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New tour: Sri Lanka – Cricket, Whales & Wildlife

Blue Whale

Blue Whale

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 racing of any wildlife and cricket lover (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:
 
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
 
Tour details:
Sunday 4th – Saturday 17th November 2018                           Cost: £2,995*
Extension: Friday 16th – Tuesday 20th November 2018           Cost: £695*

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

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

Land-only price: £2,495

Contact: to pre-register your interest, or to book, please email
rajan@naturetrek.co.uk or call Rajan Jolly on 01962 733051.