Hello, I'm taking my 10 yo to Arizona for a spring break in a couple of weeks and I would like to get an advise on how to prioritize activities around Page.
We'll be leaving Grand Canyon South Rim for Page on Tue 4/3 and we'are leaving Page on Thu 4/5 for the Monument Valley, so at best I can have Tue after 12 pm, whole Wed and part of the day on Thu.
I was lucky to won a permit for Wave for 4/4 (Wed) and I guess that will take the most of the Wed, but maybe will leave some time in the evening.
The current plan I have is:
Tue: leave GC early morning, catch Lake Powell boat tour (Canyons 2.5 hour) at 1 pm, evening - ?
Wed: hike Wave most of the day, evening - ?
Thu: Antelope Canyon: try to catch best photo time for Upper Canyon and visit Lower canyon (or maybe some other less crowded Canyon nearby) before Upper Canyon, or after, then leave for Monument Valley
The questions I have:
- If I plan to visit Antelope Upper canyon at prime time (10:30 - 11 am departure) would you suggest to visit Lower Canyon before or after?
Is 2.5 hours boat tour on Lake Powell enough? Or is it good? - I'd love to take a longer tour with hiking to Rainbow bridge, but that tour departs only early morning, so I'd need to switch Antelope Canyon to Tue (the morning I leave GC) and I'm afraid I can miss the prime photo time.
I also looking for rafting option as alternative to boat tour, but again it departs early morning, so I need to switch Antelope Canyon to Tue and risk to miss prime photo time, but I don't have a final decision yet.
- Is rafting tour more exciting that lake boat tour?
- Would you prefer it over boat tour in early April?
- What would you recommend for two evenings on Tue and Wed - I'd like to visit horse shoe bend and I'd like to dine in some restaurants with a nice view.
When to visit Horse Shoe - morning / evening, combine with Lake Powell, Wave or Antelope Canyon?
Can you recommend good restaurants with a nice view for dinner?
Will really appreciate any suggestions.