England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka 2018
Post Test Tour Sightseeing Extension

Post Test Tour Sightseeing Extension

28th November – 4th December 2018

Are you a seasoned Sri Lanka visitor? Are you looking for something new or different from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean? Well, this post tour sightseeing extension to the wonderful north and east of the island is definitely one for you, taking you to some of the most beautiful and well-preserved world heritage sites the country has to offer. What a perfect way to round off a (hopefully successful!) England cricket tour to Sri Lanka.

Prices from £820 per person

Post Test Tour Sightseeing Extension

Package includes
  • 6 nights’ accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees – Anuradhapura, Nallur Temple, Naga Deepa Temple, Koneshwaram Temple
  • All coach transfers with Wi-Fi.
  • Mineral bottled water throughout the tour (Two 500ml bottles per person, per day)

 

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Sightseeing Destinations

Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Negombo

Tour Itinerary

  • Wednesday 28th November – Colombo/Anuradhapura
    After breakfast, check-out of your Colombo hotel and travel to Anuradhapura. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. This afternoon, we will visit Anuradhapura. This city was the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Sri Lanka, and is the home of two World Heritage sites. Many places of historical and archaeological interest could be visited. Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sapling of the tree under which prince Siddhartha attained to enlightenment and it is over 2,200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. At Brazen Palace (2nd century B.C), the 1600 stone columns you see are all that is left of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks. Also visit Ruwanweliseya (2nd century B.C), the most famous of all the Dagobas. It originally depicted the perfect ‘bubble shape” that modern restoration has not been able to accurately reproduce. Samadhi’ Buddha statue (4th century AD) is one of the most famous statues, depicting the Buddha in a state of ‘Samadhi’ or deep meditation. Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd century B.C) is well known for its rock carvings of ‘The Lovers’ while Kuttam Pokuna – twin ponds (6th century AD) was used by the Buddhist monks as a bathing pool. Thuparama Dagoba (3rd century B.C) is the oldest Dagoba in the island, which enshrines the right collarbone of the Buddha. After a day’s sightseeing, return to the hotel.
  • Thursday 29th November – Anuradhapura/Jaffna
    After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaffna. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Friday 30th November
    After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jaffna including a visit to the Jaffna Fort. This ancient fort is the second largest existing fort on the island. Originally built by the Portuguese in 1619, it was then re-built and expanded by the Dutch during the second half of the 17th and the 18th centuries to facilitate trading activities of Sri Lanka’s northern region. This indicates not only of Jaffna’s strategic importance to Europeans but its significance throughout Sri Lanka’s history. Also visit the Nallur Hindu Temple. Nallur Kandasamy Kovil is Jaffna’s premier place of Hindu worship and is characterised by a golden arch and elaborate gopuram attracts hundreds of pilgrims and worshippers. The present building of the Kovil goes back to the 18th century. This temple is a place of the most important religious festival on Jaffna’s Peninsula, it lasts 26 days and finishes on the first day of August’s full moon. Finally, the Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple. This temple is among the country’s sixteen or seventeen holiest Buddhist shrines. According to contemporary history, the Gautama Buddha visited the site after five years of attaining Enlightenment to settle the dispute between two warring Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara. At the end of the day, return to the hotel.
  • Saturday 1st December – Jaffna/Trincomalee
    After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Trincomalee via Vauniya. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure (our tip would be to enjoy the beach!)
  • Sunday 2nd December
    After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Trincomalee including a visit to Thirukonamalai Konesar Temple, The Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Dakshina. Kailasam is a classical-medieval Hindu temple complex in Trincomalee, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Built significantly during the reign of the early Cholas and the Five Dravidians of the Early Pandyan Kingdom atop Konesar Malai, a promontory overlooking Trincomalee District, Gokarna bay and the Indian Ocean. This afternoon return to the hotel and continue to enjoy the beach or any leisure activity you may wish to partake in.
  • Monday 3rd December – Trincomalee/Negombo
    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Negembo. Enjoy an evening at leisure prior to your international flight back to the UK tomorrow.
  • Tuesday 4th December
    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Bandaranayake International Airport for your flight back to the UK.

International Flights

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Emirates

Equivalent options are available from Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick, Newcastle & Glasgow. Surcharges may apply.

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire

International Outbound Flights
As per your chosen tour itinerary.

International Inbound Flights
EK651 & EK3
Depart Colombo: Tuesday 4th December at 0955
Arrive Dubai: Tuesday 4th December at 1300
Depart Dubai: Tuesday 4th December at 1430
Arrive Heathrow: Tuesday 4th December at 1820

Sri Lankan Airlines

London Heathrow to Colombo Bandaranaike. Your only direct flight option to Sri Lanka.

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire

International Outbound Flight
As per your chosen tour itinerary.

International Inbound Flight
UL503
Depart Colombo: Tuesday 4th December at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Tuesday 4th December at 2000

Post Test Tour Sightseeing Extension

Accommodation & Price

Accommodation

Price

Rajarata Hotel, Anuradhapura
(Deluxe Room)

28th – 29th November (1 night)
Hotel website

Anilana Nilaveli, Trincomalee
(Superior Room)

1st – 3rd December (2 nights)
Hotel website

Jetwing Jaffna
(Superior Room)

29th November – 1st December (2 nights)
Hotel website

Jetwing Beach, Negombo
(Deluxe Room)

3rd – 4th December (1 night)
Hotel website

  • £820 per person
  • Single supplement available for £255

Not Included:

  • Any meals except those specified in the itinerary.
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times.
  • Individual’s travel insurance.

Tour Extensions & Add-Ons

Sri Lanka with its jaw-dropping, beautiful scenery is one of those destinations on almost everyone’s list of places they just have to visit, so be sure to enjoy some world-class sightseeing!

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