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Using the GyPSy Guide App for Awesome Narrated Tours

What are GyPSy Guide Audio Tours?

The GyPSy Guide is a downloadable app that provides narrated audio tours for your road trips and scenic drives.

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

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The GyPSy Guide Audio Tours provide a guided commentary that uses free satellite GPS signal (hence, GyPSy Guide. Get it?) along with the GPS on your cell phone.

It is just like bringing you own audio tour guide along for the ride!

How Does the GyPSy Guide App Work?

Begin by downloading the app and then selecting the audio tour for the destination of your choice.

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Using free GPS signals provided by satellites and your device’s GPS chip, the guide determines your location.

As you drive along, the GPS signal determines your location and when you pass a pre-determined point, the commentary from the app plays pre-recorded content automatically.

You don’t have to do anything to queue the commentary.

Your GyPSy Guide narrator may suggest side trips to take, crack a corny joke, give a history lesson of the area, share insight on significant historical figures from years gone by, or present behind-the-scenes stories to enhance your visit.


Often locals know of little known tips and locations to visit. GyPSy Guide shares them with you too. You can travel at your own pace, choose to skip a side route, spend a little longer at a scenic overlook, or return to a highlight on the route that sparked your interest.

The path and the timeline are up to you. You can start anywhere on the tour or start from the official tour start location. It is up to you.

Each audio tour that you purchase from the GyPSY Guide App is yours to keep. Forever.

There are no time limits to its use and no monthly subscriptions to maintain. As tours are updated, you will receive FREE updates.

GyPSy Guide Review from simplyjolayne

The Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountain National Park

In his research, my husband, Chris found an app called GyPSy Guide. It was an excellent guided tour throughout the park. Using the wonders of GPS and satellite, the commentary played automatically as we passed a GPS point, sharing behind-the-scene stories, tips, side trips, and driving directions. The guide was excellent.

Vibrant Fall Foliage in North Carolina
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite National Park

Chris and I highly recommend the GyPSy Guide app for Yosemite National Park or other national parks you may be visiting this summer. The guides are available for a number of destinations, and provide lots of information, history, significant contributions of different people, and random interesting information.

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GyPSy Guide Locations

Currently, the GyPSy Guide Audio Tour App offers tours throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Australia. You can purchase each tour separately or check out the pre-packaged bundles in a variety of locations to save money.

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Examples of the BUNDLED LOCATIONS include:

  • Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks – Includes Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Zion National Park.
  • US Northern Parks Tours – Includes the Black Hills, Badlands, and Mount Rushmore of South Dakota, Glacier National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park.
  • Grand Circle and California – Includes Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway 1, Capitol Reef, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam, and Red Rock Canyon), Sedona, Yosemite National Park, and Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks.
  • Canadian Rockies and Vancouver – Includes Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Yoho, the Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Vancouver, Whistler and locations along the Canadian Rockies.
  • All United States West Tours – Includes Arches and Canyonlands, Big Sur, Capitol Reef, Badlands, Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam, and Red Rock Canyon), Sedona, Yosemite National Park, and Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
  • Four Hawaiian Islands – Includes Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Big Island, Hawaii (the complete collection of the Hawaiian Islands).
Fall Foliage at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park

All of these locations can also be purchased as individual tours as well. For example, if you are headed to Montana and plan to visit Glacier National Park, download the audio tour from the GyPSy Guide App for Glacier National Park. Upgrade your vacation experience to a whole new level.

If your travels take you to the East Coast, take the GyPSy Guide along with you to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Vermont, and Key West in Miami.

The Australia tour includes the scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road.

There are a few more GyPSy Guide tours not listed above. Check out the website to see if there is a guide that fits your travel destinations this year.

Pair the GyPSY Guide App with an American the Beautiful National Parks Pass. The Pass will require a separate purchase but allows you entry to ALL National Parks within the United States.

Check out the Discovery Pass (also a separate purchase) when visiting national parks within Canada.

Lake Louise in Banff National Park on a road trip to Alberta and BC
Lake Louise

How Do I Access the GyPSY Guide App?

The GyPSy Guide App is free to download on Apple and Google Play (Android devices). You would then buy individual tours or bundles as IN-APP purchases.

Need a refresher on how to download an app?

Follow these simple instructions:

  • Open the Apple or Google Play App Store to GET apps for your device.
  • Search for “GyPSy Guide”.
  • Touch the “GET” button to download the app to your device (Note, there will be In-App Purchases).
  • Click the button to Install the app on your device. If you see “OPEN” the app, you have already downloaded the app and simply need to open it on your device.
  • Search or browse for content or destinations on the GyPSy Guide App that you wish to purchase.
How to use the gypsy guide app for awesome adventures

What Happens if the Area You Visit Does Not Have a Great Cell Signal?

Download the GyPSy Guide App and the tour you have selected while you do have wifi or good cell service.

Because the app uses the magic of GPS to automatically play the audio tours, you do not need to have cell service to use the app once you have downloaded your tour.

The GPS signal comes from satellites and is free.

Reminder * Download the App and your selected tour BEFORE you set off on your adventures.

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Final Thoughts on Using the Must Have GyPSy Guide App for Awesome Narrated Tours

The GyPSy Guide App is amazing. You will love the stories, the quaint side trips, and intriguing historical information from the GyPSy Guide narrator. He has a voice that is interesting to listen to and his crazy “dad” jokes will have you laughing or shaking your head!

Your kids will love it too.

Headed to a national park this summer? Download the app today and bring the GyPSy Guide along for the ride. Consider giving the tours as gifts to family and friends as they set off on travel excursions this summer too!

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7 months ago

I had no idea this was even a thing! How cool! I am so excited to check this out.

7 months ago

I’ve never heard of this. Thank you for sharing 🤗. I am going to check it out now.

Helen Story
7 months ago

This isn’t available in my country just now, but what a good idea. Love the idea of getting a bit of insider knowledge!

Nelly's Blog
7 months ago

This is a great find! I’d love to have it while still enjoying my alone time! Thank you for sharing.

A Capone Connection
7 months ago

This app sounds SO cool. I’m definitely going to look into it. Thank you so much for sharing this!

7 months ago

Great explanation of the app! It sounds perfect for our full time RVing!

7 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing!! Always looking for new apps for trip planning, especially for the National Parks.

Linda (LD Holland)
7 months ago

I had never heard of the GyPSy app before. But I do like the idea of getting an audio tour as I take a drive. And awesome to get tips from locals and tidbits of history. I will have to check this out on our next road trip.

7 months ago

I have never heard of this app. I wish they did destinations on the East Coast. I would buy it to get narrated tours of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park.

Travel A-Broads
7 months ago

This is so cool! I had no idea GyPSy Guide existed, and I really wish I’d known for my Utah Mighty 5 road trip. What a missed opportunity! I’ll know better now for my next road trip – thank you. Xx Sara

7 months ago

I haven’t heard of the GyPYsy guide before, but it’s definitely an app that I’d find useful. Thanks for recommending it!

7 months ago

I’d never heard of GyPSy Guides before but it sounds so helpful! Especially great that you can download it so that it works where there’s poor reception, I’ll have to give it a try!

7 months ago

As most people here saying I had no idea about this app. I will give it a try when in Australia:) Thanks for sharing!

7 months ago

what a fun app! I love audio guides!!!

7 months ago

I can’t wait to check out the GyPSy app on my next US road trip!

7 months ago

This sounds so awesome! We are heading to a few parks over spring break, so I’ll be sure to download this!

7 months ago

Wow, I didn’t know about this app out there, so helpful! thank you for putting it together

7 months ago

How fun! This will be so helpful in national parks.

Sarah Barthet
Sarah Barthet
6 months ago

I never thought this was even possible! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

6 months ago

What a great travel app! New to me, I will definitely be sharing this with my kids on our next road trip. Thanks for sharing it – we love hearing local stories and legends.

6 months ago

GyPSy Guides are terrific! I purchased the Yosemite and the Candian Rockies tours and so happy that I did. The auto tour added so much to our experience.

4 months ago

We used the GyPSY app for the first time in Maui for Haleakala NP and the Road to Hana. We really enjoyed it, I cant wait to use it again at other parks!