During a thirteen days adventure, the Divayina Vatā or the Tour around the Island takes you past the most different landscapes of Sri Lanka.
Or "Live long!". The most common used greeting when you drive past a local in your very own tuk tuk. From the moment you take place behind the wheel, you become a national legend.
This tour will take you to discover a big part of the island so you can have a taste of all different climates it has to offer: the countryside of Sigiriya, the mountain range around Ella, the swamps at Tissamaharama and the stunning coastline past Mirissa.
Your adventure starts in your ho(s)tel just 10 minutes away from the national airport. From Negombo we'll have a calm first leg to Sigiriya, where you will climb the Pidurangala Rock.
Next up is Polonnaruwa, famous for its temples, Kandy, where Buddha's tooth is kept safe and Ella, the most vivid town in the mountains.
From there you'll head south to Tissamaharama, the safari place for leopards and follow the coastline to Mirissa, the surf and whale walhalla to end up in Wadduwa, just south of Colombo.
The first day, we organise a general meeting with all Tuk Tuk Trippers...
SigiriyaNEG - SIG 138 KM
It's on the second day that the adventure really starts. When you feel...
PolonnaruwaSIG - POL 64 KM
Today is the perfect day to put on your sport shoes and hike those fam...
KandyPOL - KAN 158 KM
The third day takes us right through the majestic inland of the island...
Kandy is also home to the most famous Buddhist temple: the temple of t...
EllaKAN - ELL 141 KM
Today, a trip between rocky landscapes and picturesque scenery, we rea...
EllaUP IN THE CLOUDS
Ella has so much to offer, we decided to stay here for two nights. If ...
TissamaharamaELL - TIS 132 KM
You'll drive towards the Yala National Park, home of various wild anim...
MirissaTIS - MIR 132 KM
Today you'll start very early with a Yala National Park Safari to try ...
Mirrisa is known as one of the surf walhalla's of the country and you ...
WadduwaMIR - WAD 127 KM
From Mirissa to your next stop, you'll follow the coastline up Nort...
WadduwaBEACH & CHILL
Today you can park your tuk tuk on the side and choose from an enor...
NegomboWAD - NEG 82 KM
Today is your last day with your Tuk Tuk. You can choose to experie...
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The tuk tuk trip explained
When and where do we start?
During Summer, we organise three big tours. Of course, if none of these trips fit your calendar, you can always contact us to receive a personal inquiry.
- TRIP 1: 13th July - 26th July 2020
- TRIP 2: 29th July - 11th August 2020
- TRIP 3: 14th August - 27th August 2020
The first day, the threewheelers are delivered to the ho(s)tel and you'll get some driving instructions (from 9am to 6pm). The lessons take +- 1,5h.
We strongly advice you to arrive one day early.
What documents do I need?
To be sure you're admitted on the island and permitted to drive the Tuk Tuk you'll need to following documents:
- An international passport
- A driver's license B
- An international driver's license*
- Depending on your country of origin: a valid visa**
*You don't need this to apply for your Sri Lankan Driving permit, but you do need it when you would be involved in any kind of traffic situation involving the police.
**All information regarding the visa is found here
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.
From the airport you can take a tuk tuk taxi to your first ho(s)tel.
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 premade Google Maps where the entire route and its sights have been added in advance, so you don't need to worry about finding your way. To make sure you always have connection to your maps, we'll give you a SIM card with enough data to get you to the end.
How to drive a Tuk Tuk?
First of all, you would need a valid national or international driving license.
To receive your Sri Lankan Driver's License on arrival, you will need to upload your driver's license on your profile. One driver's license per tuk tuk is included in the price, but you can opt for more in the registration form.
On day 1, you will get some tuk tuk driving classes from a local instructor who will teach you the do's and the don'ts of tuk tuk driving.
During your registration you can opt to sleep in hostels (€525 pp) or hotels (€695 pp).
In the hostels you have:
- A shared accommodation with the other adventurers
- Breakfast included
In the hotels you have:
- A double or a twin room
- Breakfast included
- A pool from time to time
How much does it cost?
The Tuk Tuk Trip in hostels: 525 EUR/person
The Tuk Tuk Trip in hotels: 695 EUR/person
When registered, a down payment of 20% must be paid. The amount due is expected 1 month before departure.
Local expenses are limited to extra activities, food and drinks, gasoline and souvenirs. You can think off €400 per person in total extra.
- Accommodation during the whole trip
- Breakfast every day
- A Tuk Tuk shared by you and your companion*
- A Sri Lankan Fixer and a Tuk Tuk Trip Ranger
- One valid Sri Lankan driving license
- A detailed roadmap featuring the most beautiful sights of Sri Lanka
- Third party insurance coverage
- Google Maps routes, importable to your phone
- Probably the adventure of a lifetime
This is not included:
- Gas for the Tuk Tuks. (+- €100 per Tuk Tuk)
- 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 because you'll have just a little space for your luggage.
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