Joshua Tree Self-Driving Audio Tour: Mystical Desert Exploration
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606 Ratings
Twentynine Palms
Embark on a mystical desert exploration with the Joshua Tree Self-Driving Audio Tour. Discover the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs from the comfort of your own car!
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Joshua Tree Visitor Center - Your tour of Joshua Tree begins at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. From here, you’ll drive through this weird, one-of-a-kind park where two deserts meet. Along the way, get ready to marvel at the bizarre Joshua trees for which the park is named, embark on awe-inspiring hikes, and catch a sunset you’ll never forget.
What's Included
  • GPS-triggered storytelling for hands-free, immersive experiences.
  • Comprehensive tour package with itineraries, tips, narrations, video content, and hidden spots.
  • Offline accessible GPS maps and audio for uninterrupted guidance without needing a signal or WiFi.
  • Private, self-guided car tour allowing for personalized breaks, photo ops, and exploration at your own pace.
  • Easy app setup with direct download link and unique password for your tour access.
  • Flexible tour usage that is not time-bound, fit it into multiple days or future trips, with no expiration date.
  • One-time purchase per vehicle offers significant savings over individual tickets or bus tours.
What's Not Included
  • Foods & Drinks
Additional Information

Buy a single tour for your vehicle, not individual passengers. Everyone can tune in together!

Embark on a narrated drive through Joshua Tree National Park, a rugged landscape of idyllic beauty. Venture through a desert of intriguing hikes and bizarrely distinctive trees, while learning about the region’s captivating history, from the insatiable thirst of the gold rush era to the ruthless rule of the McHaney Gang. Enjoy this adventure in any season right from your vehicle’s comfort! This deal also features a bonus tour of Palm Springs!

• Experience the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park inside your own vehicle
• Use this tour whenever you want—it remains on hand until you decide to take it
• Enjoy a separate exploration of Palm Springs with your additional bonus tour

Once you’ve booked, check your email for details. Download the ‘Tour Guide App by Action’, input your unique code, and begin your tour. Prior steps require stable internet/wifi connectivity. After that, simply abide by the audio directives and follow the set course.

  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email with instructions. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the separate app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular.
  • How to start the tour: Open Action’s separate audio tour guide app once onsite. • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If multiple tour versions exist, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing Savings: why pay for an expensive, crowded, and limited bus tour — priced per person! — when you can have ONE amazing audio guide on your OWN phone for your WHOLE group?
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It’s perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app’s features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
Location
Cottonwood Visitor Center
Pinto Basin Road
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Beverly_s
Jun 3, 2024
Informative. - Informative. Narrator was well spoken, easy to hear and understand. Worth the price and we enjoyed the drive.
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Mechmouni
May 28, 2024
Good overview tour. - Good tour, interesting. Drive slowly otherwise it'll skip to the next story. Overall good experience. Download the map before you go, as there's no network in the park.
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Ann_l
May 26, 2024
Chock full of information - Since we were there for a short trip, this was a great aid in touring the park and gave us information as to whether we want to return for more exploration and hiking.
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Irvinm80
May 21, 2024
Great driving guide - The guide worked perfectly. It added lots of information to our drvie and we visited a hike we would otherwise have missed.
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443hauker
May 14, 2024
Great guide for joshua tree - Great and affordable self guided tour with great information. We loved the hiking suggestions and listening to the stories.
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Chrisfn4103kf
Apr 23, 2024
Great guide - This was a great guide, we traveled to Joshua Tree with two small kids and this gave us the best way to see the park and learn all about it. We stopped at a few of the shorter hikes to get the kids out and then continued on.
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Cautney_n
Apr 21, 2024
great! - Great! Eassy to use and unerstand. Psst! Don't forget to write a review. Get all your thoughts down while they’re fresh. Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour
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Cindy91
Apr 13, 2024
Comprehensive audio tour - We have visited Joshua Tree Park before but with the audio tour we learned soo much more! We would highly recommend this tour for your next visit to JT!
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F7417oqandreap
May 25, 2024
Highly recommend - Once started, we really enjoyed the audio guided tour through Joshua Tree NP. Interesting facts and one is so flexible and can decide spontaneously if the tour is extended with hikes or detours. Absolutely worth it. Just setting up the guide was frustrating as we chose the version to enter from the west entrance and when the audio started it said it was the north entrance version. Took us some time and headscratching to figure out that indeed it was the correct version for the west entrance, there just seemed to be an error in the speaker’s induction.
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Bobbie
Jun 7, 2024
I have had better trips - Did not get the audio tour. No one knew anything about it. Problem with third party purchases. Called the help line and spent 15 minutes with them. Was difficult to understand them and not sure I’ll use trip advisor again. Never got the audio tour
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