Our tours veer off into fascinating, neglected neighborhoods. Our expert guides are passionate, brainy and hilarious. Our tour themes are provocative and complex, but never dry, mixing crime and social history, rock and roll and architecture, literature and film, fine art and urban studies into a simmering stew of original research and startling observations.

Even our snack stops are unique: a Chinese dumpling picnic in a garden of concrete sea monsters, donuts in the parking lot of Charles Bukowski’s favorite liquor store, or Raymond Chandler-inspired gelato at Scoops in East Hollywood.

When you join us for an Esotouric tour, you’re guaranteed an intelligent, unpredictable adventure into the secret heart of the city we love. These tours are recommended for natives, tourists and anyone who likes to dig a little deeper and discover the world beyond the everyday. Pick a tour and see for yourself.

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