Golf & Cricket Tour of Sri Lanka
18th-30th March 2020
Combine the first 2 days of the Galle Test Match with some spectactular and unique golf in beautiful Sri Lanka
Banish the winter blues and enjoy a spectacular sporting tour of Sri Lanka next March!
Sri Lanka is a cricket-mad island, and the up and coming series against England should be a thriller, played in a joyous and enthusiastic atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the world. The 1st Test will be played in Galle, the island’s historic and beautiful second city, and we have included entrance to the first 2 days of the match, as well as transfers to/from the ground from your beachside hotel in the beautiful resort of Hikkaduwa, just 10 miles from Galle.
After a week at the cricket, you will move on to the stunning Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort on the island’s south coast. It’s a fascinating journey, with a stop en-route to visit one of the island’s iconic tea plantations. Your 5-night stay at the Shangri-La Hambantota includes 3 rounds of golf on the resort’s beautiful and highly rated course, as well as a visit to the nearby Yala National Park. This magical spot is one of the best places in the world to view leopards, being home to the highest density of these stunning creatures on the planet, as well as elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears, monkeys and a huge variety of exotic birds.
Finally, on your return to Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo, there's the option to enjoy the 2nd day of the 2nd Test Match, and we’ve included a round at Royal Colombo Golf Club. This elegant, colonial course is believed to be the second oldest course in the world outside Britain and a fitting end to a wonderful holiday.
✓12 nights twin-share accommodation on B&B & HB basis (see hotels below)
✓2 Days Tickets to the 1st Test Match
✓4 rounds of golf
✓Transfers to/from airport
✓Transfers to/from cricket and golf
✓ Half day tour of Colombo
✓ Visit & guided tour of a tea plantation
✓ Visit & jeep safari at Yala National Park
✓24 hour local expert assistance
✓Tickets to Colombo Test Match
Price from £1,999.00 per person
(this tour can be customised to your own dates/requirements)
Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, Hikkaduwa
Set on the south west coast of Sri Lanka with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, this laid-back beachside hotel reflects the easy-going, engaging style of the popular fishing village of Hikkaduwa. There are plenty of excellent bars & restaurants nearby to try out at night.
Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort
Lying within 145 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, with spectacular views of the coastline, this stunning resort has an airy, contemporary feel. As well being home to an artisan village, the hotel is home to an eco-friendly 18-hole golf course, a luxurious spa and some excellent dining options.
Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo
Beautifully located along the banks of the Beira Lake, close to the heart of Colombo, the luxury Cinnamon Lakeside’s excellent facilities include nine food & beverage outlets, a fully serviced gym, a luxury spa and a large outdoor pool with wonderful sun terraces to relax on.
18th March: Arrive Colombo and transfer to Hikka Tranz Hotel.
19-21st March: 2 days entrance tickets to the Sri Lanka v England test match in Galle including transfers to/from the ground. 21st March is a free day to either relax at the hotel, explore Galle or enjoy another day at the cricket.
22nd March:Transfer to the Shangri La Hambantota Golf & Beach Resort with a visit to a Tea Plantation followed by a quick cuppa en route.
22-26th March: 3 rounds of golf are included on the resort’s beautiful course (including buggies), as well as a day safari in the nearby Yala National Park.
27th March: Morning transfer back to Colombo. Afternoon city tour/time for souvenir shopping
28th March: Tickets to 2nd day of Sri Lanka v England Test Match (optional) or free day
29th March: Round of golf at Royal Colombo Golf Course
30th March: Transfer to Colombo Airport for return journey to UK