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School Rugby Tour to Sri Lanka

Best time to travel: November to September

Whilst Sri Lanka may not be the first destination that springs to mind when thinking about long-haul school rugby tours, it actually makes a fantastic choice. The second largest rugby-playing nation in Asia (after Japan), Sri Lankans have been playing rugby since the late 19th century. 

You certainly won’t be short of strong fixtures on your school rugby tour to Sri Lanka. And you’ll enjoy a really warm welcome from your hosts. This will be a rugby tour your students will never forget, as they explore the rich Sri Lankan culture through a shared love of their sport

You’ll also have the chance to try out some water sports on Sri Lanka’s spectacular coast, as well as some unforgettable visits to an elephant sanctuary and turtle hatchery. You’ll also enjoy city tours of the magnificent cities of Colombo and Kandy.

Sample Itinerary

13 days/11 nights

Price from £1800

Tour price includes:
  • 11 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Airport, training, fixture and excursion transfers
  • Return flights
  • x 4 fixtures against local opposition
  • x 3 training sessions
  • English-speaking guide throughout 
  • Entrance to elephant sanctuary
  • Kandy Temple of the Tooth visit
  • Cultural show
  • Balapitiya Boat Safari and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
Day 1  

Meet at London airport

Check in and depart for Sri Lanka

Overnight travel
Day 2

Arrive in Sri Lanka

Arrive in Mount Lavinia and transfer to accommodation

Check in to accommodation

Free time to acclimatise

Evening meal at accommodation

Tour briefing

Day 3 Training session Guided city tour of Colombo Evening meal at accommodation
Day 4 Morning by pool and beach Friendly fixture Evening meal at accommodation
Day 5 Pool recovery session Friendly fixture Evening meal at accommodation
Day 6

Check out of accommodation

Visit elephant sanctuary

Onward travel to Kandy Evening meal at accommodation
Day 7 Friendly fixture Kandy city tour Evening meal at accommodation
Day 8 Training session Friendly fixture Evening meal at accommodation
Day 9 Check out and proceed to Waskaduwa White water rafting at Kitulgala Evening meal at accommodation
Day 10 Training session

Boat safari down River Madu

Visit to turtle hatchery

Evening meal at accommodation
Day 11 Morning by the pool Friendly fixture Evening meal at accommodation
Day 12 Water sports activities on beach Afternoon at leisure on beach or by pool End of tour awards
Day 13

Depart for airport 

Board return flight to UK

Travel Arrive back in UK
A very good trip for the price. The Geissbockheim training facility as a whole is excellent, as is the quality of coaching. Our fixtures versus local opposition...

— Sawtry Village Academy

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