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Welcome to the Virtual Traveler:
While there are numerous websites and apps that offer 360 degree panoramic tours, there are few that combine the immersive photographic content with historical information. This website seeks to fill that gap by providing virtual tours that offer a 360 degree perspective while also explaining the significance of what you see. Virtual Traveler features both desktop tours and tours that can be viewed through Google Cardboard and similar headset devices.  The world awaits.....
Types of Virtual Tours
Desktop Virtual Tours
VR App FAQ          
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Small VT GraphicTypes of Virtual Tours: There are two categories of tours available:




Deskt
op Tours with audio narration--they are free and featured on this site. Thes first set of tours were created on Round Me, a 360 photosphere website.  They can be viewed from your desktop or mobile device, as well as via the VR headsets on mobile devices using the Round.Me app. However, the audio files will not play on the mobile device app using the goggles. Paneek is another virtual tour site. It differs from Round Me in that one does not have to download photospheres, but can simply access them on Google Maps.  It is more text and photo based, but allows creation of tours that would otherwise not be possible. There is no companion app for Paneek, as it is strictly a web-based program.

VR Headset Tours that utilize Google Cardboard or similar VR headsets. Most of them can also be used without VR gear on the smartphone's'screen. Unlike the VR option on the Round Me app, these offer audio narration.The apps are available on Google Play or the iTunes store. There are links to these below each desktop tour.There are two editions of each VR app:




Shinsoji Naritasan TempleLuang PrabangBaalbek, LebanonAngkor WatTaj MahalHagia Sophia, IstanbulFlorence, ItalySan Miguel de Allende


Index/Quick Start Guide (8 Locations and 13 Tours to Date)
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
Mexico
Cambodia
Italy
Lebanon

India
Turkey




Laos






Japan


* Indicates a Google Cardboard mobile VR app for iPhone and Andoid in addition to the desktop tour




Desktop Virtual ToursRound Me

[To activate the audio track, click on the "sound" icon in the upper right hand corner and select the "Allow Audio" option.]


Taj Mahal, Agra, India


To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR Taj Lite
VR Taj Mahal
App Store Logo
Google Play Logo
Coming Soon
Coming Soon



Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site


VR Angkor Wat Lite
VR Angkor Wat          
Apple Logo
Google Play
App Store Logo
Get it on Google Play


Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR Angkor Thom Lite VR Angkor Thom       
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Google Play Icon
coming soon
coming soon


San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico:
Voted "the most beautiful city in the world" by Conde Nast in 2014 and Travel and Leisure in 2017, Virtual Traveler is pleased to present three tours: Churches, Historical and Cultural Highlights, and Parks, Plazas and Vistas. All are offered as apps as well as desktop tours.

The Churches of San Miguel de Allende:

To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR SMA: The Churches of San Miguel de Allende
Get this app on Google Play Get this app on the ITunes store

San Miguel de Allende Historical and Cultural Sights:


To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR SMA: Historical and Cultural Sights
Get it on Google Play!
Get it on the App Store?


San Miguel de Allende Plazas, Parks, and Vistas:

To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR SMA: Plazas, Parks, and Vistas
Get it on Google Play!
Get it on the iTunes App Store!


Mekong River Cruise, Luang Prabang, Laos

 
To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR Mekong River CruiseApps
Get this app on Google Play!
VR Mekong River Cruise


Luang Prabang, Laos Old City Tour

To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR Luang Prabang Old City Tour
Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

Wats of Luang Prabang, Laos

To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site

VR Wats of Luang Prabang
Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!


Desktop Virtual ToursPaneek

Baalbeck Temple Complex, Lebanon


Clicking on the photo or this link will open the tour in a separate window. Close the window to return to the Virtual Traveler website.

Florence, Italy


Clicking on the photo or this link will open the tour in a separate window. Close the window to return to the Virtual Traveler website.



Desktop Virtual Tours: InstaVR:

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey [Please click on the image below, and the tour will open in a new window]



On the video portion of the desktop tour, you may need to let the video run through once for it to be in sync with the audio
narration, due to the download speed

VR Hagia Sophia Apps
Get VR Hagia Sophia on Google Play Get VR Hagia Sophia on the App Store!


Shinsoji Temple, Narita, Japan

To see this tour in full screen follow this link to the Round Me site
VR Shensoji Naritasan Apps
Coming Soon
Coming Soon


VR App FAQ: here you can find answers to issues related to the Google Cardboard and VR headset apps


Virtual Traveler Icon Goes HereAbout the Virtual Traveler Project
I am an international school teacher who enjoys visiting historic sites and creating virtual tours for students, the disabled, and armchair travelers.
I am in the process of making desktop tours and also apps to be used in Google Cardboard or similar virtual reality headsets. They will feature sites in Asia and elsewhere. Most of the software used to make these tours is free or inexpensive, and within the reach of most teachers and hobbyists. If you have questions about how to make these tours, suggestions for tours you would like to see, or suggestions for improving the tours or this site, please email me here.
The Virtual Traveler


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