Sri Lanka is a fascinating country, with a mix of different religions, cultures, landscapes, and scenery, however its ultimate pulling factor is the warmth and exceptional hospitality of its people. The local people will always welcome you with open arms and a warm smile. It’s not uncommon for a local school to come and support a local game and be dotted all along the boundary rope.
Similar to India, Sri Lanka’s national sport is cricket, and they have a very proud history. Their national one-day cricket team won the 1996 World Cup in Lahore, Pakistan and ever since have been one of the best ODI teams in world cricket.
Sri Lanka is littered with excellent first-class cricket fields and stadiums all around the country and if you get the opportunity, head to either the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo or the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy to experience a carnival-like atmosphere at one of the Twenty20 games or even a local club match.
BEST TIME TO TOUR:
We recommend that the best time to visit the West, South coasts and Hill Country are December – March. The best weather on the East coast is from April – September. School holidays in Sri Lanka are April, August, and December. The Monsoon period is between May and September in the Southwest, and between October and January in the Northeast.
Day 1 – Arrive and transfer to your Hotel in Colombo / Check into Hotel and explore your local surroundings and enjoy a dip in the hotels pool / tour welcome and briefing and dinner at Hotel
Day 2 – Breakfast followed by a training session at Colombo Cricket Club / afternoon enjoy a guided city tour of Colombo / evening dinner at Hotel
Day 3 – Breakfast and depart hotel for your first match vs local club or school team / return to hotel for evening dinner
Day 4 – Breakfast and check out of hotel / Transfer to Kandy for the following 2nts on a HB basis / en-route visit tea plantation and an elephant orphanage / dinner at hotel followed by a visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Day 5 – Breakfast and transfer to first T20 match of the day / lunch followed by second T20 match under lights / return to hotel for evening dinner
Day 6 – Check out of hotel and depart Kandy to Hikkaduwa / en-route, visit a tea factory and spice garden / a lunch stop will be arranged for the group / check into the 4* Hikka Tranz Hotel for the following 2nts on a HB basis
Day 7 – Breakfast followed by a visit to Galle / Enjoy some local cuisine and lunch in the wind house / Transfer to your final tour match in the afternoon / return to hotel for evening dinner
Day 8 – After breakfast enjoy a River Safari on the Madu River / following your lunch, group will continue their day to the Turtle Hatchery / return to hotel for a final team dinner and BBQ on the beach
Day 9 – Check-out of hotel and gather all your belongings / final opportunity to enjoy some time on the beach before heading to the airport / Depart for Colombo and check-in for your flight home
Day 10 – Arrive safely back at home / end of services