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Explore Madrid on a Tuk Tuk Tour

An eco-friendly and different way of discovering Madrid

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Madrid has an integrated transport system that is very tourist-friendly, and it is fairly easy for you to get around by using buses and metros. But if you are looking for a different way to experience Madrid, why not hop on a Tuk Tuk, buckle up, and embark on an unforgettable journey!

What is a Tuk Tuk?

Traditionally, Tuk Tuks are mostly associated with the Southeast Asian countries. These three-wheeled open-air vehicles are the modern form of rickshaws, and a very popular mode of transportation in countries like Thailand and Cambodia. These vehicles typically consist of a driver out in front, and a small cabin with a bench in the back for passengers.

Tuk Tuks in Madrid: A Unique Mode of Exploration

While Tuk Tuks have mostly been popular in Southeast Asia, they have in recent years started to gain popularity in many European cities as a quirky and eco-friendly alternative to exploring the city. Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain, has embraced this trend and offers visitors a chance to explore the city in a truly unique way.

Source: Tuk Tuk Limo Tours
Source: Tuk Tuk Limo Tours

With its open-air design, traveling by Tuk Tuk allows you to soak up the sights and sounds of Madrid like never before. As the wind tousles your hair, you'll catch glimpses of stunning historic landmarks and charming neighborhoods, creating an intimate connection with the city that you simply can't experience from behind closed car windows.

But while you can flag down Tuk Tuks in Southeast Asia (just like you would flag down a taxi), you can't quite do the same in Madrid. Instead of being a common transport option like in Thailand, you would actually have to join a tour if you wanted to explore Madrid on a Tuk Tuk!

Joining a Tuk Tuk Tour in Madrid

A Tuk Tuk tour is a great alternative to your regular bus tour or walking tour. And although it doesn't include admission tickets to attractions, it is a good way for you to orientate yourself and get familiar with the city that you are visiting.

One of the greatest advantages of a Tuk Tuk tour is the private and personalized experience it offers. Unlike standardized bus tours, Tuk Tuk drivers often tailor the journey to your interests, ensuring you get the most out of your time in Madrid. And instead of joining a tour with strangers, your tour would comprise only people in your party. As a bonus, a Tuk Tuk tour is also much more eco-friendly!

Source: Eco Tuk Tuk
Source: Eco Tuk Tuk

As you embark on your Tuk Tuk adventure, your knowledgeable driver becomes your local guide, sharing fascinating insights about the city's history, culture, and traditions. They can take you to hidden spots and lesser-known attractions that are off the beaten path, allowing you to delve deeper into Madrid's rich heritage.

Tuk Tuk tours are typically charged by the number of Tuk Tuks required instead of the number of people. Tuk Tuks usually have a maximum capacity of 4 passengers, so if you have a group larger than 4, you might need more than one Tuk Tuk.

While most tours have fixed routes that typically covers the key sights and attractions of the city, some companies also offer options for you to customise your tour based on your own preferences! In these cases, you can 'build your own tour' — simply let the driver/guide know where you would like to visit and they will be able to plan the route for you.

Source: Get Your Guide
Source: Get Your Guide

Tuk Tuk Tours

If you are planning to go on a Tuk Tuk tour, here are some of the most established agencies that offer these tours:

  • Tuk Tuk Limo Tours: Offers various tours, with prices ranging from 79EUR to 209EUR. Offers options of building your own tour.
  • Eco TukTuk: One of the most popular options. Offers various tours, with prices ranging from 79EUR to 259EUR.
  • Tu Tu Tuk: Includes some of the most varied options, from a simple half-an-hour overview to an in-depth 10-hour long tour. Options range from 49EUR to 450EUR, with options to build your own tour.