I was the only American on the “Photographer’s Tour”, I booked at Antelope Canyon. This is a major stop for foreign travelers. Everyone wanting to experience these incredible formations. Mostly Germans on my tour and they were excited. They all brought their pro gear and they were ready. I recommend if you ever plan a trip to Page, Arizona to go through the slot canyons, you book with a “photographer’s tour. You’re treated with guides who hold back the crowds so you can have an extra minute or two without crowds getting in your picture. Well worth the extra money. Also, leave the contact lens in your hotel room and bring a dust mask. You will need it!
As I meet photographers planning a trip to Antelope Canyon, near Page, Arizona I tell them how incredibly cool their experience is going to be and 2 suggestions for a better experience. One, book their trip and spend the extra money and get on a “photographer’s tour” and second, buy a surgical mask to keep the dust out of their lungs. Their are so many people from around the world visiting this place, going with a photo group gives you some advantages. They hold back the crowds so you can take pictures. How sweet is that! And second the guides throw sand in the air to make the light beams stand out more and of course in closed quarters, you’re going to be breathing that dust. Oh, and a maybe a third, if you wear contacts..don’t!