Rentals in Sri Lanka used to offer rooms, vehicles and sports items on daily or weekly basis. They include Apartment, rooms as home stay, motorcycle, scooter, tuk tuk, fishing boat, scuba diving units, skte boards, Go Pro camera or anything else you may want. If you are going to rent a hotel room, apartment or villa, it is advisable to reserve it months before your arrival here. It may be difficult to find rooms at the peak of the local tourist season. Things like surf boards, GoPro sports camera, bicycles and many more things are available on rent. These are instantly available from companies and individuals in and around your hotel location. You have to make a small deposit and your passport copy to those people before you get the things from them on daily rental basis. Never provide your passport to any rental service provider. It is against the law.
For renting a tuk tuk, Motorbike, Jeep or Car you must have your own driving license from your country of residency.
When looking for hotel rooms in the hill region, check whether they have lift in it. Check whether you have to climb steep steps to reach it.
When renting a product, inspect it very well. Check whether it is functioning perfectly and look for any damage or scratches on its body as the owner may protest for such things and can claim damage for the products. Get a video of the product body, before you rent it.
If you are hiring a bicycle to ride around the city or to go on a small tour, you have to follow the road rules of the country and if you violate any of the country road rules you may be prosecuted by the police department in the Sri Lanka courts.
Always agree for the products rental charges on local rupees and check the charges whether it is on hourly basis or on daily basis before accepting the product. Also check the time that you have to return your rented product. If you think that the owner is trying to cheat you don't hesitate to call the tourist police for to assist you.
If you are renting out a Tuk Tuk (auto) for a short distance, check the three wheel have "working" tariff meter. Some may have the meter but it won't work. So make sure it is running. And the charge is displayed in local Rs and pay as per it. Paying a small tip is not bad. Always get an "Auto" from a stand than stopping and getting a running one. It is easy to track it back, if you had left anything inside of it.
Taxis of reputed companies are the best option for night time travelling, specially for foreign ladies. Some "Auto" drivers may not like to use they Tariff Meters and will try to charge heavy price for the trip.
Lot of motorcyle renting companies are available in the Negombo area. (Check ceylontusker.) They provide Honda XLR, Honda XR 250 Baja, Honda XR 250, Honda XR 230, FMX 650, Honda FX 650, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Honda Dio, Yamaha FZ scooteers too are available at reasonable rental rate.
Rowing boats, surfing board, Scuba diving apparatus, cameras, underwater cameras too are available for rental on daily basis.
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Motorcycles are available for rental in Sri Lanka for the visiting tourists. They must have good experience in driving a motorcycle and must have their own country rider license.
There is special one for those riders who want to tour Sri Lanka on wheels. They are fitted with specially made bag carriers where it can hold bags on side wise and in the back.
Once you are in Sri Lanka it is a best opportunity to hire a Tuk Tuk with a driver and three of you can travel comfortably in it and to make top tour of Sri Lanka in it with your friends.
Tourists visiting Sri Lanka for holidays are required to have visitor visas in their passports except for those passport holders from Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles.
Visiting Backpackers can enjoy their trip to Sri Lanka as Tourism Development Authority provide tourist accommodation to the budget travelers.
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