Tuk Tuk Tours
Explore Bangkok by the iconic tuk tuk
Explore Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food
The tuk tuk is one of the iconic symbols of Bangkok and there is no better way to explore than by tuk tuk at night when there is less traffic and the temperatures are cooler. Expique operates tuk tuks with transparent roofs to enhance the experience.
While most people visit Wat Pho during the day, a night time visit is a whole different experience. The Reclining Buddha itself will be closed but the atmosphere in the grounds and the 4 great stupa are a whole new experience.
Note: At night we cannot see the reclining buddha at Wat Pho.
Bangkok’s Pak Khlong Talad flower market is a 24 hour a day market and is busiest in the early hours of the morning. We visit as it is getting busy and stop for dessert in our secret location.
Food is a critical part of Thai Culture and while this is not a full food tour, we do stop for snacks in a local market, dinner at local restaurant and we will finish with dessert.
Typically we will have dinner at a famous local restaurant. However, this cannot be guaranteed as food stops may change as restaurants and markets do close from time to time
Whilst many of the sights are closed at night, we will get a glimpse of them lit up at night as we drive around the Rattanakosin area. As you drive you will get an orientation of the city.
Throughout the tour our guide will share stories about local life and culture.
Bangkok is a city that never sleeps. Its nightlife is legendary, but many of the most beautiful parts of the city are often overlooked at night. On this Bangkok night tour you will travel by tuk tuk to explore Bangkok's markets, temples and food, under the night lights. Seeing the sites at night brings out the true excitement, beauty and mystery of the city.
This is a perfect tour to get to know the city better. Whether it is your first night in the city or you have been many times before, we are confident you will discover something new.
The tour starts on the Thonburi side of the river, which is traditionally more residential.
After meeting the guide and other group members at Krung Thonburi BTS station (the first station once you cross the river), your guide will introduce you to your driver and as a group you will start your journey whizzing around Bangkok.
You will first stop at a local market where we will pick up snacks and explore market life from a locals perspective. You will then continue to a local temple that is beautiful at night, for an introduction to Buddhism and Thai beliefs.
You will then continue back across the river to the historic heart of Bangkok. You will visit places that most tourists only visit during the daytime including some of Bangkok's most famous temples, such as Wat Pho. We will walk through local Bangkok night markets including the 24-hour Flower market where the vivid colours come alive under the fluorescent lights, at a time when flowers are starting to get delivered.
Along the way you will stop to sample some of the best food in the city, whether it be random snacks in the first market, some of the city’s best noodles, or a surprise dessert stop at the end. You will not go hungry so no need to eat beforehand! There are also vegetarian food options available throughout.
At the end of the tour, we will return you to your hotel (within a limited distance) or help you find your way to wherever you are going next.
For most of the tour we will get around by tuk tuk and while we cannot promise it, we will hopefully encounter very little traffic. The tour lasts 4 hours and for those who want to get the full night experiences still have time to check out more of the diverse nightlife.
Join in Group: 2050THB per person until Oct 31. 2200THB per person from Nov 1. Min age 10
Private Experience: Upgrade to a private tour for 2250THB upgrade fee per group + 2050 per adult and +1000THB per child (aged 5-12) until Oct 31 / Upgrade to a private tour for 2250THB upgrade fee per group +2200 per adult and +1100THB per child (aged 5-12) from Nov 1.
Private experience include pick-up (using public transport) and children under 5 years-old are free of charge.
Includes: Guide, food and drinks, transport during the tour, insurances, drop off.
Excludes: Tips, additional items, pick up (Pick up is include on private tours only)
Meeting point: Krung Thonburi BTS station (full details will be sent on booking)
Drop off: The final stop is at the Flower Market from where our tuk tuk will take you home within a limited distance (link to drop off areas)
We consider this tour a cultural tour with food:For more adventurous eaters who want a tour which is more focused on food please check out our Evening Food and Tuk Tuk Adventure
Getting to the meeting point: Please allow plenty of time and aim to arrive 15 minutes early. The traffic can be bad, especially in the evening, and we suggest you take public transport and avoid taxi where possible. If you have any issues please call us.
Wat Pho at night: When we visit Wat Pho, the Reclining Budha itself is already closed, but it is walking around the grounds at night which is the truly memorable experience. Many of our guests also visit Wat Pho during the day and find the night visit more special.
Dietary requirements: This tour is suitable for vegetarians, halal, glutten free and other dietary requirements,
Minimum Age: There is a minimum age of 10 years old for this tour. This aimed to maintain the group dynamics. For families with small children we encourage a private tour (we can start earlier and customize) or consider our Family Canal and Tuk Tuk Adventure.
Small amounts of walking are required: The tour also includes walks through markets and temples. It is not suitable for people with wheelchairs. Please contact us if you have difficulty walking and we can advise you on the suitability.
If it rains it is more fun: We run the tour throughout the year and have never had to cancel a tour due to rain. If it rain we have ponchos, rain covers and umbrellas. You may get a little wet but if you bring a positive attitude you may discover it is even more memorable:
Changes to itinerary: The restaurants and food stores we eat at may vary from day to day depending on what's open.
This is an alcohol free tour and please be aware that it is illegal to drink in the tuk tuk. We reserve the right to stop the tour if there is drunken behaviour. We do provide soft drinks throughout the tour.
Food Safety: We take food safety very seriously and all the places that we eat at we believe are of an acceptable standard and cleanliness to take guests to, but it is impossible to 100% rule out any risk of food poisoning. Our food safety record is very good and we have found it more likely a customer will get sick from food prior to our tour than during it.
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