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Rent a Tuktuk in Matale/Riverstone, Sri Lanka!

Set off on your own tuktuk to experience the breathtaking beauty and peacefulness of Matale/Riverstone. Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings of this hidden gem’s lush green valleys, gushing waterfalls, and towering mountain ranges. Exhilarating excursions, quiet nature walks, and spectacular sights await you as you travel through the stunning landscapes in your tuktuk. Matale/Riverstone is a refuge for nature lovers and thrill seekers, combining calm and adrenalin. Prepare to be charmed by the unparalleled beauty of this Sri Lankan paradise. Allow your tuktuk trip to take you to the stunning sceneries of Matale/Riverstone and immerse yourself in nature’s enchantment.

Things to Do in and Around Matale/Riverstone

A tuktuk parked behind the Knuckles range
A tuktuk parked behind the Knuckles range 📸 @marktheadventure

Rent a Tuktuk in Matale/Riverstone with Tuktukrental.com

Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Matale/Riverstone

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 Matale/Riverstone. 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 Matale/Riverstone

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 Matale/Riverstone.

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 Matale/Riverstone. 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 offset 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 splendour of Sri Lanka. Let the adventure begin from Matale/Riverstone!

Things to See in Matale/Riverstone

Riverstone Gap

Riverstone Gap, a well-known site near Matale/Riverstone, offers breathtaking vistas and fascinating hiking trails. Furthermore, you can get to this lovely place in your own tuktuk. Immerse yourself in the lush green surroundings and marvel at the spectacular panoramic sights. Discover gushing waterfalls and marvel at nature’s awe-inspiring splendour.

Sera Ella Waterfall

View the majestic Sera Ella Waterfall, a must-see attraction in Matale/Riverstone. In your own tuktuk, you may experience a memorable tour of this waterfall. Witness the breathtaking spectacle of water cascading from a tremendous height. Relax in the serene surroundings by refreshingly swimming in the natural pool at the waterfall’s base. Find it here.

Mini World's End

Mini World’s End provides a picturesque viewpoint with a 360-degree view of the stunning valleys and mountain ranges in Matale/Riverstone. You can easily reach this interesting location in your own tuktuk. Capture the beauty of your surroundings and immerse yourself in the allure of this magnificent setting. You can find it here.

Knuckles Mountain Range

The beautiful Knuckles Mountain Range, also known as the Knuckles Massif or Dumbara Kanduvetiya, is located in Matale/Riverstone. The Knuckles Mountain Range is known for its diverse biodiversity, earning it the designation of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife. Here is some more information about this gorgeous location:

  • Scenic Beauty
    Nature enthusiasts and photographers travel to the scenic beauty of the rocky mountain peaks, deep valleys, foggy woods, and crashing waterfalls. The panoramic views from numerous locations are spectacular, and the atmosphere is quiet.

  • Hiking and Trekking
    The Knuckles Mountain Range provides great hiking and trekking possibilities. There are various paths of varied difficulty levels that allow tourists to discover the natural beauty of the region. The excursions frequently take you to rural villages, breathtaking views, secret waterfalls, and picturesque camping locations.

  • Adventure Activities
    Besides hiking, the Knuckles provides rock climbing, camping, and bird viewing. The tough terrain and perfect atmosphere provide adrenaline seekers with an unforgettable experience.

Bambarakiri Ella

Discover the hidden gem waterfall of Bambarakiri Ella near Matale/Riverstone. Embark on a memorable journey to this waterfall in your own tuktuk. Trek through charming woodland pathways and be rewarded with the captivating sight of a flowing waterfall surrounded by untouched natural beauty. Along the road to the waterfall, you’ll find a small Rottie shop where a sweet family cooks delicious snacks for visitors embarking on their journey there. Find it here.

A tuktuk parked behind the Knuckles range.
A tuktuk parked behind the Knuckles range. 📸 @marktheadventure

Taste the Local Flavours in Matale/Riverstone

Cafe YC

Cafe YC offers a spectacular dining experience where flavours come to life. Furthermore, you can easily visit this gastronomic wonderland in your own tuktuk and experience the various food creatively blending local and foreign flavours. Cafe YC provides a pleasant atmosphere, outstanding service, and a memorable dining experience, whether you want a full breakfast, a light lunch, or a peaceful coffee break. You can find it here.

So & So Cafe

So & so cafe, a lovely sanctuary encouraging you to indulge in freshly prepared coffee and scrumptious baked pastries, is a hidden gem for food connoisseurs. You can also enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and quickly visit this quiet cafe in your own tuktuk. Whether relaxing with pals or reading a nice book, So & So café provides a lovely experience that will leave you wanting more. You can find it here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Matale/Riverstone

River Edge Bungalow

River Edge Bungalow is a tranquil waterfront getaway with comfortable rooms, lovely gardens, and individual service. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the surroundings, marvel at the breathtaking river panoramas, go on nature treks, and enjoy a serene setting that rejuvenates the soul. You can find it here.

Crystal Riverston Deck

From the Crystal Riverston Deck, you can take in the spectacular scenery of the Riverstone Valley. You can approach this gorgeous site and unwind among nature’s splendour from the comfort of your own tuktuk. Relax, record wonderful moments, and let the breathtaking vistas leave an indelible memory. You can find it here.

Riverston Nature Villa

Riverston Nature Villa offers comfortable rooms, attentive service, and breathtaking views of nature. You can come in your own tuktuk, allowing you to explore the hiking trails, watch animals, and have great home-cooked meals. Immerse yourself in the beauty of your surroundings to make lasting memories. You can find it here.

Knuckles Misty Bungalow

Knuckles Misty Bungalow, an isolated bungalow set among misty hills, offers peace and quiet. You can visit this tranquil sanctuary using your own tuktuk. Enjoy luxurious rooms, breathtaking scenery, and exciting hikes or wildlife expeditions. Immerse yourself in Knuckles’ foggy allure and create amazing encounters. You can find it here.

Sir John's Bungalow

Step into Sir John’s Bungalow’s timeless beauty, an antique home that perfectly blends modern comforts with individualised attention. Relax in luxurious accommodations, savour delectable meals, and arrive in your own tuktuk to this charming bungalow. Take in the scenic splendour that surrounds you and book straight through the website for a memorable vacation. You can find it here.

How to Get to Matale/Riverstone from Colombo

A Train Ride to Matale/Riverstone

To travel from Colombo to Matale/Riverstone, catch a train at Colombo Fort Railway Station bound for Matale. The train ride gives scenic countryside views and lasts 4-5 hours, depending on the train timetable. When you arrive at Matale Railway Station, you may rent a cab or take a bus to the Riverstone region. As you travel by rail to Matale/Riverstone, take in the stunning landscapes and natural beauties. Find the train timetable here.

A Bus Ride to Matale/Riverstone

To go by bus from Colombo to Matale/Riverstone, take a direct bus from the Colombo Central Bus Stand. The bus route takes you through gorgeous landscapes and allows you to explore local culture. Depending on traffic, the travel normally takes roughly 4-5 hours. As you go to the picturesque Matale/Riverstone region, sit back, relax, and enjoy the pleasant bus trip.
To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Matale/Riverstone

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or PickMe (a Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 3 hours from Colombo to Matale/Riverstone.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Matale/Riverstone!

Travelling from Colombo to Matale/Riverstone 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 enjoy riding a tuktuk in Sri Lanka.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renting a tuktuk in Matale/Riverstone 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 Matale/Riverstone. 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 Matale/Riverstone. You can check the pick-up and drop-off charges here!

Matale/Riverstone Map