Bangkok Night Lights Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food

On this tuk tuk tour we will show you the beauty of Bangkok by night. We will visit famous sites, temples and markets, and stop to sample a selection of food. All this while enjoying the thrills of exploring the city by tuk tuk.


  • Theme: Classic Evening Tuk Tuk Tour

  • Group Type: Private Tour / Join-in Tour

  • Availability: Daily

  • Start Time: 6:30pm (additional times may be added)

  • Group Size: Max 10 people (for join-in tour)

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Transport Mode: Tuk Tuk + short walks

  • Min Age: 10 years old (for join in tours)

  • Dietary Requirements: Suitable for vegetarians

  • Meeting Point: Krung Thonburi BTS Station


Why Choose This Experience?

This cultural tour won the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award for No. 1 Experience in Thailand, and for good reasons. It is a great way to explore Bangkok by night and combines local life, temples, market and food. Don’s forget it’s using Bangkok’s iconic tuk tuks. Perfect to get to know the city better when there is less traffic and the temperatures are cooler.

Note: We consider this tour a cultural tour with food, but it is not a full food tour: For more adventurous eaters who want a tour which is more focused on food please check out our Evening Food and Tuk Tuk Adventure

Highlights


Private vs Join In

Join in tours provide a cheaper option for small groups of people but Private Tours allow a more personalised experience.

  • Private tours can be run every day and for any number of guests.
  • Pick up from hotel is only available for private tour. We customize pick up method based on location to avoid the unpredictable traffic. From some hotels we recommend our guide to escort you on the Skytrain to our normal tuk tuk meeting point (at Krung Thonburi Skytrain Station). Our route however is designed to avoid traffic.
  • Private tour allows us to partly customize the tour to meet your needs. Customization may impact the price. This includes add-on option to start with a canal tour (+1,650THB)
  • Our tours usually start 5:30pm-6:30pm, but for a private tour we can adjust this between 5pm and 8pm.
  • We allow children under 10 years old on private tours and can customize it to the needs of the children.

The concept:

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 Plan:

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 (or Wat Arun). 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: 2,425THB per person. Min age 10
- 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)

Private Experience:

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- Child price (aged 5-12): 1,700THB / Children under 5 years-old are free of charge.
- Private experience includes pick-up (using public transport) + everything included in join-in tours. A small discount may be applied if pick up is not required for private tours.

All prices are in THB and include VAT. No additional booking fees apply.

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: THIS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AT NIGHT. So switched to Wat Arun. 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.

Travel by Tuk Tuk:

  • - The main mode of transport is tuk tuk. Tuk tuks are small fun vehicles that are open air. However, some people do find them noisy, hot and open to traffic fumes.
  • - This tour is at night when the temperature is lower and the tour has been designed to avoid traffic. We find most people enjoy it but are aware that some people will not. Also for people with less mobility getting in and out of a tuk tuk can be harder but we will happily help those who have problems.
  • - Several of our tuk tuks now have transparent roofs. However, we cannot guarantee every tuk tuk will have such a roof. We will aim to ensure as many as possible have such roofs.
  • - Normally there will be 2 people per tuk tuk, However, when odd number of passengers there may be 3 people per tuk tuk.

Make a Booking:

  • - Advanced booking is required.
  • - If you have special requests or a large group we can customize this tour as a private tour for you.

We want you to feel comfortable during a tour with us, but we are also conscious that at the moment there are a wide range of attitudes.

You will need to share a tuk tuk with the guide so it is impossible to social distance perfectly. We do take the following precautions:
– All guides and drivers are required to be fully vaccinated.
– Guides and drivers are required to wear face masks.
– We hope customers will wear masks in line with the current practices of locals

A 1,000THB per booking change fee may be imposed for date changes within 24 hours of the confirmed date. For full T&Cs please visit https://www.expique.com/about/terms-conditions/

We have just re-opened and are constantly reviewing some changes we have made to the tours. If needed we may need to make some further changes. However, over the last 7 years this tour has gained the reputation as one of the best tours in Bangkok, and any changes will be to ensure it maintains that reputation.

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