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Rent a Tuktuk in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka!

Sigiriya is a magnificent rock fortification that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel to Sigiriya in your own tuktuk and marvel at the splendour of this historic rock castle. As you go to the summit, you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. Explore Sigiriya, often known as the “Lion Rock,” and learn about its rich history, architectural brilliance, and balance of natural beauty and cultural significance. Allow your tuktuk ride to take you to the spectacular Sigiriya, where you may immerse yourself in its awe-inspiring beauty.

Things to Do in and Around Sigiriya

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Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Sigiriya

Driving a tuktuk in Sri Lanka requires a special recognition permit, and there are two ways to get this. Either with your ā€œInternational Driving Permit / IDPā€ or your ā€œRegular National Country Licenceā€ 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 Sigiriya. You can read more information about the Sri Lankan recognition permitĀ 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 coverageĀ here!

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

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 Sigiriya.

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 Sigiriya. 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 itĀ 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 Sigiriya!

Things to See in Sigiriya

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Travel to the legendary Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a fascinating tour. You can also arrive at this historical wonder in your own tuktuk and see its old rock murals and beautiful gardens and take in the panoramic views from the peak. Immerse yourself in the amazing fortress’s rich cultural heritage and architectural beauty. Find itĀ here.

Pidurangala Rock

Hike to Pidurangala Rock for a fresh perspective of Sigiriya, where you may enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding environment from the comfort of your own tuktuk. The trip is more off-the-beaten-path and less active, allowing you to appreciate the area’s natural beauty and peacefulness. Find itĀ here.

Sigiriya Museum

At the Sigiriya Museum, you may learn about the fascinating history and archaeological value of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Explore the interesting antiquities, delve into the ancient culture that once thrived in the area, and obtain a better knowledge of this important site’s cultural legacy. You may easily go to the museum on your own tuktuk. Read moreĀ here.

Minneriya National Park

Set out on a thrilling safari trip to Minneriya National Park, famous for its stunning elephant gathering during the yearly migration known as “The Gathering.” From the comfort of your own tuktuk, observe these wonderful species in their natural habitat and marvel at the wonders of wildlife in this spectacular natural setting. Find moreĀ here.

Cobra Hood Cave

Discover the mysterious secrets of the Cobra Hood Cave, which is located near Sigiriya. This cave is archaeologically and historically significant because it has ancient rock art showing cobras. Discover this stunning cave by taking your own tuktuk there and delving into the mysteries of its fascinating past. Find itĀ here.

Taste the Local Flavours in Sigiriya

Rastarant Sigiriya

Indulge in a culinary excursion at Rastarant Sigiriya, where you may choose from various local and international cuisines. Take in the breathtaking views of the Sigiriya rock from the luxury of your own tuktuk while you sample their scrumptious food. Enjoy friendly service and a pleasant setting that enhances your eating experience. Find itĀ here.

Sigiriya Cool Place

Escape the heat and indulge your senses at Sigiriya Cool Place. Travel by tuktuk to this tranquil and laid-back location for refreshing drinks, ice cream, and chilled foods. It’s the ideal way to unwind after touring the Sigiriya area. Find itĀ here.

Chooti Restaurant Sigiriya

Experience the authentic flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine at Chooti Restaurant Sigiriya. Enjoy traditional Sri Lankan dishes made with fresh local ingredients, served with warm and courteous hospitality. Through their culinary offerings, you can truly immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Sri Lanka. Arrive at the restaurant in your own tuktuk for added convenience. Find itĀ here.

Little Hut Sigiriya

Chooti Restaurant Sigiriya offers authentic flavours of Sri Lankan food. Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine cooked with fresh local ingredients is served with warmth and courtesy. You may completely immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s cultural richness through its gastronomic offerings. For increased convenience, arrive at the restaurant in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Cappuccino Bistro

Cappuccino Bistro, a contemporary cafe offering superb coffees, tasty pastries, sandwiches, and light dinners, offers a delightful blend of flavours. Relax and enjoy a coffee or a short lunch in the bistro’s modern decor and cosy vibe, conveniently accessible by tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Sigiriya

One More Night Hostel

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of One More Night Hostel as you arrive in your own colourful tuktuk. With its cosy dorms and friendly staff, this affordable hostel is the perfect base for exploring Sigiriya and connecting with fellow travellers. Find itĀ here.

Roy's Villa Sigiriya

Embark on a memorable journey to Roy’s Villa Sigiriya in your very own tuktuk. Nestled amidst lush vegetation, this serene retreat offers comfortable rooms, personalised service, and a tranquil ambience. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and relax in style. Find itĀ here.


Arrive at Machcha in style, zipping through the scenic surroundings in your own tuktuk. Discover the perfect blend of contemporary elegance and natural beauty at this boutique hotel. With its beautiful rooms, attentive service, and modern facilities, Machcha offers a delightful and memorable stay. Find itĀ here.

Fun Night Sigiriya

Add a touch of adventure to your stay at Fun Night Sigiriya by arriving in your own tuktuk. Embrace the dynamic and lively atmosphere of this guesthouse, where comfortable accommodations and entertaining activities await. Experience the fun-filled vacation you’ve been looking for. Find itĀ here.

Panoramic Rock View Villa

Unleash your sense of adventure and arrive at Panoramic Rock View Villa in your own tuktuk. Perched atop a hill, this villa offers breathtaking vistas of Sigiriya Rock and its surroundings. Indulge in comfort, personalised service, and the serenity of nature. Find itĀ here.

How to Get to Sigiriya from Colombo

A Train Ride to Sigiriya

To go by train from Colombo to Sigiriya, board a train from Colombo Fort Railway Station to Habarana, the nearest railway station to Sigiriya. Despite the fact that there is no direct rail to Sigiriya, Habarana is a convenient alternative. You can then take a cab or tuk-tuk from Habarana to Sigiriya, which is around 20 kilometres distant. The rail ride from Colombo to Habarana takes approximately 4-5 hours, depending on the train timetable and stops. Enjoy the picturesque ride as you make your way to the famed Sigiriya rock fortress. Find the train timetableĀ here.

A Bus Ride to Sigiriya

To go by bus from Colombo to Sigiriya, take a direct bus from the Colombo Central Bus Stand. Travel directly to Sigiriya for a comfortable and convenient experience. Depending on traffic and road conditions, bus travel normally takes 4-5 hours. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri LankaĀ National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Sigiriya

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 (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 3 hours from Colombo to Sigiriya.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Sigiriya!

Travelling from Colombo to Sigiriya 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 onĀ tuktukrental.com.Ā 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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