Originally used in tropical, often developing countries, the tuk tuk is convenient for urban transportation. Known in many different ways – rickshaw being perhaps the most famous – the motorized vehicles earned the nickname due to the sound they make while running. Now rapidly expanding into destinations worldwide, these cute vehicles are tourism’s next big thing.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TUK TUK TOUR & ACTIVITY COMPANIES
SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
Lucky Tuk Tuk is a sustainable, vibrant, unforgettable touring experience based in San Francisco, California. The brightly painted eco-friendly electric vehicles can accommodate up to six passengers plus a driver. Ultimate City Tours and Brewery Crawls are among the tailormade tours.
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BUFFALO NEW YORK
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ST LOUIS MISSOURI
SPAIN TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
PORTUGAL TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Tuk tuks can usually be found parked on centrally located streets and squares in Lisbon. Most companies have online vreservations. There is a large selection of tuk tuk tour companies in Lisbon and most operate with electric powered Tuk Tuks.
FRANCE TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
THAILAND TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Bangkok and the county of Thailand are perhaps the most well known location of the iconic Tuk Tuk. When traveling by Tuk Tuk with their small footprint you can visit attractions in Bangkok that most visitors miss. Traveling on-board these 3-wheeled motorbikes allows visitors to breeze through traffic and access narrow streets with ease.
SRI LANKA TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
HUNGARY TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
UNITED KINGDOM TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
COSTWALDS UNITED KINGDOM
ITALY TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
CROATIA TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES
OTHER AMAZING TUK TUK TOURS & ACTIVITIES DESTINATIONS
STELLENBOSCH SOUTH AFRICA
KOCHI (Cochin) INDIA
Kochi Tuk Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalized tours in and around Fort Kochi
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PAPEETE FRENCH POLYNESIA
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REGIONAL VARIATIONS OF THE TUK TUK
An auto rickshaw also known as a tuk-tuk is a motorized version of the traditional pulled rickshaw or cycle rickshaw. There are many different auto rickshaw types, designs, and variations.
SUDAN: Rickshaws, known as "Raksha" in Sudan most common mean of transportation followed by the bus in the capital Khartoum.
TANZANIA: Locally known as "bajaji"
EGYPT: Locally named the "toktok," the rickshaw is found in some parts of Egypt.
NIGERIA: In Lagos Tuk Tuks are known as "keke"
INDIA: Two types of auto rickshaws in India. In older versions the engines were below the driver's seat, while in newer versions engines are in the rear. in Delhi there also used to be a variant (now outlawed) powered by a Harley-Davidson engine called the phat-phati. As of 2018 India has about 1.5 million battery-powered, three-wheeled rickshaws on its roads. Some 11,000 new ones hit the streets each month.
MADAGASCAR: Known as "bajaji" in the north and "tuk-tuk" or "tik-tik" in the east
BANGLADESH: Auto rickshaws are locally called "baby taxis" and more recently "CNGs" due to their fuel source, compressed natural gas.
CAMBODIA: Different from tuk-tuks in most of the world each has four wheels and is a motorcycle (which leans) and trailer (which does not).
GUATUMALA: Vehicles are referred to as tuk-tuks in Guatemala.
CUBA: "Cocotaxi" is an auto rickshaw-type taxi vehicle in Cuba. The name comes from the word coco, which means coconut. The shell of the body is yellow and is typically round, giving it the appearance of a half-coconut.
PAKISTAN: In addition to auto -rickshaws in many cities in Pakistan, there are motorcycle rickshaws, called "chand gari" (moon car) or "chingchi" (after the Chinese company that 1st brought them to the market)
THAILAND: The "Tuk Tuk" name is onomatopoeic, mimicking the sound of a small (often two-cycle) engine. An equivalent English term would be "putt-putt"
ITALY: Commonly used in Italy since the late 1940s, The Piaggio Ape "Tukxi" designed by the Vespa creator is the most popular model.
UNITED KINGDOM: Tuk Tuks & Auto Rickshaws were first introduced into the UK by Tukshop in 2004.
EL SALVADOR: "mototaxi' or "moto" is the El Salvadoran version of the auto rickshaw.
CHINA: Called sān lún chē and sometimes sān bèng zǐ - meaning three wheeler or tricycle. The word tuk tuk is transliterated as dū dū chē - beep beep car.
INDONESIA: Auto rickshaws are called "Bajay' or "Bajaj" Outside of Jakarta, the bentor-style auto rickshaw is ubiquitous, with the passenger cabin mounted as a sidecar.
PHILIPPINES: Referred to as "tricycles" - in Filipino traysikel and Cebuano traysikol. Usual design is a passenger or cargo sidecar fitted to a motorbike.
SRI LANKA: Auto rickshaws are known as "three-wheelers" tuk-tuks or "trishaws"