Esotouric Bus Adventures

Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia
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"Best of L.A." - Los Angeles Magazine... "L.A.'s coolest tour company." - Metblogs L.A... "Discover L.A.'s lurid and fascinating underbelly on these hip, offbeat, insightful and entertaining tours." - Lonely Planet

ABOUT ESOTOURIC: We’re not your ordinary tour company.

Our routes 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 climb aboard for an Esotouric bus adventure, you’re guaranteed an intelligent, unpredictable ride 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. Come ride and see for yourself.

Featured tours (true crime): The Real Black Dahlia, Pasadena Confidential, East Side Babylon, Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice, Weird West Adams, Blood & Dumplings, John Buntin's L.A. Noir

Featured tours (literature): Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles, Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles, John Fante's Dreams from Bunker Hill, The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain's Southern California Nightmare

Featured tours (architecture): Route 66, South L.A., The Lowdown on Downtown, Boyle Heights, The New Chinatowns

Featured tours (music): Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits' L.A., Where The Action Was rock history tour  

Featured tours (spirituality): Maja's Mysteries: Rapture & Release