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  • Navigate the city in an iconic tuk tuk
  • Marvel at the Phra Sumeru Fortress and climb to the top of the Golden Mount
  • Encounter Buddhist heritage at Wat Pho
  • Ward off bad luck at the Amulet Market and breathe in the scent of flowers at Pak Klong Talad flower market 
The Tuk Tuk Experience tour starts and ends in Bangkok. The Tuk Tuk Experience is a Cultural, Religious And Historic Sites tour that takes 5 hours.

Try to imagine Bangkok without the tuk tuks. It's just not the same, is it? Join this Bangkok tour that uses everyone's favourite compact 'car' to see some of the city's best bits. 
customer reviews
4.9 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Excellent
Mrs. Kathryn Abbott B. At
5 - Excellent
“I was extremely fortunate to have a fabulous guide, Wawa, and also to be the only person on the tour that day. As a result, I had a one-to-one experience, and I was able to ask many questions and learn a great deal from her, especially about Buddhism, which proved very helpful when I visited temples on the rest of my trip in Thailand.”
Excellent
Mr. Andrew H. At
5 - Excellent
“We felt like this would be a safe, fun way to get acquainted with a fascinating new place (Bangkok). We weren't disappointed in the least. It was a great day!”
Itinerary
There is probably nothing quite as iconic in Asia as the beloved tuk tuk. Picture the streets of any city or town in this part of the world and they would be empty without at least a dozen of these awesome little buggies. A ride on a tuk tuk is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Bangkok, and completely necessary to make you feel like a local. Avoid the tuk tuk tour scams that permeate the city and join our authentic local experience instead. To really get to know Bangkok culture and daily life in Thailand, you need to get yourself this ultimate tuk tuk experience, the Bangkok day tour with a twist!

You’ll dig right into this Bangkok tuk tuk tour by riding one from the very start. Your local guide will ride along with you and you’ll whizz through the busy streets of Bangkok, stopping at the marvellous Phra Sumeru Fortress, where you’ll learn a bit about the history behind this area.

Next stop on the tuk tuk ride is the Amulet Market, where locals sell all kinds of traditional Thai amulets, charms, and medicines. Your local guide will explain the significance of all these mysterious items and what part they play in Thai culture. Knick-knacks and spooky bits and bobs have all kinds of different meanings in Thailand, from good luck to warding off evil. Instead of having that quizzical look on your face about what they mean, your guide will give you the local lowdown.

Time for another tuk tuk ride and this time your destination will be Wat Saket, another temple that lies at the foot of the Golden Mount. Your local guide will take you up the 318 steps (sorry, your tuk tuk can’t help you with that one!) to the 360-degree view of the surrounding old Rattanakosin Island, a view which makes the climb totally worth it.

You’ll hop back in to your tuk tuk and head on towards to Phahurat Market, in the heart of Bangkok's Little India, where all kinds of fabrics, cloths, ornaments, and accessories are sold along with stalls selling delicious Indian snacks. Here you’ll find a truly unique mix between Thai and Indian culture, and the meeting of these two very distinctive cultures create something very special!

Moving on with this market tour in Bangkok, you’ll head to Pak Klong Talad, or the flower market. This is the biggest flower market in Thailand and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many different types of flowers are shipped here, and the market acts as a distribution centre, transferring flowers to other cities throughout the country.

Onwards on your tuk tuk you’ll go, towards Wat Po, the temple that houses the most beautiful reclining Buddha image of the country and is also the birthplace of Thai massage and medicines. Your local guide will take you on a tour of the area, and let you know the local stories about one of the most fascinating parts of Bangkok. This temple is one of those places that should not be missed when you travel to Bangkok!

From here you can either continue to explore some more, or your local guide will be happy to point you in the direction of your accommodation. No doubt they’ll recommend you take a tuk tuk back, just to top off this tuk tuk experience perfectly!
what’s included
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Guide
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Others
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what’s excluded
  • Drop off transfer
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.
Tour details
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Duration 5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Bangkok, Thailand/ Bangkok, Thailand
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Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : Lobby of Nouvo City Hotel, 2 Samsen Rd, Soi 2, Pranakorn, Bangkok Meeting end point : Wat Pho
CancellationCancellation for this Tuk Tuk Experience tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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    This Bangkok tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

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    Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered as this day tour visits a religious temple

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    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

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