Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk | La Vacanza Travel

Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Thailand, Bangkok, Bangkok

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  • 4 hours
  • Bangkok
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This night tour was awarded TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice "No. 1 Experience in Thailand" in 2018 & 2020, and for good reason.

Exploring at night and by the iconic tuk tuk is a great way to discover Bangkok and learn about the local culture.

On this 4-hour tour you will:
• Whizz around Bangkok in a tuk tuk
• Visit The Flower Market, the grounds of Wat Arun, and Chinatown
• Explore the historic part of Bangkok, and see famous temples and sights illuminated at night
• Enjoy snacks, dinner and a dessert!

This is considered a cultural tour with food. However, it should not be considered an in-depth food tour.

This tour is available in 2 options:
• Small group join in tour with maximum 10 guests (available Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun)
• Private Tour for just yourself.

NOTE: We are now regularly running this tour after almost 2 years disruption due to COVID. We are regularly reviewing the route and may make changes as needed.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Thonburi, Thonburi, Bangkok

For this tour your will need to make your way to our meeting point at Krung Thonburi BTS Station. Here you will meet your guide, who will introduce the tour before you hop into your tuk-tuk (2 or 3 people per tuk tuk).

Krung Thonburi is the first station when you cross over the river to the Thonburi side of Bangkok. Thonburi has a much more local feel and we will explore both local life and history on this side of the river before crossing over to the historic area of Rattanakosin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Wongwian Yai area, Thon Buri, Bangkok Thailand

We will stop at a local street food market area to sample a selection of snacks and learn about the local way of life and culture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600 Thailand

Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) is one of Bangkok's most famous temples, but very few people get to explore it after dark, when it is beautifully lit up. While some of the buildings are closed, the grounds are magnificent at night and truly memorable.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rattanakosin (Bangkok Old City), Rattanakosin (Bangkok Old City), Bangkok

We will cross back over the river to explore the historic area of Rattanakosin, which is where many of the most famous landmarks in Bangkok are.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Giant Swing, Bamrung Muang Rd, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

The Giant Swing is one of the key landmarks of Bangkok and we will stop here to briefly learn about its history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bangkok, Bangkok

We will stop at a local restaurant for dinner. Our restaurant choice does change to ensure we best accommodate the group.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand

We will pass by The Grand Palace, and while it is closed in the evening it makes a great photo stop with it lit up in the background.

Pass By: Wat Phra Chetuphon, 2 Sanamchai Road Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

This stop is currently suspended as Wat Pho is currently shut at night. Once it is re-opened we will stop here again. In the interim, we will visit Wat Arun instead.

Stop At: Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market), Jakkrapet Road, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

We will take a walk through the famous Bangkok Flower Market that runs 24 hours a day and comes alive at night.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown - Bangkok, Yaowarat Road Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100 Thailand

The final stop will be in Chinatown. At night Chinatown comes to life with street food vendors and we will finish the tour with dessert.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Transportation by tuk-tuk
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Snacks, dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Drop-off at the end within a limited distance

  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities
  • We meet at a BTS (Skytrain) Station as traffic in the evening can be bad. Strongly encourage guests to take the Skytrain / Public Transport to our meeting point
  • Please Note: Temples buildings are usually closed at night but the atmosphere in the grounds are special.
  • Some walking is involved through markets and around temples
  • This tour is suitable for vegetarians. Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Minimum age of 10 years old for small group tour option. Children are allowed on private tours but must buy a ticket if over 5.: This is an evening cultural tour and will finish about 11pm so it is not advisable for young children.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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.
  • There are 2 people per tuk tuk. If you book as 3 or 5 people you may have 3 people in 1 tuk tuk. If you book as an individual you may share with another guest.
  • For join-in tour option: This is a small group tour limited to 10 people per group.
  • Due to COVID this tour has not been run regularly and will be constantly reviewed to ensure the best experience. Wat Pho is currently closed at night and has been changed to Wat Arun. It is possible they will switch back.
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

BTS Krung Thonburi, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand

Return Details

Pei Jin, 743/38 Mangkon Rd, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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User's Reviews


02 Jun, 2023

Don’t get scammed by the “10 baht tuk tuk tours” on Khao San, instead book book Tuk Tuk by night with Expique! We had Elena as our guide, and Mr Billy as our driver, they both ensured we ate delicious food (Still thinking about that jack fruit) and got to each destination safely. Getting to explore Wat Arun at night without the crowds was a spectacle. One word of advice, we ended up being late (Sorry) as we caught a grab to the start point, Bangkok traffic grinds to a halt at 6pm, get the sky train, grab bike or leave early, expect your grab to take x2 as long as the estimated time. Thanks for the experience Elena and Mr Billy 😊

Diana K

01 Jun, 2023

Yaz was absolutely phenomenal. He was so engaged in telling us about Bangkok and the nightlife, especially the street food. His English was excellent and easy to understand. His food choices, were so different and exciting. Not too spicy but just right. The pace was good. He kept a close eye on all eight of us, so we felt safe at all times. The tuk-tuk drivers were excellent as well. It was fun to ride in the tuk-tuks. The night flower market was so different from the Day flower market tour. So wear the temples at night. A very good value in time and money I would do it again.


01 Jun, 2023

Bangkok is a place for me to visit to buy gemstones. I buy lots of Emerald, Ruby, Sapphires. My most visited place is at the Jewelery Trade Center where I can get in touch with my supplier Sunny Creations Ltd at 45th floor. I then go to Chanthaburi and visit many places in the city’s heart to buy few more bargains.


01 Jun, 2023

We booked this last minute and we are so glad we did! Bangkok at night is sooo different than during the day. While day trips are full of history and temples, this night tour is full of culture from a local perspective. Yaz our tour guide was great! He took us to all the local markets and encouraged us to try the local snacks and foods. And the tuk tuk was the most fun.


30 May, 2023

It was fun and entertaining, great value for money. Lots of foods to taste, really good explanation on cultural diversity of the city and historical facts with food blended in.

User's Picture Gallery


A Unique View of Bangkok at Night


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Buying Emerald Ruby and Sapphire


The best food tour in Bangkok!




Bangkok by night


TukTuk Fun


Fun, amazing AND delicious!


A great short trip to discover local sites, food and snacks


Best tour of Bangkok!


Fun way to see Bangkok at night!


Great tour


Perfect Nighttime Experience


Great experience - it’s a must when in Bangkok


A must when visiting Bangkok


Enjoyed Every Minute!!!


The best way to see the night markets


Don’t miss this experience!


Excellent way to explore the city with Tony the guide being 1st class


Beyond expectation


Great time on Tuk Tuks


Great way to explore Bangkok at night


10/10 Recommend


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