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.

Suggested Itinerary (13 days, 11 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Meet at London airport

Check in and depart for Sri Lanka

Overnight travel


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


Training session

Guided city tour of Colombo

Evening meal at accommodation


Morning by pool and beach

Friendly fixture

Evening meal at accommodation


Pool recovery session

Friendly fixture

Evening meal at accommodation


Check out of accommodation

Visit elephant sanctuary

Onward travel to Kandy

Evening meal at accommodation


Friendly fixture

Kandy city tour

Evening meal at accommodation


Training session

Friendly fixture

Evening meal at accommodation


Check out and proceed to Waskaduwa

White water rafting at Kitulgala

Evening meal at accommodation


Training session

Boat safari down River Madu

Visit to turtle hatchery

Evening meal at accommodation


Morning by the pool

Friendly fixture

Evening meal at accommodation


Water sports activities on beach

Afternoon at leisure on beach or by pool

End of tour awards


Depart for airport

Board 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 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



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Kandy City Tour

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