Rid­ing the Tuk Tuk

The Tuk Tuk Sa­fari makes your visit to Colombo a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause it has so much more to of­fer than just a bor­ing taxi ride.

Southasia - - CONTENTS - By Tariq Faruqi

Think­ing about hav­ing a va­ca­tion and look­ing for fun? If yes, Sri Lanka has a spe­cial sur­prise for you to turn your trip into a mem­o­rable one. The Tuk Tuk Sa­fari Ser­vice of­fers a great trav­el­ling ex­pe­ri­ence across Colombo. Happy cus­tomers give good re­views. Although rel­a­tively new, the Australian founders of the Tuk Tuk Sa­fari have de­signed it in such a way that it suits tourists. With the Sa­fari, bustling streets, mouth­wa­ter­ing

de­lights and cul­tural land­marks are a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence.

What make the Tuk Tuk Sa­fari Ser­vice dif­fer­ent are the priv­i­leges that it of­fers lIke guests are wel­comed with a co­conut drink. The jour­ney through Colombo is ex­cit­ing. Driv­ers know quite well how to re­move hunger crav­ings with de­li­cious and mouth wa­ter­ing eats.

The blue and yel­low three­wheel­ers of­fer many at­trac­tions. With ice boxes in the tuk-tuks, trav­ellers are never de­hy­drated. Hot spot wi-fi makes sure that you stay con­nected all the time while built-in bat­tery-charg­ers al­ways keep you in touch. There is cus­tom­ized mu­sic too.

Sri Lanka has a lot to of­fer such as seven UNESCO World Her­itage sites, which prom­ise many op­por­tu­ni­ties to re-live the an­cient his­tory of Bud­dhism. Re­li­gious places never fail to at­tract visi­tors from all over the globe. Sites like the Tem­ple of the Tooth, Dam­bulla Golden Tem­ple and Anu­rad­ha­pura take you through a spir­i­tual jour­ney. Sri Lanka is also home to around 468 species of birds.

For the ad­ven­ture-lov­ing, ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ences pro­vide great amuse­ment. Cav­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, ad­ven­ture trekking, hot air bal­loon­ing, scuba div­ing, water ski­ing, water raft­ing, wind surf­ing and ca­noe­ing of­fer great thrills. Sri Lankan beaches are an in­te­gral part of the visit. As an Is­land, Sri Lanka has plenty of fab­u­lous beaches such as Hikkaduwa Beach, Unawatuna Beach and Nilaveli Beach. Around the year ad­ven­ture en­thu­si­asts ex­pe­ri­ence sun­bathing, sea-boat rides, scuba div­ing, snorkelling and a lot more. No won­der, Sri Lanka has as an at­trac­tive tourism point and the Tuk Tuk Sa­fari is highly rec­om­mended to get around Colombo with­out any has­sle.

The Tuk Tuk Ser­vice is of­fered in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories. There is the ‘City Sa­fari’, for in­stance. If you are a food lover, you can bring your own re­fresh­ments but the ‘Food Sa­fari” is also suit­able for food lovers. It brings you the best lo­cal stuff such as mouth wa­ter­ing hop­pers, de­li­cious cheese kottu and siz­zling chicken bar­beque. The ‘ Gala Sa­fari’ takes you through Colombo’s best sea­sonal hotspots. It takes you to food-stops and plenty of drinks free of cost.

The Sa­fari of­fers three dif­fer­ent tours through Colombo, each tak­ing about 4 hours. For those who want to go some­where else, the Sa­fari can al­ter its route.

Mu­sic is con­sid­ered to be an es­sen­tial part of road trips, and the Tuk Tuk Sa­fari knows that. All the Tuk­tuks con­tain AUX ca­bles. Just bring your smart phones or mu­sic play­ers and the stereo sys­tem will keep you en­ter­tained.

The Tuk Tuk Sa­fari claims to have not only mas­tered the art of nav­i­gat­ing skill­fully through chaotic streets but is also fa­mil­iar with the most fas­ci­nat­ing places of Colombo. The driv­ers have in­ter­est­ing Nick names like ‘Sparky’ and ‘The Wizard’. Their pri­or­ity is a safe jour­ney through the streets of Colombo.

The Tuk Tuk Sa­fari was awarded the Lux­ury Travel Award for 2016. The Huff­in­g­ton Post and Hon­ey­combers Sin­ga­pore have also ap­pre­ci­ated the Tuk Tuk Sa­fari.

What make the Tuk Tuk Sa­fari Ser­vice dif­fer­ent are the priv­i­leges that it of­fers like guests are wel­comed with a co­conut drink.

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