Colombo, Sri Lanka: Where Culture Meets Modernity!

Rent a Tuktuk in Colombo, Sri Lanka!

Colombo is a cultural melting pot where many influences coexist together. As Sri Lanka’s capital, it is full with busy marketplaces, colonial buildings, and active street life, reflecting the city’s distinct charm and multicultural culture. The best way to explore Colombo is by tuktuk. Rent one with us today and enjoy the freedom as you explore Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches, mountains and savannas.

Things to Do in and Around Colombo

A shot from inside of the tuktuk
A shot from inside of the tuktuk 📸 @Natacha Filipiak

Colombo is a cultural melting pot where many influences coexist together

Rent a Tuktuk in Colombo with Tuktukrental.com

Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Colombo

Driving a tuktuk in Sri Lanka requires a special recognition permit, and there are two ways to get this. Either with your “International Driving Permit / IDP” or your “Regular National Country Licence” with B/C endorsement (depending on your country where B/C is representing car) on it.

We can obtain your recognition permit from the AAC (Automobile Association of Ceylon) with any of the two. You will receive an email with the licence form where you can upload the documents, and we will have it ready at your pickup in Colombo. You can read more information about the Sri Lankan recognition permit here!

Get Covered with Our Comprehensive Insurance

All our tuktuks come with comprehensive insurance covering damage to your tuktuk and other vehicles. It also covers personal injury to you, your passengers, and 3rd parties. Read more about the insurance coverage here!

Master Your Tuktuk: Get Comfortable Before Beginning Your Journey from Colombo

We will provide you with an online briefing going over the final details, and we will assist you with your itinerary. Finally, receive comprehensive driving instruction before exploring paradise in your own tuktuk from Colombo.

Why Choose Tuktukrental.com?

Renting a tuktuk is an exciting and unique way to see the country’s gorgeous landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture, especially around Colombo. Consider factors such as reputable reviews, official business registration, SLTDA registration, correct rental insurance, safety and maintenance standards, transparent pricing, customer support, license requirements, training, and environmental practices when selecting a rental company. You can read further about it here!

Your safety is our priority. We provide proper rental insurance coverage, regular vehicle inspections, and dedicated mechanics for maintenance. Roadside assistance is available in case of emergencies. We believe in transparent pricing and offer reasonable rental conditions without hidden fees. Our commitment to clear communication ensures exceptional customer service and quick resolution of any issues. Since 2019, we have been offsetting all our carbon emissions, supporting sustainable tourism and contributing to a greener Sri Lanka.

Consider these aspects when selecting a tuktuk rental provider. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and immerse yourself in the splendor of Sri Lanka. Let the adventure begin from Colombo!

Things to See in Colombo

Explore the National Museum

Wander through the displays showing ancient relics and art, including the legendary regalia of the Kandyan kings, to learn about Sri Lanka’s history and culture. After parking your tuktuk, delve into the country’s rich past and artistic heritage.

Take a Stroll Along Galle Face Green

Following a short drive in your tuktuk, enjoy the ocean wind and panoramic views of the coastline while eating street cuisine and taking in the lively atmosphere, especially at sunset. This picturesque setting is just a tuktuk ride away.

Shop at Pettah Market

Dive into the lively market scene, where you can bargain and find a wide range of things at low costs, from textiles and spices to gadgets and souvenirs.

A tuktuk with local lady driving it
A tuktuk with local lady driving it 📸 @followthesuntravel

Discover the Independence Memorial Hall

Admire the architectural splendor of this renowned landmark, created to honor Sri Lanka’s independence, and tour the museum within to learn about the country’s struggle for independence and freedom.

Relax at Viharamahadevi Park

Escape the city’s hustle and bustle in this tranquil park, ideal for a leisurely stroll or a picnic surrounded by greenery and with a stunning large Buddha statue as its centerpiece. After a peaceful tuktuk ride, unwind amidst nature’s beauty.

Experience the Bustling Atmosphere of Colombo Fort

Explore the historic center, tour colonial-era buildings, and soak up the dynamic atmosphere of the city while shopping at high-end stores and dining at elegant restaurants.

Indulge in Local Cuisine at Galle Face

At the food vendors lining the famed Galle Face seafront, noted for its wonderful seafood and unique isso wade (prawn fritters), sample a variety of scrumptious Sri Lankan specialties. Following a scenic tuktuk drive, savor the flavors of the island nation.

Enjoy a Boat Ride in Beira Lake

Embark on a peaceful boat trip over placid waters and lovely surroundings, providing a new perspective of the city and the picturesque Gangaramaya Temple on its borders. Before hopping onto your boat, park your tuktuk and immerse yourself in this serene environment.

Discover Contemporary Art at the Colombo Art Galleries

Immerse yourself in Colombo’s lively art scene, with exhibitions including both local and international artists and showing a variety of artistic expressions and fall in love.

Sri Lankan Street Food at Aluth Kade Night Market

Drive your tuktuk to Aluth Kade Night Market, where you may sample a range of tasty native meals, indulge in sweet delicacies, hot and greasy barbeque and immerse yourself in the vivid ambiance of this crowded night market. With your tuktuk nearby, you’re free to feast to your heart’s content.

Go-kart Driving at Port City

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you speed across the circuits at Port City’s go-karting facility, which offers thrilling racing experiences and the chance to unleash your inner race car driver. You can find its website here.

Rage Room

Let off some steam in the rage room, where you can safely smash and damage objects, delivering a unique and cathartic experience to alleviate tension and have a good time. Find the Rage Room here.

Shopping at Good Market on Saturday

The Good Market is a colorful market packed with local produce, handcrafted crafts, eco-friendly products, and tasty street food, offering a unique shopping experience as well as the opportunity to support sustainable and ethical activities.

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Explore the hidden Colombo​

A picture of white tuktuk in front of a blue old building

Taste the Local Flavours in Colombo

Barefoot

Enjoy a different experience with a range of international dishes, pleasant service, and a calm ambience, all while surrounded by an arty-crafty bookstore and art gallery. Find this magical place here.

Bowl'd - Colombo

Enjoy tasty, nutritious food options with prompt, efficient service in a chic, lively setting that’s ideal for a satisfying meal or a cool smoothie. You can find it here

Chambers at Park Street Mews

Enjoy fine dining with a fusion of international flavors, flawless service, and an elegant setting, making it the perfect option for special occasions and sophisticated dining. Find it here.

Seed Cafe

Enjoy delicious, healthy vegetarian and vegan food served with friendly, welcoming service in a warm, eco-friendly setting that encourages a sustainable way of life. After a long ride in your tuktuk, you can relax with a healthy meal at this fantastic cafe. Find it here.

Ministry of Crab

Enjoy mouthwatering crab specialties prepared with meticulous attention to detail in a chic, upscale setting that highlights Sri Lanka’s rich culinary heritage and seafood culture. Find it here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Colombo

Cinnamon Red Colombo

Experience modern comfort and stylish lodgings with cutting-edge amenities, welcoming service, comfortable and safe parking for your tuktuk and breathtaking city views, providing an ideal base for exploring Colombo. Find it here.

Colombo Beach Hostel

A low-cost stay just steps from the beach, complete with a chill atmosphere, welcoming staff, and a buzzing social scene that’s ideal for beach lovers and backpackers. Find it here.

Lost and Found Colombo Hostel

A one-of-a-kind and artsy hostel environment, complete with cozy dormitories, helpful staff, and a creative vibe, offering a warm and inspiring stay in the heart of Colombo. Find this nice hostel here.

ME Colombo

A one-of-a-kind and artsy hostel environment, complete with cozy dormitories, helpful staff, and a creative vibe, offering a warm and inspiring stay in the heart of Colombo. Find this nice hostel here.

How to get to Colombo

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Colombo!

Travelling from Airport to Colombo in your own tuktuk is one of the most spectacular ways to appreciate the beautiful splendour and discover Sri Lanka’s hidden gems. Renting a tuktuk provides an exciting experience, with the freedom to drive through fascinating routes and the option to pull over at any location that sparks your interest. Head over to our online reservations system on tuktukrental.com. Select your booking dates, extras and enter your details. Continue to the payment section and have a great time riding a tuktuk in Sri Lanka.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renting a tuktuk in Colombo is a great way to explore the city at your own pace. You’ll need a local temporary driving license, which we can assist you with.
Yes, it’s safe to drive a tuktuk in Colombo. We provide a driving lesson to ensure you’re comfortable with the vehicle.
We offer customer support throughout the rental period to assist with any issues that may arise.
On your pickup day, one of our driving instructors will drive the tuktuk with your locally approved permit (licence) and the necessary documentation to your hotel, provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson and off you go, explore paradise!
Yes, you can drop-off the tuktuk in Colombo. You can check the pick-up and drop-off charges here!

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