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Sun, Surf, and TukTuks: Exploring Weligama...

Rent a Tuktuk in Weligama, Sri Lanka!

Weligama is a city most famous for its tourism and fishing industries; this beautiful location is home to many tourist hotels, hostels, and homestays. Weligama was devastated by the Tsunami in 2004, with about 15% of the land destroyed. Holding historical importance within the city, Weligama is where the scholar-monk Sri Sumangala was born. In Weligama, you can explore the city’s vibrant atmosphere by hopping on a colourful tuktuk, a popular mode of transportation for locals and tourists alike. Weligama is also home to an offshore islet, which was built in 1925 by Maurice Talvande. Today, a famous boutique hotel named Taprobane offers a unique and picturesque experience.

Things to Do in and Around Weligama

A tuktuk on the beach road in Weligama
A tuktuk on the beach road in Weligama ūüďł @takeapostcard

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Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Weligama

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 Weligama. 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 Weligama

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 Weligama.

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 Weligama. 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 Weligama!

Things to See in Weligama

Taprobane Island

Embark on a unique adventure to Tabrobane Island, an enchanting islet offshore of Weligama village. This amazing villa, initially built by Maurice Talvande, offers a captivating experience. With a prior booking, you can now visit this remarkable location and indulge in its serene beauty. For the location, click here. Arrive at Tabrobane Island in your private tuktuk, and make a grand entrance to this hidden gem.

Midigama Beach

Discover the allure of Medigama Beach, one of the finest beaches in the southern region. With its laid-back waves, it provides the perfect setting for you to learn and master the art of surfing, And for a unique and adventurous mode of transportation, ride a tuktuk to Midigama Beach, adding an element of excitement to your beachside escapades. Find the location here.

Kushtarajagala Statue

Uncover the intriguing tale of the Kushtarajagala Statue, which originated from the arrival of a foreign King infected with a skin disease in Weligama Bay. Treated by a local doctor, the King’s strength was restored, leading to the carving of an image to commemorate him as the “Kushta King.” Visit this significant site known as “Kushta Raja Gala” or Rock of the Kushta King. Hop on a tuktuk and travel to the Kushtarajagala Statue, adding an element of discovery and adventure to your cultural exploration. Find the location¬†here.

Surfing Lessons

Immerse yourself in the surfing world at Weligama Bay, renowned for its beginner-friendly surf breakers. Enrol in a surf school such as Ama Surf School,¬†Kuma Surf Camp, or¬†Lucky’s Surf School,¬†and learn the art of riding the waves from qualified instructors. Arrive at the surf school in a tuktuk, exuding a true surfer spirit and embracing the coastal vibes of Weligama Bay.

Taste the Local Flavours in Weligama

Nomad Café

Embark on a culinary adventure at NOMAD Café, where flavours worldwide come together in a vibrant and colourful setting. Indulge in their speciality meals and savour the combination of tastes that will transport you to different culinary destinations. Find it here.

Hangten Rooftop Restaurant

Elevate your dining experience at Hangten Rooftop Restaurant, where you can enjoy exquisite food and breathtaking panoramic views of the metropolitan skyline after a long day of driving your tuktuk. Find it here.

Dulnetha Homestay & Restaurant

Delight in the flavours of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine at Dulnetha Homestay & Restaurant. Experience the care and warmth in every dish as classic cuisine takes centre stage in a welcoming and inviting environment. You can reach the location in your own tuktuk. Find it here.


Step into a world of gastronomic magnificence at Blanc, where refined dining and exceptional flavours await. Imagine a culinary journey celebrating superb food, nuanced tastes, and impeccable service. Reach this location in your own tuktuk. Find it here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Weligama

The Native Weligama

Experience the tranquillity of The Native Weligama, a spacious and elegant garden hotel offering comfortable accommodations and fresh, delicious food and convenient parking for your tuktuk. Find the location here.

Outpost Weligama

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise at Outpost Weligama, a hidden gem nestled among lush foliage. Revel in the tranquillity, spectacular ocean views, and serene ambience of this quiet hideaway. Embark on a scenic journey to Outpost Weligama in a tuktuk, and add an element of adventure to your stay. Find it here.

W15 Weligama

A 4-star hotel at W15 Weligama, where you’ll find a large garden, spacious pool, and great food with various dishes. The friendly staff will ensure your stay is memorable and enjoyable. Arrive at W15 Weligama in your tuktuk. Find it here.

How to Get to Weligama from Colombo

A Train Ride to Weligama

You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Weligama, trains are available daily. The journey would last for 2 hours and 15 minutes to Weligama. Find the train timetable here.

A Bus Ride to Weligama

From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop onto a bus to Matara (route 2/1) and stop in Weligama. The journey can take around 2 hours and 45 minutes. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Weligama

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 2 hours and 10 minutes from Colombo to Weligama.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Weligama !

Travelling from Colombo to Weligama 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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