The Winter Stay & Play Special
Lodging & Tour Package
Fully Guided Tour(s)
We go out of our way to open the wonders of the West to EVERYONE.
We are permitted, licensed, and insured.
Dreamland Safari Tours holds Special Use Permits from the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument/Paria Wilderness, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Kanab Bureau of Land Management, Kaibab National Forest, and Arizona Strip Bureau of Land Management.
Don't see your preferred departure date or time available via online booking? Give us a call.
For sunset or sunrise at our more remote locations, we recommend a scheduled or custom overnight or multi-day tour - and we are happy to work with you to develop an itinerary that meets your needs.
All listed tour durations and pickup times are approximate. Please allow 10-20 minutes of pickup time flexibility for unforeseen circumstances and varying pickup logistics. Water and snacks are provided on all tours. A lunch meal is included on all tours of 6+ hours. Vegetarian option available.
We reserve the right to fill all empty seats on non-private tours. Cancellation / Reschedule / Weather policy applies.
Please familiarize yourself with our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS before contacting us.
>$900 value for $749 – available ONLY in the winter months
Dreamland’s Stay & Play Special, offered in conjunction with the Canyons Boutique Hotel, is your ticket to start off the new year with an unforgettable desert adventure.
What better way to press pause, shake off the holiday cobwebs, and set the tone for the new year. Come make memories with your loved ones – with this special offer from Dreamland Safari Tours, the Canyons Boutique Hotel and Sego Restaurant, it’s easy. Pick your dates; we take care of the rest. Our Stay & Play special includes three nights of lodging at the Canyons Boutique Hotel, two days of fully guided tours with Dreamland Safari Tours, and a meal at Kanab’s award-winning Sego Restaurant. To really celebrate the new year we’ll throw in free breakfast, complimentary room upgrades where available, free-of-charge Wave lottery applications while you’re in town, and a Dreamland Safari Tours memento that you get to keep: all together that’s more than $900 value for only $749 per person – and that price is inclusive of all taxes and fees (which is meaningful as we are subject to 11.45% in sales tax and BLM fees).
Want to gift this experience as a Christmas present? We’ve got beautifully designed gift cards available for you to print at home. Just select the gift card option at checkout.
What tours does this package include? That’s entirely up to you. Choose any two of our day-tours – from White Pocket to Toroweap, from the Ultimate Kanab Tour to our Grand Staircase Hiker’s Dream: everything is fair game. Get inspired by our full menu of tours here, or leave it up to our excellent guides to come up with the perfect adventure for you. As a bonus we’ll also apply for the last-minute Wave lottery on your behalf, and you’ll walk away with a Dreamland Safari Tours souvenir of your choosing that is yours to keep.
Related: Did you know? Kanab was honored as “Best Small Desert Town 2023” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
Read more about what makes Kanab so awesome in Travel and Leisure Magazine here. Then, take advantage of the quieter winter months to see for yourself why Kanab is the ultimate basecamp for all your desert & national park adventures. Did we mention that Bryce Canyon National Park is only an hour and a half by car away, and seeing Bryce’s slender pink hoodoos crowned by sparkling snow is nothing if not the ultimate desert traveler bucket-list item?
Pro Tip: Winter is most Kanab local’s favorite hiking season
You may be surprised to hear that, for many locals, January through early March is the preferred season for desert explorations. The winter season comes with hard-packed trails and much easier footing than you’d find in, say May or June. Cooler temperatures mean that you can roam without having to worry about heat exhaustion. Shorter days with the sun low in the sky translate into beautiful, soft light that makes for incredible photography. Add to all of this the possibility of a dusting of snow – it’s hard to resist the allure of red rocks studded with the sparkle of a recent snow fall. Another benefit? Since winter in Kanab is a well-kept secret, things are less busy than in the hustle and bustle of spring and fall. The absence of the high-season crowds doesn’t just translate to an easier time with dinner reservations; it also means better odds to win that ever-elusive Wave permit! And — if you book our Stay & Play special, we’ll apply for the Wave lottery on your behalf at no extra charge.
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What is included on your tours?
Daytours include pickup and dropoff from local hotels, off-road transportation, natural history narration, guided hiking, photo advice, snacks, water, and lunch on tours of 6 hours or more. Our multi-day tours include all of this plus camping equipment, camp management, three excellent meals, stargazing, sunsets and sunrises for the photographer, and lots more time outside.
How soon should we book?
This depends on several factors, but our best advice is to book as soon as you finalize your plans. We do fill up, and if you have a limited window of opportunity, you may miss out. The smaller your availability window and the tighter your schedule, the earlier you need to book in order to ensure availability. The larger your group, especially if it involves more than one of our trucks (>7 passengers), the earlier you need to book.
How do I reserve my date(s)?
You are able to book online or by contacting us. We do require a 50% deposit to reserve your daytour date(s) and a 1/3 deposit to reserve a multi-day tour. The remaining balance is due the day of your tour at departure. Your guide can take any method of payment.
Can I pay via cash, Paypal, credit card, check?
What is your weather policy? What is your cancellation/reschedule policy?
These policies are all found on our Policies Page. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the constantly changing weather, targets moving over the whole region (our trucks), unpredictability of weather forecasts, the complexities of different road surfaces in different areas, the variable nature of storms as far as coverage and volume in this area, and the fact that some of the best photography weather is often on days with a chance of rain, we do not reflexively cancel tours without solid information. However, as your safety is always paramount in situations where incontrovertible evidence leads us to believe that potentially dangerous situations are probable, we will cancel tours if necessary. We will assume tours will run until departure time. We do not cancel tours until departure time as the most relevant information is at hand. Also if we know of a particular area or time that will be a problem we will often consult with all parties on the tour as to how best to go about re-routing, postponement, or cancellation. Trying to manage this on the phone hours before the tour is nearly impossible. If a party decides to cancel prior to departure time for reasons of weather forecasts, the cancellation will be subject to the standard policy. Cancellations made by us at departure will be accompanied by a full refund if no other solution can be reached. Also the information we have at any given time is often incomplete. For example, we do not know if the Wave is covered in snow or if the route is hikeable, whether roads are impassable in a given location etc….as we do not have a webcam at these remote locations. We do try to network to get better information if we can. Sometimes incontrovertible evidence is only found once the tour has begun. Guessing, followed by reflexive cancellations, we have learned, produces more poor results for everyone involved, than the strategy we take. It is very, very complex making these decisions. We are always monitoring the weather and have many years of experience managing the logistics that are affected by weather in this area. Please trust us to act in both our best interests.
What kind of vehicles do we tour in? Do you offer ATV/Jeep Tours?
All of our tours are run in Chevrolet Suburbans or Crew Cab Silverados for comfort and safety. We do not offer ATV or Jeep Tours.
What do I need to bring on a daytour/overnight?
The biggest things you need to remember on a daytour are a small pack to carry your own water (essential especially on tours with more hiking), jacket for warmth and rain (essential), boots or high top sneakers (optional but optimal in sand), any essential medication, and camera. Other items include extra layers when cold, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, and other typical daytime sundries. For scheduled overnights bring all the same except an extra layer or two. You do not need a change of clothes. For overnights in April or October bring a warm hat and gloves. For custom multi-day trips just add a change of clothes or two. On all tours we provide water and snacks. On daytours of more than 6 hours and multi-days more than 24 hours we provide lunch. On scheduled overnights of 24 hours we do not provide lunch so please eat before you come.
What is the weather like there at various times of year?
We want to do one of your overnight tours, but aren’t able to make any of your scheduled dates. What are our options?
Depending upon our schedule, we may be able to add or shift dates. Please contact us with which tour you are interested in and which dates you are considering. Custom multi-days can be arranged APR-OCT depending on availability.
About the Winter Stay & Play package
Imagine this: Crisp, fresh air. Wide open spaces. Add a three-night stay in Kanab that gives you a chance to hit pause, focus on yourself and your companion(s), and set the tone for the year; all while getting to see some of the best vistas that Southwest Utah has to offer – far, far away from the crowds.
That’s what the Winter Stay & Play package with Dreamland Safari Tours, the Canyons Boutique Hotel and Sego Restaurant is all about. Come spend a few days here in Kanab and choose two from any of our sought-after tours. Looking for unparalleled scenic beauty without hardcore physical exertion? Toroweap, White Pocket or the Ultimate Kanab Tour may be for you. Want to take advantage of the cooler weather to knock out some bigger hiking days? The Amazing Sandstone Teepees and our Grand Staircase Hiker’s Dream are calling your name. Want to explore even farther off the beaten path? Let our guides whisk you away to amazing and potentially top-secret hiking destinations accessed via the Guide’s Choice Tour. With our Stay & Play package you’ll get to see a stunning variety of locales that 99.9% of Utah visitors never get to lay eyes on — all while recharging every night in your comfortable lodgings at Kanab’s premier hotel, the Canyons Boutique.
Limited availability – don’t delay! To reserve your Winter Stay & Play package click here to get started with online booking or give us a call at 435-644-5506.
What kind of weather should we expect when visiting Kanab in the winter months?
Winter in the desert is a magical time, and it frequently comes with much more pleasant temperatures than out-of-towners might expect. Average daytime highs are usually in the high forties to low fifties, and nighttime lows typically dip into the twenties. On average, Kanab sees just 4 days of rain or snow in January – which means an abundance of crisp, sunny days that are just perfect for desert explorations. While we can’t guarantee t-shirt weather in January and February it is not at all uncommon – just take a look through the below gallery, which consists exclusively of shots taken at Dreamland tour destinations during the months of January and February.
Fully Guided Tour
Guest Experiences with Dreamland Safari Tours
Steve was an awesome guide and we had a great time hiking White Pocket (Vermillion Cliffs) with him. He customized our hike and planned a great route for us. Since we liked birds he stopped at the California Condor viewing area for us. We got to see 900 year old drawings and then amazing views of the white pocket are from different angles. Lunch was yummy with fresh veggies, fruit and meat. Fantastic Day, highly recommend.
DABEDB – May 20, 2019
Best tour ever. Such a beautiful natural wonder! The journey there and back was also amazing. Andrea was an excellent guide pointing out all kinds of interesting features of the landscape. Her driving was swift and safe in a well maintained all wheel drive vehicle. I would not want to attempt this trip on my own even with a adequate all wheel drive vehicle. White Pocket itself is simply stunning. I would recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates natural wonders.
I8990KDrobertr – May 16, 2019
Took a tour of White Pocket with Dreamland at the end of April with Andrea as our tour guide. It was a great experience. White pocket is very difficult to get to – both in terms of terrain and directions. Having a guide to get you there safely, as well as give some interesting history and facts on the area was great. Would definitely recommend!
Jamie U – May 12, 2019
Bailey did a great job for our small group. My wife and I enjoyed everyone’s company as well as the good lunch prepared for us. It takes a while to get out to White Pocket, but you will be glad you made the effort to see this fascinating area.
Departure68316626825 – May 10, 2019
Just completed a truly wonderful visit to White Pocket on a photo safari with Dreamland and AZ Highways Photo Tours. Dreamland’s outfitters were outstanding. Food was almost too good and plentiful. Their service and attention to detail is outstanding. Not sure when my next trip is with them but I’m already looking forward to it!
Terry G – May 7, 2019