02-23-2018 10:20 AM - edited 02-23-2018 10:47 AM
Last week, I took a trip with one of my best friends to Nevada, Utah and Arizona to see some of the beautiful sights (and maybe a concert in Las Vegas!). One of the highlights was Antelope Canyon which are canyons formed by the flowing of water in a rock. What makes them so special is that they're very deep but rather narrow, with sunlight peeking in. In Arizona, the sun lights up the sandstone so incredibly, it looks like heavenly! From May-ish to November-ish, there are beautiful sun beams that make it even more beautiful but we decided to visit in February to avoid the heat and the sights were just as majestic.
In Antelope Canyon, there are two major attractions:
Access to the canyons are limited and require a Navajo tour guide, so trips are done through tour companies. For Upper, I went with Antelope Slot Canyon Tours by Chief Tsosie and for Lower, Ken's Tours.
I did a lot of reading on Google Maps and on various blogs and decided to visit Lower in the morning (9am) and Upper in the afternoon (3pm). Of the two, Lower Antelope Canyon was my favorite, but I'll let you decide for yourself based on the pictures:
Lower Antelope Canyon
Upper Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon was my favorite as the tour groups were much smaller, so it didn't feel like a tourist attraction. Plus, it didn't hurt that the lighting was more stunning first thing in the morning!
Now, any post by me isn't complete without a few jumping pictures, right?
I promise to share my reviews, detailed itinerary, recommendations and more about how Google Maps saved our trip during a bad weather spell soon. :)
02-23-2018 10:38 AM - edited 02-23-2018 10:39 AM
today i am really jealous @TraciC to see your trip photos . next travel took me with you as like a helping hand . i carry your all bag and bagges :P
02-23-2018 10:41 AM
Wow, i have no words to tell after seeing these pictures. Is that pictures created with some graphical editings? 😂Those look like so. @TraciC
I hope you had a wonderful adventure there and thanks for sharing this amazing experience with us.
This is the first time, I'm knowing about such a place like this, feeling very happy because I have learned something new today.
Thankyou again, and try to share those experience briefly.
02-23-2018 10:44 AM
Thank you, @JustinAlex. I didn't edit these photos actually but when I do edit images, it's usually a bit of re-touching on Snapseed so that it looks as vivid/bright as I saw it originally.
The tour guides in here recommend setting your Pixel to Cloudy or iPhones to warm vivid. :)
02-23-2018 10:50 AM
02-23-2018 10:52 AM
02-23-2018 10:53 AM
That's cool to hear... @TraciC
I can't wait visiting that place. Also, now i have read the reviews in maps. Very good reviews and also seen yours.
At first, I was in a bit doubt, whether that photos were created using any graphics. But , after seeing those photos in the maps, I understood it's a Goo given lineage like place.
I will try to visit there...
Again a Great Thanks & many kudos for sharing....❤️❤️❤️