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Rent a Tuktuk in Ahangama, Sri Lanka!

Ahangama has evolved as a popular tourism destination in recent years, winning the hearts of travelers from all over the world. Ahangama has been a popular destination for explorers looking for a great beach getaway due to its beautiful coastline backdrop and multitude of attractions. This dynamic town has something for everyone, from thrilling surfing exploits and invigorating sea swims to lazy seaside relaxation. Relax on the sandy beaches, find peace at a beachfront hotel, and indulge in local cuisine and cool drinks. Ahangama certainly has it all, making it a must-see destination for people looking for the ideal combination of sun, surf, and great adventures. Ahangama is located between the big cities Galle and Matara, close to Unawatuna, Weligama and Mirissa and the perfect place to pick up your tuktuk to explore Sri Lanka’s south coast!

Things to Do in and Around Ahangama

Traveling with a red tuktuk in Ahangama
A girl sitting on the top of the tuktuk 📸 @takeapostcard

Unravel the Mysteries of 
Ahangama

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Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Ahangama

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 Ahangama. 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 Ahangama

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 Ahangama.

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 Ahangama. 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 Ahangama!

Things to See in Ahangama

Explore the Local Temples

Nestled in the heart of the region, Ahangama is home to several ancient temples which offer not only architectural beauty but also cultural and spiritual significance. These sacred sites provide a fascinating glimpse into the rich history and traditions of the region. You may examine these ancient bodies in your tuktuk while enjoying the freedom and excitement of driving down the gorgeous, beautiful seaside route in your own tuktuk.

Kothduwa Temple

This ancient temple in Ahangama is famous for its architectural, attracting visitors with its eye-catching design and peaceful environment. Hop in your tuktuk and drive to this peaceful location to experience it firsthand.

Wewurukannala Temple

Just a stone’s throw away from Ahangama, you’ll find the Wewurukannala Temple. This temple is well-known for its giant, ornate statues and beautiful gardens, making it a must-visit. Make the short tuktuk trip to this must-visit site to marvel at its statues and gardens.

Kathaluwa Old Temple

Following that, we have Kathaluwa Old Temple
Step back in time as you explore the Kathaluwa Old Temple, an ancient site that showcases traditional Sri Lankan temple architecture and religious traditions.

Napiriththagoda Jaya Maha Viharaya

A short trip in your tuktuk to Napiriththagoda Jaya Maha Viharaya. Discover spiritual peace at this temple, a revered site where devotees gather to seek blessings and find inner peace, providing a calming and serene atmosphere.

Thitthagalla Siddha Suniyam Dewalaya

Experience the magical atmosphere. A temple thought to have unique healing properties that attracts people seeking spiritual comfort and well-being.

Go on a Boat Tour

Ahangama is located near the Madu Ganga, a network of waterways and mangroves home to various wildlife. Boat tours take visitors through the waterways and offer the opportunity to spot crocodiles, monkeys, and various bird species.
A wide landscape shot of tuktuk being park on the side of the tkutuk
A wide landscape shot of tuktuk being park on the side of the tkutuk 📸 @lau.aroundtheworld

Go Shopping

Ahangama has a variety of local shops and markets where tourists can find souvenirs and local handicrafts.Browse the Ahangama local market in your own tuktuk and stop whenever you need to enjoy a hassle-free shopping experience.
Olive Studio is one of thecustomer friendly studio, with facinating jewelry and local handmade products to offer.

Take a Yoga Class

Ahangama is a popular destination for yoga enthusiasts, and there are several studios and retreats in the area where tourists can take classes. The Nuga House, Solas Surf Sri Lanka, Camp Poa are some of the unique places to immerse yourself in yoga.

Visit the Tea Plantations

The south coast of Sri Lanka is known for its tea plantations, and there are several around Ahangama that tourists can visit. One of the unique tea plantation you can visit in that area is Handunugoda Tea Estate.

Take a Trip to Galle Fort

The city of Galle, which is located just a short drive from Ahangama, is home to the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is well-known for its colonial architecture and historical significance. You can easily drive down to Galle in your tuktuk and spend the evening there.

Surf-Breaks Around Ahangama

  • Ahangama Point: This right-hand point break can produce long, fast waves. It is suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers.
  • Plantation Point: This left-hand point break is suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers. The wave can be fast and hollow, and several smaller breaks nearby are suitable for beginners.
  • Midigama: This right-hand point break is suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers. The wave can be long and fast, and several more minor breaks nearby are suitable for beginners.
  • Kabalana: This right-hand point break is suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers. The wave can be long and fast, and several smaller breaks nearby are suitable for beginners.
A lady with the surf board walking on the side of the tuktuk
A lady with the surf board walking on the side of the tuktuk 📸 @serinandavid

A lady with the surf board walking on the side of the tuktuk

Taste the Local Flavours in Ahangama

Ahangama is on its way to becoming the island’s hotspot for tourism! There are many restaurants around and many more to open. We’ve listed a few of our favourites here:

Machan Curry Pot

A local family-owned restaurant with a fantastic ambience and great food. Find them on google maps here.

The Wave Restuarant

A beachside restaurant to enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean while you enjoy your food. Find it here.

The Gully

Kitchen plus Cocktails – A great place to work and enjoy your day with a great hang-out place. Find it here.

Tipzies Ahangama

A new addition to the famous YoYo Hostel with a new restaurant cocktail bar and a pool table in front of the premises. Guaranteeing you the best service and also fantastic food. Find it here.

Surfing Wombats

A great place to enjoy a slice of pizza and make new friends. Excellent spot for a cosy stay along with a fantastic vibe. Find it here.

Yum Pizza

Yummy wood-fired pizza around the area with delivery options. With a variety of food items on their menu, the quality of the items they provide is exceptional. Find them here.

Big Mighty

Fresh and yummy western food menu with a vegan option. Great vibe and ambience. Find them here.

Maria Bonita

Small homestay with a comfy setting for overnight stays, easy to park your tuktuk after a long day and immerse yourself with a nice breakfast on the next day.The food provided will never fail to amaze you with such an excellent presentation. Find it here.

A tuktuk parked on the side of the beach and a man inside it
A tuktuk parked on the side of the beach and a man inside it 📸 @chasinggambozinos
A tuktuk parked on the side of the beach and a man inside it

Hakuna Matata

A great restaurant with a fantastic view of the ocean, where you will enjoy the delicious seafood prepared along with some pretty damn good cocktails by the beach. Find it here.

Lighthouse Ahangama

Closer to the beautiful Lighthouse in Ahangama

Lamana

Lamana has a welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy a broad cuisine that includes fresh seafood, traditional Sri Lankan delicacies, and foreign favorites. If you’re a fan of skating, you can enjoy their skate ramp. Find this nice location here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Ahangama

Hostels

Ahangama has some great hostels where you can meet like-minded travellers and backpackers. Our list of top hostels in Ahangama:

Yoyo Surf Hostel

YoYo Surf’ is Ahangama’s newest surf hostel of YoYo Hostels group Sri Lanka! Offering comfortable dorm rooms with A/C, private rooms, communal living area, socialising events, and ample outdoor space for chilling. They have a fabulous new pool table, organise a weekly pool tournament on Fridays and have a nice cocktail bar and restaurant called Tipzies too! This is a unique place to go while you are in Ahangama and enjoying your tuktuk journey. You can find this nice hostels here.

Surfing Wombats Hostel

SURFING WOMBATS is a vibrant hostel located in the tranquil surf town of Midigama on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. Just a short ride in your tuktuk from the famous Lazy Left surf break and the picturesque Midigama Beach to this one-of-a-kind find. it’s easy to see why it’s tough to leave this place. The tropical island setting, beach vibes, and laid-back atmosphere make it the perfect place to surf, practice yoga and relax. Find it here.

Yaluwa Hostel & Deli

The Yaluwa Hostel & Deli is a friendly and welcoming place where you can connect with others. Originally a local house, we have transformed it into a hostel with both dorm rooms and private rooms that have the atmosphere of a small boutique hotel. In our shaded garden cafe, you can enjoy all-day breakfast, sandwiches, cold-pressed juices, and coffee while relaxing in a laid-back atmosphere. Our focus is on supporting the local community and promoting handmade, natural, and local products. Whether you’re just passing through on vacation or looking to stay for a while as a digital nomad, you can enjoy the sunny, laid-back vibes at the Yaluwa Hostel & Deli while working from our cafe or one of the many nearby coworking spaces. You can book them here.

Mellow Hostel

Mellow Hostel is inspired by the soft, gentle waves of Sri Lanka. These waves are like a close and compassionate friend – they break softly and gently, creating a glassy line before blending everything in a rich, full-flavoured way. Our goal at Mellow Hostel is to create a relaxed, mellow atmosphere where you can connect with people, the earth, and the ocean. To achieve this, we have decorated the hostel with island-based and recycled materials, creating a space where you can feel at one with nature. Our private rooms are designed to bring together like-minded people who enjoy surfing, meditation, yoga, trying new things, and embracing the natural world. Mellow Hostel Sri Lanka is where you can truly relax and find your inner peace. Check out their website here.

Hotels

Insight Resort

A luxurious boutique hotel located on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. The hotel offers guests a unique and authentic Sri Lankan experience, with stunning ocean views and luxurious accommodations. Insight Resort Ahangama is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the best Sri Lankan hospitality also You may easily drive your tuktuk to this place. Visit their website here.

Boutique Villas Abode

a small boutique hotel located in the tropical jungle, two minutes away from the ocean and thirty minutes south of Galle. The hotel is in a lovingly restored art deco building styled in our signature boho-luxe blend of vintage, contemporary, and upcycled interiors. The four thoughtfully-styled rooms at the hotel feature original artworks, reclaimed vintage furniture, and the finest organic cotton bedlinen. More information about them here.

South Point Villa

A luxurious villa located in Ahangama, Sri Lanka. The villa offers stunning ocean views and a private pool, garden,sun deck and a convenient parking for your tuktuk. Guests can enjoy various on-site facilities and services, including a restaurant, bar and spa. You can find their website here.

Surf & Yoga Retreats in Ahangama

Surf and Yoga retreats in Ahangama, Sri Lanka, offer the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located in the beautiful coastal town of Ahangama, Sri Lanka, the retreats provide the opportunity to learn to surf or improve your existing skills with expert instructors while finding inner peace and balance through daily yoga.

In addition to surfing and yoga, the retreats also offer a range of activities and excursions, such as stand-up paddling, beach bonfires, and sunset meditation sessions. Their comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, and supportive atmosphere make it the perfect getaway for solo travellers, couples, and groups.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, the retreats cater to all levels and offer something for everyone. Come and join us in Ahangama and discover the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.

A lady in a cabrio tuktuk holding king coconut in the beach and the surf board are leaning to tuktuk as well
A lady in a cabrio tuktuk holding king coconut in the beach and the surf board are leaning to tuktuk as well 📸 @niklasxdr

Camp Poe, Ahangama

At Camp Poe, you can immerse yourself in a creative and free-spirited environment alongside like-minded individuals. Our retreat is perfect for seasoned surfers, yogis, musicians, artists, and anyone looking to try something new. You’ll have the chance to make unforgettable memories, form lasting friendships and relationships, and challenge yourself in new ways. Our team at Camp Poe comes from diverse backgrounds and is committed to building a sense of community, love, and shared learning. When you arrive at Camp Poe, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and feel right at home among a supportive and inspiring community. Check out their website here.

Soul & Surf, Ahangama

At Camp Poe, you can immerse yourself in a creative and free-spirited environment alongside like-minded individuals. Our retreat is perfect for seasoned surfers, yogis, musicians, artists, and anyone looking to try something new. You’ll have the chance to make unforgettable memories, form lasting friendships and relationships, and challenge yourself in new ways. Our team at Camp Poe comes from diverse backgrounds and is committed to building a sense of community, love, and shared learning. When you arrive at Camp Poe, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and feel right at home among a supportive and inspiring community. Check out their website here.

Nirbana Surf House, Ahangama

Welcome to Nirbana, the ultimate surf, yoga, and wellness experience. Located on a beautiful river island in the heart of Ahangama, we offer a range of accommodation options including our lively and creative Surf House and their peaceful and secluded Nirbana Retreat.
Just minutes from the ocean and some of Sri Lanka’s best surf breaks, our resort offers direct access to stand-up paddleboarding on the Thalduwa River, professional surf instruction, multiple yoga studios, and two luxurious villas that can accommodate up to 48 guests at a time.
Join them for a life-changing retreat, event, or educational program and discover the true meaning of relaxation and rejuvenation. More info here.

How to get to Ahangama from Colombo

A Train Ride to Ahangama

With daily departures from Colombo Fort, taking the train from Colombo to Ahangama is a handy choice. Trains run every day, with several schedules available throughout the day. The journey typically takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, delivering a comfortable and scenic ride across Sri Lanka’s stunning surroundings.The train schedule for Ahangama may be found here.

A Bus Ride to Ahangama

Traveling by bus from Colombo to Ahangama involves a stopover in Galle because there are no direct services. You can take a bus from Colombo to Galle, which is a key transit hub in the region. The trip from Colombo to Galle normally takes between 3 and 4 hours, depending on traffic. Once in Galle, you may easily find buses travelling to Ahangama, which is around 20 kilometers east of Galle.

To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to, the official website of Sri Lanka’s National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Ahangama

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you. This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 7 hours from Colombo.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Ahangama!

Travelling from Colombo to Ahangama 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 Ahangama 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 Ahangama. 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 Ahangama. You can check the pick-up and drop-off charges here!

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