Day 1, Saturday 3rd November 2018
Depart London for Colombo, flying with Emirates
Day 2, Sunday 4th November 2018
Arrive in Colombo to be welcomed by our staff and transferred to the Cinnamon Lakeside. Relax after your flight or head into Colombo to savour the atmosphere that the city has to offer.
Day 3, Monday 5th November 2018
After enjoying a night in Colombo, you’ll be transferred to the 5* Vivanta by Taj hotel, in the seaside resort of Galle ready for the start of the first test match.
Day 4- 8, First Test Match, Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th November 2018
Settle in to your seat for the beginning of play and enjoy the views of one of the most picturesque and historic test grounds in the world – you won’t miss a second of the action.
Day 9, Sunday 11th November 2018
After checking out of your hotel you be transferred to Uda Walawe where you will check into the 4* Centauriya Wild Hotel. In the afternoon you will be offered the option of embarking on an amazing 4x4 Jeep Safari through the Uda Walawe National Park. The park is over 30,000 hectares and is located approximately 180km from Colombo between the Sabaragamuwa and Uva province. Popular mainly for wild elephants, the park is also famous for Srilankan leopards, Sri Lankan sambar deer, wild boars, fishing cat. The park is also famous for its many varieties of birds and migratory birds. After the Safari you will return to your hotel.
Day 10, Monday 12th November 2018
Checking out after breakfast, you’ll begin your journey to Nuwara Eliya, stopping en route to visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home.
You’ll see how majestic elephants from all over the island are nursed back to health at this dedicated treatment and care centre.
Arriving at Nuwara Eliya, a region home to the famous Ceylon Tea, you’ll be awed by green carpeted mountains, gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls.
The climate and decidedly British character of much of the area make Nuwara Eliya a must on any Sri Lankan travel itinerary.
Check in to the 4* St Andrew's Hotel and enjoy your evening before tomorrow’s transfer to historic Kandy.
Day 11, Tuesday 13th November 2018
After breakfast, check out enjoy the trip to Kandy, taking in the historic treats of colonial architecture and sacred temples.
Check into the 5* Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel and enjoy your evening in preparation for the second test.
Day 12 - 16, Second Test Match, Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th November 2018
Get comfortable in your specially selected seat for the start of play, taking in a stadium bounded on two sides by the beautiful Indian Ocean.
The match is sure to be just as enthralling as the surroundings, so don’t miss a minute of the on-field action.
Day 17, Monday 19th November 2018
Whatever the result, we’re sure it’ll be a sad farewell to this amazing country – famed as much for its history and hospitality as its cricket.
Check out after breakfast ready to transfer to the airport for your homeward flight with Emirates, from Colombo to London.