of the two — Rattlesnake is a bit rougher around the edges and does not feature the famous light beams. That said, while it is slightly less visually impressive in person, thanks to the lack of crowds I actually got better photos and enjoyed my time in Rattlesnake more.

We actually lucked out — our group was just five people which we assumed was standard due to the price, but our guide mentioned towards the end of the tour that ten people had rescheduled for the next day due to weather! With such a small group, we had plenty of time and space to play.

Funny story: Zoe spent the first fifteen minutes of the tour taking faux photos with my old cracked-screen dSLR and a dinky tripod we’d bought specifically for the occasion. Why? Because the tour is strictly for for photographers only, no non-shooting guests allowed, which is enforced by requiring every guest to have a dSLR and a tripod. (They do offer some tours that allow non-photographer companions but they are not during the prime light beam hours.) We understood the reasoning for this rule, which is to make sure the true shutterbugs get the best time slots, but we didn’t want to take separate tours at different times of day and I didn’t want to give up the prime time slot. Zoe’s more of a Polaroid kind of girl, but luckily I had yet to get rid of my old dSLR since replacing with an upgraded version a few months prior. We tried ing the company to see  if we could get away with a shared tripod as we were traveling so far and for so long but never got a straight answer (more on our communication disasters with them below) so I ended up buying a for Zoe to basically just get past the bouncer, so to speak. It ended up being a good investment, at least in laughs — it cracked me up watching her elaborate game of photography charades.

We actually crawled all the way to up and out of the end of the canyon, which gave us the unique opportunity to see it from above. At this point our guide had caught onto the fact that Zoe was a secret sightseer (“Um, ma’am, you left your camera back there on the ground?” “Oh. [Pause.] My baby!”), though he didn’t seem too bothered.

Next up? The very famous Upper Antelope. Our eyes grew wide as we pulled up to the entrance and found a long line of trucks parked alongside ours. The private tour was over indeed! I’d already given myself a pep talk when I woke up that morning that I wasn’t going to get worked up over getting the perfect photo. I’d read plenty of photography tips to prepare mentally (just Google “Antelope Canyon photography” for dozens of blog posts on the subject) but I also wanted to take a moment to do so emotionally. Sometimes I get so stressed in crowded or high-pressure situations about capturing the moment that I don’t enjoy the moment! I promised myself that wouldn’t happen here.

If it happened, it happened; if not, I’d have the memories.

Crowds notwithstanding it was one of the most magnificent places I’d ever seen. And my pep talk — as well as the relaxed time we’d had in Rattlesnake — worked. I felt an amused detachment to the circus that was going on inside the canyon and was alarmed at group members who seemed almost hysterical in their pursuit of the perfect photo.

The truth is that while I have a keen eye for composition and strong sense of aesthetics (thank you, BFA from a top design university!), I’m not a very technically skilled photographer. I may know what an F-stop is and the general theory of how to shoot in manual, but I never do it.  Hence why I squirm anytime any of you ask for a photography tutorial! Almost every photo you see on this site was shot on aperture priority, no flash, no tripod, no specific clue on what I’m actually doing.

Which is all to say, I was beyond thrilled that not only did we get the chance to see the ethereal Antelope Canyon light beams, I also took a photograph that I was pretty pleased with. Can it compete with the , taken in the same location? Nah, but I’m pretty excited to frame it someday.

Conclusion? The canyons are magical. Truly, madly, deeply magical.

But. There is a big but: Never in my nearly five years of travel have I had to work so hard to give someone $146 dollars. This was the single most frustrating tour booking experience I have ever had. Our calls to were not answered, our voicemails were not returned, our numerous emails would get an auto-response and our detailed follow ups would warrant only yet another auto-response. We honestly had no idea if we were actually booked on the tour until the evening prior, when we received a confirmation phone call. There was a lot of stress over the whole “photographers only” thing, too.

While our guide gave good photography tips and knew his way around a camera, he could not have seemed any less interested in us or in our questions. I often had to ask two or three follow ups to glean answers to pretty basic questions about the area. Worse, we were pressured into giving him a $20 tip each.

Hence, I have really mixed feelings on the whole thing. On one hand, our booking experience was frustrating and difficult and our guide experience was disappointing, and we paid a lot of money for it. On the other one hand, I wouldn’t trade our experience for the world — and I’m happy to have paid the big bucks to do a photography tour. We could have saved $118  each by doing one of the standard $48 tours but I would have left miserable. Also, we did get VIP status when we were in Antelope: all the guides, regardless of which company they work for, know each other and work together really respectfully to keep big groups out of the way of the photography tours and make sure you get the shots. They’d yell out “photo tour coming through!” and the other guides would just shove their groups out of the way. We had a lot of fun playing in Rattlesnake Canyon and enjoyed having priority access in Upper Antelope Canyon.

See that tiny RV at the bottom of the photo?

With our tour finishing up around 1PM and no long drives ahead (we were actually staying in the same campground two nights in a row — bliss!), we still had plenty of time to explore the area before sunset.

Our plan was to spend the afternoon SUPing on Lake Powell, something I was incredibly excited for. But first, lunch. When we stopped at the Lake Powell viewpoint en route to the marina we decided the view was too gorgeous to drive away from just yet, and started prepping our meal right then and there. Such is the beauty of driving a and having your kitchen along for the ride!

However, we noticed a dark weather pattern heading our way at a rapid clip. At first, we reveled in watching it get closer and closer without a care in the world. Slowly we started flashing each other nervous smiles and reassuring each other that we were totally safe cooking in metal pots while a lightening storm quickly approached. In retrospect I have no idea why we were both so reluctant to pull the plug on the whole operation, but I can assure you you’ve never seen two girls move so fast as we did when a man in a truck pulled up and screamed at us to get out of there before we got killed.

His timing was impeccable. Moments later we were immersed in the most deafening torrential downpour I’ve ever experienced, pans rattling in the back and pot of ruined macaroni in my lap.

Truly, it was chilling and I had a rare moment of dread and fear wash over me as we frantically tried to decide if it was safer to pull over off the road we could not see in front of us or keep pressing forward in search of safety. With lightening striking at alarmingly close locations, I turned, as always, to Google. At this point, my searches were getting increasingly morbid, as my showed.

The eye of the storm passed and we made the short drive back to the Lake Powell Marina. Rattled by our brush with bad weather, we decided to spent the afternoon catching up on tasks like laundry, showering, answering emails, and giving tours to the onlookers who regularly inquired about our JUCY.

Yup — campers get access to the resort pool!

Right before sunset the rain tapered off and, feeling a little antsy from our low-key afternoon, we decided to take a little drive. We weren’t on the road long before I heard an excited shriek from Zoe. “Rainbow!” I snapped up and saw it — a perfect multi-hued arch reaching valiantly from one end of the lake to the other. Our aimless drive to nowhere suddenly had a destination. We pulled over to admire.

In that moment, on the side the road, I felt so spoiled. The whole trip, we were surrounded by an overindulgence of natural beauty, an absolute excess of gifts handed over by the universe. We had had so many already, and here was yet another. It almost felt like we’d had more than our fair share. I felt very small, very humbled, and very grateful.

Stay tuned for further adventures around Lake Powell!
Have you been to any of the slot canyons or the lake?

Many thanks to for our sweet ride! As always, you receive my honest thoughts, full opinions and poorly written jokes regardless of who is footing the bill.

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  • Gemma
    March 9 2016

    Having slept under the stars at Monument Valley years ago, Antelope is now firmly on my list of things to do the States. You’ve captured those slinky canyons well. Looks like this road trip well worth it!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Oh man, not getting to Monument Valley was a HUGE regret from this trip. I’m desperate to go!

    • John
      April 14 2016

      Thank you for mentioning Monument Valley! I absolutely loved the Antelope Canyon, but I’ve been wanting to try something new. I hope I manage to capture it in pictures just like these 🙂
      I find areas like these very calming and impressive for both the eye and soul.

      • Meihoukai
        April 27 2016

        I’m dying to go to Monument Valley too! I was so bummed to miss it on this trip.

  • Kacy
    March 9 2016

    I’m actually really surprised to hear you’re not a photography expert because these photos are all stunning, as are all of your photos in general. I appreciate your honesty on the topic though. I have so much to learn with photography and don’t even currently have a DSLR – I used to and then sold it before deciding to start blogging, such a regret!
    The storm sounds like a crazy experience, glad you guys made it through safely. Rainbows are always the perfect reward…
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Well I appreciate the kind words on my photography, Kacy! I have become pretty comfortable with editing over the years which I think makes a huge difference. Still, I always feel a tad insecure in high pressure situations like this one!

  • Marni
    March 9 2016

    Antelope Canyon is stunning and it’s on my list, but it’s great to hear that Rattlesnake is worth it, too! Your photos look wonderful and capture the magnificence of the area. I’m excited for your next posts!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      I almost wish we’d done the three canyon tour, in retrospect! On the other hand it was nice to sleep in a little longer 😛

  • Silvia
    March 9 2016

    My boyfriend has been begging for a US trip for ages and I keep putting it off, but you so sold me. Well, except for the terrifying weather. Huge lol at Zoe faking the photography!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Ha yeah, that still cracks me up to think about. Girl can’t help it that she loves shooting with a GoPro instead of an SLR 🙂

  • Kelly Russell
    March 9 2016

    Great post as always – LOVING the photos in this one!! And I laughed out loud at “why won’t my broccoli steam” Google question in your search history (Zoe’s faux photography got a laugh as well).

    Glad to see you enjoyed the Southwest; my grandmother lives there 6 months out of the year for the past 15 years and I always love visiting!

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Ah, that’s awesome Kelly! What a great excuse to visit Grandma 🙂 I can see why she’d want to call it her sometime home!

  • Eva Casey
    March 9 2016

    I LOLed at the ‘why won’t my broccoli steam’ Google search. Hahaha..we’ve all been there.

    Sucks about the tour operators not being up to par for the amount you paid! So basically when you go to Antelope there’s no other way to get the ‘cool light shots’ with a DSLR than to pay for the photography tour?

    Your photos are so amazing, it makes me feel better to know that you’re not as photo savvy either! I recently started shooting in manual, but before that I used aperture mode as well! Funnily enough, I got an impromptu photo lesson from my coffee tour guide in Panama who had worked for years as an underwater photographer in Utila! Maybe he should start working as a guide at Antelope Canyon! Sounds like he’d be more helpful than your tour guide! ?
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Yeah, unfortunately I can’t see how it would be humanely possible to get a light beam shot without being on the photo tour — it was hard enough even being in that more exclusive group. The rest of the groups were basically herded away from the light beams in order to make room for our tripods!

      Your tour guide sounds great. I’ve had some jungle guides in South America who really knew what they were doing with a camera and gave me great pointers. Always a !

  • Amanda
    March 9 2016

    Elliot and I are headed out West next month to visit as many national parks in Utah as possible – and Antelope Canyon is also on our list! I actually went once with my sister about 5 years ago, but just on a regular tour with a point and shoot camera. I still thought it was amazing, but can’t wait to go back again with a “real” camera and an idea of what to expect!

    Thanks for your honest opinion on the photo tour company you used. I had been looking at their photos tours, too (I like that they take you to other, not-so-crowded canyons, too), but now I’m leaning more towards the other option, Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours.
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Oh my gosh Amanda I can’t waiiiiiiit to read about that trip! I don’t even remember seeing Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours when we were planning, but they sound like a great (and less expensive!) alternative. I think we spent a lot less than two full hours in Upper Antelope as well. I’ll definitely be interested to compare our experiences if you go with them.

  • Mary B
    March 9 2016

    I had a similarly terrifying/exhilarating thunderstorm experience in Utah last summer – we got so mesmerized by the approaching storm that we didn’t realize how close it was getting and had to run full-out down a trail to get back to the car just as the skies opened up.

    Gorgeous pics, as always. I have no idea what aperture priority means (and does my mirrorless have that option?), so you still sound like an expert to me!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Okay, it definitely makes me feel better to know I’m not the only one who got sideswiped by a storm! They are kind of hypnotic to watch, no? As for the camera — does it have a setting that says “A?” That’s usually Aperture Priority 🙂 “M” is full manual.

  • Leah
    March 9 2016

    “Why won’t my broccoli steam” gave me the best laugh I’ve had all day. Death…death…death…basics of cooking.

    I never imagined accessing the canyons was so complicated but this is all really good to know for the future!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Ha ha, you do NOT want to know the number of times I’ve called my mom, my best friend’s mom, my old babysitter, or some other adult in my life in a complete panic like HOW DO I KNOW WHEN CHICKEN IS READY AND DID I SERIOUSLY BUY A CUCUMBER INSTEAD OF A ZUCCHINI?! It’s an issue.

  • Cate
    March 9 2016

    I love those photos so much!!! I have always wanted to visit antelope canyon, its officially on my bucketlist.

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      It definitely deserves a spot there, Cate! What a magical place — and hopefully the tips in this post will make it easier to get there!

  • Susan
    March 9 2016

    Antelope Canyons is on my photographer bucket list, and you definitely did it justice! And speaking of photography skills, your photos have gotten so very good over the past few years whether you know the super technical bits or not. I’ve been a reader for a while now and have moseyed through the archives, and it has been really cool to watch you grow as a photographer. I hope that the compliment comes across the way I mean it. And if it makes any difference, the compliment is coming from a professional wedding/portrait photographer. 🙂 (Me, in case that wasn’t clear.)
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      It definitely comes across as a compliment Susan, thank you! Whenever I have to look through old posts for something I’m like ZOMG why did I think that photo was acceptable to post, ha. I’d love to go back through and re-edit them all. Actually I think that’s a major area that I have developed skills in just through trial and error… playing around with Bridge, Photoshop and lots of free downloadable actions!

  • Thuc
    March 9 2016

    WOW. I love this. I only found out about slot canyons recently and it is on my list.

    I love that photo of the light beam. So pretty.

    I also definitely agree on not getting caught up with taking the perfect photo. I’ve actually banned myself from looking up too many photos of any destination now, so that I can create my own photos without the influence of anyone else! It works a treat 🙂 otherwise, you’re constantly comparing.

    Awesome post Meihoukai. I loved it. Looks like you had a ball.
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      That’s a really great idea, Thuc. Plus, it makes it feel all brand new when you’re there in person. Sometimes if I’ve done too much research I end up comparing the destination to the photos and stories and whatnot that I pored over in planning! And that is certainly not ideal 🙂

  • Thuc
    March 9 2016

    HAHAHA. I’ve googled ‘can you get hit by lightning in a car’ before as well!!! Was car camping during a thunderstorm and it was so bad that we had to hide in the car.
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Storms can be really scary! Once they are over though, it’s pretty exhilarating to know you survived it.

  • Miriam
    March 9 2016

    Girl, your photos are legendary! The Antelope Canyon is at the top of my US wish list and I’ve been looking forward to this post since I saw your photos on Insta. Definitely worth the wait 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Thanks Miriam! I know I made you wait a while for these, so much appreciated 🙂

  • Stef
    March 9 2016

    I probably travel through the US this summer and the Antelope Canyon has always been top of my bucket list since I’ve first seen a photo of it. So hopefully I can convince my fellow-travelers to go there. Thanks for sharing your advice on the photographers tour. I will be thinking about participating in this one if you otherwise have always so many people around you. A shame the booking experience and the guide wasn’t as great. Would you book this tour again when let’s assume we turn back time and you could decide again considering money and value?
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      You know, I think I would, which is frustrating considering the experience we had. But I kinda know the regular tour experience would have been even worse, if you know what I mean… so it’s the lesser of two evils! Amanda commented with an alternative company, might be worth looking into them as well or following her experience with them if she books.

      • Stef
        March 14 2016

        Thank you! I will have a look at this one 🙂 and yes I understand what you mean. Sometimes you have to choose the better company even though it s not good.
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  • Michelle
    March 9 2016

    Ah! This makes me so jealous. Went to the Canyon in the winter and found out the hard way that it snows a lot up there! Ended up not being able to see anything and Antelope Canyon was closed. Glad I could read about your trip tho… I’ll have to go back one day!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Wow having been there in the August heat it is so hard to picture it covered in snow! I’ve seen photos of the Grand Canyon covered in a fresh snowfall though and that was gorgeous.

  • Ijana
    March 9 2016

    I’m psyched to get back to northern Arizona now! When I worked at the Grand Canyon North Rim for a summer I was planning on going to all those places, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, etc, but ended up having to leave early so never saw it. Sounds like a road trip is in order!

    About the photography, honestly I can never tell the difference between a picture shot in aperture or manual or any other weird setting I have no clue how to use xD What makes a picture great is the subject and composition, imho, and you do that quite nicely

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Thanks Ijana 🙂 I definitely spent hours on taking editing and uploading my photos so I’m always beaming when someone says something nice about them!

  • Erin
    March 9 2016

    Meihoukai your pictures are beautiful!!! Im trying to decide which one you mentioned framing lol cause there is more than one that seem worthy 🙂

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      I was referring to the lightbeam one 🙂 But thank you!

  • Ruth
    March 9 2016

    What an adventure! I hate storms and the lightening in the desert would have freaked me out. You’ve got gorgeous photos to show for it.

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Thanks Ruth! I love watching the rain but that did get a little intense there for a hot second.

  • Jade
    March 10 2016

    These photos are phenomenal!
    It’s such a shame when people in the tourism industry care so little about experience. It’s like a teacher hating kids!

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Yeah, it’s a bummer. I know everyone has bad days but tour guides definitely have an extra burden to remember that for many of their charges, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a vacation they saved for all year!

  • Karmughil Vannan
    March 10 2016

    It’s so amazing to read the stories with the stunning pictures all through. Absolutely great to read and wonderful pics. Looking forward to read more of your stories in the way forward.

    Regards,
    Karmughil

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      And I look forward to sharing them! Thanks for reading, Karmughil!

  • Anna
    March 10 2016

    These photos look amazing! I’ve seen similar pics on Instagram before and I’ve been wanting to go to Utah/Arizona for a while. Love the story about being a fake photographer 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Fake it till you make it 😉 Or fake until you get on the tour you want to be on…

  • Dominique
    March 10 2016

    I’m wondering now why I never considered going on a photography tour before. It seems great for taking beautiful pictures without waiting for people to leave your shot! Did you do photography tours at other places too?
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Hm, I can’t think of another I’ve done off the top of my head. Generally when I do see them advertised they are a little more beginner oriented and promise to teach you your way around even a basic camera, whereas this one is definitely assuming you’re already pretty invested in your craft considering it requires both a dSLR and a tripod. This type seems pretty rare, I think. I’d definitely consider others though!

  • Charlotte
    March 10 2016

    Wow stunning Photos! Yet another place added to my bucket list 😉
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      Mine just keeps getting longer 🙂 Yours too?

  • I love, love, love the Southwest but haven’t had the chance to visit this area yet. Definitely on the list. It’s crazy how even places like this, which are relatively off the beaten path, can get so crowded! I hope the Navajo are able to keep this area pristine for years to come and don’t open it up to more tourism.

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      It’s hard for me to imagine it could get much more crowded than it is, at least in peak season. I suppose some of the other canyons could become more popular and fill up as well — right now it seems like Upper and Lower Antelope get most of the attention.

  • Tory
    March 10 2016

    I love Jucy!! We used them in New Zealand, so excited they’re making their way to the states!! And I looove all your photos!

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2016

      JUCY is awesome! I’m hoping they’ll expand to the East Coast, too 🙂

  • Julie
    March 12 2016

    If you want to check out a different canyon (and a different tour experience) next time you visit, my best friend and I had an AMAZING time with Ken’s Tours in Lower Antelope Canyon when we did a similar campervan roadtrip last year. Booking was super easy, our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable (and a photography student himself!), and going on the very first tour of the day also helped us avoid crowds. I’d definitely recommend them!

    • Meihoukai
      March 13 2016

      Thanks so much for that recommendation, Julie — good to know there’s a well reviewed option for Lower Antelope 🙂 Loved reading about your own roadtrip!

  • Amy
    March 12 2016

    Love the photos! I always thought about doing those photography tours when I’m out & about too. Do you think a mirrorless camera counts as a “professional” camera if it’s not a true dslr? 🙁
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    • Meihoukai
      March 14 2016

      Sadly, based on how strict they were about the tripods, I don’t think mirrorless would sub for a true dSLR. It’s a hassle for sure! Maybe check out one of the less crowded canyons where you kind of get the benefits of the small group photo tour regardless?

  • Allie
    March 15 2016

    Those photos are stunninggggg! But damn girl, it does sound like you pulled teeth to get it coordinated.

    And the tripod/DSLR story is too funny, you girls will remember that forever.

    Thanks for sharing your travel tidbits!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 17 2016

      Every best friend road trip needs a wacky story to go with it, right? That will be ours 😛

  • Natalie
    March 25 2016

    Beautiful photos! Although my favorite part of this post is you sharing your Google search history. You sure make me laugh!
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    • Meihoukai
      March 29 2016

      That’s what I’m here for, Nat 😉

  • Christel
    August 3 2016

    Just love your blog and especially the wild tone you have… Sensational pictures you made of this place… Very nice to discover your blog. best regards

    • Meihoukai
      August 4 2016

      Thanks Christel! Glad you discovered me 🙂

  • Julia Nix
    August 15 2016

    Spectacular place. Admiring your photos here.

    • Meihoukai
      August 15 2016

      Thanks Julia! One of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been.

  • Christy
    August 15 2016

    Hello Meihoukai!!
    I just found your blog and I am a huge fan already!!
    I am currently working on my own blog post about visiting the Antelope Canyon- I did the Lower instead of the Upper and I love your take on the tour!
    We definitely had very different experiences- I seriously LOVED the guide we had. But I was too blown away by the beauty.
    Keep up the great posts!! You are now an inspiration 🙂

    Christy

    • Meihoukai
      August 17 2016

      So glad you had a great experience! The natural beauty there is unbelievable. What a national treasure!

  • Christy
    August 15 2016

    Also! would it be okay if I linked your post in mine? I did not do the Photographer package, but loved what you had to say.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 17 2016

      Absolutely! Always feel free to link to me 🙂

  • Sandy Jones
    April 27 2017

    There are several tour companies that offer Antelope Canyon Tours. You can google Navajo Parks and Recreation and find the link to Antelope Canyon. They list the options for tour operators. The Navajo culture is very different from the mainstream American culture. A lot of your frustrations on your tour were a result of this.

    You chose the best option for getting a more private tour situation by going with the Navajo Antelope Canyon Tour Company. Next time you come you might want to try other canyons with them or even take the Lower Antelope Canyon tour – weather permitting, of course.

    Great Adventure! Happy travels!

    • Meihoukai
      April 28 2017

      Hey Sandy! I’m sure that is indeed true regarding our tour frustrations. I’d love to come back and tour more of the canyons!

  • Miss Classy
    August 21 2017

    Great pictures of the Antelope Canyon. I have been there in 2015, and I was really impressed by the beauty of this place.
    Regards Doris

    • Meihoukai
      September 20 2017

      Thanks! It was one to check off the bucket list, for sure. What an incredibly beautiful place, right in the USA!