First popularized in Southeast Asia, Tuk Tuk tours are now seen in cities all across the globe. Here are the best.
What is a Tuk Tuk?
Tuk Tuks are kind of like a super charged rickshaw that holds two people. The engines on the first Tuk Tuks sputtered so much these open air vehicles became known for the “tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk” sound.
The iconic Tuk Tuk name persists. Even though modern Tuk Tuks, like the ones from eTuk USA, now run on quiet electric motors. Tuk Tuks have long been associate with travel in Thailand, India, Cambodia and throughout Southeast Asia.
Over the years countless travelers have told tales of their adventurous Tuk Tuk ride.
Recent years has seen an explosion of entrepreneurial tour companies that have a Tuk Tuk driving around.
Cities all across America have been rolling out electric Tuk Tuk rides. Largely thanks to the Denver based eTuk USA for bringing electric Tuk Tuk production to the States. Tuk Tuk Thailand tours and Tuk Tuk India tours have inspired San Francisco private tours led by Tuk Tuks — nearly 8,000 miles away!
You can now enjoy Tuk Tuk tours in Paris, Lisbon Florence, Zurich, Reykjavík, Denver and Jersey. All inspired from the original tuk tuk tuk tuk tuks.
Why should I consider Tuk Tuk tours? First off, modern electric Tuk Tuks are an upgraded version of the original noisy tuk tuks. Electric Tuk Tuks can hold up to six people. That’s three times as many as the original Tuk Tuks!
These tours also offer an intimate way to explore a city. The open air vehicles means you don’t have to worry about the glare from windows while taking photos. They are essentially private hop on hop off tours because of how small and easy they are to get around in.
From Bangkok food tours to San Francisco brewery tours, Tuk Tuk tours offer the best way to experience a new city like a local.
Best Tuk Tuk Tours Around the World
San Francisco, California
Tuk Tuk tours of San Francisco have quickly become a fan favorite for travelers looking for unique things to do in San Francisco.
Trying to find a city tour San Francisco that goes down the infamous Crooked Street or iconic Painted Ladies from “Full House” can be difficult due to a ban on most San Francisco bus tours.
Luckily, size matters.
Our electric Tuk Tuks from eTuk USA only hold about six people, they skirt by the San Francisco tour bus ban! Our Tuk Tuk tours on the City Tour San Francisco and San Francisco Brewery Tour go off-the-beaten-path to see all the interesting things to do in San Francisco.
If you’re looking for cool stuff to do in San Francisco, you’ll definitely have fun on a Tuk Tuk patrol through San Francisco.
LACES AND LIMOS
There are a few ways of getting to Napa from San Francisco. Once you’re there, a tour of Wine Country is a must. You’ll find plenty of bus tours and bike tours of Napa to choose from. But there’s only one Napa Valley tour company offering Tuk Tuk tours!
Laces and Limos offers post short 2 1/2 hour tours of Wine Country as well four hour long custom journey through the wineries of Napa Valley.
Just like with Dylan’s Tours in San Francisco, Laces and Limos leads their Tuk Tuk patrol with electric vehicles from eTuk USA. Enjoy the warm Napa Valley climate from the comfort of an open-air eTuk with Laces and Limos.
ETUK RIDE DENVER
eTuk USA is the company manufacturing and leading the Tuk Tuk tour revolution here in the States. Their headquarters are in Denver, Colorado. So, it’s no surprise you’ll find a fleet of eTuks leading tours throughout Denver.
eTuk Ride Denver specializes in short 2.5 hour Denver city tours. These short tours are packed with everything from the must-see historical sites and hidden gems of Denver.
Or you can explore Denver with your stomach as you drink your way through Denver’s pub scene on eTuk Ride Denver’s Craft Brewery Crawl to three popular Denver breweries over 3 hours.
In addition to their year-round tours, travelers to Denver can also enjoy a Denver night tour of all the holiday lights!
ETUK RIDE PORTLAND
Portland is a weird city and deserves a weird vehicle for eco friendly tours. eTuk Ride is helping #KeepPortlandWeird with their Tuk Tuk tours through Portland.
Ride around Portland on quick 2.5 hour Tuk Tuks tours showcasing the best of Portland’s street art, waterfront and so much more on their Portland city tour. This Oregon city is a hub of the craft beer scene. There’s over 75 Portland breweries to explore!
Beer drinkers can get a glimpse at the booming craft beer scene on a Portland brewery tour that stops at three popular Portland breweries over 3 hours.
QUEEN CITY TUK TUK
Buffalo, New York
Two Buffalo locals were inspired to bring Tuk Tuk transportation stateside after traveling through Southeast Asia and having a blast getting around on Tuk Tuks. Now you can discover New York intimately while on Buffalo city tours by Queen City Tuk Tuk. Their two hour Tuk Tuk tour stops at all the iconic site around town Buffalo.
Including the (pictured above) Botanical Gardens which looks an awful lot like San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers! Beer drinkers should note that you can explore three favorite Buffalo breweries: Lafayette Brewing Company, Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, and Riverworks Brewery on their Buffalo Brewery Tour.
Beer tasting Buffalo has never been easier than with a Buffalo brewery tour with Queen City Tuk Tuk.
PARIS BY TUK TUK
Paris by Tuk Tuk is a Parisian tour company with one of the most comprehensive selection of tours.
Romantic Paris Tours ✔️
Paris Night Tours ✔️
Parisian Wine Tours ✔️
Paris City Tours ✔️
Custom Paris Tours ✔️
We seriously can’t think of a better way to explore the City of Lights than from the comfort of an open-air electric Tuk Tuk Tour.
ECO TUK TOURS DUBROVNIK
Discover the scenic city of Dubrovnik on a Croatian food tour, Croatian night tour and other tours by Eco Tuk Tours Dubrovnik. Eco Tuk Tours most popular Tuk Tuk tour is by far their 3 hour tour Dubrovnik that explores a local market near the harbor.
After exploring the market, you’ll be tuking up Srdj Mountain for incredible views of the Croatian coast and then exploring a guided walking tour at the UNESCO World Hertiage Site of the Old City.
History buffs with an interest in the early 90s Croatian War of Independence can join Eco Tuk Tours to a 200 year old fortress that is home to the Croatian War of Independence Museum. Hear first hand accounts of this war and history from guides who experience the Croatian War of Independence themselves as children.
TUK TUK HOP
Finding a Tuk Tuk in Thailand just might be one the easiest places to find Tuk Tuks. See the capital of Thailand on intimate Bangkok excursions via Tuk Tuk!
The hop on hop on style of Tuk Tuk Hop allows for travelers to create their own Bangkok private tours. Tuk Tuks follow a route through Bangkok and you can hop-on-hop-off as you like. There’s even an app!
Tuk Tuk Bangkok is one of the quintessential ways of exploring the heart of Thailand.
TUK TUK LISBOA
Discover the Portuguese capital in these super brightly colored Tuk Tuks. The most fun Lisbon tours in Portugal are led by Tuk Tuk Lisboa (Tuk Tuk Tour Lisbon).
Choose between 3 passenger and 6 passenger Tuk Tuks for an intimate and affordable Tuk Tuk Lisbon tour that follows their circuit through the city.
TUK TOUR EVENTS
Discover picturesque Bordeaux on an intimate Tuk Tuk tour with Tuk Tour Events. This affordable Bordeaux city tour departs from the Bordeaux Tourist Office for a scenic one hour loop through the city on a 100% electric Tuk Tuk Tour.
These small Tuk Tuks easily maneuver through Bordeaux’s alleyways and cobblestone roads, creating a unique and memorable tour of this French city.
ZURICH ETUKTUK TOURS
A Tuk Tuk Zurich might be miles away from a Tuk Tuk Cambodia — but just as fun! The city of Zurich actually runs Tuk Tuk Tours too and they depart every hour from 9am-4pm daily!
These 1 1/2 hour Zurich city tours include stops for photo ops, shopping and lots of history from local guides. Cheese mongers, rejoice! There are even options for FONDUE tours! Enjoy a small group Zurich city tour led on 100% electric Tuk Tuks with Zuerich ETukTuk Tours.
TUK TUK FLORENCE
Explore the Mediterranean paradise of Florence, Italy from the comfort of a 100% electric Tuk Tuk tour. Tuk Tuk Florence offers quick and easy 2 hour Florence city tours by tuk tuk.
But for a real Tuscan adventure you might want to consider their tour of Florence and nearby Fiesole & Settignano! This 6 hour tour include wine tasting, olive oil tasting and a light lunch at an entoeca (a kind of Italian winery tasting room).
For a taste of Tuscany, join their Apertivio Tour. Apertivio is an Italian traditional of imbibng on a light alcoholic drink intended to stimulate your appetite before a meal. What could be more Italian than drinking an eating with locals?
Red Bank, New Jersey
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On demand Tuk Tuk transportation with the Scooter Guys in Jersey offers an interesting take on DIY E-tuk tours.
But the real fun with Scooter Guys in on their Brewery Tour! Discover since electric Tuk Tuks from eTuk USA hold a maximum of six people, you’re guaranteed a small intimate New Jersey Brewery Tour.
Tuk Tuk Brewery Tours run Thursday – Sunday and may stop at Beach Haus Brewery, Bradley Brew Project, Asbury Park Brewery, Dark City Brewing Co or Asbury Park Distilling Co.
TUK TUK NAPERVILLE
Tuk Tuk Naperville is available both as a rideshare (take that Uber!) and as a tour via tuk tuk. The best of both worlds!
Tuk Tuk Naperville serves as a fun rideshare option for those trying to get to Cardinal Football games at the local college. But Tuk Tuk Naperville also offers tours showcasing architectural gems, historical tour and even beer crawls around Downtown!
TUK TUK CHICAGO
Tuk Tuk Chicago offers affordable and FUN tours of Chicago. 2 hour Chicago city tours start off at just $45 per person to see all the iconic sites around town.
Chicago food tours complete with an: appetizer, entree, dessert and “nightcap” are available on private tours that range from 1-3 hours. With Tuk Tuk Chicago, there is no shortage of tours through the Windy City!
If you happen to be coming to San Francisco soon, don’t forget to check out all the famous sites around San Francisco (including those that regular tour buses can’t get to on one of our minibus tours.