Lanka Challenge – Southern Route 

Discover the culture-packed island of Sri Lanka on a rickshaw.

Lanka Challenge southern route

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.

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.

Southern Route Details

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

We hire the tuk-tuks from local drivers. We arrange all of your accommodation. We ensure a big chunk of your entry fee goes towards helping local communities. All you have to do is turn up, get in and drive the damned things. You won’t find another adventure like it.


1Training DayMinuwangodaTamarind Tree Hotel
2115KandyThilanka Hotel
395NuwaraeliyaGalway Forest Hotel
4175Eginiyagala Camping National Park
590ArugambayBay Vista Hotel
6RestArugambayBay Vista Hotel
7175YalaKithala Hotel
8117MirissaParadise Beach Club
9150ColomboMt. Lavinia Hotel

* Route subject to change.

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  • 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.

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.

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September 2018
7th to 16th 

Team of 2 or 3 people

USD $1,740 per person (team of 3)

USD $2,550 per person (team of 2)

Early bird discount 10% off 

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September 2019
6th to 15th 

Team of 2 or 3 people

USD $1,840 per person (team of 3)

USD $2,650 per person (team of 2)

Early bird discount 10% off 

  • Only USD$499 / £333 initial deposit required to signup.
  • Outstanding amount is only required 90 days before the start of Challenge.

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