Discover The 4 Best Tuk Tuk Tours in Bangkok

Introducing the Best Tuk Tuk Tours in Bangkok

Over the last decade, evening tuk tuk tours in Bangkok emerged as one of the must do things on a visit to Bangkok. It started in 2014, with 2 companies who launched evening tuk tuk tours. 10 years later, practically every tour company offers their own version, or in many cases just copied the original ones. Some tours are more focused on food and others on sightseeing an culture. To help you here is our pick of the four best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok:

Tuk Tuks driving on Bangkok Night Lights Tour by Expique - one of the best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok
Bangkok Night Lights Tour by Expique – one of the best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok

1. Bangkok Night Lights Tuk Tuk Tour

Operated by: Expique

Overview: This tour takes you through the bustling streets of Bangkok at night, visiting famous landmarks illuminated under the city lights. It includes stops at Wat Arun, the Flower Market, and Chinatown, allowing you to experience Bangkok’s vibrant nightlife. It combines the landmarks with the more local Thonburi side of Bangkok to get balance between famous and local.

Highlights:

  • Visit the grounds of Wat Arun at night
  • Explore the bustling Flower Market.
  • Sample delicious food along the way.

Why is this the best tuk tuk tour in Bangkok? Firstly, Expique, alongside Bangkok Food Tours were the first companies running evening tuk tuk tours in Bangkok and built this whole category where many others would copy their tours. However, Expique has always been a pioneer. They were the first to use tuk tuks with transparent roofs, to decorate tuk tuks for special events like Christmas, to make their drivers wear uniforms, to invest in funky lights for their tuk tuks…… Expique also have always focused on offering exception customer service.

Unlike many of the others tours that focus predominantly on food, this tour offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration and night-time excitement, providing insights into Bangkok’s history and local life. Of course, there is also food. It is this balance that has led this tour to win multiple awards including TripAdvisor awards for the best tour in Thailand. Expique do also offer a version of the tour which is focused on foodies.

Note: This tour is sometimes listed as “Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food Tuk-Tuk Tour” on sites like Viator and GetYourGuide, but you are best booking direct to get the best local customer service and don’t book one of the many tours that have copied the tour name.

Book this tour direct with Expique


Guests in a Tuk Tuk on the Midnight Food Tour by Bangkok Food Tours - one of the best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok
Midnight Food Tour by Bangkok Food Tours – one of the best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok

2. Bangkok Midnight Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

Operated by: Bangkok Food Tours

Overview: This tour is a food lover’s dream, taking you to the best street food spots in Bangkok. You’ll ride a tuk tuk through the city at night, sampling a variety of Thai dishes from renowned street vendors.

Highlights:

  • Taste iconic Thai dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum Goong.
  • Visit the famous Flower Market
  • Indulge in desserts such as Mango Sticky Rice in Chinatown.

Why is it one of the best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok? Bangkok Food Tours were the first company offering food tours in Bangkok and alongside Expique they pioneered the tuk tuk tour category. This tour combines the thrill of tuk tuk rides with the pleasure of tasting some of Bangkok’s best street food, making it ideal for food enthusiasts. Over the years they have adapted their stops to ensure they continuously offering an amazing foodie experience.

Book this tour direct with Bangkok Food Tours


3. Hidden Bangkok Tuk Tuk Street Food Tour

Operated by: Hidden Bangkok (via AirBNB)

Overview: Explore Bangkok through the eyes of a local with this tuk tuk adventure. This tour focuses on food on the Thonburi side of Bangkok and takes you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems, local markets, and authentic street food.

Highlights:

  • Visit lesser-known temples and local markets.
  • Enjoy authentic Thai street food.
  • Learn about local culture and traditions from your guide.

Why is it one of the best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok? Hidden Bangkok is founded by Guide Ohm. An entrepreneurial local guide who is committed to showing people the Thonburi side of Bangkok. This tour has a strong focus on local street food. Hidden Bangkok provides a little bit more of a laid back experience especially for those who enjoy a drink or 2. They are also a leader in canal tours in Bangkok.


Food Tuk Tuk Tour with Bangkok Tiny Tour
Food Tuk Tuk Tour with Bangkok Tiny Tour

4. Michelin street food tour of old town Bangkok by Tuk Tuk

Operated by: Guide Ai (Via Airbnb)

Overview: This evening tour focuses on Bangkok’s vibrant street food and night markets. Travel by tuk tuk to various food stalls and night markets, experiencing the local cuisine and nightlife.

Highlights:

  • Sample a variety of street food dishes.
  • Explore different night markets.
  • Learn about Thai food culture from your guide.

Why is it one of the best tuk tuk tours in Bangkok? Everyone in Thailand loves to eat but contrary to what you may expect, many of those running food tours in Bangkok have no formal training in the food industry. Guide Ai is an exception and a trained chef. With experience from running tuk tuk tours for some of the other companies mentioned above, Guide Ai set out to offer her own foodie versions and is doing a great job.


Conclusion: The Best Tuk Tuk Tour in Bangkok is?

Bangkok’s tuk tuk tours offer an exciting and unique way to explore the city. Whether you’re a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or simply looking for a fun night out, all of these evening tuk tours promise an unforgettable experience. So hop on a tuk tuk and discover the best of Bangkok in style!

If you still need convincing that a tuk tuk tour in Bangkok is then check out this article: Why Take a Tuk Tuk Tour in Bangkok

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