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Accommodation

A range of carefully selected 4 star hotels, camping and local homestays

Trip Highlights

Driving a tuk tuk around Sri Lanka and experiencing all that the country has to offer.

10 days/9 nights from £1650 GBP incl. taxes View Dates & Prices

The world’s greatest tuk tuk road trip, bar none.

Imagine being able to tell your mates that you travelled 1,000km around Sri Lanka. In a rickshaw. A rickshaw that you drove. That, friends, is the Lanka Challenge rickshaw adventure: the ultimate road trip for those who like their travel fully-charged and no-holds-barred. Each day you’ll wake up, be told where you need to be by sundown, and get handed a list of challenges to complete along the way – the completion of which will see your team accrue points. The rest is up to you, you big legend.

Questions you will be forced to ask yourself during the Lanka Challenge include: Who’s going to go and get a photo of that crocodile? Who’s going to get us invited to a local’s place for lunch? Who’s going to take one for the team in the chilli-eating challenge? What day is it? And where did I put my Imodium? One hell of an amazing time is guaranteed. Life-changing experiences are probable. Navigational stupidity is optional.

Kandy, Colombo, Nuwaraeliya, the South coast – our Lanka Challenge Southern Route takes in all of southern Sri Lanka’s ‘Greatest Hits’, well, most of the time, there will be occasions we can’t fit them all in but you get the gist. It’s been scientifically proven that the Southern Route is both the secret to happiness and the meaning of life. So there you go. Our Central Route is our only route where we have 2 nights of camping (glamping) so we suppose that makes you extra tough if you take on this route. Don’t think you’re that special though, our camping nights are pretty special and you’re very well looked after. Theres some epic scenery and we probably ask your tuk tuks to do a little more work on this route due to the hills but it’s nothing a tuk tuk can’t do. Less travelled but no less exhilarating, our Northern Route will take you all the way up to the history-rich Jaffna and back down to beautiful beachside Trincomalee, and sometimes even further down the East Coast. Along the way, countless incredible landscapes will be thrust upon your face, and you’ll probably struggle to compute the severity of the serenity of it all. Best take a camera, then.

Details

  • 1000 km travelled (approx.)
  • 9 nights (includes 1 camping night)
  • 10 days (includes 1 rest day)
  • 10 – 20 teams
  • 30 – 55 challengers

(these details apply to every route)

Route

Southern Route

September 3rd to 12th 2021 & September 2nd to 11th 2022
* Route and hotels for reference only & subject to change.

Day Kms Checkpoint Accommodation
1 Training Day Minuwangoda Tamarind Tree Hotel
2 115 Kandy Amaya Hills Hotel
3 95 Mandaramnuwra Tea & Experience Factory
4 175 Eginiyagala Camping National Park
5 90 Arugambay Paper Moon Kulis
6 Rest Arugambay Paper Moon Kulis
7 175 Yala Kithala Hotel
8 117 Mirissa Paradise Beach Club
9 150 Colombo Mt. Lavinia Hotel
10 Dep. Colombo N/A

Northern Route

April 16th to 25th 2021 & April 15th to 24th 2022

Day Kms Checkpoint Accommodation
1 Training Day Minuwangoda Tamarind Tree Hotel
2 160 Kalpitiya Kite Surfing Lanka
3 160 Giant’s Tank Camping
4 112 Jaffna Jetwing Jaffna
5 220 Nilaveli Beach Hotel
6 Rest Nilaveli Beach Hotel
7 150 Sigiriya Aliya Hotel
8 90 Kandy Amaya Hills
9 103 Negambo (Waikal) Suriya Resort
10 Dep. Negambo N/A

Central Route

July 2nd to 11th 2021 & July 1st to 10th 2022

Day Kms Checkpoint Accommodation
1 Training Day Minuwangoda Tamarind Tree Hotel
2 150 Kithulgala The Rafters Retreat
3 120 Nuwara Eliya Tea Experience Factory
4 115 Knuckles Range Camping
5 130 Passikudah The Calm Resort
6 Rest Day Passikudah The Calm Resort
7 110 Soomwathi Nat. Park Camping
8 100 Anuradapura TBC
9 95 Sigiriya Aliya Resort & Spa
10 Dep. Colombo N/A

 

FAQs

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Price breakdown

Northern Route – 2021

Team of 3 – £1650 per member
Team of 2 – £2450 per member

Central Route – 2021

Team of 3 – £1650 per member
Team of 2 – £2400 per member

Southern Route – 2021

Team of 3 – £1650 per member
Team of 2 – £2350 per member

Northern Route – 2022

Team of 3 – £1700 per member
Team of 2 – £2500 per member

Central Route – 2022

Team of 3 – £1650 per member
Team of 2 – £2450 per member

Southern Route – 2022

Team of 3 – £1700 per member
Team of 2 – £2450 per member

Inclusions

  • Training and driving lessons on arrival day. 
  • Hire and use of 1 genuine, ready-to-roll Tuk Tuk for the duration of the Challenge. Third party liability insurance included.
  • Accommodation for 2 or 3 people for 9 nights in double, twin or triple rooms. Camping gear also provided.
  • Half Board – 9 delicious locally-made breakfasts and dinners at hotels and campsites.
  • Challenge logistics & legal stuff (mechanics, ambulance, support team, permits, luggage truck).
  • Welcome pack (sim card and phone, map, t-shirt, event bag, phrase-book, navigational sheets).
  • Emergency & Medical travel insurance for the duration of the Challenge.
  • Awards ceremony & farewell party.
  • 10 % contribution to our Meaningful Travel projects including school visits. 

Other costs

  • Flights, visas, airport transfers.
  • Tuk Tuk spare parts and repairs (approx. total £40-120 per team).
  • Fuel (approx. total £100 per team).
  • Day to day costs (approx. £30 per day for lunch and drinks).
  • Tuk Tuk Pimpin.

Dates & Prices

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Sri Lanka Adventure – Central 2021

Jul 02 2021 - Jul 11 2021

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£399 (per team)

Sri Lanka Adventure – Central 2022

Jul 01 2022 - Jul 10 2022

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£399 (per team)

Sri Lanka Adventure – South 2021

Sep 03 2021 - Sep 12 2021

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£399 (per team)

Sri Lanka Adventure – South 2022

Sep 02 2022 - Sep 11 2022

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£399 (per team)

Sri Lanka Adventure – North 2021

Apr 16 2021 - Apr 25 2021

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£399 (per team)

Sri Lanka Adventure – North 2022

Apr 14 2022 - Apr 24 2022

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£399 (per team)

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