Go on an expedition by yourself

You can explore expeditions on your own (without a Guide) using a virtual-reality (VR) viewer.

What you need

You need an Internet connection to download an expedition, but you don’t need one to go on an expedition.

You need these devices to go on a solo expedition:

Note: If you're using a Daydream viewer, see a list of phones that work with Daydream.

Pick your role

Guides can use the self-guided mode to preview what their Explorers will see on an expedition. Explorers can use the self-guided mode to go on an expedition without waiting for a Guide to take them.

Go on an expedition as a Guide

Guides can use the solo mode to preview what their Explorers will see. You can access self-guided mode from any expedition.

  1. Open the Expeditions app.
  2. Tap Lead.
  3.  Open an expedition.
  4. Tap Cardboard Cardboard .
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. Place your phone into your viewer.

Go on an expedition as an Explorer

Explorers can use the self-guided mode to go on expeditions without waiting for a Guide to take them.

  1. Open the Expeditions app.
  2. Tap Follow.
  3. Under Explore on your own, tap Embark.
  4. Place your phone into your viewer.

Once you've placed your phone into the viewer, select one of these tabs to find expeditions:

  • Featured lists the most popular expeditions.
  • Categories is where you can find expeditions organized under common topics.
  • Downloaded contains the expeditions you've already downloaded to your device. Downloaded expeditions have a checkmark in the corner of the preview. Tap the expedition to open it.

Learn more about how to Find and download expeditions.
 
Important: If a guided expedition is currently happening on the same Wi-Fi network, you see a “Live” tile at the beginning of the expeditions list. Tap the tile to join that tour.

Search for expeditions 

In addition to selecting an expedition from one of the tabs, you can search for one.

Search for an expedition

  1. Tap Search  .
  2. In the search field, enter what you want to find. Expeditions shows a list of suggestions based on your most recent searches.
  3. Tap Enter.
  4. Tap an expedition from your search results to open it.

Search for an expedition in a category

When searching for an expedition, you can narrow your results by searching in a category.
  1. Tap Categories.
  2. Tap a category to show a list of expeditions.
  3. Tap Search Magnifying glass .
  4. In the search field, enter what you want to find.

Important: When you search within a category, its name will be listed at the top, and the relative results will be displayed below the search bar.

Explore a scene

You can explore different scenes once you open an expedition. Each scene has an information panel that describes the scene, and sights you can select and learn about.

If the scene has pre-recorded narration, audio plays automatically. If it does not, tap Audio guide for computer-generated narration.

In the information panel, tap a point of interest to learn more about it. Follow the arrow until you see the sight you selected.

Note: If you are using Daydream, use your controller and touchpad to select scenes and points of interest.

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