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Visited on Saturday Nov 4th, 12:00 tour, with my inspiring to be a photographer, daughter. Our tour guide, Rick, was hands down, the best, most knowledgeable and friendliest! He was very aware of all the pictures that we could take, the settings needed for the correct image. He told us stories & shared his memories of this place. I highly recommend Rick, because he has this passion for this place!!! Suggestion: Get there early as recommended, visit with the kind people behind the retail. Always. Always Tip the guides!!
Jamie was a fantastic guide! She was very knowledgeable and funny, enjoyed listening to her talk about the formation and history of the Upper Antelope Canyons as well as the Navajo people's relationship with it and the land. The pictures she took on my phone were phenomenal, no idea how she did it, but she certainly made it look like a professional photographer's portfolio on my camera roll! The hike in and through is simple, and the hike up and around is no big deal, just about 10-15 minutes of walking. The canyons themselves? Probably one of the most surreal experiences of my life just gazing at the twisting and swirling patterns of the canyon walls. This tour is worth every penny.
Our tour guide was SO nice! I am probably misspelling her name, but Lynette?! She was so kind and so informative, she also showed everyone how to get THE best pictures. The canyon was also stunning, with beautiful picture opportunities around every corner. Definitely recommend touring with them!!!🥰

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The mysterious and haunting beauty of Antelope Canyon (also known as “Corkscrew Canyon”) awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular — yet little known attractions of the Lake Powell area. A tour to this awe-inspiring sculpture set in stone is a must for amateur and professional photographers alike. Come see nature’s surprising masterpiece of color.

About us : Antelope Canyon Tours is a customer service oriented business that specializing in slot canyon tours around Page, Arizona / Lake Powell Area. Antelope Canyon Tours is a Navajo owned and operated, providing guided tours from Page, Arizona.

Our tours into the Upper Antelope Canyon begin at our office located at 22 South Lake Powell Boulevard, near the intersection of Lake Powell Boulevard and North Navajo Drive in the heart of Page, AZ. Look for the monster trucks! Call or email for directions.

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Upper Antelope, Owl, & Rattlesnake Canyons Tour

Dedicate half your day to experiencing the Dine (Navajo) playground. Experience each type of slot canyon—the traditional vibrance of Upper Antelope Canyon, the twist and turns of Rattlesnake Canyon, and open wide space of Owl Canyon.

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Push your experience to another level by adding a tour through Rattlesnake Canyon in addition with Upper Antelope Canyon. Rattlesnake Canyon is a moderate hike through a V-shaped, above ground canyon with ladders.

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Explore Rattlesnake Canyon’s textured sandstone and phenomenal curves. Enjoy great scenic views and plenty of opportunities for abstract photography! Experience the natural illuminating sunlight on the canyon walls.

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Experience a fully guided tour into the 8th wonder of the world, Upper Antelope Canyon! This tour will show the natural illuminating sunlight on the canyon walls, while it is changing colors throughout the seasons.

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We toured the Upper Antelope Canyon. Connie was an amazing guide, offering camera tips, history and geography lessons, and making us feel welcome. We really appreciated the respect for the land, beauty, weather, and culture that she conveyed. Truly a memorable tour!

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This was worth every penny! The canyon is breathtaking. The tour was well organized. Roman was a great guide. Our group had a few health issues, but he was patient and made it all work by making the drive as unbumpy as possible and offered walking options on the return out of the canyon.

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Greatly enjoyed my tour at Upper Antelope Canyon. Chris was an incredible guide. She let us have time to take as many photos as we wanted and took some great pictures of us. We weren’t rushed through at all and being in a small group made it so much more enjoyable!

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Explored Rattlesnake Canyon with our tour guide Roman and it was amazing! Roman was a terrific guide. Our photos turned out amazing, and Roman did a great job pointing our features inside the Canyon. Well worth the drive, time, and the money! Can't recommend this tour enough!

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Antelope Canyon Tours | Arizona Hiking Trips in Scenic Navajo Nation

Home to the Navajo Nation, and serving as the backdrop of legends that date back several centuries, Antelope Canyon is a remarkable slot canyon formation that no trip to Arizona and southern Utah is complete without. While smaller than some of the other canyons in the region, with Upper Slot Canyon measuring in at only 100 yards, it attracts thousands of visitors and photography enthusiasts each and every year.

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Things to Know about Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon was formed as a result of wind and water erosion, and provides visitors with an interesting science lesson about how Mother Nature is always changing the facade of the land. Antelope Canyon is most known as a photography destination where visitors can capture pure magic as the sun shines upon the sandstone casting glares that bounce around the walls and provide a phenomenal light show. The Navajo Nation opened the canyon up for tours in 1997, and this landmark has been attracting nature lover’s ever since. Antelope Canyon is comprised of two slot canyons, Upper Antelope Canyon , which is known as “The Crack,” and Lower Slot Canyon , which is known as “The Corkscrew.” For those who are interested in Navajo culture and the natural marvels of Earth, reserve a spot on one of the thrilling tours offered at Antelope Canyon , and let the adventure begin!

Cultural & Environmental Considerations

Antelope Canyon is a highly-respected natural area among members of the Navajo Nation. Members consider the canyon to be an outdoor cathedral and a gift from the spirit world. While photography is permitted within the canyon, items such as selfie sticks and certain other electronic items are prohibited on the tours. The Navajo Nation asks that visitors respect the land and refrain from defacing the stone structures or leaving garbage in the canyons.

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Guided Tours of Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a special place that is best explored with an expert tour guide. In fact, that’s the only way visitors can tour Antelope Canyon . The canyon is owned and operated by the Navajo Tribe, and all travelers who wish to visit, must be accompanied by a registered tour guide service. While on a tour, your tour guide will share information about the science of the rock structures, as well as the history of the region. You will get to learn about the Native American Tribe that calls this place home and see artifacts and evidence of the canyon’s ancient inhabitants. Here are some guided tours to consider taking while visiting Antelope Canyon .

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For those who have a love of the great outdoors and would enjoy the opportunity to explore Upper Antelope Canyon by way of 4-wheel drive tour trucks, Antelope Canyon Tours – by Carolene Ekis offers the perfect tour options. An expert guide will take you up to Upper Antelope Canyon where you will then get to participate in the adventure of a lifetime. They offer narrated sightseeing tours as well as special photography tours where guests will learn about the geology and history of the sandstone structures. On the tour, expect to see beautiful landmarks such as Lake Powell and “The Corkscrew” rock formations.

Tour prices start out at just $54 per person, and reservations are required.

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Antelope Slot Canyon Tours

Independently owned and operated, Antelope Slot Canyon Tours is the premier Antelope Canyon guided tours provider of the area. This tour company provides guided tours that allow visitors to explore the canyon by land, air, and water. Day tours offered by Antelope Slot Canyon Tours include:

  • Cathedral Canyon Tour – A two-hour tour that departs from the shop multiple times a day. Visitors will head to Upper Antelope Canyon to check out rock formations such as Four Sisters, Thumb Rock, Pucket Rock, and the slot canyons. Tour guides share information about native plants and animals and how they have been used by Native Americans for generations.
  • Antelope Slot Canyon Scenic Tour – For those who love photography and would like the opportunity to take amazing photos with the assistance of a guide, this is the tour to sign up for. Antelope Slot Canyon Scenic Tours is a 1.5 hour tour of the upper canyon where a guide shares information about the rock formations and Native American history. There are photo stops along the way and the guides provide training on taking the best photos.
  • Upper Antelope Expedition Tour from Las Vegas – An exhilarating 10- to 11-hour tour on a sightseeing airplane where guests will first pass over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon and the Vermillion Cliffs and then enjoy sweeping views of Antelope Canyon from the sky.
  • Antelope Canyon Boat Tour – Join an expert guide on a relaxing boat troll around Lake Powell on this one-hour tour. An expert guide circles around the lake while sharing interesting information about the history and geography of the region. Visitors are welcome to take photos and examine the walls of the canyon up close.
  • Scenic Canyon River Adventure – Get aerial views of both the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon , plus a day of rafting down the gorgeous Colorado River, on this 12.5-hour tour.

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Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours

Get an inside look at the traditional Navajo Nation way of life while admiring one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of America on a scenic tour with Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours . This tour company has been in business for over 20 years and is owned and operated by members of the Navajo Tribe. Guests to the area are invited to hop aboard one of the fully-loaded 4X4 tour trucks and embark on a journey into the canyon with a knowledgeable guide who will talk about history, geology, and the culture of the Navajo people. Be on the lookout as you are bound to see lots of wildlife and native plants along the journey. Each tour is about 1.5 hours in duration and takes you through some of the most popular formations of Upper Antelope Canyon .

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Ken’s Tours Lower Antelope Canyon

While most visitors spend a majority of time exploring Upper Antelope Canyon , Ken’s Tours introduces visitors to all of the magic of Lower Antelope Canyon . Guests can choose between a standard sightseeing tour that is approximately an hour in duration or splurge on the deluxe package which includes more sites and a special gift. Each tour is about a mile long and is appropriate for visitors of any age. Guests will be treated to a glimpse at many beautiful sandstone formations that create natural light shows when the sun glares upon them. The guides will talk about the science of the formations as well as the canyon’s significance in Native American history.

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Hiking Trails at Antelope Canyon | Permits & Guides

Antelope Canyon offers scenic hiking trails that are easy to navigate and provide beautiful views of the landscape. However, all sections of the canyon are considered to be sacred grounds of the Navajo Nation, and visitors are required to travel with a guide at all times while visiting the canyon and any of its outlying nature trails. The hiking trails within the canyons wind through sandstone structures and caves, around the lake, and up to vistas where one can take photos or get lost in their thoughts for a while. The most convenient way to hike the trails of Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon is to sign up for a private tour with one of the tour services instead of a group tour. Along with guide service tour fees, all visitors will pay an $8.00 Navajo Nation permit fee to gain access to the canyon grounds.

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Attractions and Landmarks Near Antelope Canyon

Looking for more exciting ways to have some fun while visiting Antelope Canyon ? This region of Northern Arizona offers many activities that will connect you to the culture and history of the region. Here are some popular activities to do while you are in town.

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Navajo Village Heritage Center

Celebrate the culture and history of the Navajo Nation at Navajo Village Heritage Center in Page . At Navajo Village Heritage Center visitors will learn about the lifestyle and history of the Navajo Tribe while joining in hands-on activities. Navajo Village Heritage Center also features a community homesite so visitors can see what life was like among generations of the past. Tribe members put on music and dance shows for guests as well as provide presentations that engage and inspire travelers from afar. Learn more about the important role Antelope Canyon plays in the Navajo Nation and how it has helped to develop the tribe’s spiritual beliefs.

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Powell Museum

Located in downtown Page , the Powell Museum is a non-profit organization with the mission of sharing the life legacy of Major John Wesley Powell. Inside the museum, guests will find exhibits with documents and artifacts that showcase the accomplishments of Major Powell and the history of the region. From archaeological specimens to building plans for some of the most iconic landmarks of the regions, this museum showcases the region’s fascinating history.

Note : Powell Museum has been temporarily closed for renovation since June 19, 2019. Guests are welcome to visit the information center and gift shop next door, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Located just a few miles from Antelope Canyon , Rainbow Bridge National Monument is a natural rock formation that is revered by the Navajo people. The bridge is made of red sandstone and is located in the desert region of Lake Powell . The Navajo Nation believes that the bridge was delivered by the spirits to bring rain to the region, which is needed for their ongoing survival at Antelope Canyon .

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Horseshoe Bend

Shaped like a horseshoe with a cascading sandstone tower in the middle, Horseshoe Bend is a picture-perfect natural wonder that visitors must see while they are visiting the Lower Antelope Canyon region. Whether you opt to take a boat tour around the tower or would like to get out and do some hiking, your tour guide will provide you with an exceptional adventure, and one that you will want to be sure to capture on film. Horseshoe Bend is located in the mandatory tour guide section of the canyon, so ask your guide about what tours are available while planning your trip.

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More Breathtaking Hiking Trails in Southern Utah

Visitors who can’t get enough of all the natural beauty of Arizona’s canyons can head north into southern Utah and let the canyon adventures continue. Southern Utah is full of breathtaking red rock canyons, and hiking trails are in abundance. Here is a look at some of the most popular hiking trails in southern Utah.

  • Zion National Park – Less than a two-hour drive from Antelope Canyon , the national park offers hiking trails that appeal to hikers of all skill levels. Take the five-mile round trip adventure up to Angels Landing , and gaze at the spiral rock structures that appear to reach up into the heavens.
  • Devil’s Garden Trailhead – For those who enjoy a good old-fashioned road trip, Devil’s Garden Trailhead is located within Arches National Park and is a scenic four-hour drive from Antelope Canyon . Devil’s Garden Trailhead is a scenic seven-mile hiking trail where visitors will pass by seven breathtaking rock structures and several canyon vistas. This tour is great for those who want to take in all of the natural beauty of the Southwest.
  • Coyote Gulch – For hardcore hikers, or those who are just looking for a fun all-day activity, Coyote Gulch trail is located approximately three miles north of Antelope Canyon , in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area , in southern Utah. This trail is 17 miles long, and hikers will encounter sandstone arches, rolling hills, canyons, and desert wildlife while on the adventure. Be sure to bring a camera to capture all of the beauty!
  • Neon Canyon – A “trail” that is perfect for those who want explore the desert off the beaten path, Neon Canyon is a hiking area that is void of any official trails. Neon Canyon is located within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument , just up the road a few miles from Antelope Canyon . Visitors can spend hours exploring the canyon and taking in all of its natural formations.

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Hotels Near Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the United States and provides visitors thousands of acres of untouched wild country to explore. After a long day of sightseeing, check in to one of these local hotels, and rest up before stepping back out to Antelope Canyon .

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Best Western Plus at Lake Powell

Located just a short distance from Upper Antelope Canyon , Best Western Plus at Lake Powell offers rooms as low as $68 per night. This contemporary hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness room, free Wi-Fi, and each guest receives a complimentary breakfast in the morning. The suites are adorned in modern furnishings and feature luxury touches like hardwood floors and plush bedding. Guests can choose from an assortment of rooms featuring queen and king size beds.

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Wingate by Wyndham Page Lake Powell

For as low as $84 per night, travelers can rest up in a comfortable suite at Wingate by Wyndham Page Lake Powell . Guests have several room options available to them including standard rooms with king and queen size beds or deluxe suites with a view. Each room is decked out in modern furnishings and has a spacious feel to it. While staying at this hotel, enjoy amenities such as a complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a hot tub, fitness room, swimming pool, and close proximity to shops and restaurants downtown.

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Pet-Friendly Adobe – 7 Miles to Lake Powell!

For those who have ever dreamed of walking in the footsteps of authentic cowboys of the old west, Pet-Friendly Adobe – 7 Miles to Lake Powell! is a private home-stay that delivers! This rustic adobe home is located in the desert and provides excellent views of the slot canyons beyond. While staying here, guests can sit on the front porch deck and enjoy the simple life with a cold beverage in hand. The home features plush bedding, a full kitchen, complimentary coffee and air conditioning. Guests can do some horseback riding on the nearby trails or go fishing. This home-stay can be reserved for less than $150 per night.

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Suites on 10th

For less than $100 per night, travelers can unwind and rest their feet in a spacious air-conditioned room at Suites on 10th in downtown Page . This hotel offers relaxing features such as natural stone accent walls, modern furnishings, and free parking. Each room comes with a large kitchenette set up for easy meal prep. Suites on 10th is located just a short distance from several restaurants and local attractions.

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She finally got to the Southwest’s most-photographed slot canyon. And it left her speechless.

Even in non-covid times, you need perseverance and a bit of luck to see Upper Antelope Canyon, a swirling fantasyland of flame-colored rock in northern Arizona.

First, you must reserve a guided tour through a company authorized by the Navajo Nation, where the Southwest’s most-photographed slot canyon is located. Then, you need to get to Page, a small northern Arizona town on the high desert that’s more than three hours from any major airport. Lastly, your tour must fall on a day when there’s no heavy rain, which can cause dangerous flash floods. Add the pandemic, and the chance of experiencing Upper Antelope may seem as ethereal as the canyon itself.

That’s why, on a recent morning in August, I could scarcely believe I was standing inside the first “room” of Upper Antelope Canyon, a narrow, 660-foot-long gorge chiseled from soft sandstone by millions of years of wind and water erosion. Surrounded by the sinuous layers of stone arching overhead, my husband, Brian, and I — both writers — kept repeating “wow” and “amazing,” truly at a loss for adjectives. I understood why Australian photographer Peter Lik’s photo of a shaft of light slanting through this space was bought for $6.5 million in 2014 — to date said to be the most expensive photograph ever sold.

As we gawked, our Navajo guide, Cindy Begay of Roger Ekis’s Antelope Canyon Tours, told us to turn back to the entrance to see how the terra-cotta-hued walls formed the outline of a candle flame — just one of many whimsical shapes and tricks of the eye that awaited.

When I planned our family’s two-week road trip through the geologic marvels of Utah, Arizona and Nevada, Antelope Canyon was at the top of my list of must-sees. As a travel-obsessed parent with a toddler in tow, I’m always looking for activities that provide a feeling of adventure without being dangerous or too physically challenging. Ever since I had read that we could safely and easily tour this spectacular slot canyon, I had yearned to take my family there, a desire that only deepened during the long pandemic months stuck in our downtown D.C. apartment.

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I initially made reservations for the trip in spring 2020, naively assuming travel would be possible by that August. Meanwhile, because of the pandemic, the Navajo Nation closed both Upper Antelope Canyon and its more physically challenging counterpart, Lower Antelope Canyon, to tours for the rest of that year. (Both canyons have been part of the Navajo Nation’s Lake Powell Tribal Park since 1997.)

The nation left open the possibility that the sites would reopen in 2021, so after I had rescheduled for this August, it became my nightly habit to feed the cats, brush my teeth and check the tour website for an update. On July 8 at midnight, I saw the glorious words “We are OPEN!” — albeit at a limited capacity — and immediately booked a tour for me, Brian and our 3-year-old, Everett.

Uncertainty returned with the spread of the delta variant, and the tour company emailed us in early August cautioning that the Navajo government might reduce the number of tourists allowed in the canyon. Instead, the government revised its mask policy, so all visitors to Navajo parks must always wear masks — even for photos. No worries there: We were elated to be going and appreciative that our safety was being taken seriously.

The morning of our tour, we drove a convenient three minutes from our hotel, perched on a rim overlooking the Colorado River’s massive Glen Canyon Dam, to the tour agency’s office in downtown Page. Built in the 1960s during the construction of the dam, Page is a welcoming hub for visitors to Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest artificial lake and a popular boating spot within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

After we lugged our gigantic car seat (families take note, the tour is BYOCS) into the cab of a four-wheel-drive pickup, the rest of our small group piled onto benches in the back of the truck, and Begay began our drive to the canyon. As Page faded into a landscape of coppery mesas, she turned onto a dirt “road” — actually a wide, dry streambed — masterfully navigating the vehicle through deep, bumpy ruts. Then she parked in front of a rock wall with a vertical slit, a modest entrance that belies the treasure within.

As we huddled inside the canyon’s cool sanctuary, Begay told us that no one knows when people found Upper Antelope Canyon, in part because the Navajo do not have a written language that would have recorded such an event. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse’ bighanilini, which translates to, “The place where water runs through rocks.” As Begay explained: “My language is a visual language, and when the Navajo saw the water running through this canyon, that’s exactly what they called it.”

Pronghorn antelope that once roamed through the canyon inspired its English name, but nowadays, great horned owls are the main animal in residence, nesting in the higher reaches of the canyon. The aptly named Cathedral room, a large, open space with excellent acoustics and shafts of light streaming from the top, elicited “oohs” and “aahs” from our group, confusing Everett as to the native wildlife: “There are monkeys. I hear it, Mama!” he exclaimed.

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Begay proved herself a whiz at smartphone photography, drawing on her intimate knowledge of the canyon and its most picturesque angles. Unlike other tours I’ve taken, where you might not want to bother the guide to take multiple pictures, Begay frequently asked for our phones, positioning us for impromptu photo shoots. She also taught us to take pictures in darker corners, which yielded rich and resonant images popping with unexpected colors, such as electric blue. In one of our favorite images, Begay sat us in front of a wall whose shadows created the effect of angel wings sprouting from our backs.

We used our imaginations to see the shape of a bear, paws outstretched, in a giant rock, and the stony profile of George Washington. On her phone, Begay showed us an older photo of George, asking what was different. It turns out we were standing several feet lower than George’s face in the image, a striking example of the power and dynamism of flash floods. Big floods, she said, sweep the fine red sand out; smaller floods bring it back in.

Huge cedar logs wedged in the upper walls of the canyon also attest to these strong, swift waters that helped form it, eroding passageways and smoothing the rock into eye-pleasing curves. Geologists estimate huge windblown sand dunes hardened into what is called Navajo sandstone around 200 million years ago.

About halfway through the quarter-mile walk, we entered what Begay called the Darkroom, the dimmest and deepest part of the canyon, where the walls spiraled 120 feet above us. “It’s dark outside, I’m going to take a nap,” Everett announced, plopping on the ground to play in the sand.

As our group fell silent, Begay explained that the canyon is sacred to the Navajo, some of whom may say a prayer before they walk inside or give a little offering of corn pollen to the holy people they believe exist here. Some traditional Navajo may not even enter.

Beyond the Navajo, “the canyon does touch people in different ways,” she said. “Last year, a lady started singing ‘Amazing Grace.’ It was so beautiful. The canyon just settled, and she sang.” Other visitors have walked up to the wall, closed their eyes and meditated or prayed. One person broke into a chant.

Children generally have less reverential experiences, tending to cry inside the tight spaces. “But he’s doing a good job,” she said, glancing at little Everett, who was dutifully wearing his dinosaur mask.

As we wound through the last stretch of canyon, which she called Nature’s Hallway, Begay showed us colorful formations on the rock called Navajo, or desert, varnish — the product of thousands of years of rain causing minerals such as iron to streak down the walls.

I wasn’t quite ready to return to the real world and the stifling 100-degree heat. Before 2020, visitors would get to see the canyon in reverse by going back the way they had come, squeezing past the people in the tour group after them, but pandemic regulations now require people to walk around the canyon, up several flights of metal stairs. As we huffed uphill, though, I realized the hike allowed for more time to get to know Begay, who spoke some Navajo for us. One visitor asked her whether other spectacular slot canyons like Upper Antelope exist. A few, Begay said, and she’s visited them, but “there’s nothing like this.”

I could only agree. I had seen dozens of jaw-dropping canyons on our tri-state road trip, but Upper Antelope is something of a unicorn: so rare, beautiful and awe-inspiring that it has etched itself forever in my memory.

Dell’Amore is a National Geographic editor based in the District. Find her on Twitter: @cdellamore .

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Where to stay

Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel

716 Rimview Dr., Page

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On the edge of the Glen Canyon Rim, this hotel offers scenic panoramas of the desert — particularly from the hot tub or outdoor pool. Rooms from $92 per night.

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Dam Bar and Grille

644 N. Navajo Dr., Page

928-645-2161

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The “coldest beer in town” pairs well with delicious battered cod tacos. Entrees from about $16.

Roger Ekis’s Antelope Canyon Tours

22 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page

855-574-9102

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A Navajo guide interprets the highlights of Upper Antelope Canyon during this 1.5-hour tour, the company’s most popular. The total walking distance is less than a mile. Tickets $77 per adult and children 8 and over; $67 children 7 and under. An $8 fee added to adult tickets goes to the Navajo parks system. Advance reservations required.

Lake Powell Boat Tours

100 Wahweap Blvd., Page

888-896-3829

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A relaxing cruise through Lake Powell features views of the Glen Canyon Dam, the second-highest concrete arch dam in the United States, as well as the impressive Navajo Canyon, whose 600-foot-high rock walls are covered in desert varnish. Tickets about $77 per adult; about $51 per child ages 3 to 12. Unless you have an annual pass, a $30 fee per vehicle is required to enter the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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Travel Itinerary For One Week in Moscow: The Best of Moscow!

I just got back from one week in Moscow. And, as you might have already guessed, it was a mind-boggling experience. It was not my first trip to the Russian capital. But I hardly ever got enough time to explore this sprawling city. Visiting places for business rarely leaves enough time for sightseeing. I think that if you’ve got one week in Russia, you can also consider splitting your time between its largest cities (i.e. Saint Petersburg ) to get the most out of your trip. Seven days will let you see the majority of the main sights and go beyond just scratching the surface. In this post, I’m going to share with you my idea of the perfect travel itinerary for one week in Moscow.

Moscow is perhaps both the business and cultural hub of Russia. There is a lot more to see here than just the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Centuries-old churches with onion-shaped domes dotted around the city are in stark contrast with newly completed impressive skyscrapers of Moscow City dominating the skyline. I spent a lot of time thinking about my Moscow itinerary before I left. And this city lived up to all of my expectations.

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Travel Itinerary For One Week in Moscow

Day 1 – red square and the kremlin.

Metro Station: Okhotny Ryad on Red Line.

No trip to Moscow would be complete without seeing its main attraction. The Red Square is just a stone’s throw away from several metro stations. It is home to some of the most impressive architectural masterpieces in the city. The first thing you’ll probably notice after entering it and passing vendors selling weird fur hats is the fairytale-like looking Saint Basil’s Cathedral. It was built to commemorate one of the major victories of Ivan the Terrible. I once spent 20 minutes gazing at it, trying to find the perfect angle to snap it. It was easier said than done because of the hordes of locals and tourists.

As you continue strolling around Red Square, there’s no way you can miss Gum. It was widely known as the main department store during the Soviet Era. Now this large (yet historic) shopping mall is filled with expensive boutiques, pricey eateries, etc. During my trip to Moscow, I was on a tight budget. So I only took a retro-style stroll in Gum to get a rare glimpse of a place where Soviet leaders used to grocery shop and buy their stuff. In case you want some modern shopping experience, head to the Okhotny Ryad Shopping Center with stores like New Yorker, Zara, and Adidas.

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To continue this Moscow itinerary, next you may want to go inside the Kremlin walls. This is the center of Russian political power and the president’s official residence. If you’re planning to pay Kremlin a visit do your best to visit Ivan the Great Bell Tower as well. Go there as early as possible to avoid crowds and get an incredible bird’s-eye view. There are a couple of museums that are available during designated visiting hours. Make sure to book your ticket online and avoid lines.

Day 2 – Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Arbat Street

Metro Station: Kropotkinskaya on Red Line

As soon as you start creating a Moscow itinerary for your second day, you’ll discover that there are plenty of metro stations that are much closer to certain sites. Depending on your route, take a closer look at the metro map to pick the closest.

The white marble walls of Christ the Saviour Cathedral are awe-inspiring. As you approach this tallest Orthodox Christian church, you may notice the bronze sculptures, magnificent arches, and cupolas that were created to commemorate Russia’s victory against Napoleon.

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Unfortunately, the current Cathedral is a replica, since original was blown to bits in 1931 by the Soviet government. The new cathedral basically follows the original design, but they have added some new elements such as marble high reliefs.

Home to some precious collection of artworks, in Tretyakov Gallery you can find more than 150,000 of works spanning centuries of artistic endeavor. Originally a privately owned gallery, it now has become one of the largest museums in Russia. The Gallery is often considered essential to visit. But I have encountered a lot of locals who have never been there.

Famous for its souvenirs, musicians, and theaters, Arbat street is among the few in Moscow that were turned into pedestrian zones. Arbat street is usually very busy with tourists and locals alike. My local friend once called it the oldest street in Moscow dating back to 1493. It is a kilometer long walking street filled with fancy gift shops, small cozy restaurants, lots of cute cafes, and street artists. It is closed to any vehicular traffic, so you can easily stroll it with kids.

Day 3 – Moscow River Boat Ride, Poklonnaya Hill Victory Park, the Moscow City

Metro Station: Kievskaya and Park Pobedy on Dark Blue Line / Vystavochnaya on Light Blue Line

Voyaging along the Moscow River is definitely one of the best ways to catch a glimpse of the city and see the attractions from a bit different perspective. Depending on your Moscow itinerary, travel budget and the time of the year, there are various types of boats available. In the summer there is no shortage of boats, and you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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If you find yourself in Moscow during the winter months, I’d recommend going with Radisson boat cruise. These are often more expensive (yet comfy). They offer refreshments like tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and, of course, alcoholic drinks. Prices may vary but mostly depend on your food and drink selection. Find their main pier near the opulent Ukraine hotel . The hotel is one of the “Seven Sisters”, so if you’re into the charm of Stalinist architecture don’t miss a chance to stay there.

The area near Poklonnaya Hill has the closest relation to the country’s recent past. The memorial complex was completed in the mid-1990s to commemorate the Victory and WW2 casualties. Also known as the Great Patriotic War Museum, activities here include indoor attractions while the grounds around host an open-air museum with old tanks and other vehicles used on the battlefield.

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The hallmark of the memorial complex and the first thing you see as you exit metro is the statue of Nike mounted to its column. This is a very impressive Obelisk with a statue of Saint George slaying the dragon at its base.

Maybe not as impressive as Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower , the skyscrapers of the Moscow City (otherwise known as Moscow International Business Center) are so drastically different from dull Soviet architecture. With 239 meters and 60 floors, the Empire Tower is the seventh highest building in the business district.

The observation deck occupies 56 floor from where you have some panoramic views of the city. I loved the view in the direction of Moscow State University and Luzhniki stadium as well to the other side with residential quarters. The entrance fee is pricey, but if you’re want to get a bird’s eye view, the skyscraper is one of the best places for doing just that.

Day 4 – VDNKh, Worker and Collective Farm Woman Monument, The Ostankino TV Tower

Metro Station: VDNKh on Orange Line

VDNKh is one of my favorite attractions in Moscow. The weird abbreviation actually stands for Russian vystavka dostizheniy narodnogo khozyaystva (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy). With more than 200 buildings and 30 pavilions on the grounds, VDNKh serves as an open-air museum. You can easily spend a full day here since the park occupies a very large area.

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First, there are pavilions that used to showcase different cultures the USSR was made of. Additionally, there is a number of shopping pavilions, as well as Moskvarium (an Oceanarium) that features a variety of marine species. VDNKh is a popular venue for events and fairs. There is always something going on, so I’d recommend checking their website if you want to see some particular exhibition.

A stone’s throw away from VDNKh there is a very distinctive 25-meters high monument. Originally built in 1937 for the world fair in Paris, the hulking figures of men and women holding a hammer and a sickle represent the Soviet idea of united workers and farmers. It doesn’t take much time to see the monument, but visiting it gives some idea of the Soviet Union’s grandiose aspirations.

I have a thing for tall buildings. So to continue my travel itinerary for one week in Moscow I decided to climb the fourth highest TV tower in the world. This iconic 540m tower is a fixture of the skyline. You can see it virtually from everywhere in Moscow, and this is where you can get the best panoramic views (yep, even better than Empire skyscraper).

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Parts of the floor are made of tempered glass, so it can be quite scary to exit the elevator. But trust me, as you start observing buildings and cars below, you won’t want to leave. There is only a limited number of tickets per day, so you may want to book online. Insider tip: the first tour is cheaper, you can save up to $10 if go there early.

Day 5 – A Tour To Moscow Manor Houses

Metro Station: Kolomenskoye, Tsaritsyno on Dark Green Line / Kuskovo on Purple Line

I love visiting the manor houses and palaces in Moscow. These opulent buildings were generally built to house Russian aristocratic families and monarchs. Houses tend to be rather grand affairs with impressive architecture. And, depending on the whims of the owners, some form of a landscaped garden.

During the early part of the 20th century though, many of Russia’s aristocratic families (including the family of the last emperor) ended up being killed or moving abroad . Their manor houses were nationalized. Some time later (after the fall of the USSR) these were open to the public. It means that today a great many of Moscow’s finest manor houses and palaces are open for touring.

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There are 20 manor houses scattered throughout the city and more than 25 in the area around. But not all of them easily accessible and exploring them often takes a lot of time. I’d recommend focusing on three most popular estates in Moscow that are some 30-minute metro ride away from Kremlin.

Sandwiched between the Moscow River and the Andropov Avenue, Kolomenskoye is a UNESCO site that became a public park in the 1920’s. Once a former royal estate, now it is one of the most tranquil parks in the city with gorgeous views. The Ascension Church, The White Column, and the grounds are a truly grand place to visit.

You could easily spend a full day here, exploring a traditional Russian village (that is, in fact, a market), picnicking by the river, enjoying the Eastern Orthodox church architecture, hiking the grounds as well as and wandering the park and gardens with wildflower meadows, apple orchards, and birch and maple groves. The estate museum showcases Russian nature at its finest year-round.

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If my travel itinerary for one week in Moscow was a family tree, Tsaritsyno Park would probably be the crazy uncle that no-one talks about. It’s a large park in the south of the city of mind-boggling proportions, unbelievable in so many ways, and yet most travelers have never heard of it.

The palace was supposed to be a summer home for Empress Catherine the Great. But since the construction didn’t meet with her approval the palace was abandoned. Since the early 1990’s the palace, the pond, and the grounds have been undergoing renovations. The entire complex is now looking brighter and more elaborately decorated than at possibly any other time during its history. Like most parks in Moscow, you can visit Tsaritsyno free of charge, but there is a small fee if you want to visit the palace.

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Last, but by no means least on my Moscow itinerary is Kuskovo Park . This is definitely an off-the-beaten-path place. While it is not easily accessible, you will be rewarded with a lack of crowds. This 18th-century summer country house of the Sheremetev family was one of the first summer country estates of the Russian nobility. And when you visit you’ll quickly realize why locals love this park.

Like many other estates, Kuskovo has just been renovated. So there are lovely French formal garden, a grotto, and the Dutch house to explore. Make sure to plan your itinerary well because the estate is some way from a metro station.

Day 6 – Explore the Golden Ring

Creating the Moscow itinerary may keep you busy for days with the seemingly endless amount of things to do. Visiting the so-called Golden Ring is like stepping back in time. Golden Ring is a “theme route” devised by promotion-minded journalist and writer Yuri Bychkov.

Having started in Moscow the route will take you through a number of historical cities. It now includes Suzdal, Vladimir, Kostroma, Yaroslavl and Sergiev Posad. All these awe-inspiring towns have their own smaller kremlins and feature dramatic churches with onion-shaped domes, tranquil residential areas, and other architectural landmarks.

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I only visited two out of eight cities included on the route. It is a no-brainer that Sergiev Posad is the nearest and the easiest city to see on a day trip from Moscow. That being said, you can explore its main attractions in just one day. Located some 70 km north-east of the Russian capital, this tiny and overlooked town is home to Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, UNESCO Site.

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Sergiev Posad is often described as being at the heart of Russian spiritual life. So it is uncommon to see the crowds of Russian pilgrims showing a deep reverence for their religion. If you’re traveling independently and using public transport, you can reach Sergiev Posad by bus (departs from VDNKh) or by suburban commuter train from Yaroslavskaya Railway Station (Bahnhof). It takes about one and a half hours to reach the town.

Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is a great place to get a glimpse of filling and warming Russian lunch, specifically at the “ Gostevaya Izba ” restaurant. Try the duck breast, hearty potato and vegetables, and the awesome Napoleon cake.

Day 7 – Gorky Park, Izmailovo Kremlin, Patriarch’s Ponds

Metro Station: Park Kultury or Oktyabrskaya on Circle Line / Partizanskaya on Dark Blue Line / Pushkinskaya on Dark Green Line

Gorky Park is in the heart of Moscow. It offers many different types of outdoor activities, such as dancing, cycling, skateboarding, walking, jogging, and anything else you can do in a park. Named after Maxim Gorky, this sprawling and lovely park is where locals go on a picnic, relax and enjoy free yoga classes. It’s a popular place to bike around, and there is a Muzeon Art Park not far from here. A dynamic location with a younger vibe. There is also a pier, so you can take a cruise along the river too.

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The Kremlin in Izmailovo is by no means like the one you can find near the Red Square. Originally built for decorative purposes, it now features the Vernissage flea market and a number of frequent fairs, exhibitions, and conferences. Every weekend, there’s a giant flea market in Izmailovo, where dozens of stalls sell Soviet propaganda crap, Russian nesting dolls, vinyl records, jewelry and just about any object you can imagine. Go early in the morning if you want to beat the crowds.

All the Bulgakov’s fans should pay a visit to Patriarch’s Ponds (yup, that is plural). With a lovely small city park and the only one (!) pond in the middle, the location is where the opening scene of Bulgakov’s novel Master and Margarita was set. The novel is centered around a visit by Devil to the atheistic Soviet Union is considered by many critics to be one of the best novels of the 20th century. I spent great two hours strolling the nearby streets and having lunch in the hipster cafe.

Conclusion and Recommendations

To conclude, Moscow is a safe city to visit. I have never had a problem with getting around and most locals are really friendly once they know you’re a foreigner. Moscow has undergone some serious reconstruction over the last few years. So you can expect some places to be completely different. I hope my one week Moscow itinerary was helpful! If you have less time, say 4 days or 5 days, I would cut out day 6 and day 7. You could save the Golden Ring for a separate trip entirely as there’s lots to see!

What are your thoughts on this one week Moscow itinerary? Are you excited about your first time in the city? Let me know in the comments below!

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Moscow looks so beautiful and historic! Thanks for including public transit information for those of us who don’t like to rent cars.

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Yup, that is me 🙂 Rarely rent + stick to the metro = Full wallet!

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Mariella Blago

Looks like you had loads of fun! Well done. Also great value post for travel lovers.

Thanks, Mariella!

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I have always wanted to go to Russia, especially Moscow. These sights look absolutely beautiful to see and there is so much history there!

Agree! Moscow is a thousand-year-old city and there is definitely something for everyone.

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Tara Pittman

Those are amazing buildings. Looks like a place that would be amazing to visit.

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Adriana Lopez

Never been to Moscow or Russia but my family has. Many great spots and a lot of culture. Your itinerary sounds fantastic and covers a lot despite it is only a short period of time.

What was their favourite thing about Russia?

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Gladys Parker

I know very little about Moscow or Russia for the\at matter. I do know I would have to see the Red Square and all of its exquisite architectural masterpieces. Also the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR. Thanks for shedding some light on visiting Moscow.

Thanks for swinging by! The Red Square is a great starting point, but there way too many places and things to discover aside from it!

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Ruthy @ Percolate Kitchen

You are making me so jealous!! I’ve always wanted to see Russia.

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Moscow is in my bucket list, I don’t know when I can visit there, your post is really useful. As a culture rich place we need to spend at least week.

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DANA GUTKOWSKI

Looks like you had a great trip! Thanks for all the great info! I’ve never been in to Russia, but this post makes me wanna go now!

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Wow this is amazing! Moscow is on my bucket list – such an amazing place to visit I can imagine! I can’t wait to go there one day!

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The building on the second picture looks familiar. I keep seeing that on TV.

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Reesa Lewandowski

What beautiful moments! I always wish I had the personality to travel more like this!

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Perfect itinerary for spending a week in Moscow! So many places to visit and it looks like you had a wonderful time. I would love to climb that tower. The views I am sure must have been amazing!

I was lucky enough to see the skyline of Moscow from this TV Tower and it is definitely mind-blowing.

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Chelsea Pearl

Moscow is definitely up there on my travel bucket list. So much history and iconic architecture!

Thumbs up! 🙂

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Blair Villanueva

OMG I dream to visit Moscow someday! Hope the visa processing would be okay (and become more affordable) so I could pursue my dream trip!

Yup, visa processing is the major downside! Agree! Time and the money consuming process…

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The City Sightseeing at Moscow begins at Bolotnaya Square with Hop-on-Hop-off bus service. The bus operates on the Red, Green and Orange lines. If you have limited time in Moscow, start your trip on the Redline and get yourself acquainted with the city’s 16 best attractions. The green line, however, covers 26 amazing spots so if you are staying for an extended period catch the green line.

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The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is 294,000-acre monument that offers beautiful sandstone, hiking, and wildlife viewing, plus a landscape of cliffs and canyons. We offer three different full-day tours of the area.

Tours depart from our office location: 22 South Lake Powell Blvd – Page AZ 86040

TOUR OF WHITE POCKET The real gem of the Vermilion Cliffs and surrounding area. Simply put, our trip to White pocket will show you the most scenic place and most unusual geology in this region. This is an 8-hour trip and you will leave having visited one of the most amazing places in all of the southwest of the US. The area of White Pocket on the Paria Plateau in Northern Arizona is very impressive indeed! While many are lured and wait their turn to visit the infamous “Wave” in the North Coyote Buttes, the “White Pocket” area to the east is seldom visited. Maybe because of its remoteness or the requirement of 4WD to access the area. The impressive White Pocket will fill the senses beyond imagination! The drive to the swirling, twisted, multicolored natural artwork is an adventure in its own right, and the exploration by foot is endless. “White Pocket” will surely become “top of the top” in the list of special places. This area has colors, shapes, and textures that are hard to beat. A trip to the White pocket is a memory of a lifetime.

Time spent will be for exploration and photography. Moderate hiking is involved, water and a sandwich is provided but we do encourage you to pack your own bag with water and items you may need while we are on tour.

Tour Duration: 8 Hours 5hrs of Total drive time (round-trip) and 3 hours on-site. We provide the transportation in our SUV(s), sit back and relax and take in the scenery.

Maximum group size 10 persons. This Tour does not include Antelope Canyon, nor does it include “The Wave.”

TOUR OF BUCKSKIN GULCH

For the avid hiker. This hike does involve steep climbing up and down sandstone – which is also known as slick rock. Please know this is a rather demanding hike, with strong legs and strong ankles required. We explore the longest slot canyon known. Granted we may not have enough time to explore all 16 miles, but with 3 hours on-site, there is much to be discovered. Lunch & water please pack your own, we have emergency rations just in case.

Buckskin is very seasonal. We mainly offer tours from May 1st to June 30th, then again from Sept 1st to Oct 31st. You’re more than welcome to submit a request outside of those days, but all tours are weather dependent, as the Buckskin is prone to flooding year-round. This tour does not include Antelope Canyon.

We have two access points, two tail heads we can start the tour from.

Middle Entry is more of a challenge: The hike begins at the elevation of 5,100 ft and we hike down to 4,000 ft, the final 200 feet involves climbing down sandstone – most can do this without the aid of ropes but we will have a rope there just in case. The hike from where we park to the actual slot canyon is 1.3 miles (one-way), so be prepared for this, especially during the hotter seasons.

Wirepass Trailhead is a bit easier: The hike is flat-level for the most part, we do have to climb over a boulder or two, and this path has a higher chance of walking through water that can be as deep as 4 feet.

Both entry points run the risk of walking through water (not so much with Middle Entry).

Tour Duration:  7-8 Hours

Hiking Distance: up to 8 miles. This Tour does not include Antelope Canyon, nor does it include “The Wave.”

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If you’re able to win a permit 4 months in advance we can arrange a tour for you, prices start at 250$ before tax and tours run about 7-8 hours from start to finish.

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Are you planning a visit to the capital of Russia and looking for the best Moscow tours? From Red Square to the Kremlin and from world-class art to fairytale buildings, Moscow is an enchanting city that offers plenty of excitement and elegance. Its history dates back more than 800 years, and there is culture in abundance for visitors to immerse themselves in.

Make the most of your visit with 17 of the best Moscow tours that let you see everything the city and its surroundings have to offer.

1 – Guided Tour of the Moscow Metro

Guided Tour of the Moscow Metro

Moscow’s metro is world-famous, thanks to the architectural delights on offer underground stations around the capital. This guided tour of the Moscow stations, otherwise known as “the palace of the people” lasts for 1.5 hours and includes an English-speaking guide who will tell you how the Russian metro became one of the most beautiful in the world. Highlights include Mayakovskaya station with its aviation-themed mosaics.

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2 – Cosmonautics Museum Space Tour

Cosmonautics Museum Space Tour

Discover Cosmonautics Museum with this space tour. Dive into one of the greatest battles between the Soviet Union and the United States – the space race. Hear about the space programs of the USSR and learn about how the USSR shaped space travel and technology.

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3 – Guided Tour of the Kremlin

Guided Tour of the Kremlin

A Kremlin is actually a citadel in Russian towns, and Moscow’s version is, without doubt, the most famous. The Kremlin is the heartbeat of the city, and this guided tour takes you to the most important points of interest. See Cathedral Square with its orthodox temples; Tzar Cannon with its 890mm calibre, which is the largest in the world; and the exterior of the all-important government buildings that are located within the Kremlin’s walls.

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4 – Moscow City Walking Tour

Moscow City Walking Tour

One of the best Moscow tours for seeing everything the city has to offer, this small-group walking tour lasts for 2 hours and includes an expert guide. Make the most of the capital and see the cobbled spaces of Red Square, take pictures of St Basil’s Cathedral, visit the elegant Bolshoi Theatre, and enjoy the ornamental Alexandrovsky Garden.

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5 – Night Tour of Moscow

Night Tour of Moscow

When the sun sets, the fun begins – and it all starts with a night tour of Russia’s most famous city. The beauty of Moscow comes into full effect after hours, as iconic buildings like St Basil’s Cathedral illuminate against the night sky. Other locations on this tour include the Moscow River and the Ukraine Hotel, which is a landmark skyscraper that was constructed during the era of Stalin.

6 – Sergiev Posad Day Trip

Sergiev Posad Day Trip

One of the best Moscow tours that take you outside of the city, the Sergiev Posad day trip provides the opportunity to see The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. It’s made up of a number of different buildings that include the blue domes of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Church of St. Sergius and the Bell Tower.

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7 – City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

If your time in Moscow is limited, this hop-on, hop-off bus tour is ideal – and it even features an optional cruise on the river. Choose between a 2 and 3-day ticket and see famous landmarks like Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre from an open-top panoramic bus with informative audio commentary. Take your experience to the next level by upgrading to a boat tour.

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8 – Guided Tour of the Tretyakov Gallery

Guided Tour of the Tretyakov Gallery

As one of the world’s most important galleries, the Tretyakov Gallery is a must-see for any art lovers and is one of the best Moscow tours for culture vultures. Learn about the masterworks of Pablo Tretyakov with a guided tour and discover the secrets behind the paintings. Other noticeable artists on view include Fedotov, Vasnetsov, Rokotov and Kiprenski, who is the author of the famous “Portrait of Alexander Pushkin”.

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9 – Alternative Moscow: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Alternative Moscow: 2-Hour Walking Tour

See a different side of Moscow with this 2-hour alternative tour. An expert guide will take you around quirky streets, suburbs and squares while as your veer away from the traditional tourist hotspots. Highlights include a ride on the famous “Annushka” tram and a visit to the neighbourhood of Khitrovka, which was once known as the criminal district of the city.

10 – St.Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

St.Basil's Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

Combine two of Moscow’s biggest attractions with a visit to Red Square and St.Basil’s Cathedral. Admire the beautiful architecture of St.Basil’s Cathedral from inside and out, before wandering Red Square and learn about the soldiers, farmers and revolutionaries that all called this famous square their home. Round things off with the changing of the guard at Alexander Garden.

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11 – Bunker-42 Cold War Museum Guided Tour

Bunker-42 Cold War Museum Guided Tour

Moscow is notorious for the Cold War, which lasted for about 45 years between 1945 and 1990. Head to the world-famous Bunker-42, located 65 meters below ground level, and learn about the storied past. Visit rooms and passages that were set up to shelter 3,000 people in case of nuclear attack and discover other sections, such as the equipment room and the war-proof telecommunications system.

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12 – Architecture Tour of Moscow’s Metro and Kolomenskoye Estate

Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomenskoye Estate

Combine the beauty of the metro stations with the Kolomenskoye Estate and see some of Moscow’s grandest sights. After visiting the elegant metro stations, it’s time to go to the Kolomenskoye Estate, which is filled with UNESCO-listed sites that are dedicated to Tsar Peter the Great.

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13 – Tour of Soviet Moscow

Tour of Soviet Moscow

Unpick the history of the USSR with one of the best Moscow tours for discovering Soviet Moscow. Starting at Monument to the Conquerors of Space, a tribute to the success of the Soviet space programme, the tour includes historical landmarks and interesting tidbits about Soviet Russia. There is also a visit to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh), a site that was constructed under the aegis of the USSR in tribute to state achievements.

14 – Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

Sail down the Moscow River on this 2.5 hour tour that provides a different perspective of the city and includes landmark sights. The boat features two decks and has panoramic views as well as free Wi-Fi access. Attractions along the route include Ukraine hotel, Sparrow Hills, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Crimean Bridge, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Zaryadye Park and more.

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15 – Izmailovo Market and Vodka Museum Tour

Izmailovo Market and Vodka Museum Tour

Visit the museum of Vodka and gain insight into one of Russia’s most famous exports and head to the Izmailovo antique and handicraft market to find a gem or two. The tour starts with Izmailovo market, which features the iconic matryoshka dolls, fur hats and amber jewellery. Next up is a trip to the Museum of Vodka, where you will discover a distillery that dates back to the 15th century.

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16 – Súzdal and Vladímir Day Tour

Súzdal and Vladímir Day Tour

Discover Russia’s famous “Golden Ring” on this tour of two medieval cities outside of Moscow. The historic city of Vladimir is first up with its Golden Gate, which is an ancient city-fortress that dates back to the 13th century. Next up is the neighbouring town of Suzdal, which features historic architecture and the Kremlin, where you can see its striking white walls topped with blue domes.

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17- Moscow Food Tasting & Walking Tour

Moscow Food Tasting & Walking Tour

Sample the unique flavours of Moscow with this food tour that lasts for 3 hours and features more than 15 different food and drink tastings. Weave in and out of small alleys in the city centre while enjoying the best food spots in town. See Moscow like a local while trying classic dishes from local breakfast haunts, bustling markets, the oldest monastery in Moscow, and dumpling cafes where you can taste authentic dumplings and enjoy local coffee.

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