Hiriketiya: Flame of surf from within a touch of sand on the lining of skins

Rent a Tuktuk in Hiriketiya/Dickwella, Sri lanka!

Hiriketiya is a lovely beach community on Sri Lanka’s south coast famed for its beautiful beach, great surf, and relaxed environment. It’s ideal for beachgoers and surfers looking to rent a tuktuk and unwind while taking in the scenic surroundings.

Things to Do in and Around Hiriketiya/Dickwella

Unravel the Mysteries of Hiriketiya/Dickwella

Hiriketiya beach with luminescent sea
Hiriketiya beach with luminescent sea 📸 @thetuktuktrip

Rent a Tuktuk in Hiriketiya/Dickwella with Tuktukrental.com

Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Hiriketiya/Dickwella

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 Hiriketiya/Dickwella. 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 Hiriketiya/Dickwella

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 Hiriketiya/Dickwella.

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 Hiriketiya/Dickwella. 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 Hiriketiya/Dickwella!

Things to See in Hiriketiya/Dickwella

Dickwella/Hiriketiya Beach

Hiriketiya Beach is recognised for its perfect white sands, crystal-clear seas, and great surf breaks. In this tropical paradise, you may go swimming, sunbathing, or surfing. Explore the beauty of Dickwella/Hiriketiya Beach and reach this coastal haven in your own tuktuk. Find it here.

Hiriketiya Surfing

Experience the excitement of surfing in Hiriketiya, which is noted for its steady waves that are suited for surfers of all abilities. The warm seas and welcoming environment make it a surfer’s dream, whether you’re a novice or an experienced surfer. Enhance your surfing adventure by arriving at Hiriketiya in your own tuktuk. You can join some of the amazing surf schools in Hiriketiya, such as Hiri Turtle Surf School and Hiri Surf School.

Taste the Local Flavours in Hiriketiya/Dickwella

Dots Bay House

Enjoy the beachfront atmosphere and wonderful meals at Dots Bay House. Immerse yourself in the beach vibes by arriving at Dots Bay House in your own tuktuk. Enjoy a combination of foreign and Sri Lankan food while relaxing in this popular hangout spot’s laid-back ambience. Find it here.

Verse Collective

Verse Collective offers gastronomic pleasures with a unique twist. This modern restaurant is popular among foodies for its distinct combination of tastes, inventive meals, amazing coffee, and fashionable environment. Savour the culinary delights of VERSE COLLECTIVE by arriving in your own tuktuk. Find it here.


Mond will wow your taste buds with an amazing dining experience. This luxury restaurant blends elegance and great food, presenting various foreign cuisines made with the finest ingredients. Arrive in style at Mond in your own tuktuk and indulge in a memorable culinary journey. Find it here.

Hiriketiya Seafood Restaurant

At the Hiriketiya Seafood Restaurant, you may feast on fresh seafood. Enjoy a range of delectable seafood delights while taking in panoramic views of the gorgeous coastline. Enhance your dining experience at the Hiriketiya Seafood Restaurant by arriving in your own tuktuk. Find it here.

Children in Cabrio Tuktuk in Hiriketiya/Dickwella
Children in Cabrio Tuk in Hiriketiya 📸 @themorrismob

ClearPoint Restaurant

ClearPoint Restaurant is noted for its superb cuisine and breathtaking views. While admiring the gorgeous beach and surrounding natural splendour, dine on exquisite cuisine. Make a grand entrance at ClearPoint Restaurant by arriving in your own tuktuk and relish the culinary delights with an incredible backdrop. Find it here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Hiriketiya/Dickwella

Bombora Hiriketiya

Relax on the beach at Bombora Hiriketiya. Stay in spacious rooms only steps from the breathtaking coastline and experience a peaceful setting with contemporary conveniences, ideal for a memorable break. You can easily reach this location in your own tuktuk, adding convenience and flexibility to your stay. Find it here.

Bunk 15 Hiriketiya

Bunk 15 Hiriketiya has a lively and friendly environment. This fashionable hostel provides beautiful dormitory rooms and common areas, creating a vibrant environment for visitors to network and make new friends while admiring the natural beauty of the Hiriketiya region. Enjoy the freedom of exploring the area with your own tuktuk, ensuring easy access to nearby attractions and activities. Find it here.

Barefoot Backpackers

At Barefoot Backpackers, you may embrace the spirit of adventure. This low-cost hostel provides a relaxed and inviting environment for backpackers and lone visitors. Enjoy the ease and comfort of a pleasant stay, making it a great starting point for exploring the Hiriketiya region. Discover the charm of the area at your own pace with the convenience of a tuktuk, providing an exciting and unique way to navigate the surroundings. Find it here.

How to Get to Hiriketiya/Dickwella from Colombo

A Train Ride to Hiriketiya/Dickwella

To go to Hiriketiya by train from Colombo, board a train from Colombo Fort Railway Station to Matara, the nearest railway station to Hiriketiya. You may then take a taxi or tuk-tuk from Matara to Hiriketiya, which is around 15 kilometres distant. Depending on the train timetable and stops along the route, the rail travel from Colombo to Matara usually takes 3-4 hours. As you travel to the gorgeous beach town of Hiriketiya, take in the scenic vistas of Sri Lanka’s countryside. Find the train timetable here.

A Bus Ride to Hiriketiya/Dickwella

To go by bus from Colombo to Hiriketiya, take a direct bus from the Colombo Central Bus Stand. Travel directly to Hiriketiya for a comfortable and convenient experience. Depending on traffic and road conditions, bus travel normally takes 6-7 hours. Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery and seaside views along the route. Taking a direct bus from Colombo, you may explore Hiriketiya’s gorgeous beaches and laid-back ambience. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Hiriketiya/Dickwella

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 4-5 hours from Colombo to Hikkaduwa.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Hiriketiya/Dickwella!

Travelling from Colombo to Hiriketiya/Dickwella 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 have a great time riding a tuktuk in Sri Lanka.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renting a tuktuk in Hiriketiya/Dickwella 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 Hiriketiya/Dickwella. 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 Hiriketiya/Dickwella. You can check the pick-up and drop-off charges here!

Hiriketiya/Dickwella Map