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Sri Lanka's Tuk Tuk Tournament in full swing as the rickety vehicles take the streets by storm

One of the most vibrant annual festivals in Sri Lanka is currently taking place as hundred of tuk-tuks make their way through the streets in a flurry of charm and colour. There still time for those who want to participate and be part of it all if they book their holiday now and make it to Sri Lanka before 3rd November!

Sri Lanka's Tuk Tuk Tournament in full swing as the rickety vehicles take the streets by storm

One of Sri Lanka's most magical and culturally immersive festivities, geared exclusively towards tourists and visitors, is currently taking place in the island as a flurry of rickshaws take over the streets in one fun-filled, exciting tournament.

Having kick-started on 20th October, Sri Lanka's Tuk Tuk Tournament sees participants battle it out and navigate the country's streets, from popular centric areas to the most hidden and unknown corners, nooks and crannies in order to earn as many gemstones as possible and be crowned a winner.

Participants are given an updated map of the country and are grouped into teams of two to three competitors, who upon accepting the challenge will see themselves negotiating with traffic, going around tricky roads, meeting the occasional elephant and battling external elements like the weather as well as other competitors, of course!

An inspiring, amazingly great fun challenge for groups of friends to take on and solo travellers alike (they'll be paired with like-minded courageous participants), the Sri Lanka Tuk Tuk Tournament is all about adventure, exploration, cultural exchanges and choosing your own path.

Incredible memories are created along the way and participants typically make everlasting friendship bonds as they discover the heart and soul of the country in great company. Going from quest to quest also means exploring new, often little-known locations, in a completely safe way, by the way! And giving back to the local community in the most genuine way. Teammates complete this amazing journey in the know that they have made an amazing contribution to the country and made a difference to locals' lives.

The 15-day tournament ends on 3rd of November so there's still time to enrol if you're lucky enough to have planned a Sri Lanka holidays before then. If not, you can act now and dive head first into what could possibly be your most exciting, personally-fulfilling and culturally-enriching trip yet.

Fancy a last minute holiday to Sri Lanka? You've now got the perfect excuse! It's the opportunity of a lifetime to see, breathe and live real and raw Sri Lanka in a way that few others do. Will you be among the privileged this year? Will you accept on the challenge?

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