antelope canyon helicopter tour

Top of the World and Antelope Canyon Helicopter Tour

Explore all of the most exciting natural destinations in Page, Arizona - including Tower Butte, Lake Powell, the world-famous Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend during Papillon’s Top of the World and Antelope Canyon helicopter tour.

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Experience the Best Antelope Canyon Tour Arizona Has To Offer

For decades, landscapes across the desert Southwest have been at the forefront of nature photography and popular culture. Lake Powell's meandering shoreline has been used as a location in film and television; the near-perfect curve of Horseshoe Bend has splashed across the pages of nature magazines and is a prominent social media destination. In fact, the most expensive photograph ever sold was taken within Antelope Canyon. These are some of the most recognizable and beautiful natural landscapes in the world - and they can all be found just outside of Page, AZ. This fantastic day tour offers passengers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to recreate these photos for themselves.

This tour includes a thrilling helicopter flight to the summit of Tower Butte for 360-degree views of the surrounding desert scenery and Lake Powell. You'll also fly past Horseshoe Bend, with stunning views and photo opportunities from your helicopter. The highlight of this adventure undoubtedly will be Antelope Canyon - the sandstone slot canyon known around the world. Your guided tour will allow you to photograph the undulating walls and light beams radiating through the narrow corridors. It's your inner photographer's time to shine!

Please note: Due to the sandy footing in Antelope Canyon this tour is not wheelchair-accessible. Sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Depending on the popularity of Antelope Canyon on the day of your tour the slot canyon experience may occur before or after your helicopter flight.


  • Aerial views of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam and Horseshoe Bend
  • 1st Class EcoStar EC130 helicopter
  • Stadium seating
  • Landing on top of Tower Butte
  • Guided tour of Antelope Canyon

Planning For Your Slot Canyon Tour

  • Flight Duration: Approximately 20-25 minutes
  • Tour Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours
  • Bring your I.D. - All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification.
  • Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.
  • Water: You may bring a bottle of water, however the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.
  • Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.
  • Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March.

Antelope Slot Canyon Tours FAQ

Can you get into Antelope Canyon without a guided tour?

Because Antelope Canyon is a sacred location that belongs to the Navajo people, visitors must be registered on an official tour before being permitted to enter. There are abundant excursion groups that offer Antelope Canyon packages, including Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. Our tour company provides several Antelope Canyon tours bundled with helicopter and airplane flights to other destinations.

Antelope Canyon excursions are led by experienced tour guides, all a part of the Navajo Nation. Your Navajo guide will lead you through the slot canyon and point out ideal photo opportunities while relaying stories of their ancient ancestors. You may even be treated to a traditional Navajo song!

What’s the best time of year to tour the Antelope Canyon?

While slot canyon tours operate year round, the ideal time to visit is between March and October. Within these months, guests have the best chance of catching a glimpse of the elusive light beams. In order to avoid the crowd that congregates daily at Antelope Canyon, tours should be booked in early spring or early autumn. It is important to note that the area’s highest temperatures occur during the summer months of June, July, and August, so early morning tours are advised.

What else is there to do nearby Antelope Canyon?

Antelope Canyon is far from the only sightseeing option near the Navajo Nation. There are multiple national parks like the Grand Canyon and Canyon de Chelly National Monument, as well as the world-famous gathering of buttes called Monument Valley. True adventurers can find plentiful secret canyons and hiking spots throughout the area, including many near Lake Powell - perfect for cooling down after a day in the sun. There are almost endless exploration opportunities in the desert Southwest, just a few hours from the city of Las Vegas.

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