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England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka

Please find below our suggested cricket tour to Sri- Lanka taking in the Colombo test match and additional touring. Please note that this tour can be customised to suit your wishes and will include match tickets. The final price will depend on flight costs and final itinerary so please call us to discuss your thoughts.

Day 01 – 22nd Nov

On arrival, you will be greeted by our chauffeur guide and transferred to Colombo where you will check in and spend the evening at leisure.

Transfer time: Approximately 1 hour

Overnight Stay at Galadari hotel – Superior Room on BB Basis

Day 02 – Day 06 / 23rd Nov – 27th Nov

The next five days will be spent spectating the last Series of test matches between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo.

Day 07 – 28th Nov

After a leisurely breakfast commence your journey to Kandy.

Transfer time: Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes

This evening, visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth that houses Sri Lanka’s all-important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. Legend has it that the Buddha’s sacred tooth was snatched from his funeral pyre and smuggled into Sri Lanka during the 4th century. Since then, the tooth relic has been moved around Sri Lanka to protect it from foreign invaders – hence, the several ruined relic houses, dotted around Sri Lanka. It was always believed that whosoever had the custody of the sacred relic had the authority to rule Sri Lanka. Towards the end of the 16th century, the Tooth was brought to Kandy and the relic has remained here ever since.
*The temple is best visited during the evening pooja ceremony at 6:00 PM

Overnight Stay at Cinnamon Citadel – Superior Bedroom on BB Basis

Day 08 – 29th Nov

After a leisurely breakfast drive to up to the tea country shrouded in mist.

Transfer time: Approximately 3 hours

En route visit a tea plantation with the resident planter who will take you on a tour through the factory where some of the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also gain first-hand experience on the manufacture of some of the best tea in world. If you’re lucky you may be invited to taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea which begins its journey as raw green leaves in the hills and ends up as a final golden-brown graded product which we all but know too well.
Overnight Stay at Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya– Deluxe Room on BB Basis

Day 09 – 30th Nov

After an early breakfast head down south towards Yala national Park. You will have a chance to spot the elusive leopards during your stay.
Transfer time: Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.
Check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. The hotel has much to offer.

Overnight Stay at Cinnamon Wild, Yala – Jungle Chalet on BB Basis

Day 10 – 01st Dec

Today after breakfast you will embark on an exciting Morning safari into the Yala National Park jeep safari.
This is Sri Lanka’s most known National Park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. 97,800 hectares in extent, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s National Parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic and the Discovery TV channels.

Return to the hotel after the morning excursion to refresh. Your next destination is the Galle.

Transfer time: Approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Go on a tour of the infamous fort this evening. The famous Tarshish of the Bible where King Solomon obtained gems and spices, this “Living” UNESCO World Heritage Site is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505. Captured and fortified by the Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th and 18th centuries, the city still retains the air of old Holland.

Overnight Stay at Jetwing Lighthouse – Superior Room on BB Basis

Day 11 – 2nd December

Having reached the end of your tour you will be transferred to the Bandaranaike International Airport from where you will catch the flight to your next destination.

Transfer time: Approximately 3 hours

Cost

The cost per person for the above tour is £1789* per person including flights as of 9th April

*subject to flight price and currency fluctuations

To personalise and book your place on a unique cricket tour to Sri Lanka please contact Dave Pope on 0778 6623304 or escape@popeandsons.co.uk