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Rickshaw Street Art Tour

San Francisco, United States

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Experience hosted by Kai

2 hours
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 2 people
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…

Kai's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transport
    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...
From £28
/ person
Mon, 1 Feb
10:30 - 12:30
£28 per person
£28 per person
Mon, 1 Feb
13:30 - 15:30
£28 per person
£28 per person
Tue, 2 Feb
10:30 - 12:30
£28 per person
£28 per person

Meet your host, Kai

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 53 Reviews
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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 4.98 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Quennie
January 2021
What an amazing experience :)! Kai was very friendly and accommodating, we ran a bit late behind schedule because of a really bad traffic jam but he was more than happy to work with us to make sure we had the full experience of the art tour. He’s very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the art/artists. I think what we loved most besides the tour itself was that you can really tell how much he loves his community and the people in it. There were several instances where we stopped and were happily greeted by his friends/residents of the Mission. If you’re ever in the Mission part of SF and you’d like to know more about the nice people/adorable restaurants/rich culture/vibrant art scene I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. It’s worth every penny and more. Thanks Kai!
What an amazing experience :)! Kai was very friendly and accommodating, we ran a bit late behind schedule because of a really bad traffic jam but he was more than happy to work wit…
Hannah
November 2020
Kai is very genuine and kind. Made me feel comfortable even though I’m a terribly awkward person. The art was so unique and Kai is very knowledgeable about graffiti and San Francisco’s artists. 10/10
Alvaro
October 2020
Kai was an incredible tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the art in the Mission District. Kai also took lots of pictures for us and his rickshaw was super comfortable! I recommend this experience to anyone looking to see beautiful murals and learn more about the San Francisco Mission District.
Kai was an incredible tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the art in the Mission District. Kai also took lots of pictures for us and his rickshaw was s…
Arvind
December 2019
kai is one of his kind..a wonderful honest person who loves murals and graffiti..hes fun person to be with and his rickshaw is very comfortable.i would recommend kai for the graffiti tour ,things he will show you and the history of murals..none can explain..
kai is one of his kind..a wonderful honest person who loves murals and graffiti..hes fun person to be with and his rickshaw is very comfortable.i would recommend kai for the graffi…
Janel
November 2019
Kai is the guy you are unknowingly lucky to meet, as endearing and creativly subtle as the art on the street. Would be a wee bit jelly if I saw us and wasn’t with us. 💯
Suninthron
November 2019
Kai is a cute guide Excellent knowledge in different locations Is friendly and takes care of us as well as friends Also take us to visit the house and introduce him to his birds. It's smart, very cute.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

Layers of clothing (highly recommended)

A camera