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Rent a Tuktuk in Wellawaya, Sri Lanka!

Explore Wellawaya, a charming village surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Explore the lush flora, magnificent waterfalls, and serene landscapes that encircle this charming hideaway in your own trustworthy tuktuk on a memorable tour through Wellawaya. Furthermore, Wellawaya has several attractions for both nature lovers and thrill seekers. There is something for everyone, from historic temples to wildlife sanctuaries. Udawalawe National Park also has the magnificent Diyaluma Falls, thrilling hiking trails, and plentiful wildlife in its native habitat. Experience an off-the-beaten-path journey in Sri Lanka by immersing yourself in the wonders of Wellawaya from the comfort of your own tuktuk. Wellawaya is a must-see location for people looking for a unique and original vacation experience, thanks to its genuine warmth and immaculate beauty.

Things to Do in and Around Wellawaya

Paddy trails and tuktuk tales - Discover the authentic side of Wellawaya as the tuktuk explores off-the-beaten paths
Paddy trails and tuktuk tales - Discover the authentic side of Wellawaya as the tuktuk explores off-the-beaten paths 📸 @joel_boka

Rent a Tuktuk in Wellawaya with Tuktukrental.com

Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Wellawaya

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 Wellawaya. 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 Wellawaya

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 Wellawaya.

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 Wellawaya. 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 tuk tuk rental provider. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and immerse yourself in the splendour of Sri Lanka. Let the adventure begin from Wellawaya!

Things to See in Wellawaya

Diyaluma Falls

Set out on an exciting journey to Diyaluma Falls, arriving in your own tuktuk. Take a relaxing dip in the cold cascades or walk to the summit for stunning vistas as you marvel at the magnificence of Sri Lanka’s second-highest waterfall. Find it here.

Tuktuk's scenic break by the Diyaluma Falls paints a breathtaking views on the Ella-Wellawaya road.
Tuktuk's scenic break by the Diyaluma Falls paints a breathtaking views on the Ella-Wellawaya road. 📸 @sofimprado

Buduruwagala

Discover Buduruwagala’s hidden jewel from the comfort of your own tuktuk. The ancient rock carvings of the seven standing Buddha sculptures, dating back to the 10th century, will astound you. Immerse yourself in this magnificent site’s great craftsmanship and tranquil surroundings. Find it here.

Wellawaya Archaeological Museum

Explore the fascinating history of the region at the Wellawaya Archaeological Museum, arriving in your own elegant tuktuk. Discover a variety of relics and exhibits that illuminate the ancient civilisations that once thrived in the region. Explore the museum’s instructive exhibitions to learn about the past’s secrets. Find it here.

Taste the Local Flavours in Wellawaya

Meraki Juice Bar & Cafe

Arrive in your eco-friendly tuktuk for a bright and nourishing culinary experience at Meraki Juice Bar & Cafe. Enjoy a variety of freshly squeezed juices, energizing smoothies, and hearty plant-based meals created with love. Immerse yourself in nature’s refreshing flavours while enjoying in the warm and inviting ambiance. Find it here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Wellawaya

Jetwing Kaduruketha

As you arrive to Jetwing Kaduruketha in your own eco-conscious tuktuk, embrace the delight of nature. Enjoy the pleasure of eco-friendly accommodations surrounded by lush flora. Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, participate in invigorating activities and relax in the peacefulness of this lovely retreat. You may find it here.

Scenic pause Tuktuk enjoys the stunning mountain panorama along Ella to Wellawaya road, a moment of pure tranquility
Scenic pause: Tuktuk enjoys the stunning mountain panorama along Ella to Wellawaya road, a moment of pure tranquility 📸 @geh_mal_reisen

How to Get to Wellawaya from Colombo

A train ride to Wellawaya

There is no direct train ride to Wellawaya. To go to Wellawaya by train from Colombo, take a train from Colombo Fort Railway Station to Ella. You may take a bus or a cab from Ella to Wellawaya, which is around 40 kilometers away. The train ride from Colombo to Ella provides spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Find the train time table here.

A Bus Ride to Wellawaya

To go by bus from Colombo to Wellawaya, take a direct bus from the Colombo Central Bus Stand. Travel directly to Wellawaya for a comfortable and convenient experience. Depending on traffic and road conditions, the bus travel normally takes 6-7 hours.
To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to, the official website of Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Wellawaya

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take. This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 8 hours from Colombo to Wellawaya.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Wellawaya !

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

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