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Rent a Tuktuk in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka!

Trincomalee is one of the quiet towns in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. You can explore the town and its attractions conveniently by hopping on a tuktuk. The majority of the Tamil community on the island occupies Trincomalee. This city has played a vital role in being a major maritime seaport in Asia in the history of international trading. The city is now enjoying its freedom and emerging to be a touristy location after 30 years of war that affected their livelihood drastically.

Things to Do in and Around Trincomalee

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Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Trincomalee

Driving a tuktuk in Sri Lanka requires a special recognition permit, and there are two ways to get this. Either with your ‚ÄúInternational Driving Permit / IDP‚ÄĚ or your ‚ÄúRegular National Country Licence‚ÄĚ 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 Trincomalee. 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 Trincomalee

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 Trincomalee.

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 Trincomalee. 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 Trincomalee!

Things to See in Trincomalee

Uppuveli Beach

A golden sandy beach located north of Trincomalee, where it is blessed with clear water. Moreover, you can embark on a delightful adventure by cruising to this joyful location in your own tuktuk. The clean surrounding and the tropical sun will make you fall in love with this serene paradise. You can find this location here.

Nilaveli Beach

Not less beautiful and serene than the Uppuveli coastline, Nilaveli Beach is also a haven for both locals and tourists. Immerse yourself in the ultimate tuktuk experience as you journey to this tranquil location. With its golden sand and peaceful ambience, it offers the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. You can find the location of the dam here.

Pigeon Island ‚Äď Snorkeling and Diving

Known to me as one of the 3 marine national parks in Sri Lanka, Pigeon Island beckons you to a mesmerising world of snorkelling and diving. Embark on a thrilling tuktuk ride to reach this stunning destination. Explore the vibrant underwater life and marvel at the captivating beauty of the coral reefs. You can find this location here.

Whale Watching

Indulge in an unforgettable tuktuk journey to Trincomalee, one of the best places for witnessing the majestic spectacle of whale watching. The optimal season for this awe-inspiring experience is from March until August. Find it here.

Fort Frederick

Step into history as you explore the magnificent Fort Frederick, an architectural marvel erected in the 17th century by the Portuguese. Enhance your visit with an enchanting tuktuk ride to this iconic landmark. From its elevated vantage point, immerse yourself in panoramic views of Trincomalee Harbor and delve into the well-preserved ramparts. Find it here.

Swami Rock

Ascend Swami Rock to witness breathtaking vistas of Trincomalee and its idyllic surroundings. Embark on an exhilarating tuktuk adventure to this granite outcrop, a beloved spot to witness the mesmerising dawn or sunset while enjoying tranquillity and meditation. Find it here.

Kanniya Hot Springs

Embark on a voyage of natural healing at the Kanniya Hot Springs, a cluster of seven therapeutic hot water springs. Experience the ultimate comfort and convenience as you arrive in your own tuktuk. These rejuvenating springs, renowned for their therapeutic properties, offer a cherished retreat for locals and visitors alike. Find it here.

Scuba Diving

Dive into the wonders of Trincomalee’s clean seas. Discover beautiful coral reefs, experience magnificent marine life, and make amazing underwater memories. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or an eager-to-learn beginner, Trincomalee provides a breathtaking scuba diving experience.¬†Epic Ocean Diving Center Trincomalee,¬†Trincomalee Diving Center¬†and¬†Blue Water Sports Trincomalee¬†are recommended places to experience amazing scuba diving in Trincomalee.

Taste the Local Flavours in Trincomalee

Fernando's Beach Bar

Immerse yourself in the coastal charm of Fernando’s Beach Bar, a renowned beachside establishment frequented by tourists visiting Trincomalee. Sit back and savour a cold beer as you behold the mesmerising sunset unfold. For the location of the restaurant, click¬†here.

Cafe On The 18th

Cafe on the 18th is a great dining experience that combines delicious food and pleasant service. Their bowls are fantastic, and their sushi is delectable! Whether you come by tuktuk or take a relaxing walk, the café guarantees a fantastic adventure that will leave you satisfied and wanting more. Find it here.

Abrazo Restaurant

Abrazo Restaurant is a delicious feast with wonderful food and excellent service. Enjoy cuisine that combines tastes, from local delicacies to foreign meals and tasty tacos, all delivered with a kind grin. This restaurant is conveniently accessible by tuktuk. Find it here.

Be Cool Juice Bar & Sea Food Restaurant

Indulge your taste buds at Be Cool Juice Bar and Seafood Restaurant, a cosy eatery offering a diverse range of culinary delights to satisfy your cravings. Delight in the fresh food and exquisite presentation as you enjoy a memorable tuktuk journey to this hidden gem. For the location of the restaurant, click here.

Ape Thena Family Restaurant Trincomalee

Discover a haven of tranquillity at Ape Thena Family Restaurant, where you can relish a meal prepared with love and fresh ingredients. Allow warm hospitality and personalised service to accompany your tuktuk ride to this serene dining destination. The cost for a delightful dining experience for two is $8-$10. For the location of the restaurant, click here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Trincomalee

Hotel Tobiko

Unwind in comfort and simplicity at Hotel Tobiko, offering exceptional service and affordable accommodation. Embark on a delightful tuktuk journey to this welcoming retreat, where you can enjoy a restful night’s stay for just $25 for two people. For the location of the hotel, click¬†here.

Dots Bay Beach Cabana

Experience blissful seclusion at Dots Bay Cabana, where private cabanas await with comfortable amenities and warm hospitality. Enhance your tuktuk adventure to this tranquil haven, where you can enjoy a budget-friendly stay for only $18 for two people. For the location of the hotel, click here.

Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa

Enjoy luxurious relaxation at the 4-star Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa, boasting an impressive pool, a delightful atmosphere, and exceptional staff. Embark on an opulent tuktuk journey to this exquisite retreat, where you can revel in the rejuvenating facilities of the spa. The cost for a memorable stay for two is approximately $60. For the location of the hotel, click here.

That's Why Cabanas, Nilaweli

Escape to the peaceful seaside village of Nilaweli and unwind at That’s Why Cabanas. Experience the epitome of rustic beauty as you venture to this idyllic haven in your own tuktuk. Enjoy the harmonious blend of contemporary conveniences, personalised care, and a beachside setting, offering a perfect refuge for a tranquil break. Find it¬†here.

Paris Garden Resort

Indulge in a tropical hideaway at Paris Garden Resort, where lush flora and a serene environment await your arrival. Embark on a captivating tuktuk journey to this oasis of modern and comfortable rooms, surrounded by nature’s splendour. Immerse yourself in a delightful stay, from the welcoming pool to the attentive personnel, in the heart of Nilaweli. Find it¬†here.

How to Get to Trincomalee from Colombo

A Train Ride to Trincomalee

You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee, with one to two trains available daily. The journey would last for 8 hours and 15 minutes on the night mail train, and it would take 3 hours and 40 minutes on a normal train to your destination. Find the train timetable here.

A Bus Ride to Trincomalee

From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop onto a bus to Trincomalee (route 49); it would take about 6 hours and 30 minutes to arrive at your destination. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Trincomalee

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car. This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes from Colombo to Trincomalee.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Trincomalee!

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

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