Antelope Canyon X Taadiddin Tours
This company offers 2 tours (one a hiking tour where handheld cameras are allowed and a photography tour where tripods are allowed)
$72.79 per person for photo tour.
Reserve spot on tour with no charge. Prefer cash to credit cards at the tour office the day of the tour.
Ask for Jackie who owns and operates the tours with any special questions.
Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tour
Their site has various tours available. Prepayment for the Tour is required.
Ask for Tim who operates the tours with any special questions.
Special Note about Photography on Navajo Nation lands:
If you have plans to sell any stills, videos, or even post on social media for sale, you MUST have a photography permit from the Navajo Nation.
We found the process a little confusing but well worth the effort. Photographers who do not obtain permits prior to their travel/tours, have been turned away upon arrival.
We also felt that since the Navajo Nation has scant resources to support themselves, a small fee for a permit is not only worth the trouble but something we want to support.
The process (as of 2018 is as follows):
1) Contact the office of the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Office and request an application form.
Louis Tsinijinne, Media Representative
Navajo Parks and Recreation Department
P.O. Box 2520
Window Rock, AZ 86515
2) Send the completed application to the appropriate Navajo Parks and Recreation Office in the region you are visiting. Our tours were near Page, AZ so, in our case,
this was the Lake Powell Office.
3) While the fee is $50 per photographer or $50 if you are a married couple, this is where the process became confusing to us. We were told the $50 fee covers both the tours we had reserved even though they were to take place on different days.
The application cites use of only cash, money order or cashiers check.
However, when we contacted the office by phone, we were told a credit card was fine. Unfortunately, there is no spot on the application for a Credit Card number, We opted for the cashiers check and had it made out to the Payee requested: The Navajo Nation.
We then mailed the two together to the Lake Powell office. We created a paper trail just in case there were any problems. For clarification, we recommend contacting:
Shaina Begay-Smith, Office Assistant
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
Grand Canyon Photography:
No drones are allowed in Grand Canyon Park National Park