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Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Joshua Tree, United States
Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park can be a bit intimidating to take on all on your own; however, this Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour lets you explore the park in your own vehicle while navigating the area with a tour that leads the way. Just download the app on your smartphone, launch the app when you get the park, and follow the recommended route and speed limit.
  • Tour Joshua Tree National Park from the comfort of your own car
  • No time limit to use this tour within—it’s available until you’re ready to go
  • This tour helps you navigate the national park to see its highlights
  • Independently tour Palm Springs, too, with an added bonus tour
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  • Joshua Tree Visitor Center , 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

    After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection.

  • Cottonwood Visitor Center , Pinto Basin Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
  • Joshua Tree Cultural Center , 6533 Freedom Wy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
  • Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    7/27/2020 - 8/18/2023
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!
    • After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is not an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • OPERATED BY 17 Mile Day Trips
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    Once I book the tour, can I change the travel date?
    A:Yes, though you don’t need to worry about changing the Travel Date if your plans change because the tour is valid forever. You get access to the tour from the moment you book, regardless of when you actually plan to travel.
    Nov 2021
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour.

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    • "We set it up prior to going to the park as there is limited wi-fi near and in the park." See review

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    star-5
    Excellent audio tour easy...
    Ari_S
    , Aug 2022
    Excellent audio tour easy to follow! And can do in just an hour or two. The park has a road that takes you to all sites on the path.
    star-4
    Good value
    KimberlyColetta
    , Aug 2022
    The historical information of the park was interesting. Due to the excessive heat in August the we did not get out of the car for each man’s mark. The time it took was much shorter than predicted.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Thanks so much Kimberly! We pride ourselves on offering great value and flexibility with our tours. I'm thrilled that my tour added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I have 15 Tours in the California area and 100 in the USA. Please check them out for your current and next vacation. You can use this tour for a lifetime - at home to organize a picture album, share on social media or use it again on your next trip here.
    star-5
    Beautiful park
    Keith_H
    , Aug 2022
    The park is beautiful and the audio tour was a big help. We wouldn’t have know what we were looking at or where to stop, but between the audio tour and the map from the visitor center, it was a great way to see the park. I would definitely recommend getting the audio tour if it is your first time in the park. Our favorite spots we’re intersection rock and mission valley.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Thanks so much Keith! Joshua Tree is a beautiful place to explore. I'm thrilled that my tour of Joshua Tree added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I have 15 Tours in the California area and 100 in the USA. Please check them out for your current and next vacation. You can use this tour for a lifetime - at home to organize a picture album, share on social media or use it again on your next trip here.
    star-5
    Glad we purchased !
    Alex_T
    , Aug 2022
    Followed one of the options for entrance to the park . Audio Tour gives 3 entrance options . Once we entered the audio tour it began … make sure you previously download before you enter . Gave information. And history along the guided tour . There is no service .
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Thanks so much Alex! I am glad you like it. I have 15 Tours in the California area and 100 in the USA. Please check them out for your current and next vacation. You can use this tour for a lifetime - at home to organize a picture album, share on social media or use it again on your next trip here.
    star-5
    Easy, educational, and beautiful!
    Walter_S
    , Aug 2022
    We had an amazing day driving through Joshua Tree. The tour was super interesting and it was nice to be able to see the park from the cool comfort of our car. We plan to do another tour like this on our next vacation!
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    This is great to hear, Walter! Joshua is full of genuinely stunning sights, so we’re thrilled you had the chance to experience them. If you’re curious to try out my other 100 tours, which include many national parks, famous cities, and more, check out my website!
    star-5
    Joshua Hikes
    James_S
    , Aug 2022
    The park was really beautiful. Lots of hikes to chose from. The scenery was different on each of the hikes and all were equally beautiful
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. I have 100 other tours in the USA. Please check them out on your next vacation.
    star-4
    Amazing colors of brown
    Barbara_W
    , Aug 2022
    The changes between the two deserts.. in flora and fauna. Wish there was more narration between audio points.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Thank you for your feedback. Many of the stops have a section called “Learn More.” I have put many more stories there. Not everyone is interested in everything. So, I have set extra info in the “Learn More” section. The tour is valid for a lifetime. You may still be able to check it out and find some exciting information. I have 100 tours in the USA. Please check them out on your next vacation.
    star-5
    Highly recommend for a trip into the park.
    Susannah_J
    , Jul 2022
    This is the perfect way to explore the park. We loved that the optional extra parts of the route were covered and downloading the map before the trip meant we were fine with no reception. Would highly recommend. And the Joshua Tree NP was brilliant.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Thanks Susannah! Joshua Tree is really a spectacular place to visit and I’m so glad that you enjoyed it with my tour. I also have self-guided tours for other parks as well as scenic drives, cities, and historic sites all over the country — hopefully you’ll get the chance to try them next time!
    star-5
    Highly recommend
    Anthony_C
    , Jul 2022
    The app was super easy to use and very informative. It never lost us when we drove through the park. The tour guide spoke very clearly and was on point
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Thanks Anthony! I also have self-guided tours all over the country that you may enjoy on your next road trip.
    star-5
    Great!
    Jasmine_Q
    , Jul 2022
    Great information. Learned a lot about Joshua tree and the history! Wonderful driving experience. Would recommend for families with little ones
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Thanks Jasmine! Joshua Tree has a lot of history and there is a lot to learn and see and explore. I also have self-guided tours for other parks as well as scenic drives, cities, and historic sites — hopefully you’ll get the chance to try them next time!
    star-4
    Great app
    Frederic_B
    , Jul 2022
    The audio guide add a lot to the tour by providing live some information specific to the location you are at. We’ll done.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Thanks Frederic! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to Joshua Tree with my tour. I hope to see you on one of my other self-guided tours in the future.
    star-5
    Great self guided tour!
    Michael_L
    , Jun 2022
    Great narration (and some very interesting info) along the way; the offline GPS map alone is worth the price of sanity! Map is to the dot perfect (especially after dark). Worth the price and quite a bargain in my opinion.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Thanks so much Michael! I'm thrilled that my tour was able to make your Joshua Tree visit so memorable, and I'm glad that it added so much value to your visit. I also have self-guided tours for other parks as well as scenic drives, cities, and historic sites — hopefully you’ll get the chance to try them next time!
    star-5
    Easy wonderful tour around Joshua Tree National Park
    Maria_O
    , Jun 2022
    It was an unplanned drive close to where I took my mother for a booster shot but it turned out to be an extraordinary experience to see all rock formations and sightings of Unique ways Joshua trees extend their branches in all directions …
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Wow, sounds perfect! (And very cool idea to turn a chore into an adventure). I hope you get the chance to try out my other tours as well in the future!
    star-5
    Beautiful Park
    Katherine_W
    , Jun 2022
    Lovely drive great audio love the hiking options beautiful National Park with very interesting history a walk to visit wildflowers is pretty special at right time of year
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    That’s awesome! Sounds like you had an amazing Joshua Tree experience and I’m thrilled my tour made that happen. Hope you check out my other self-guided tours in the future!
    star-5
    Excellent self guided tour
    Anonymous
    , Jun 2022
    Using the locator on the map to find our way out of the area!!! We might still be there without that!
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Thanks Anthony! So glad you enjoyed the tour and that the app helped you guys to navigate through the park. I have more self-guided tours across the country which you may enjoy as well. Thanks again!
    star-5
    Really useful and...
    Kat_E
    , May 2022
    Really useful and interesting! Downloading helped because there wasn’t a lot of access to cell service. Highly recommend.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    That’s so wonderful to hear! And excellent reminder to everyone to download ahead of time while in strong wifi/signal. I'm so glad you had a meaningful experience at Joshua Tree with my tour. I also have self-guided tours for other parks as well as scenic drives, cities, and historic sites — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time!
    star-5
    Listen and make the Park come alive!
    Bruce_T
    , May 2022
    The cactus “teddy bears” were a wonderful surprise. We enjoyed the narration at the various rock formations. Also, the stories of the Mcaughney gang made the park really come to life!
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thanks so much Bruce! Those horse-smuggling stories are some of my favorites too. I'm so glad my tour added so much fun to your Joshua Tree experience! I hope you have the chance to try some of my other tours as well during your future travels — I’ve covered a lot of national parks and historical sites.
    star-4
    Fun and informative
    Lisa_H
    , May 2022
    The history and stories that went along with the drive were interesting. We were not prepared to hike so weren’t able to capitalize on the trails but overall it was a nice adventure.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you very much Lisa! I'm so glad you had a good time, and I'm so happy my tour helped make your Joshua Tree drive memorable. I also have self-guided tours covering beautiful destinations all over the country — hope you get the chance to try those next!
    star-5
    Great Addition to our trip!
    Jennifer_L
    , May 2022
    The narration provided the details needed to truly appreciate Joshua Tree. It was great to be able to self-pace and hit the spots we were most interested in.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thanks so much Jennifer! I'm thrilled to hear you liked my tour of Joshua Tree. I also have self-guided tours for other parks as well as scenic drives, cities, and historic sites — hopefully you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Thanks again!
    star-5
    Joshua Tree
    Hilary_P
    , May 2022
    Excellent value for money. Very informative and easy to use. would thoroughly recommend to anyone happy to take their time and pick where they want to go.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thanks, Hilary! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the tour and found it so easy to use. Thanks a ton for the recommendation! Hope you get the chance to try out my other tours in the future.

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