Kingsgrove Sports presents
Australian Cricket Supporters' Tour to Sri Lanka 2016
Friday 12th August - Sydney/Colombo
Team will be greeted at Colombo International Airport and transferred by coach to Hotel.
Accommodation – www.ramadacolombo.com (6 nights)
Saturday 13th to Wednesday 17th August - Colombo
Third Test Australia V Sri Lanka at SSC
Five days of Test Cricket – transfers to and from the ground, best seating, great company.
Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground is one of the most famous cricket grounds in Sri Lanka – often cited as the Lord’s of Sri Lanka – it is a preeminent international cricket venue. The ground staged its first test in 1984 against the touring New Zealand team and the first One Day International in 1982 played against the England team. Sri Lankan team has an impressive test record here.
Thursday 18th August - Colombo - Hikkaduwa
Depart mid-morning and transfer by road to this small beachside town on the south coast 17km north-of Galle and 98km south of Colombo. Spend some time relaxing by the pool or on the beach.
On route visit Foundation of Goodness at Seenigama. This project has been supported by Harry Solomons and Kingsgrove Sports since the disastrous tsunami hit the area in late 2004. Check the link for the wonderful work that the Foundation does for the people of the surrounding villages.
Accommodation – Unawatuna Beach Resort (3 nights)
Friday 19th August - Hikkaduwa
Optional: Day Tour of Galle -
Take the opportunity to visit Galle, Harry Solomons' home town. Among the sites, take a walk around Galle Fort, best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. Galle Fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
Saturday 20th August
Hikkaduwa – Day of Leisure on Beach or by the pool
Sunday 21st August
After breakfast transfer back to Colombo. (4 nights) Accommodation: www.ramadacolombo.com
Afternoon: 1st ODI at R Premadasa ICS (D/N)
R. Premadasa Stadium (named after a former President of Sri Lanka) is today one of the main venues in which the Sri Lankan cricket team play, having hosted more than 100 one day international matches. Today it has the biggest seating capacity of any venues in Sri Lanka.
Monday 22nd August
Colombo Rain Reserve Day – or day of leisure
Tuesday 23rd August - Colombo
Tour of Colombo followed by lunch at Cricket Cafe (lunch not included in tour cost)
Wednesday 24th August - Colombo
2nd ODI at R Premadasa ICS (D/N)
Thursday 25th August - Colombo to Passekudah on the East Coast
Passekudah is a coastal resort town located about 35 k northwest of Batticaloa on the west coast, famous for its golden bay and clear, shallow waters in which you can wade 50m out to sea. It is a virgin beach and renowned throughout the country for its beauty.
Sightseeing option during stay in Passekudah (Cost not included in final price)
Day trip Trincomalee – this regional centre is about 100 km's north of Passekudah. Trip will include Swami Rock, Lovers Leap and Hindu Kovil.
Accommodation at Maalu Maalu Resort (3 nights)
This resort is owned by a good friend of Harry's, so the hospitality will be great.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August - Passekudah
Sunday 28th August - Passekudah to Sigiriya
The tour will transfer to Sigiriya in the morning in time for the D/N match
3rd ODI at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium (Day/Night)
Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium is in a stunning location, looking out over the Dambulla Tank (reservoir) and the Dambulla Rock. It is close to Dambulla famous for its ancient UNESCO protected Buddhist Cave Temples which date back to 85 B.C.
The Stadium was opened in 2000 with the benefit that it provided Sri Lanka with the potential to host one-day matches throughout the year due to its location. Floodlights were installed in 2003.
Accommodation: Aliya Resort (5 nights)
This resort is owned by the same friend of Harry's – as well as wonderful hospitality, the two teams will be staying at the same place.
Monday 29th August - Sigiriya
Rain Reserve Day
Sightseeing options while based at Sigiriya - (Cost not included in final price)
Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Opportunity to visit one of the most spectacular sights you can see anywhere in the world, climb it if you dare! Protected by the UN as one of the wonders of the modern world, this citadel towers 200 metres above the surrounding plain.
Polonnaruwa – This ancient and royal city was established as a strategic defence against invasion in the 11th Century AD. The area has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Lunch at the very Colonial Polonnaruwa Rest House where the curries are a must followed by cool beers
Tuesday 30th August - Sigiriya
Leisure Day or sightseeing
Wednesday 31st August - Sigiriya
4TH ODI at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium (Day/Night)
Thursday 1st September - Sigiriya
Leisure day/rain day
Friday 2nd September - Final Day - Sigiriya to Colombo
Transfer from Sigiriya to International Airport for departure
In late afternoon/early evening transfer direct to airport for late night flight to Sydney or other travel arrangements
Saturday 3rd September - Arrive Sydney early evening
Summary of Tour
Costs Tour – including Airfare $5,300 per person ex Sydney
Tour – no airfare $3,995 ex Sydney
Single Supplement $1,775
Duration of Tour – 21 nights
Cricket Matches included: 3rd Test, ODIs 1, 2, 3, & 4
Booking Form for Tour