THE CRICKET TOUR

AU$2900 (Twin Share)

Add AU$500 for a Single Supplement, AU$1950 for 3 plus to a room

Dates TBA – rescheduled from 2020

Team members from a number of NSW Northern Rivers Cricket Clubs will be touring Sri Lanka in April 2020.

The tour is primarily by invitation only, but if you are a social cricketer, easy-going, and up for fun and adventure, feel free to apply.

If you have been invited by Mark Swivel, see the ‘BOOK NOW’ section below to secure your place.

NOW WITH MORE CRICKET!

The tour will be on a luxury bus with a local English-speaking guide, driver, and porter.

You will be staying at some of Sri Lanka’s best hotels – at a much better rate than you will get through any booking site. All Breakfasts and dinners are included. All airport shuttles, transport, and local tipping and any activities not stated as “optional”.

Tour price does not include flights. BoSLT is available to advise all guests on flight options. Also, see more info Booking Form.

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Price includes:

    • Accommodation in all hotels
    • Meals: all breakfasts and dinner
    • Transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Touring in a 33 seat air-conditioned bus with driver
    • All entrances as mentioned above
    • 24/7 Dedicated tour consultant to attend to your needs from the time you land in Sri Lanka until your departure
    • Sightseeing & city tours as mentioned above

    *Please note: Price excludes flights, visas, insurance, any cricket hire, tickets, grounds, tips & porterage and all entrance fees to tourist and other attractions not specified above.

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Day 1: Negombo

Jetwing Blue, Negombo is about 20 minutes from Colombo International Airport. Many flights arrive in the middle of the night so consider arriving one night early for so a restful day before getting on the bus. You may also get some excellent beach cricket on the expansive yellow sands of Negombo Beach.

Day 2: Negombo to Galle

In the morning after check out, we get are organising a cricket pitch to play in in Negombo – to get in the mood. In the afternoon, it is a three-hour drive to Galle. You check in to the Lighthouse Hotel, one of Sri Lanka’s premium hotels. It is just outside the ancient walled city of Galle.

Day 3: Galle

This will be a casual day. There is plenty of room on the hotel grounds for softball cricket. But make sure you save time to explore Galle. Walking the ramparts (fort walls) at sunset is a must do activity.

Day 4: Galle

By prior arrangement with the SL Cricket Board, we have arranged a full day of play on the picturesque Galle oval. A local team will volunteer to play. The pitch will be fully equipped with gear, umpires, and scorekeepers.

Day 5: Galle to Colombo

Drive back to Colombo along the colourful coast road. Stop for Lunch at j Lobster Seafood Restaurant in Kalutara. The owner and manager, Jee Wannike, is ex Byron Bay, cricket player and coach.

Day 6: Colombo

Cricket based activities in Colombo yes it to be confirmed. However, a visit to the colonial era Colombo Cricket ground is a good idea. Have lunch, swim in the pool. Take some tuk tuks and explore the city.

Day 7: Colombo to Dambulla

On the bus and off to Dambulla in the Cultural Triangle. The tour will stop in Kandy for lunch. This is the ancient capital of Sri Lanka and you can see the Temple of the Tooth – the country’s spiritual heart. This is the tour’s longest day on the road – approx. 5.5 hours.

Day 8: Dambulla

Jetwing Lake Hotel is close to the International Cricket Stadium. It has substantial grounds and we are planning on a game – tourists versus staff. At the time of writing we do not yet have approval but endeavouring to get another full day match scheduled. Also, Dambulla is at the start of the
Cultural Triangle, with a multitude of sights and activities: cave temples, wildlife sanctuary, Ayerveda spa and massage, village home visit.

Day 9: Dambulla to Negombo

Best to climb Sigiriya Lion Rock early. This is Sri Lanka’s most popular activity and not to be missed. Breakfast, then on the bus to Negombo. Check in to Negombo Blue.

Day 10: Colombo

Shuttles to airport. But before that – more cricket more swimming more eating.
NB: Many international flights leave Colombo just after midnight. Be aware that if you are booking return flights on the 11th, and your ETD is 12.30 AM, you will need to leave for the airport at around 10 PM on the 10th. Alternatively, you can book a flight leaving after midnight on the 12th and pay for late check out at the hotel.


 

 

Bookings

Booking a tour will require a deposit of A$500.
Full payment will be required 60 days from tour commencement.
The deposit is non-refundable.
If the full payment is paid and the guest needs to cancel due to illness or an unforeseen circumstance, a part refund is possible only on accommodation and travel expenses that are refundable back to BoSL. Some hotels are paid for in advance and payment is often nonrefundable.
Price displayed is for your deposit and not a full payment.

$500.00

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Please provide Best of Sri Lanka (BoSL) with a copy of your passport photo page when making a booking.
Guests who do not-load the passport photos will have to manually check in at each hotel. Guests whop do not provide their flight schedule will not be picked up or dropped off at the airport
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