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JOSHUA TREE TOURS

Begin The Adventure Of Your Lifetime

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Are you ready to become an expert in all things "Joshua Tree"?

You finally decided to visit Joshua Tree.  AWESOME!  Now what?  That’s what we have heard again and again over the past 27+ years when our friends and family have visited us.  We searched every inch of the desert and researched all of the history and lore that makes Joshua Tree one of the most visited areas in the country. Nearly 3,000,000 visitors drive into the Joshua Tree National Park every year, but we teach you that Joshua Tree actually has THREE MAIN AREAS to visit: 

  • INSIDE THE PARK
  • OUTSIDE THE PARK
  • INSIDE THE VILLAGE

We offer both VIRTUAL TOURS and REAL-LIFE TOURS to transform you into a Joshua Tree Expert! 

Our VIRTUAL TOURS are an awesome way to “virtually” visit all of our amazing sites and prepare for your future visit to Joshua Tree. Try one of our Virtual Tours today… play from home and learn all of the local secrets!

Our REAL-LIFE TOURS are a Self-Guided, APP-Based, Self-Paced adventure combining a treasure hunt, scavenger hunt, escape room, geocaching, and adventure travel experience all into one spectacular journey!  Our real-life tours will guide you to each location using your cell phone’s GPS!

Joshua Tree
"VIRTUAL" Tours

Enjoy our virtual tours right now from the comfort of home.  
Become a Joshua Tree expert BEFORE you visit!

You “can” enjoy our Virtual Tours on mobile and tablet views…
But they are “DEFINITELY” best viewed on DESKTOP View!

Virtual
Village Walking Tour

  • (21) LOCATIONS
  • 2.3 VIRTUAL MILES
  • VISIT THE VILLAGE IN ABOUT 1-HOUR

Believe it or not, people generally drive right through the Village and go straight into the National Park without ever seeing the secret locations or learning any of the eccentric history that the only the Village can offer.  You will visit our favorite (21) locations in the Village. You have nothing to lose and all the secret and history to gain.

Virtual
National Park Tour

  • (38) LOCATIONS
  • 161.2 VIRTUAL MILES
  • 12+ HOURS OF TRAVEL IN ABOUT 1-HOUR

This is the absolute MUST-SEE.  Everyone visits the Joshua Tree National Park but few ever have a real plan or even know what there is to see and do once they drive in.  Well, we got you!  This is THE ONE!  You will visit our favorite (38) locations out of (150) possible locations.  You have nothing to lose and secret locations and history to gain. 

Virtual
Secret Tour XL

  • (38) LOCATIONS
  • 260.4 VIRTUAL MILES (yes, 260)
  • 18+ HOURS OF TRAVEL IN ABOUT 1-HOUR

This is “THE” tour that you just can’t miss. Visitors never even consider what else Joshua Tree has to offer… and we bring it. No. We really bring it! This includes ALL of the wildest history and the most unique secret locations!  You will visit our favorite (38) locations outside of the National Park. You have nothing to lose.  Get the Goonies vibes flowing!

How Do I Book A Virtual Tour?

"VIRTUAL TOURS" are Web-Based and enjoyed right here on your computer whenever and wherever you like:

Step 1...

Click on the “ADD TO CART” button (above) of the Virtual Tour that you would like to experience.  Click on the “VIEW CART” or the little Shopping Cart icon in the top right corner of your screen. 

Step 2...

Purchase the tour using our secure checkout right here on our website using PAYPAL/STRIPE. 

Step 3...

This tour is on a website.  You will enjoy this right here on your device/computer.  The web page for your selected Virtual Tour will unlock and be open for you to view as much and for as long as you like.  You will see the link to your Tour in the checkout screen as well as the email that you will instantly receive after purchase.

Our Virtual Tours are best viewed on a desktop...
but of course you can enjoy the tour on a tablet and your phone.

Joshua Tree
"REAL-LIFE" Tours

Our Joshua Tree Real-Life Tours are ready and waiting on you to get here…
Self-Guided, Self-Paced, App-Based, tours that will amaze you…
All you need is YOU and your smart phone…

Real-Life
Village Walking Tour

VILLAGE WALKING TOUR (VWT): 

  • (18) LOCATIONS
  • 2.3  MILES
  • ABOUT 1-HOUR
  • USES CLUEKEEPER APP

Our Real-Life Joshua Tree Village Walking Tour is a fun way to walk the Village on foot and see everything that most people pass up on their way to the Park.  We will challenge your mind with puzzles, ciphers, clues, and riddles at each location.  Solve each one to move on to the next location or choose to skip the clue and move on.  We make sure you will have fun and complete the WHOLE adventure no matter what.  You start and finish at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center (JTVC).  Learn about Jim Morrison, Village Secrets, Artwork, the best food, and SO MUCH MORE!!!  Don’t just visit the Park, dive into what the Joshua Tree Village has to offer.

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Real-Life
National Park Tour

NATIONAL PARK TOUR (NPT):  

  • (25) LOCATIONS
  • 76 MILES
  •  ABOUT 3-4 HOURS
  • USES CLUEKEEPER APP

Our Real-Life Joshua Tree National Park Tour will add a little bit of fun as you travel through the Park. You will start at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center (JTVC) on Park Boulevard and end at the 29 Palms Inn.  As you visit each unique location, we will challenge your mind with puzzles, ciphers, clues, and riddles.  Solve each one to move on to the next location or choose to skip the clue and move on.  Our APP works with “zero cellular service” so you will be able tocomplete the WHOLE adventure.

Your biggest prize is our PDF file that you will get with your purchase.  We created a stop-by-stop checklist for you to follow along as you make your way through this MASSIVE National Park.  We include every single possible stop, all 141 of them, but chose the 25 most notable and photogenic locations for you to experience during the Tour.   The Park is so huge that it could easily take you over 26 hours to visit, but we shorten it to 3+ hours.  Our checklist will help you keep track of where you are throughout your day so you can gauge how far you are into the park and how much longer you will be without cellular service.  YES, there is ZERO cellular service inside the Park so having our checklist will be worth a million dollars!

ENJOY THIS GLORIOUS NATIONAL PARK!  We think it is the most beautiful of the 61 National Parks across the United States of America and the best of the 9 National Parks in California. 

Real-Life
Secret Tour MINI

THE SECRET TOUR MINI (TSTM): 

  • (22) LOCATIONS
  • 55 MILES
  • ABOUT 3-4 HOURS
  • USES CLUEKEEPER APP

We feel that our Joshua Tree: THE SECRET TOUR (MINI) is the MUST-SEE of all of our Tours.  We take you on a mystical, mysterious, and magical adventure throughout the Joshua Tree area creating 22 spectacular experiences that will remain with you forever.  You will learn about U2, John Lennon, Jim Morrision, UFOs, Aliens, Artwork, Project Blue Book, George Van Tassel, the literal heart of the earth, and SO MUCH MORE!!!  This is the MINI version of THE SECRET TOUR XL.  This slimmed down version will take you 3-4 hours and have you drive a distance of 55 miles.  That might sound like a lot of driving but we can bet you already drove a long way just to get to this remote desert area.  Most of the locations are close to each other so the tour is broken up into a lot of short runs from clue to clue.  We will have you start and finish at the same location, the Joshua Tree Visitor Center (JTVC).  As you visit each unique location, we will challenge your mind with puzzles, ciphers, clues, and riddles.  Solve each one to move on to the next location or choose to skip the clue and move on.  We make sure you will have fun and complete the WHOLE adventure.  Don’t just visit the park, see what Joshua Tree is really all about!

Real-Life
Secret Tour XL

THE SECRET TOUR XL (TSTXL): 

  • (38) LOCATIONS
  • 104  MILES
  • ABOUT 8 HOURS
  • USES CLUEKEEPER APP

This is it.  This is the big one.  You’ll need to set aside a whole day (or two) to even attempt to complete this one.  Our “Joshua Tree: THE SECRET TOUR XL” will take you on a mystical, mysterious, and magical adventure throughout the Joshua Tree area creating 38 spectacular experiences that will change your perception of the desert forever.  This extended version of The Secret Tour MINI adds 16 more experiences and roughly double the time (6-8 hours) and distance (104 miles).

You will learn about U2, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Paul McCartney, UFOs, Aliens, crop circles, artwork, Project Blue Book, George Van Tassel, the literal heart of the earth, and SO MUCH MORE!!!  You will also be taken to each of these locations using the GPS in your cellular device.  This Tour takes you to every secret location we know OUTSIDE the Park.

We will have you start and finish at the same location, the Joshua Tree Visitor Center (JTVC).  We did that so your team can always have a “home base.”  As you visit each unique location, we will challenge your mind with puzzles, ciphers, clues, and riddles.  Solve each one to move on to the next location or choose to skip the clue and move on.  We make sure you will have fun and complete the WHOLE adventure.  Your friends, family, and social media followers will absolutely love the extreme backdrops and quirky objects you will encounter along the way. Most importantly we guarantee that you will be amazed.

Real-Life
Alien Adventure

NATIONAL PARK TOUR (NPT):  

  • (18) LOCATIONS
  • 45 MILES
  •  ABOUT 3 HOURS
  • USES CLUEKEEPER APP

Our Joshua Tree: ALIEN ADVENTURE will take you on an interstellar adventure throughout the Joshua Tree area creating 18 spectacular experiences.  Although all of the locations on this Alien Adventure are also found on our “Secret Tour XL”, we created this different version for those of you who want to focus directly on the Alien and UFO culture that exists around Joshua Tree.

UFO enthusiasts have the most wonderful inquisitive minds!  And guess what? You have come to the right place.  We like to think of our desert as Area 52, the unknown TOP SECRET UFO location that gets overlooked by the rest of the world.  We are ULTRA connected to huge military bases, PROJECT BLUE BOOK, UFOs, Howard Hughes, Government Conspiracies, Giant Rock, George Van Tassel, and so much more!

We will have you start and finish at the same location, the Joshua Tree Visitor Center (JTVC).  We did that so your team can always have a “home base.”  As you visit each unique location, we will challenge your mind with puzzles, ciphers, clues, and riddles.  Solve each one to move on to the next location or choose to skip the clue and move on.  We make sure you will have fun and complete the WHOLE adventure.  We will take you no further than a 12-mile radius from your starting location so have no fear about the distance. Even though you won’t be driving “far”, visiting these 18 eccentric locations will take you 3+ hours so plan accordingly.

How Do I Book A Real-Life Tour?

"REAL-LIFE TOURS" are played when you are physically here in Joshua Tree using our ClueKeeper APP:

Step 1...

Download the ClueKeeper APP available for iOS/Android.  Our real-life tours are available 24/7/365 because YOU are the tour guide! COVID Compliant.

Step 2...

Click on the ADD TO CART button (above) of the tour you would like to experience and checkout using PAYPAL/STRIPE.  We will instantly send you a TEXT and an EMAIL with the 6-letter code you will use inside the ClueKeeper APP.  No waiting.  Start this instant!

Step 3...

Open the ClueKeeper APP.  Click on the ENTER HUNT CODE button, type in the 6-letter code, and enjoy your adventure!  

All tours begin at the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center at:
6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.

GiftCards...
Share The Adventure

Our fillable gift cards can be used for any of our tours.  Give the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.  Share the fun and experiences you had.  Use our tours to get your friends and family motivated and excited to take a future trip to Joshua Tree together.  Use the (4) M’s: 

  • Mysterious
  • Magical
  • Mystical
  • M-Educational

We wanted them to all start with “M.” Haha! 

Payment types:

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Stripe Payments

VIRTUAL TOURS:
Our Virtual Tours are hosted here on our web site.  To purchase a Virtual Tour, simply add them to your cart here on our website and complete your checkout.  PAYPAL and STRIPE are our accepted methods of payment.

REAL-LIFE TOURS:
To purchase a Real-Life Tour, simply add them to your cart here on our website and complete your checkout.  PAYPAL and STRIPE are our accepted methods of payment.  You will instantly receive a TEXT and an EMAIL with your 6-letter code.  Download our app ClueKeeper on iOS and Android, input your 6-letter code, and immediately begin your adventure.

APPAREL, HOME GOODS, ART, AND ALL OTHER ITEMS:
These items are hosted here on our website.  Simply add them to your cart here on our website and complete your checkout.  PAYPAL and STRIPE are our accepted methods of payment. 

Please contact us at thesecrettours@gmail.com or info@thesecrettours.com to discuss payment/shipping concerns.

Shipping Policy

VIRTUAL TOURS:
Our Virtual Tours are hosted here on our web site.  When you purchase a Virtual Tour, you will gain access to a web page of the applicable Virtual Tour.  There are no shipping or handling charges associated with this type of purchase.

REAL-LIFE TOURS:
Our real-life tours are hosted in collaboration with ClueKeeper.  There are no shipping or handling charges associated with this type of purchase.  You will instantly receive a TEXT and an EMAIL with your 6-letter code so you can immediately begin your adventure.

APPAREL, HOME GOODS, ART, ALL OTHER ITEMS:
These items have varying shipping and handling costs based on the total purchase price, the total number of items, the combination of items in one order, and the weight/size of an item.  

Please contact us at thesecrettours@gmail.com or info@thesecrettours.com to discuss shipping concerns.

Return / Refund Policy

VIRTUAL TOUR REFUND POLICY:
Our Virtual Tours are created by us and hosted here on our web site.  Your happiness is our main goal!  If you feel you would like a refund after purchasing our Virtual Tours, please contact us at thesecrettours@gmail.com or info@thesecrettours.com and let us know your concerns.  Generally we do not offer refunds for these tours because once they are purchased and reviewed, you will have seen all of the hard work and effort we put in to finding the secrets and sharing them with you at that point.   If we do not offer you a fun experience filled with clues, puzzles, riddles and ciphers while showing you unique and secret locations, we will gladly discuss a refund with you at that point.  We truly feel we explain everything up front and are clear and transparent so you trust us from the start.

REAL-LIFE TOUR CLUEKEEPER REFUND POLICY:
We create each and every one of our tours and use a third party service at ClueKeeper to offer our creation through their APP.  When you desire a refund for a real-life tour purchased through ClueKeeper, you can contact them first if you like.  Both ClueKeeper and our team have the same goals in mind…. your happiness and enjoyment.  This is the quoted refund policy from our friends at ClueKeeper:
“We really want you to be happy with any purchases you make on the ClueKeeper platform, so if you are unhappy with your purchase and believe you should get a refund for any reason, before or after playing or creating a hunt, please let us know at admin@cluekeeper.com and we will do everything possible to make it right, either by refund or credit, depending on circumstances.” -The ClueKeeper Team

APPAREL, HOME GOODS, ART, ALL OTHER ITEMS REFUND/RETURN POLICY:
Our main goal is to make sure you are extremely happy with each and every single item you ever choose to purchase with us.  Generally, all of our items under these categories are unique and made on a one-at-a-time basis.  Because these items are made directly for you when you order, they cannot be returned.  Please contact us at thesecrettours@gmail.com or info@thesecrettours.com to discuss your concerns on a case-by-case basis.  The general policy is no returns are allowed for these one-off creations.

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