Travel Antelope Canyon Will No Longer Offer Photo Tours Due to Overcrowding

02:00  14 december  2019
02:00  14 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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FAQ about tours into Upper Antelope Canyon . Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We do not have lockers, please lock your valuables in your vehicle. We will no longer allow purses on tour , just The canyon floor in the Upper Antelope Canyon is level through and through - we compare the walk through the

We at Antelope Canyon Tours also took the photo tour off on weekends and during major holidays to We will continue to offer our Sightseer's Tour where you can still take photos with all forms of Upper Antelope Canyon . While on tour our guide will be available to patrol traffic to the best of their

If you’ve ever caught a glimpse of the whimsical natural formations at Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona, then you know precisely why this place is a photographer’s paradise. With beautifully carved Navajo sandstone at every turn, the colors and composition draw hordes of photo enthusiasts every year.

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Accessible only by guided tour, Upper Antelope Canyon has been a long-standing destination for Arizona visitors eager to capture the epic formations. However, recently Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation made the call to shut down their photo-specific guided tours, effective after Dec. 20, reports PetaPixel.

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Antelope Canyon is one of the most famous, or maybe insta-famous, places in the southwestern United States. The slot canyon looks like it’s from a Since the slot canyon is on Navajo land, only authorized Navajo tour guides and organizations can lead tours . There are usually two types of tours

402 reviews of Antelope Canyon Tours "I booked with this company online months in advance for 4 Each tour group gives each other enough room to experience the canyon . Our tour guide also The guides are all wonderful, ours even took our photos inside the cave to get maximum effect so be sure

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Many photographers were repeatedly leaving negative reviews of their experience. The reason? Too many people. While the photo tours are pricier, provide more time in the canyon, and tend to offer smaller group sizes, trying to find a quiet, uncrowded area was becoming an impossible task. Even with guides helping to block people from the frame, PetePixel reports that photographers didn’t think it was worth it to spend $200 for a “nerve-wracking and anxious photography session.”

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Antelope Canyon has been a wildly popular travel destination for a very long time, but according to PetaPixel, it’s seen a drastic increase in traffic due to social media. Eager photographer’s itching to snap the flowing lines and dreamy colors of these sandstone anomalies have detracted from the area’s natural beauty.

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140 reviews of Antelope Canyon X by Taadidiin Tours "Kendra is our tour guide and she is absolutely knowledgeable. Antelope Canyon was definitely a must for my cross country road trip. After some research, I came across this tour which came highly recommended due to the smaller group sizes.

Not exactly but it seems like photography -specific tours of Upper Antelope Canyon will be a thing of the past after December 20th of this year. What do you think? Are park officials right in canceling the photography tour due to overcrowding and poor reviews? Or is this another case of the bad

Don’t get too discouraged: Guided tours will still be available, and visitors can still bring cameras and phones. But the use of tripods or monopods will strictly be prohibited. For serious photographers, this is a major hit. In order to get that composition just right, as well as nailing long exposures or time-lapse photography, a tripod is instrumental.

Of course this isn’t the first time a natural wonder in Arizona has been affected by photography. A few years back, Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River was becoming overcrowded with visitors taking selfies and dangling their feet over the exposed edge of the vista. To meet the demand (and keep visitors safe), a new parking lot, standing platform, and a railing system were constructed.

Head to the Antelope Canyon website for more info about catching one of the last photo tours at this majestic destination.

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