Give your students a thrilling sporting experience combined with the discovery of a faraway culture on a school hockey tour to Sri Lanka. You’ll tour this fascinating country in the Indian Ocean whilst taking on strong opposition.

This tour will not only build on your team’s competitive experience, it will also broaden their horizons. They’ll love sharing their passion for hockey with their local opposition, discovering the rich Sri Lankan culture at the same time.

As well as hockey fixtures, you’ll also visit numerous sites of interest, including an elephant sanctuary and turtle hatchery. You’ll enjoy city tours of Colombo and Kandy, and can even take a boat safari or try your hand at white water rafting.

Suggested Itinerary (13 days, 11 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Meet at London airport

Check in and depart for Sri Lanka

Overnight travel

2

Arrive in Sri Lanka

Transfer to accommodation

Check in to accommodation

Afternoon at leisure to acclimatise

Evening meal at accommodation

3

Morning by the pool

Guided city tour of Colombo, incl. visit to Independence Square, Nelum Pokuna etc.

Evening meal at accommodation

4

Morning by the pool

Friendly fixture against local opposition

Evening meal at accommodation

5

Morning by the pool

Friendly fixture against local opposition

Evening meal at accommodation

6

Check out of accommodation

Visit elephant sanctuary

Onward travel to Kandy

Evening meal at accommodation

7

Friendly fixture against local opposition

Kandy city tour

Evening meal at accommodation

8

Free morning or pool recovery session

Friendly fixture against local opposition

Evening meal at accommodation

9

Transfer to Waskaduwa

Stop en-route for white water rafting at Kitulgala

Evening meal at accommodation

10

Transfer to Galle

Friendly fixture against local opposition

Evening meal at accommodation

11

Transfer to Balapitiya for boat safari down the Madu River

Transfer to Kosgoda

Visit turtle hatchery

Evening meal at accommodation

12

Morning at leisure

Friendly fixture

Evening meal at accommodation

13

Check out of accommodation

Transfer to airport for return flight to UK

Arrive back in UK

13 days, 11 nights Price from £1,800 pp
  • 11 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Airport, training, fixture and excursion transfers
  • Return flights
  • x 6 friendly fixtures against local opposition
  • 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

Accommodation

Excursions

Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour

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Kandy City Tour

Kandy City Tour

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Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park

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Minneriya National Park is located in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province… Read More

Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth

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The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy and a UNESCO World Heritage… Read More

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