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Rent a Tuktuk in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka!

Hikkaduwa is a city located south of Sri Lanka, well known for its coral sanctuary known as the Hikkaduwa National Park housing marine turtles and exotic fish. Explore the captivating marine life by taking a tuktuk ride to the Hikkaduwa National Park, where you can witness the vibrant underwater world up close. Hikkaduwa is a delightful surf spot with lovely restaurants and bars along the beautiful coast, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Experience the breathtaking hues of blue as you cruise along the coastline in your own tuktuk, immersing yourself in the scenic beauty that Hikkaduwa offers.

Things to Do in and Around Hikkaduwa

A tuktuk in the middle of greenery
A tuktuk in the middle of greenery

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Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Hikkaduwa

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 Hikkaduwa. 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 Hikkaduwa

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 Hikkaduwa.

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 Hikkaduwa. 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 Hikkaduwa!

Things to See in Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa National Park

Coral reefs are found along the southern coast. However, in particular, the Hikkaduwa National Park is where you will be able to find diversity and accessibility. Unfortunately, due to the massive influx of hotels and tourism in Hikkaduwa over the last 10 to 15 years, most of the coral reefs have died from pollution. Nevertheless, if you hop on your own tuktuk, you can explore the vibrant marine life in the coral reefs formed far away from the crowded areas. You can find this location here.

Seenigama Devalaya

Located just bordering Hikkaduwa is this temple situated on a small island close to the beach. This temple is devoted to God Devol, the protector of the sea. Many locals visit this temple to make their offerings for the shrine. Embark on a memorable tuktuk ride to reach this temple and witness its spiritual ambiance. You can find the location of the national park here.

Community Tsunami Education Center & Museum

This small museum just outside of Hikkaduwa is run by an elderly lady who collected photos from anywhere and everywhere during the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that hit Sri Lanka. Apart from the fact that the lady is the absolute best tour guide through the museum, the photos are extremely impressive, and the background information given is truly eye-opening. Immerse yourself in the museum’s captivating exhibits and take a tuktuk journey to discover the tragic history of the tsunami. You can find this location here.

Dutugemunu Rajamaha Viharaya

A historical temple that owns a very rich history dating back to the period when King Dutugemunu was ruling the country back in the 1911s. The temple is located up a mountain with a peaceful and serene environment. Ascend the mountain in a tuktuk and experience the tranquil ambiance of this ancient temple. You can find this location here.

Snorkelling at Hikkaduwa Coral Reef

Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters and experience the abundant marine life at Hikkaduwa Coral Reef, all while enjoying the convenience of reaching the snorkeling site in your own tuktuk. It is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest snorkelling destinations.

Surfing at Hikkaduwa Beach

Catch the waves and ride the surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, a popular spot among surfers of all levels. After an exhilarating day of surfing, hop on your tuktuk and relax as you cruise along the beautiful coastal road. Enjoy the thrill of the ocean and the stunning beach surroundings.

Turtle Hatchery and Conservation Center

At the Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery, you can learn about conservation efforts and see cute newborn turtles released into the sea. Nature lovers will enjoy this instructive and uplifting encounter. Make your way to the hatchery in a tuktuk and contribute to the conservation of these fascinating creatures. Click here to find the location.

Genuine Batik (Jungle Workshop)

Discover the classic technique for making bright patterns on fabric and create your own masterpiece. Unleash your creativity after a refreshing tuktuk ride through the lush jungle landscapes. A one-of-a-kind and engaging experience for art lovers and culture seekers. Find it here.

Coloured dresses hung to get dry in Hikkaduwa
Coloured dresses hung to get dry in Hikkaduwa 📸 @hasti.pilttan

Taste the Local Flavours in Hikkaduwa

Canal View

Canal View is a restaurant where they serve freshly cooked homemade meals in a romantic location run by a lovely couple. Indulge in a delightful dining experience by arriving at Canal View in your own tuktuk. For the location of the restaurant, click here.

Sea Salt Society

Sea Salt Society in Hikkaduwa serves a delicious seafood feast. Savor the day’s freshest catch served with a fusion of local and foreign flavors. Enjoy friendly service and a relaxed coastal atmosphere. Embark on a culinary adventure to Sea Salt Society by hopping on a tuktuk. Find it here.

Friends Indeed

This restaurant in Hikkaduwa offers a flavor fusion. Discover a varied menu that combines Sri Lankan and foreign cuisines. Enjoy excellent service and a warm, inviting ambiance that will make you feel at ease. Experience a taste sensation by arriving at Friend Indeed in your own tuktuk. Find it here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Hikkaduwa

Thambili Cabanas

A beachfront hotel with a calm and quiet setting with an amazing garden. Comfortable and clean accommodation facilities, together with an amazing staff. The price per night is affordable. Reach Thambili Cabanas easily and conveniently by hopping on a tuktuk. For the location of the hotel click here.

Shiny Lakeside Resort

A 3-star hotel in Hikkaduwa, closer to the lagoon where you can organize boat trips and dine there as well. Enjoy a scenic tuktuk ride to Shiny Lakeside Resort, located near the tranquil lagoon. For the location of the hotel, click here.

Bansei Hotel

A straightforward beachfront 3-star hotel where rooms are facing the wonderful oceanfront. Great amenities and comfortable accommodation with amazing service. Arrive at Bansei Hotel in style by cruising along the beachside road in a tuktuk. For the location of the hotel, click here.

Dreamtime Sri Lanka

Dreamtime Sri Lanka in Hikkaduwa is a peaceful oasis. Immerse yourself in nature’s serenity while staying in comfortable accommodations with a rustic twist. In this magical getaway, enjoy warm hospitality and make wonderful memories. Embrace the tranquility of Dreamtime Sri Lanka by arriving at the retreat in a tuktuk. Find it here.

How to Get to Hikkaduwa from Colombo

A Train Ride to Hikkaduwa

To go by train from Colombo to Hikkaduwa, take a direct train from Colombo Fort Station. The train ride along the coast offers breathtaking views and takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the train service. It is best to check the train timetable ahead of time and come early to ensure a seat. Find the train time table here.

A Bus Ride to Hikkaduwa

From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop into a bus directly to Galle, where you can make a stop in Hikkaduwa(route 2 – 1 ). Depending on traffic, the travel normally takes roughly 2-3 hours. It’s best to double-check the bus timetable and arrive early to ensure a seat. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to, the official website of Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Hikkaduwa

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 Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Colombo to Hikkaduwa.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Hikkaduwa!

Travelling from Colombo to Hikkaduwa 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.

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