Beach, City, Culture, Cuisine, Guided Tours, History, Hiking, Photography, Shopping, Spa, Scenic, Train Travel, Wildlife
England’s Test Tour of Sri Lanka is sure going to be one fantastic party as the Barmy Army tags along with exuberant passion for the game and a hunger for fun. Two amazing test matches are lined up, the first in the southern beach resort of Galle and the second in the fun filled capital of Colombo. Our experiential tour captures both tests and fills in the gaps with amazing Sri Lanka treats that cover some undisputed highlights of any Sri Lankan travel itinerary.
Summary of this Tour
Welcome to Paradise. Our tour itinerary kicks off with a welcome at the airport and a quick transfer to the island’s south. The itinerary is set to start on the 18th of March, a day prior to the first day of the first test match in Galle. But we are happy to customise this tour to add dates early on or later. We can also tweak this tour to cover one of the test matches.
You will spend six nights at a beautiful hotel with a pool just off the southern beach resort of Unawatuna. Transport to and from the venue is added to your plan. Your time here will include a tour of the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort, A boat tour of the beautiful Koggala Lake, additional attractions such as the Japanese Peace Pagoda, Unawatuna Beach parties and a night out in Mirissa. You can also speak to us and tailor these dates further.
Once the first test match is done we kick off a 3 night road trip that will take you to on a Safari at Udawalawe National Park and chilling out at everyone’s favourite hilltop destination, Ella. The next day we will catch a train to the cooler climes of Nuwara Eliya where we enjoy high tea at the iconic Nuwara Eliya Grand Hotel and a visit to a tea factory.
The following day we will drive to Kandy where we will visit the famous Temple of the tooth which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and also visit the Bahirawakanda Buddha statue, engage in a tour of the Kandy town and visit the beautiful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
We well then head off early to reach the venue of the second Test match, Colombo the next day. While you are in Colombo, we will fill your downtime with bar-hopping, discovery tours of Colombo, fun filled cooking classes and more. The tour ends the day after the end of the second test match but you can add a further leg that includes visits to the historic and cultural sites of Sigiriya, Dambulla and Anuradhapura.
What does this price include?
All hotels on B&B basis and associated tips.
All transport and related costs (including airport transfers in air conditioned car, tuk-tuk rides, boat rides and Safari Jeeps, fuels, highway fees etc)
A dedicated Tour Manager that’s super personal & professional. Definitely more than a guide you will receive with most packages. It’s as if travelling with a friend.
An interesting mix of local activities and experiences – Not just about the places to see but how to see them and experience them
Complete end-to-end coordination so you get to enjoy the holiday and not stress with logistics
All tips to third parties, reservations and hotel bookings.
All entry fees for listed activities and experiences as well as tips for guides.
A welcome pack, farewell dinner at the Cricket Club and a host of other treats
Wi-Fi connectivity throughout and free and unlimited drinking water.
What is not included?
Tickets to the Cricket Fixtures – These will be purchased for you once the tour is confirmed by you and discussing what seats you prefer.
Cost of international airfare, visas and travel insurance
Lunch, Dinner and all meals not specified in the above itinerary
Extras of personal nature such as shopping and additional services and meals at hotels
A process that invests in getting to know you better, way before your holiday.
Sustainable Sri Lanka travel kit
Unlimited and free drinking water
Wi-fi connectivity throughout
All hotels with breakfast with a few extra meals and treats
Opportunities to work with local communities and share your knowledge
Be a part of a holistic travel experience that respects and nurtures each other and the environment
A token tree planted in your name (and partner or group) as part of Foozoo Travel’s support for reforestation in Sri Lanka
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Airport welcome and transfer to your first destination, Galle
A list of recommended hotels and a welcome pack with essentials for travel in Sri Lanka will be presented to you. The welcome pack will include a local sim and map.
Day 02 - 06
You will spend the arrival night and 5 further nights in Galle.
Additional activities during your stay include a guided tour of Galle Fort with drinks at a dodgy bar, a boat tour of Koggala Lake, a larger tour of Galle and key sites, a one hour spa session at a luxurious spa and a night on the happening Mirissa Beach.
Your daily travel from the hotel to the grounds and back are covered.
An early start and drive to Udawalawe National Park for an afternoon Safari
Stop at Ravana Waterfalls en-route to Ella
Hike up to Ella Rock
Night about the quaint but vibrant hill town of Ella with fellow revellers
Catch the morning train to Nuwara-Eliya, a beautiful town in the high altitudes with night time temperatures in the single digits providing a night of cool respite
Visit the iconic Nuwara-Eliya Grand Hotel for high tea
Visit a tea factory to learn all about the wonders of Ceylon Tea
Walk about Gregory Lake and explore the town
Drive to Kandy and visit the famous Temple of the tooth which is possible Sri Lanka’s most important site when it comes to religion, history and culture
Climb up the steps to Bahirawakanda for an amazing view of the town
Embark on a fun filled tour of the town
Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Day 10 - 15
We head off super early to get to the venue of the second test match – The R Premadasa Stadium, in the outskirts of the city
Your luggage will be transported to your hotel in the meantime
You will check in to the hotel at the end of the day
Your time here will feature an evening tour of Colombo City, a guided shopping tour, a fun filled Sri Lankan cooking class at Mahasen by Foozoo, a farewell dinner at the Cricket Club and a farewell party at Mahasen by Foozoo rooftop terrace
A delightful compilation of super comfortable hotels and villas
The hotels for this plan have been carefully selected to bring you the most comfort and convenience. That is not all, each hotel has also been picked based on its uniqueness and how each property brings out the charm of each area instead of generic hotels.