England Cricket Tour of Sri Lanka – March 2020
|Thu Mar 19 - Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 local (04:30 GMT)||1st Test - Sri Lanka v England||Galle International Stadium|
|Fri Mar 27 - Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:00 local (04:30 GMT)||2nd Test - Sri Lanka v England||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
At a glance
When to go
Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Cricket Match Venues – Airport
Picture your self
Watching live cricketing action taking place on world renowned cricket pitches.
Enjoying exciting jeep safari rides and wildlife encounters at two of the most popular National Parks in Sri Lanka.
Switching to total relaxation mode on the tropical southern coast beaches in Sri Lanka.
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, a Blue Lanka Representative, who will be your chauffeur cum guide throughout this tour, will greet and assist you towards a private luxury vehicle. Your first stop on the Sri Lanka cricket tour will be the neighbouring town of Negombo. Amagi Aria is where you will check in to relax and unwind after a long international journey.
The next morning, you will transfer to the popular city of Galle. En-route, you will visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, experience a boat safari on the Madu River and lastly, explore the Dutch Fort in Galle. You will be staying at Amari Galle for the next few days on a bed and breakfast meal plan.
Day 02 and 03 are devoted to watching England vs Sri Lanka, 1st and 2nd day of the 1st Test Match being played live in Galle.
Yala will be your next destination on this tour. Although there is no cricketing involved in the next few days, we promise that you will thoroughly enjoy the sightseeing itinerary we have lined up for you.
After checking in to the Big Game Camp at Yala, you will go on an afternoon jeep safari ride at the Yala National Park to explore wildlife in Sri Lanka.
The next morning, you will depart to Ella, visiting the Rawana Water Falls on the way, and then check in to Mountain Heavens Resort for the night.
On day 07, after an early morning hike to Little Adam’s Peak, you have a train journey scheduled from Ella to Nanu Oya. Experience the most scenic train ride and enjoy every minute of it. Your vehicle will pick you up at the Nanu Oya station and then drive you to your hotel – Jetwing St. Andrews in Nuwara Eliya.
Another early morning visit to the Horton Plains National Park is a must. If you leave before dawn, you will have the best view when you reach World’s End point. The entire nature trail is about 9.5kms. The rest of the day is left at leisure.
On day 09 of this Sri Lanka cricket tour, you will depart to Colombo. It is a six-hour drive, so plan your timings accordingly. You will also be visiting the Pedro Tea Factory and Tea Plantations as well as the St. Claires Waterfall in Nuwara Eliya. After reaching Colombo, you will check in to OZO Colombo for the next few days, on a bed and breakfast basis.
The next two days are devoted to watching England vs Sri Lanka, day 01 and day 02 of the 2nd Test Match live in Colombo.
On day 12, you will transfer to Sigiriya. A visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple is lined up for you (300-400 steps to climb) and then you will be taken on a Sigiriya village tour to experience the day of a Sri Lankan village folk. Amaara Forest Hotel is where you will be staying in Sigiriya on bed and breakfast basis.
The next morning, you will visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, where you can rent out bicycles and explore the historical ruins in classical style. In the afternoon, we have scheduled a jeep safari for you at the Minneriya National Park, another wildlife encounter in Sri Lanka. You will then return to your hotel in Sigiriya for the night.
On day 14, you can visit the Lion’s Rock in Sigiriya. This rock fortress can be reached after a 1200 step climb where you can also explore a breathtaking view of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Climbing up and down the Lion’s Rock will take about 2-3 hours. The rest of the day is left at leisure.
The next morning, a three-hour drive will take you to the hill capital of Kandy. There you will visit the Kandy Lake, obtain blessings at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and also visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. Hotel Thilanka is where you will be staying for the night.
From Kandy, a five-hour drive away is the coastal town of Bentota (southern coast). This will be your final destination for this tour and you will be staying at the exclusive Temple Trees Resort in a superior sea view room. These last few days are left at total relaxation for you to unwind before getting back home and into the stress of your daily routine.
Your Sri Lanka cricket tour has now come to an end. On day 21, you will check out of Temple Trees Resort in Bentota and proceed to the airport depending on the time of your return flight.
We hope this itinerary was appealing to you, covering live cricketing action as well as tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. We will be glad to further customize this itinerary for our guests in any way possible. For any questions and concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Blue Lanka team.
Trail on the ground
As experienced on Instagram
Real people, real views
How they experienced it
Great company and fantastic guide
We have just come back from a fortnight in Sri Lanka and we had a fantastic time thanks to Blue Lanka tours and especially to Keeth our amazing guide. Keeth’s passion and enthusiasm meant we had several exciting and interesting experiences and we discovered many authentic and cultural aspects of the beautiful country with his excellent organisation, guidance and advice. The Sri Lankans were very hospitable, warm and friendly people which made our adventure an even more enriching and enjoyable one. We were sad to leave such a beautiful place and we look forward to maintaining the wonderful friendships that we made whilst on our trip. Thank you Blue Lanka and a big thank you to Keeth- a true gentleman!
Not to miss in this tour
Madhu River boat safari and cinnamon village tour – Bentota
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