Cricket tours to Sri Lanka

Hot, humid, challenging and a huge amount of fun, with eye-opening cultural experiences.

Cricket is the most popular sport here and touring sides can play on first class wickets. This island offers amazing diversity from ancient temples to bustling cities and pristine beaches.

Typical tour inclusions:

  • Well-matched fixtures
  • Accommodation
  • Travel and ground transportation
  • Your choice of excursions
  • Free staff places
  • Your own Tour Co-ordinator
  • 24-hour support
  • Branded tour kit
Typical prices range from
£1,800 - £2,500 Per person or call

Fixtures in Sri Lanka

95.2%

of customers praised

'our speedy response'

Cricket season in Sri Lanka
Dec to Aug
Avoid travelling in October due to high rainfall.
Local players get ready to take on Sherborne School in Dorset.

Local players get ready to take on Sherborne School in Dorset.

“Sri Lanka is one of the best places to learn about playing tough cricket. All the boys rose to the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”

Hampton School, Middlesex

 

The beautiful setting of Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy.

The beautiful setting of Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy. 

The Oundle School cricket team, from Northamptonshire, pose on the pitch.

The Oundle School cricket team, from Northamptonshire, pose on the pitch.

Cricket is like a religion in Sri Lanka, a tropical island of welcoming hosts and rich cultural attractions.

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Cricket is by far the most popular sport in Sri Lanka: it’s played in the streets, on the beaches and on any available piece of land. As an ex-British colony, the island has a rich heritage and passion for the game that the warm and welcoming locals love to share with visiting teams. As a predominantly Buddhist country, the Sri Lankans are great thinkers of the game and enjoy discussing it post match.

Touring teams find challenging cricket played in hot, humid conditions on first-class wickets, along with pristine beaches to relax on between fixtures. Our cricket tours to Sri Lanka present a unique chance to play at test venues such as the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy, the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo and the Galle International Stadium.

Unforgettable excursions

Our school sports tours to Sri Lanka offer rich cultural experiences. Players can take an elephant ride through the Sri Lankan bush, visit the incredible World Heritage site, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, and make a trip to the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, said to contain a tooth of the Lord Buddha. White water rafting is an adrenaline-fuelled way to see the island’s natural beauty. 

Well-matched fixtures

Whether you are on a high-performance tour, or a playing and cultural tour, getting the fixture levels right is so important, and it’s something we’re proud to do really well. Through our wide network of reliable contacts, we match visiting teams with hosts that challenge them to compete to the best of their abilities, yet also present a chance to excel on the pitch. 

Support and safety

You safety is our top priority, so we assess all our accommodation, transport and excursion suppliers on our sports tours to make sure they meet our high standards. We’re here to support you all the way, from helping you promote your tour and complete risk assessments, and while you’re away you can call our phone helpline 24 hours a day. Although we’re a small, independent company, we’re backed by TUI Travel PLC, bringing you unbeatable financial security.

Contact us to find out more. 

What you'll experience

Tour a tea plantation, enjoy watersports at the beach, see baby elephants being fed at a sanctuary, watch a traditional Kandyan dance performance, visit the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth.

“Our tour of Sri Lanka with Edwin Doran was an outstanding cultural and sporting experience for our young cricketers.”

St Paul's School, London

 

This sacred Buddhist temple, where monks worship daily, is said to contain the tooth of Lord Buddha.

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy

This sacred Buddhist temple, where monks worship daily, is said to contain the tooth of Lord Buddha.

Enjoy lunch and watch the baby elephants being fed before accompanying them to the local river.

Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawela

Enjoy lunch and watch the baby elephants being fed before accompanying them to the local river.

Go rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering five major rapids and four minor rapids.

White water rafting, Kitilgala

Go rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering five major rapids and four minor rapids. 

Accommodation

Sri Lanka offers school sports teams spectacular hotels, service and sporting venues to rival many other more expensive destinations.

A breathtaking sunset over Amaya Hills Hotel, which overlooks Kandy.

A breathtaking sunset over Amaya Hills Hotel, which overlooks Kandy.

Amaya Hills Hotel is nestled in the picturesque hilltops of Kandy.

Amaya Hills Hotel is nestled in the picturesque hilltops of Kandy.

We are always on hand to help during your tour: 

  • 24-hour telephone support to deal with any incidents
  • Access to excellent local knowledge from area experts
  • Backed up by TUI AG and ATOL, IATA and ABTA bonded

Why we love Sri Lanka 

“I toured Sri Lanka with Bilton Grange School and will never forget the stunning sporting venues and releasing turtles into the sea."

Toby Douglas, Sales Manager

 

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