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Wout
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We think hiring a Tuk Tuk in Sri Lanka is a must do experience! You get to experience the country from a difference point of view, not to mention the flexibility you have to stop wherever you want and whenever you want (e.g. Small markets, tempels, waterfalls or coffee spots).

The owner of this Tuk Tuk rental Dayan Chinthaka (just send him a WhatsApp via +94776685331) offered us great services and a really good Tuk Tuk for a bargain (we double checked prices elsewhere and indeed, he is below market average). Make sure to contact Dayan a few weeks again so he can help you get the (required) local drives (you need an international drivers license, with which he can issue the local license). Before driving off with the Tuk Tuk you get a +/- 1.5 hour driving lesson (in Negombo, transfer form airport can be provided by Dayan), which helps in getting comfortable with the Tuk Tuk, and the Sri lankan roads / traffic.

We used the Tuk Tuk throughout Sri Lanka (Negombo > Sigiriya > Kandy > Ella > Udawalawa > Dikwella > Mirissa > Hikkaduwa > Negombo), but wanted to experience the train trip from Kandy to Ella (must see), so Dayan arranged a driver to pick up our Tuk Tuk at the kandy train station and wait for us at the Ella train station (great!).

Overall: lots of fun, get in contact with Dayan!
Written January 24, 2020
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Dear sir/Madam, Thank you very much Dayan Chinthaka 0094776685331 0094717417175
Written January 24, 2020
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Igor S
16 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Magnificent 16 days self drive journey on Tuk Tuk rented from Dayan, owner of Ceylontusker.com.
From day I contacted Dayan with enquiry about a Tuk Tuk until the last day of rental he was available to answer / sort out any of our questions / problems. We had nearly brand new Tuk Tuk which served us well, taking us for around trip on the whole Sri Lanka, capable to carry up to 4 passengers including driver.
Dayan also helped us to get Tuk Tuk driving licence.
Please come to beautiful Sri Lanka,
Get adventurous rent a Tuk Tuk,
Use best company in the business, use Dayan.
Many many thanks Dayan.
Dayan WhatsApp +94776685331.
Written January 16, 2020
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Dear sir/Madam, Thank you very much Dayan Chinthaka 0094776685331 0094717417175
Written January 17, 2020
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Luc v
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We rent a tuktuk for 14 days, it was amazing!
The hospitality and kindness from Dayan and his cousins were absolutely perfect.

Because of the Corona Virus we had to stay longer in Sri Lanka and I contacted Dayan for a taxi from Negombo to Weligama, he sent his Cousin to bring us for a good price.

Dayan will be there to help you 24/7, thank you!
Written March 19, 2020
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thanks you sir , Dayan chinthaka gallecitytours 0094776685331 0094717417175
Written March 22, 2020
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jberg817
8 contributions
Dec 2019
Ceylon tusker set us up with a tuk tuk in perfect condition that reliably took us all around the country. They retrieved my license in short order and had it ready for when I arrived, along with a lesson on how to drive. We couldn't have had a better time seeing Sri Lanka this way. Thank you guys!
Written January 6, 2020
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Dear sir/Madam, Thank you very much Dayan Chinthaka 0094776685331 0094717417175
Written January 17, 2020
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Lisa G
6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We have rented a tuktuk by Dayan for 3 weeks and loved it so much! His service is amazing and you can call him anytime you need help. The staff is really friendly as well! The first day we got a tuktuk driving lesson, as it is different from driving a car. They explained everything pretty good and gave us a safe feeling. We definitely recommend renting a tuktuk to explore the country and Dayan is an amazing host. When we come back to Sri Lanka, we will rent a tuktuk from him again. Just do it, you will not regret it :)
Written February 11, 2020
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Dear sir/Madam, Thank you very much Dayan Chinthaka 0094776685331 0094717417175
Written February 12, 2020
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Abel
4 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We have rented our tuktuk from Dayan for 23 days and it was the best decision! Dayan is very kind, quick to respond and we highly recommend his services. It was a new tuktuk and we have had no issues during the three weeks we were traveling. He first gave us a driving lessons, arranged our local drivers licenses and gave us some spare fuel just in case. We were with three people and were able to fit in our three big backpacks in the back. It’s a great way to discover Sri Lanka and the locals enjoy seeing tourists driving a tuktuk.
Written June 5, 2022
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Tim M
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Super smooth service for tuktuk rental in Negombo. Started with extensive training end explanation. We were Dayan first clients after Covid and we rented tuktuk for 1 month. Dayan is very kind and you can contact him during your trip 24/7. For reparation save the ticket and he pays you back.

If you want to travel on your own, certainly rent tuktuk here! Best way to discover Sri Lanka.
Written December 2, 2021
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laowai7
Reno, NV13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend friend and I had the most amazing experience and it was all thanks to Dayan and his tuk tuk! We went on a 3 week road trip all over the country and loved every second of it. Thanks to the onsite driving lesson we felt comfortable from day one. The price was also very good - only $12/day! Trust me when I say use Dayan and his tuk tuks, you won't regret it!
Written February 20, 2020
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thanks sir Dayan chinthaka gallecitytours 0094776685331 0094717417175
Written February 21, 2020
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paulieenb
Nederhorst den Berg, The Netherlands14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Renting the TukTuk at Dayan was great. Very well arranged and he was available 24/7 for help and questions. He helped with the Sri Lankian Drivers license which was great. Good prices! Great communication and very friendly. The TukTuk’s were of good quality!

Highly recommended renting a TukTuk at Dayan! His number is +94776685331 and is always available for advice and help.
Written February 6, 2020
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Dear sir/Madam, Thank you very much Dayan Chinthaka 0094776685331 0094717417175
Written February 7, 2020
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AndrewKeddia
Amman, Jordan2 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
I have used Dayan for a Tuktuk rental in Srilanka.

I have agreed with Dayan on a two weeks rental period, and for unforeseeable circumstances I had to cut my time short. Dayan took this in a very unpleasant way and refused to even do a partial reimbursement. I was happy to contribute with some money to compensate, but he refused to even have a discussion about it. He even tried to charge me for damages on the Tuktuk that already existed.

Note to mention poor email communication and he never picks up his phone.

Unpleasant attitude and only after the money.. I don't recommend using this company
Written February 12, 2017
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This is one and only bad comment against my company, where I have 12 goods one in support of my business in your much respected Tripadvisor.com page. Agreement with Ceylontusker rental and Tour Company on the date of 31 /Jan/2017, placed on Bunkyard Hostel, Colombo 07 Sri Lanka, Name – Andrew A.H.Keddis , Nationality –Egyptian, Resident – Saudi Arabia (Above particulars were provided by Andrew kiddes) This Gentleman’s actual plan was like this. Renting the Tuk Tuk for 8 days only by acting as he wanted rent it for 14 days at bargain price. Then after 8 days he comes up - it is enough. He had read and signed the agreement which clearly says there is no refund on the rental fee. Agreement document with me . Well, we had refunded his REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT US$ 200 to his nominated person (one Mr.Shehan at Bunk Yard Hostel) who had the key of the abandoned tuk tuk on the road he left. We had provided him a road worthy tuk tuk, valued at US$ 4,500 with revenue license and third party insurance papers. Provided one hour driver training. Assisted in getting the local driver license. (He paid $40) before his payment In all he paid us US$ 405, (US$ 40 went to driver related matters and US$ 200 refunded to his nominated person). So the US$ 160 will cover the 8 days rental and the repairs and we have to wait, if any court charges will apply, if anybody had violated local law using the tuk tuk. . What are the things this Gentleman did wrong to us are against the agreement. 1. Wanted to rent the TUK TUK at bargain price for 14 days and then cut it 8 days as per his wish without our consent 2. Never had communication with us after getting the tuk tuk until 8 days over, he decided final day violating the agreement. 3. He left the tuk tuk and the keys with a third party person. (This is against the agreement) (If the third party had used the vehicle for any illegal purpose, the owner will be prosecuted in the courts.) 4. As per our concern the tuk tuk was in good condition when we gave it to him, but there was damage on the right side of the floor and the front body too got scratched. Don’t know whether he or any of the person. he left the tuk tuk had committed any accidents or violations with the vehicle. 5.Andrew Kiddes signed with us the agreement for two weeks for the rental of Tuk Tuk and paid. Andrew Kiddes started to mail us from 22nd January. Last email was 30 January, I made mail 31 jan .. i answered all the mails He mentioned “I am poor in answering mail .no he one time mail me please check my mails “Hi Dayan, How are you? Just double checking if you've received the email and that it hasn't been accidentally overlooked :) Thanks We have no any mails exchanging after 31 January according to my knowledge. Here are the list of contacts On the date of 08/02/2017 andrew keddis . Message through his dialog mobile number.(srilankan) “ Hi Dayan .how are you ? i will need to return the tuk tuk tomorrow because my plans have changed.” We asked him “where you are?”. His Message: ”come to the Bunkyard hostel”. We; Let us know the time 3 hours earlier as we come from far. His Message: Get to the hostel at 5.30 pm. We said: before 6.30 I will be there. Got a message from him 14.58 pm “ok because I will leave at 6.30. If you can come tomorrow morning if better for you. After so much tour activities I was tired and slept. He sent me a message 22.50 pm: “I haven’t heard from you. I will keep the key with Shehan at bunk yard hostel please also give my refundable deposit and 4 days rental. Earlier sent me message come tomorrow and collects the tuk tuk. Then I knew something happened to the tuk tuk . Following day morning and I went there got the tuk tuk . It had damage right side of the floor and the front body scratched. He ran away leaving the tuk tuk outside the bunkyard hostel. AS A EXAMPLE WHEN I TAKE A VEHICLE I HAVE TO PAY THE FULL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THE PERIOD. I CANT ASK THEM ONLY FEW DAYS DRIVE GIVE ME MONEY BACK. THAT IS NOT FAIR NOT THE GENTAL ACT . ANY THING YOU ASK MY MAIL I CAN GIVE YOU ALL THE DETAILS violating of the agreement. he should be there and talk to me without leaving . Any one who wants to see all the documents please make a appointment .i forward you all details photos ,videos relevant to this . At least if he wants money why he left the place leaving the tuk tuk . Dayan chinthaka from ceylontuskertours, 0094776685331
Written February 18, 2017
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