Discover beautiful Sri Lanka on one of the most legendary vehicles of all time. The Tuk Tuk!

The Tuk Tuk Trip?

There is no more adventurous or more original way to discover Sri Lanka than on the iconic vehicle that makes the roads in the country so spectacular.

During The Tuk Tuk Trip you will leave the beaten track and the busy tourist destinations and instead discover the authentic mainland the way like locals do. The average speed of a Tuk Tuk is approximately 45km/h, so you'll have plenty of time to see some beautiful sceneries along the road.

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The Route?

In two weeks’ time, you will be able to gawk at the monumental cultural highlights of the country as well as discover the unspoiled nature on the mainland and visit some of Asia's purest beaches.

The trip will end on a couple of pristine beaches that are known for having some of the country's best waves and are a favourite spot of many surfers. You'll drive between 100 and 150km a day which will give you plenty of chances to stop along the road;

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Map of the route in Sri Lanka
Sigirya
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Mirissa
Picture of Mirissa
Polonnaruwa
Picture of Polonnaruwa
Yala national park
Picture of Yala national park
Nine arches bridge
Picture of Nine arches bridge
Lipton ice tea plantations
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Le programme du sejour

Negombo

Negombo

Hello Sri Lanka !

Op de eerste dag heb je tijd om in te checken in het hotel en naar onz...

Hostel Hangover Hostel
Hotel So What Hotel
Date Day 1
Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Rock, paper, scissors

Op de tweede dag begint het grote Tuk Tuk avontuur echt. Wanneer je je...

Hostel Jungle Vista Hostel
Hotel Sigirya Hotel
Date Day 2
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa

Temple run

It was a thriving commercial and religious center of Sri Lanka some 80...

Hostel Thisal hostel
Hotel Seyara Holiday Resort
Date Day 3
Kandy

Kandy

Polonnaruwa - Kandy, 158km

Here's a city that looks good even when it's raining. Kandy, the secon...

Hostel Kandy City View Hostel
Hotel Lanka City Hotel
Date Day 4
Ella

Ella

The train of beauty

Ella is a peaceful small village in the middle of a beautiful green co...

Hostel My Hostel
Hotel Country Homes
Date Day 5
Ella

Ella

Ella - Haputale - Ella

In Ella is er zodanig veel te beleven dat je hier twee nachten blijft....

Hostel My Hostel
Hotel Country Homes
Date Day 6
Bambarakanda

Bambarakanda

Ella - Bambarakanda Falls, 60km

Vanuit Ella is het ook slechts een boogscheut naar de adembenemde thee...

Hostel ABC guest inn
Hotel World's End Lodge
Date Day 7
Yala

Yala

Bambarakanda - Tissamaharama, 114km

Vandaag heb je de mogelijkheid om extreem vroeg uit de veren te gaan e...

Hostel Leopard City Hostel
Hotel Coconut Gardens
Date Day 8
National Park

National Park

Yala

Deze dag wordt de safari dag bij uitstek. Voor één keer laat je de T...

Hostel Leopard City Hostel
Hotel Coconut Gardens
Date Day 9
Mirissa

Mirissa

Tissamaharama - Mirissa, 132km

Het binnenland is definitief achter je gelaten en je rijdt vanaf nu en...

Hostel Space Garden Hostel
Hotel Blue Whale Hotel
Date Day 10
Mirissa

Mirissa

Mirissa

Mirissa is één van dé surfwalhalla’s van het land en je kunt er n...

Hostel Space Garden Hostel
Hotel Blue Whale Hotel
Date Day 11
Galle

Galle

Mirissa - Galle, 36km

Je kunt op deze dag nog lekker lang relaxen in Mirissa omdat de volgen...

Hostel Pilgrim's Hostel
Hotel Villa Amilissa
Date Day 12
Negombo

Negombo

Galle - Negombo, 149km

De laatste dag zul je bijna uitsluitend langs de Zuid-Westelijke kust ...

Hostel Hangover Hostel
Hotel So What Hotel
Date Day 13
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When?

The Tuk Tuk Trip starts on the first Saturday of the months of December, January, February, March, July and August. Your first night is in Negombo and ends on aThursday night (last night in Negombo).

Where does the trip start?

You arrange your international flights to Sri Lanka yourself and yo go to the hotel in Negombo on the first day.

You will be able to check in at our Tuk Tuk headquarters on your day of arrival and get some driving instructions (from 9am to 6pm). The lessons take +- 1,5h. If you would arrive too late, you can also get your driving instructions the next day in the morning.

How to get there?

There are daily to Sri Lanka, Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport - (CMB), from almost every international airport in the world. You are best off trying to search through Google Flights or Skyscanner and look out for the cheapest options.

How do I find my way in Sri Lanka?

You will receive a detailed Road Book with the most beautiful roads of Sri Lanka as well as things to do on each and every spot. You will also receive a GPS where the entire route has been added in advance, so you don't need to worry about finding your way.

How to drive a Tuk Tuk?

First of all, you would need a valid driving license and ask for an international permit in your home country. This process usually takes a couple of days.

After you received your international driving license, you can send it to us and we'll make sure you will have a valid Sri Lankan driving license upon arrival.

On day 1, you will get some tuk tuk drivers classes from a local instructor who will teach you the do's and the don'ts of tuk tuk driving.

What with mechanical problems?

Every vehicle will be thoroughly inspected by a professional team of mechanics. In the unlikely event that you would have a mechanical problem we will have a 24/7 support service available on site.

Lodging

We offer two different kinds of accommodation. The hostel (incl.) and the hotel option. In the hostel you will share the room with other travellers (max. 10 people) while the hotel option ensures you will always have a private room and bathroom to yourself and your co-traveller. We ensure that during the whole trip you will only sleep in really nice, clean and comfortable places.

FAQ

What's the price?

The Tuk Tuk Trip in Hostels: € 430
The Tuk Tuk Trip in Hotels: € 595

What's included

  • Accommodation during the whole trip
  • Breakfast every day
  • A Tuk Tuk shared by you and your companion*
  • A valid Sri Lankan driving license
  • A detailed roadmap featuring the most beautiful sights of Sri Lanka
  • Third party insurance coverage
  • A GPS
  • Probably the adventure of a lifetime

This is not included:

  • Gas for the Tuk Tuks. +- €35 per persoon
  • Entry fees to national parks and musea.
  • Lunch and dinner (+- €10 per person, per day, for regular meals)

* You can drive a tuk tuk alone for €120 extra per person. You can also take a tuk tuk with 3 persons, but we highly discourage this cause you'll have just a little space for your luggage.

What about the insurance?

The Tuk Tuk is automatically insured for all damage the driver is causing to other vehicles or people. You are still responsible for the damage to your own vehicle with a maximum of € 400. You will be asked to pay a deposit of € 200 per person.

How many people in a Tuk Tuk

Technically a Tuk Tuk could hold three people, but during The Tuk Tuk Trip the vehicle will be shared by only two people in order to ensure that you have enough comfort and that there is enough space for the luggage.

Isn't the traffic dangerous?

The traffic in Sri Lanka is certainly different than in most parts of the western world. You will see a broad spectrum of vehicles (cars, elephants, chariots, donkeys, bikes, Tuk Tuks, etc.). It can get chaotic in the busy city centres, but once you leave the cities behind you will immediately notice that traffic is slowing down. We have tested the trip thoroughly and are convinced of the fact that if you drive prudently you will not incur excessive risks.

Automatic or manual transmission?

The Tuk Tuks have a manual transmission. Your driving instructor will teach you how to use it on your first day.

How do I check in in my hotel?

You will receive vouchers of all the hotels via mail.

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