Sri Lanka’s first tuk-tuk rally

Tuk-tukNot so much luxury… more just a bit of fun.  The inaugural 2009 Lanka Challenge, Sri Lanka’s first official tuk-tuk rally will take place from 5th to 15th September 2009. Twenty five teams of intrepid competitors from around the world will navigate the 1200km route in auto-rickshaws taking them through mountains, rainforests, tea plantations, coastal villages and busy towns.

The Lanka Challenge will set out to test the participants racing skills in their three-wheeled mean machines and involve the teams in a number of daily challenges along the route involving the local community.  The 10-day Challenge will give the teams of two or three an up close and personal experience of some of the most fascinating historical sites and natural delights Sri Lanka has to offer visitors while raising money for local charities.

Comments (4)

  1. Would love to see some photos from the event. Great idea to raise traveler awareness for such a beautiful country.

  2. Michael says:

    After realizeing that all my friends at reaching 40 have decided not to bother with anything in life that might be challenging or interesting, i am now looking to join a team (or form a team) to do the Tuk Tuk rally, anybody interested.

  3. irene says:

    sounds like fun and a great way to see sri lanka – count me in!

  4. Emily M says:

    This sounds like so much fun! Do they do it every year? What a great way to see something different and have a great laugh at the same time :)

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