Rickshaw Street Art Tour

San Francisco, United States

Experience hosted by Kai

2 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

There are more murals in the San Francisco Mission District than any other neighborhood in the country! Besides the classically known alleys — Clarion and Balmy — many back streets filled with lesser known but equally stunning murals and works of art await your discovery.

You (and your companion) ride comfortably and safely in the front of this custom-built rickshaw imported from Indonesia. This rickshaw, known in Indonesia as a becak, enhances the sightseeing experience by having the driver behind you, out of your line of vision.

On our ride I share stories behind the art, show you hidden treasures of the neighborhood, and point out funky cafés, bars, and restaurants not always found by tourists.

We will end your ride at La Taqueria, the best known in the Mission, for an agua fresca or a mouthwatering taco.

Exploring the murals from the comfortable front seat of a becak is a unique and delightful experience.

With your safety in mind, this Experience is conducted in the open air, and you won’t be sitting with anyone unless you invited them. The passenger area is disinfected between rides, and the canopy will be used as a screen between you and the masked driver.

Other things to note:
There’s a blanket and a seat warmer for your comfort, a sound system, and a canopy for rain, sun protection, or privacy.
There are more murals in the San Francisco Mission District than any other neighborhood in the country! Besides the classically known alleys — Clarion and Balmy — many back streets filled with lesser known but equally stunning murals and works of art await your discovery.

You (and your companion) ride comfortably and safely in the front of this custom-built rickshaw imported from Indonesia. This rickshaw, known in Indonesia as a beca…

What's included

  • Transportation
    A custom-built Indonesian pedicab, background on the murals and artists, an...
  • Equipment
    There is a blanket and a seat warmer if it's cold and power for your cellph...

Meet your Host, Kai

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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As a child visiting Indonesia, I fell in love with their trishaws, known locally as becaks (pronounced "bet-shaws"). After 20 years living here and working in tech, it was time for me to get outside and introduce visitors to my neighborhood in San Francisco. This is my second season leading the street art experience. I returned to Java to built a second becak for KaiTours this past winter.
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Where you'll be

Clarion Alley, Balmy Alley, Lilac Mural Project, The Women’s Building and more… Care for an ice cream or hot drink? There are several place on the way to get either.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 108 reviews.

Nancy
August 2021
This was a great experience! We learned so much about the diverse & colorful wall art in the Mission district. Each piece of wall art shared a story or provided information about the artist. I’m so glad that my granddaughter and I had had a wonderful time on the rickshaw while Kai explained about the art & artist.
Juliana
August 2021
Sweet, fun, enlightening, exciting, cool, beautiful. All verbs to describe our mural tour. And Kai is a civic treasure. Thank you! Unforgettable experience.
Bonnie
June 2021
This was such an awesome, fun experience for my 6 year old and me! Kai made sure we were warm, comfy, safe, and entertained. The tour was great for learning more about the amazing artists and their art in the Mission. It was a very personalized ride and Kai even dropped us off at a tasty ice cream spot— he is so thoughtful and personable & made sure we had a great time. I’d recommend this experience for tourists and San Franciscans alike! Also, Kai’s bird Pooh Bear is such a sweetie :)
Isabelle Annie
June 2021
J’ai beaucoup apprécié le tour, Kai connais très bien les artistes. J’ai eu la chance d’en rencontrer lors de la visite. Les informations sont abondantes et les histoires des différentes œuvres sont captivantes. C’était génial 👍
Paul
June 2021
Kai is the man. He's personable and charismatic. As a local he welcomes you into the greatest city on earth (in my opinion of course). Book with Kai, for you won't be disappointed.
Melissa
June 2021
What an amazing tour and and even more amazing host! Kai is so lovely, kind and considerate. He really takes his time to show and teach you about the art. You can tell he has a deep love for the art and really created a unique experience not only to show case the art but also the city. I've been on other art tours and this is by far my favorite. Thank you so much, Kai!!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 3 and up can attend, up to 2 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.