Hire a Self Drive Tuk Tuk
By far the easiest way to get around in Sri Lanka and to be connected with the local life is to travel by local tuk tuk. You can strap your boards on the top (it is illegal on a moped now) and take up to three people plus the driver. Perfect for getting between breaks and pootling around down the coast or the inland back roads.
For instance you can get up and down the Midigama – Weligama suf breaks in 10 minutes. From Galle to Weligama say in 50 minutes, Hikkadawa is about 1 hour 30 minutes so advisable to stop off in a cafe and enjoy the journey.
This is a new company that is supporting locals who are willing to rent you their well maintained tuk tuk for your vacation. Tuktuk Rental rents tuktuks to travelers who want the freedom to explore Sri Lanka by driving an authentic and reliable rickshaw! Get off the beaten track and find amazing places and people other tourists miss. See the real Sri Lanka!
They source their tuktuks from local drivers to help them earn extra income. In Sri Lanka, over 70% of tuktuks are owned by people on low incomes – renting with them means more income for their families. Make an impact while you travel and be the change you want to see.
Before you can drive a tuktuk in Sri Lanka, there are a few things you’ll need to organise. Don’t worry though, they can help you with it.
– Travel Insurance
– Valid tuktuk driving license
– A tuktuk driving lesson
– The tuktukrental.com kit
LET’S GET YOU DRIVING A TUK TUK!