We help local tuktuk owners earn extra income by matching them with avid travellers (like you) who want a self-driving adventure like no other. We get YOU behind the handlebars of late model tuktuks so you can explore Sri Lanka like a local!
As a social business, we pay people above the regular rate to ensure we are giving back to the community where we can. We have a fair contract with the local tuktuk owners so we can help them put food on the table for their families and we pay them up to 5 times what they would otherwise get for their vehicle.
In Sri Lanka, there are about 1.5 million tuktuks and most of them are still on financial loans that the drivers are trying to repay (a new tuktuk costs almost $5000 due to high government taxes). We’re not doing a huge amount, but hopefully, with every hire, we are making a small dent to help these people. We are a company that is trying it’s best to help local people support their own families. When you rent with us, the difference you make in the lives of the local tuktuk owners is substantial!
As a premium rental provider, we also seek to enhance your journey in all aspects. Our prices include unlimited km’s, full insurance, comprehensive driving lessons, phone holder and charger, spare tyre, adventure platform (map with 1000+ off the beaten track locations), social group chat with all other customers on the road, extra’s to make you comfortable and 24/7 extensive on the road support.
In 2013, Tom bought a beat up tuktuk and travelled over 3,000 kilometres from North to South of India. Since then, he’s been thinking of how he can give others the same feeling of freedom and adventure that comes with driving a culturally iconic 3-wheeled glorified lawnmower. To help make this vision a reality in 2016 he co-founded ‘tuktukrental.com’ with his mate Richard.
AUTHENTIC TRAVEL WITH TUKTUK RENTAL
We believe the best way to travel anywhere in the world is like a local, and that the best and most fulfilling memories start with you choosing your own adventure. So what better way to travel like a local and choose your adventure than in the driving seat of your very own tuktuk?
TukTuk Rental operates out of the beachside suburb of Mount Lavinia, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. We work hard behind the scenes to make renting a tuktuk in Sri Lanka as easy as possible. We source late model and reliable tuktuks and sort out all the paperwork so you can turn up and go. At its core, the business is an online platform that links tourists with local tuktuk owners.
Shehara is the face of tuktukrental.com in Sri Lanka! Making sure everyone is happy, customers and staff, she runs the show and makes sure everything runs as smooth as possible!
Paul takes care of all aspects of your journey, from initial contact, to making a booking, to helping you with your intinerary. The Wizard of Lanka will show you those hiddens gems of the island!
The newest member of the dream team Tiran help getting you behind the handlebars of the three-wheel chariot like no other! This is the man with a plan and that is to get you cruising in paradise as soon as possible!
Aruna was one of our first tuktuk suppliers. We liked him so much that we offered him a job in our operations team. Aruna works with Chatura and Shafraz to keep your three wheels spinning.
Chris is a blessed man as he is known to give one of the best driving lessons on the island! He has travelled to all corners of the island to make sure you get your tuktuk, where you want it, when you want it.
Richard is one of original founders. He works remotely from Australia, but loves coming to Sri Lanka as often as he can – especially for the Tuktuk Tournament!
Our hero from the North takes care of a little bit of everything, dives in where necessary making sure the business runs smoothly at all time. He is the one who you will see when you come in on the weekends!
This lovely lady takes care of our back-office and finances! Keeping structure in our operations and making sure those numbers align.
The man with a mission! Our proud Fleet Manager Shalitha makes sure you’re tuk is in tip top condition and ready when you get here.
The man behind the mission; Tom set up Tuktuk Rental in 2016. He now lives back in Australia with his young family.
Emelda the gem of the Operations Team! Our first female driving instructor and proud owner of a tuktuk in our fleet. She takes her time to show you how to drive and tell you something about her favourite places to visit as well!
Parke is our Operations Manager in Kerala, India. Parke loves social entrepreneurship; before joining us he started a vegetable wholesale business that supported local farmers.
Wietse, the flying dutchman, a man of many talents working night and day on awesome projects making your experience one to never forget!
If there’s something that needs fixing, Dushyantha will get it done. Whethere it’s your tuktuk or your suitcase ‘Big D’ is the man for the job. He also gives fantastic tuktuk driving lessons!