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Mother Nature Walking Tours

425 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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We learned so many wonderful facts and tidbits about Laguna Beach!

Kathy was terrific! We have lived in Laguna Beach for 2 years and wanted to know more about it. We... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2016
Laguna Beach, California
Great tour!

Kathy was informative, fun, and very knowledgable. We enjoyed learning more about Laguna and... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2016
Andy C
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Welcome to Mother Nature Walking Tours! You have a choice of two tours: Historic/Points of Interest 2-hour loop tour & Tongva Tribe 2-hour loop tour. The Historic/Points of Interest Tour--Begins at the famous Hotel Laguna, meanders through downtown, goes up hills and stairs through interesting spots in south Laguna Beach, turns around at Mountain Avenue, touches the bluffs of the Pacific Oceans and returns to the Hotel Laguna. You will see historic buildings, hear stories about Laguna's colorful characters, learn about the history of the city and catch spectacular views of the coastline. This is a brisk 2-hour hike/tour. The Tongva tour begins in north Laguna Beach along the coast. We will walk through gorgeous Heisler Park. You will hear about the indigenous Tongva (Gabrielino) people who lived peacefully and successfully in southern California for thousands of years. Learn how they survived with only nature providing supplies. Hunting and fishing practices, indigenous foods, ethnobotany, spirituality, personal adornment and local animals will be discussed. Many hands on items provided to enhance your experience. This is a brisk 2-hour hike/tour on rolling sidewalks, stairs and sand.
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Apr 18, 2016
“We learned so many wonderful facts and tidbits about Laguna Beach!”
Apr 3, 2016
“Great tour!”
425 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Reviewed April 18, 2016

Kathy was terrific! We have lived in Laguna Beach for 2 years and wanted to know more about it. We learned about it's history, the families and people who have lived there, the architecture and even heard a ghost story! We had so much fun...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2016

Kathy was informative, fun, and very knowledgable. We enjoyed learning more about Laguna and appreciated all her recommendations. Do this tour!

Thank Andy C
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Kathy grew up in So Cal and is so personable and knowledgeable about Laguna Beach. We took the town history tour, for about two hours. She brings a photo book with fabulous photos of life in the Laguna area. You will see some things you'd...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed August 4, 2015

A small group of friends went on the Laguna Points of Interest/Historic Tour with Kathy as part of a day trip to Laguna Beach. Kathy was an amazing tour guide! She lived in Laguna with her husband for a year, so she knew both local...More

Thank Halli M
Reviewed June 29, 2015

In June this year, Kathy Ochiai lead our Girl Scout Brownie troop on a walking nature walk tour of the local area. Kathy is incredibly knowledgable about the local history, animals, and vegetation. She kept our seven and eight years old well engaged, and she...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Kathy gave our Girl Scout Brownie troop (nine 8 year olds) an amazing tour in Laguna Beach. She kept them engaged and entertained the entire 2.5 hour tour with age-appropriate and interesting facts about the Tongva, the natural history of Laguna Beach, and the tidepools....More

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Reviewed May 27, 2015

Tongva Tour with Kathy was memorable experience for us. This walk reintroduced us to many Laguna Beach landmarks and offered refreshing historical perspective. Kathy’s research on native Tongva tribe is impressive. Tongva lived in and around Laguna Beach. Their lifestyle and culture is an interesting...More

Thank Abhijit G
Reviewed January 14, 2015

The hike that Kathy led us on was educational and enjoyable. She was very knowledgable about the history of the creek area and what lives and grows in it. She came prepared with a bag of goodies to use as visual and tactile aids to...More

Thank Berene L
Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Kathy was so patient and wonderful with our cub scouts! She had interesting props to supplement her talk and did an amazing job of explaining the different plants, trees and other tidbits that we saw along our hike. The kids learned a lot and had...More

Thank lilcapeanut
Reviewed January 8, 2015

All of the previous reviews of this nature hike are spot on. Kathy is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Even though Kathy was feeling under the weather, she graciously took a group of us through the Santiago Canyon. I was expecting to trek up through the...More

Thank Kristy A
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