Tangalle's Poetic Dance tones in as Fishermen on the Sticks, Turtles in the free ocean, and Coastal Romance in orangish sunset

Rent a Tuktuk in Tangalle, Sri Lanka!

Tangalle is a regionally important fishing port situated on one of the largest bays in Sri Lanka, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef. Moreover, you can explore the charm of Tangalle by taking a memorable tuktuk ride along the coastline. It is a tourism centre and a popular holiday destination on the south coast. Here are a few shortlisted destinations, food options, and accommodations for you!

Things to Do in and Around Tangalle

Unravel the mysteries of Tangalle

Life is a beach - Cherishing moments with friends next to our beloved tuktuk at Tangalle's stunning shore
Life is a beach - Cherishing moments with friends next to our beloved tuktuk at Tangalle's stunning shore šŸ“ø Joel Boker

Rent a Tuktuk in Tangalle with Tuktukrental.com

Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Tangalle

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 Tangalle. 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 Tangalle

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 Tangalle.

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 Tangalle. 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 Tangalle!

Things to See in Tangalle

Tangalle Beach

Discover Tangalle Beach’s virgin sandy shoreline, moreover enjoy a leisurely tuktuk ride to reach this pristine coastal paradise. The beach is noted for its magnificent beauty and quiet ambience. Furthermore, swim, sunbathe, and take in the breathtaking sunset views over the Indian Ocean.

Tangalle Fish Market

Immerse yourself in the lively ambience of the Tangalle Fish Market. Additionally, you can easily reach this bustling market in your own tuktuk. Moreover, watch local fishermen bring in their fresh catch of the day and experience the bustling commerce while learning about the local fishing culture.
Fishermen in Tangalle
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Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project

The Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project allows visitors to see the breeding and hatching of endangered sea turtles. Not only that, embark on a tuktuk adventure to this important conservation site, furthermore, learn about the dedicated efforts to protect these beautiful species up close and personal. Find moreĀ here.

Mulkirigala Rock Monastery

Travel back to the 3rd century to visit the historic Mulkirigala Rock Monastery. In addition, this Buddhist pilgrimage destination can be reached by tuktuk. Furthermore, as you climb the granite stairs to explore the caverns and temples adorned with exquisite paintings and statues, you will be captivated by its rich history. Find the locationĀ here.

Hummanaya Blow Hole

Witness the magnificent natural phenomenon of the Hummanaya Blow Hole. Notably, this world’s second-largest blowhole is accessible by a thrilling tuktuk ride. Moreover, you will be amazed by the ferocious force of water as it bursts into the air from a buried tunnel. Find itĀ here.

Tangalle Lagoon

Explore the stunning Tangalle Lagoon. Moreover, this picturesque destination can be easily reached by tuktuk. Additionally, this beautiful body of water is bordered by mangroves, offering opportunities for boat trips, birding, and kayaking while immersing yourself in the natural splendour. Find itĀ here.

Taste the Local Flavours in Tangalle

Little Mermaid Restaurant

The Little Mermaid Restaurant serves a delectable seafood feast. This restaurant serves various scrumptious seafood meals, from fresh fish and prawns to mouthwatering crab delicacies. Enjoy your dinner in a quiet beachside location with breathtaking ocean views. You can reach this location in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Dream Family Restaurant

At the Dream Family Restaurant, you can savour traditional Sri Lankan food. This restaurant provides a variety of local specialities, including savoury curries and spicy rice dishes, as well as traditional Sri Lankan desserts. Its family-friendly atmosphere and pleasant service make it an excellent choice for a great eating experience. You have the option to reach this location in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Kura Place Restaurant

The Kura Place Restaurant offers a blend of world tastes. In this restaurant, you can enjoy meals influenced by various cuisines, including Western, Asian, and Sri Lankan. Moreover, you can have dinner in a pleasant and modern setting with excellent service and vegetarian alternatives. You can ride to this location in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Lime Cafe Restaurant & Cabana Tangalle

Take a gastronomic adventure at the Lime Cafe Restaurant & Cabana. This restaurant serves various foreign and Sri Lankan meals, including fresh seafood, grilled meats, and vegetarian options. Relax in an open-air cabana surrounded by beautiful foliage and taste your meal while taking in the tropical atmosphere. Make sure to try their delicious lime-based cocktails and handmade sweets. You have the option to reach this location in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Tangalle

Igabara Hobbit House

The Igabara Hobbit House offers a one-of-a-kind stay. With its hobbit-style design and pleasant facilities, this quaint hotel provides a whimsical experience inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s universe. Furthermore, it offers a calm getaway from the hectic metropolis nestled among the trees, and you can enjoy it in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Ganesh Garden Beach Cabanas

At the Ganesh Garden Beach Cabanas, you can enjoy the seaside life. With its rustic appeal and tranquil ambience, this hotel provides charming cabanas just steps from the sandy shoreline. Additionally, you can relax in the tropical garden and immerse yourself in the laid-back beach lifestyle while enjoying the pleasant sea air. You have the option to reach this location in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

The Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort offers unparalleled luxury. This magnificent resort features luxurious suites, first-rate facilities, and spectacular ocean views. Enjoy spa treatments, relish exquisite food, and unwind by the infinity pool for a truly luxurious stay. You have the option to reach this location in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

Palm Paradise Cabanas & Villas Beach Resort Tangalle

Tangalle’s Palm Paradise Cabanas & Villas Beach Resort is a tropical paradise. This beachside resort provides comfy cabanas and villas surrounded by beautiful gardens. Relax by the pool, soak up the sun on the gorgeous beach, and enjoy warm hospitality and modern amenities for a great visit. You can easily each this location in your own tuktuk. Find itĀ here.

How to Get to Tangalle from Colombo

A Train Ride to Tangalle

You may take a train from Colombo to Tangalle from the Colombo Fort Railway Station. Although there is no direct train to Tangalle, you may catch a train to Matara, the nearest railway station to Tangalle. Depending on the train timetable and stops along the route, the rail travel from Colombo to Matara usually takes 3-4 hours. You may then take a short bus or taxi journey to Tangalle from Matara. Find the train timetableĀ here.

A Bus Ride to Tangalle

To reach Tangalle from Colombo by bus, you can take a direct bus from the Colombo Central Bus Stand. Enjoy a convenient and scenic journey as you travel directly to Tangalle. The bus ride usually takes 4-5 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions. Experience the coastal beauty of Tangalle by taking a direct bus from Colombo. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri LankaĀ National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Tangalle

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 3 hours from Colombo to Tangalle.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Tangalle!

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

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