The CONFIRMED Tour Schedule: 1st T20 | Colombo RPICS | June 07 2nd T20 | Colombo RPICS | June 08 3rd T20 | Kandy PICS | June 11 1st ODI | Kandy PICS | June 14 2nd ODI | Kandy PICS | June 16 3rd ODI | Colombo RPICS| June 19 4th ODI | Colombo RPICS | June 21 5th ODI | Colombo RPICS | June 24 1st Test | Galle | June 29 - July 3 2nd Test | Galle | July 8 - 12
Tour: Four Points Road Trip When: July 13 - 22, 2022 (9nts) - TBC Hotels: Starting from Amari Galle PP: Twin £1055 or A$1440 | Single £1315 or A$2600 Book:Here Visit:Sri Lanka Tourism
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Those that have enjoyed our Australian Cricket Tours to South Africa would know our love of a great road trip. We have often followed ODI and T20 Series with a week or so driving the coasts and mountains of that amazing country, so with that in mind we are thrilled to invite you on our first Sri Lanka Road Trip, following the 2nd Test.
Though we don't yet know where the 2nd Test will be played, our Four Points Road Trip starts two days after on July 13. Just factor in 10 nights after the cricket. Yes, our road trip is 9 nights, which includes one night in Negombo before you fly out of Colombo, but depending when you fly, you may want another night, flopped on the beach, just north of Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport.
So, after the 2nd Test we hit the road around this awesome isle, visiting all four furthest points of the Sri Lanka mainland starting with Dondra Head, along the southern coast from Galle. On the east coast, north of famous Arugam Bay, is Sangamankanda Point. Way up top, above Jaffna, is Pedro Point. The western most point is an island close to India, but this naval outpost is off-limits to cricket road-trippers, so Kalpitiya on a west coast isthmus is our 4th point of Sri Lanka’s compass.
Using Sri Lanka’s first expressway out of Colombo, we could rocket two-thirds of the way to Sangamankanda Point in just 3 hours, but wanting this epic trip to be a relaxed and leisurely drive along the water’s edge (when possible), we will avoid the freeway. Our longest drive will be 6 hours on the northeast coast to Jaffna, otherwise no more than 5-hours driving per day is the goal.
We stay one night in Hambantota to visit cricket’s greatest white elephant, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sooriyaweva, on our way to Arugam Bay, where we will have 2 nights on this famous east coast beach hamlet.
After lunching in Batticaloa, we have 2 nights in Trincomalee, 2 nights in Jaffna, and one night in Sri Lanka's kite surfing capital, Kalpitiya. Our last drive on July 21 is just 3hrs to the beach resort mecca of Negombo, where we have included the night of July 21.
Along the way we’ll stop in Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Tangalle, Sooriyaweva, Batticaloa, and Black Sand Beach to name a handful of spots. You're welcome to research your own places (along the way, not 100km inland!), and we can add these into the trip.
We’ll see some of Sri Lanka’s finest and deserted beaches, garrison forts, national parks, hot springs, war cemeteries, and waterfalls before indulging in Sri Lanka’s finest food each night. Dinner is included, along with breakfast daily. Lunch will be pay as you go, along with all drinks, though a bottomless supply of water for the drive is included.
Importantly, also included is the vehicle and driver. Hiring a ‘car and driver’ is common in Sri Lanka and tackling narrow, winding, coastal roads is best left to the experts so we can all kick back and take it in at our leisure, and comfort, staying overnight in these great places:
We have a guide to highlight countless facts and figures along the way, which you will be tested on during our quiz night in Kalpitiya, but we have not included fees to any park or paradise. The driver and guide can take you on personal excursions in Arugam Bay, Trincomalee, Jaffna, or Kalpitiya, you just need to pay any required entrance fees.
We will use a 44-seat bus to cruise no more than 36 of us, allowing plenty of space to spread out. The limited the number of rooms at some hotels*, and whether you prefer twin share or single, will determine how many can road-trip with us.
*In Kalpitiya on our 2nd last night, we are staying in 1, 2, and 3, bedroom bungalows, all with private bathrooms. Your twin/double or single booking will be per room, not per bungalow, thus if you are twin sharing a 2 room bungalow, there will be 2 persons in each room, and 4 people in the bungalow. Don't fret, it is for one night!
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