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A Tailormade Special: Sri Lanka: Cricket, Whales & Wildlife

This autumn, the England cricket team heads to Sri Lanka, and the prospect of watching a Test Match at the iconic Galle International Stadium, as well as some first-class wildlife is enough to get the pulse of any wildlife and cricket lover racing (of whom there are several in the Naturetrek office!).

In November, cetaceans such as Blue, Bryde’s, Sperm and Short-finned Pilot Whales are present as well as Bottlenose, Risso’s and Spinner Dolphins, whilst on land the wildlife we will look for includes Leopards, Elephants and Sloth Bears as well as a wonderful variety of birdlife.

Our 14-day ‘Sri Lanka – Cricket, Whales & Wildlife’ tour itinerary, which will coincide with the First Test Match between Sri Lanka and England at Galle International Stadium, is outlined below:


Tour details:

Sunday 4th – Saturday 17th November 2018                           Cost: £3,295*

Extension: Friday 16th – Tuesday 20th November 2018           Cost: £795*

*The cost includes meals on a half-board basis on the main tour and full-board on the extension.

Outline itinerary:

Day 1  Depart London

Day 2  Colombo – Weligama

Day 3/7  First Test Match – Sri Lanka v England, Galle

Day 8/9  Pelagic to look for Blue Whales

Day 10  Yala, via Bundala National Park

Day 11  Lunugamvehera National Park

Day 12  Yala National Park

Day 13  Colombo

Day 14  Fly London

Post-tour extension to Sinharaja:

Day 13/15  Sinharaja Rainforest

Day 16  Colombo

Day 17  Fly London

Single room supplement: £795 (Add: £195 for extension)

Land-only price: £2,795

For more information please call Rajan on 01962 733051, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Test Match at Galle International Stadium


Blue Whale


Leopard, Yala National Park


Malabar Trogon, Sinharaja Forest Reserve