Sample itineraries

The hardest part about visiting the Sanctuary is trying to fit in all the fun activities. We’ve created a few sample itineraries to help you make the most of your visit. Enjoy!

Monday

8 a.m. – Volunteer orientation at the Hamlet

9 a.m. – Horse Haven and Piggy Paradise tours

10:15 a.m. – Wild Friends tour

11 a.m. – Parrot Garden tour

11:45 a.m. – Lunch at Angel Village café

1:15 p.m. – Check in at Dogtown headquarters for volunteer shift.

3:30 p.m. – Pick up a dog for a sleepover.

Tuesday

8 a.m. – Return dog to Dogtown

8:15 a.m. – Check in at the Welcome Center for 8:30 a.m. Dogtown tour.

10 a.m. – Grand Sanctuary tour

11:45 a.m. – Lunch at Angel Village café

1:15 p.m. – Check in at Cat World headquarters for volunteer shift.

3:30 p.m. – Pick up cat for sleepover

Wednesday

 8 a.m. – Return cat to Cat World.

 8:15 a.m. – Check in at Marshall’s Piggy Paradise for volunteer shift.

 11:45 a.m. – Lunch at Angel Village café

 12:45 p.m. – Check in at the welcome center for the 1 p.m. Cat World headquarters tour.

 3 p.m. – Hike to Hidden Lake

 4 p.m. – Walk around Angels Rest

One-day itinerary

8:30 a.m. – Grand Sanctuary tour

10:15 a.m. – Wild Friends tour

10 a.m. – Parrot Garden tour

Noon – Lunch at Angel Village café

1:30 p.m. – Piggy Social at Horse Haven

3 p.m. – Visit the Best Friends Mercantile and visitor center in town.

Two-day itinerary

Day 1

8:30 a.m. – Grand Sanctuary tour

10:15 a.m. – Wild Friends tour

11 a.m. – Parrot Garden tour

Noon – Lunch at Angel Village café

1:30 p.m. – Piggy Social at Horse Haven

3 p.m. –  Visit the Best Friends Mercantile and visitor center in town.

Day 2

8:15 a.m. – Check in at the welcome center for 8:30 a.m. Dogtown tour.

10:30 a.m. – Horsemanship demo at Horse Haven

Noon – Lunch at Angel Village café

12:45 p.m. – Check in at the welcome center for the 1 p.m. Cat World headquarters tour.

3 p.m. – Visit Angels Overlook.

Five-day Itinerary

This itinerary is for people who want to see Best Friends but also want to see some of the sights nearby.

Sunday

8:30 a.m. – Grand Sanctuary tour

10:15 a.m. – Wild Friends tour

11 a.m. – Parrot Garden tour

Noon – Lunch at Angel Village café

Afternoon at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Monday

Visit Bryce Canyon National Park or North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Tuesday

8:15 a.m. – Check in at the welcome center for 8:30 a.m. Dogtown tour

10:30 a.m. – Horsemanship demo at Horse Haven

Noon – Grab a quick bite to eat in town.

12:30 p.m. – Visit Lake Powell/Glen Canyon (one hour each way from Kanab).

Wednesday

9 a.m. – Horses and pigs tour at Horse Haven

10 a.m. – Shop the Sanctuary Store and visit Roxy’s Room.

11:45 a.m. – Lunch at Angel Village café

12:45 p.m. – Check in at the welcome center for the 1 p.m. Cat World headquarters tour.

3:30 p.m. – Visit Moqui Cave.

Thursday

Visit to Zion National Park (one hour each way from Kanab). Shuttles into the park begin running at 7 a.m. Try to leave early to avoid long wait times.

Seven-day Itinerary

This itinerary is for people who want to see Best Friends but also planned enough time to visit the national parks. This itinerary features mostly sightseeing and doesn’t include volunteering.

Sunday

8:30 a.m. – Grand Sanctuary tour

10:15 a.m. – Wild Friends tour

11 a.m. – Parrot Garden tour

Noon – Lunch at Angel Village café

Afternoon at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Monday

Visit to Zion National Park (60 minutes each way from Kanab). Shuttles into the park begin running at 7 a.m. Try to leave early to avoid long wait times.

Tuesday

8:15 a.m. – Check in at the welcome center for 8:30 a.m. Dogtown tour.

10:30 a.m. – Horsemanship demo at Horse Haven

Noon – Grab a quick bite to eat in town.

12:30 p.m. – Visit Lake Powell/Glen Canyon (one hour each way from Kanab).

Wednesday

9 a.m. – Horses and pigs tour at Horse Haven

10 a.m. – Shop the Sanctuary Store and visit Roxy’s Room.

11:45 a.m. – Lunch at Angel Village café

12:45 p.m. – Check in at the welcome center for the 1 p.m. Cat World headquarters tour.

3:30 p.m. – Visit Moqui Cave.

Thursday

Visit to Bryce Canyon National Park (1.5 hours each way from Kanab).

Friday

North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (1.5 hours minutes each way from Kanab)

Saturday

9:30 a.m. – Kittens and coffee at the Best Friends Visitor Center in town

11:45 a.m. – Lunch at Angel Village café

1 p.m. – Visit Angels Overlook

2 p.m. – Bunny House tour