Rickshaw Street Art Tour

Photo by: Zoe Larkin Photography


Sadly, it looks as though this virus is going to be with us for a while. So, with your utmost safety in mind, this Experience is only conducted in the open air, and you won’t be sitting with anyone unless you invited them. The rickshaw passenger area is always disinfected between rides, and the rain canopy can be used as an additional safety screen between you and the masked driver.

What we’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 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. (An alternative will have to be selected on Monday or Tuesday, as La Taqueria is closed those days.)

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

Guest reviews on Airbnb

Ying · October, 2019

Wow. Just wow. This tour exceeded all my expectations. First off all, Kai has a very zen presence and I felt relaxed riding in his pedicab listening to his storytelling and commentary. The street art we saw on this tour really impressed me and gave me a real sense of the local community and the important social issues that influenced the art scene in the area. I felt like I was being let in on a secret that only the locals know about and that was really special. I appreciated the level of care and personalization that Kai took in curating my experience. It was a tour guide, personal photographer, and friend all rolled up into one. The guest star appearance by his bird, Pooh Bear, in the beginning was also incredible. I don’t say this lightly, but I think this was the best Airbnb experience I’ve ever done.

Eliza · September, 2019

For all those cyclists and do-it-yourselfers out there that sort of cringe at the idea of someone else doing the work - pedaling you around - I have some friendly advice... take Kai’s tour! I am one of you, but the moment I stepped up into this beautiful becak with Kai at the helm, those feeling just vanished. A calm, informative, easy-going time. Such a terrific experience, a photographer’s dream too, and maybe the most valuable aspect was Kai’s insider knowledge and honest humbleness.

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