CRICKET TOURS TO SRI LANKA

DESTINATIONS

A cricket tour to Sri Lanka offers an amazing variety of attractions including a number of cultural sights, an abundance of wildlife, tropical rainforests and golden beaches. Groups will experience all this together combined with a tropical climate and warm hospitality of the locals with a passion for sport. Cricket is the country’s passion although hockey, netball and rugby can also be offered.

Being a beautiful tropical country Sri Lanka offers some of the finest Test & ODI or T20 venues in the World. Wherever you travel across the country you will spot boys & girls playing Cricket on the beach, in streets, small lawns, parks or even in dried paddy fields... Sri Lanka is the land for Cricket lovers. Groups will often get the opportunity to play at a Test ground during their tour.

  • Resorts
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Itinerary

Sri Lanka is often discovered as a 3 centre tour but can be tailored to individual requirements. Visits to Colombo, Kandy and Hikkaduwa will give groups a fantastic blend of City, Hill and Beach life offering a well-balanced cultural and sporting experience. 

Kandy
Kandy

Kandy

  • World Heritage Site in the Hills at 500m altitude
  • Home to the sacred ‘Temple of the Tooth’ relic
  • Two test grounds including Asgiriya and Pallekele Stadiums.
Hikkaduwa (Galle)
Hikkaduwa (Galle)

Hikkaduwa 

  • Beach resort close to Galle
  • Foundation of Goodness and community day close by
  • Surfing, diving, snorkelling and beach activities
Colombo
Colombo

Colombo

  • Capital of Sri Lanka
  • City tour, Pettah market, Rickshaw
  • Cricket Club Café, Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple

Sri Lanka has an excellent range of accommodation and a mixture of 3-5* hotel accommodation is generally offered subject to itinerary and budget. Some example accommodation is highlighted below:

Thilanka Hotel
Thilanka Hotel

Thilanka Hotel (Kandy)

  • 3* modern hotel overlooking Kandy City
  • Swimming pool, restaurant and Spa
  • 10 mins from City centre and Temple of the Tooth
Citrus Hikkaduwa
Citrus Hikkaduwa

Citrus Hikkaduwa (Galle)

  • 4* hotel on the West coast in small fishing village of Hikkaduwa
  • Situated on beach overlooking the sea and 30mins from Galle
  • Swimming pool, restaurant and surf school
Hilton Colombo
Hilton Colombo

Hilton Colombo Hotel (Colombo)

  • 5* hotel centrally located in Colombo business district with stunning views of Indian Ocean
  • 9 on-site restaurants and 90ft swimming pool
  • Gym, tennis, basketball, squash and pool available

There are a number of activities and excursions on offer in Sri Lanka to enhance your overall tour experience, below you will find a selection of ‘must sees’. 

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

An orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village. Originally founded in order to feed, nurse and house orphaned baby elephants that were found in the wild. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the World.

Kandy City Tour
Kandy City Tour

Kandy is considered the capital of Sri Lanka’s hill country, the City tour includes a visit to the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic and adjoining Kings of Kandy Palace, Kandy Market, spice garden, gem museum and culminates in a traditional dance & cultural performance with an exciting fire walking finale.

Foundation of Goodness
Foundation of Goodness

The Foundation of Goodness charity was set up in 1999 to provide essential services to the village of Seenigama with a mission to empower the less privileged rural communities so that they may have equal opportunities to excel in life. The village and surrounding areas were also devastated by the 2004 Boxing day Tsunami. Tours, donations and interaction with local children can be organised for touring groups.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY – Barnard Castle School

Day 1     

Depart London Heathrow for overnight flight to Colombo

 

Day 2     

Arrive Colombo

Transfer to Kandy with stop off for refreshments

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 3     

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

City of Kandy excursion including Temple of Tooth

Evening cultural performance

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 4     

Fixture #1 v St Anthonys College

Visit Pallekele for Sri Lanka v South Africa ODI

Overnight at Hotel              

 

Day 5     

Fixture #2 v Trinity College at Asgiriya International Stadium

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 6     

Transfer to Hikkaduwa

Optional nets session or White Water Rafting excursion

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 7     

Fixture #3 v Kaluthara District

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 8     

Foundation of Goodness visit and charity day

Learn about Tsunami and visit memorial

Galle City and Galle International Stadium tour

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 9     

Transfer to Colombo

City tour including Pettah Market, Independence square and more…

Nets training session with Sri Lankan specialist coach

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 10   

Fixture #4 v Royal College

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 11   

Fixture #5 v Ananda College

End of tour meal at Cricket Club Café sport themed restaurant

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 12   

Depart Colombo

Arrive at London Heathrow

Return coach travel back to school

 

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