Today you travel south to the historic city of Galle - famous for its sunkissed beaches and the 17C Dutch Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay your final four nights at the Jetwing Lighthouse, a five-star beach hotel designed by the late Geoffrey Bawa – Sri Lanka’s iconic architect. Hours can be spent exploring the fascinating Galle Fort with its maze of narrow streets lined with Dutch and British period buildings still in use, the sturdy ramparts looking out to sea and overlooking the Galle International Cricket Stadium; museums, cafes and restaurants. There are some fine beaches nearby including Wijeya, Unawatuna, Mirissa and Hikkaduwa.
MATCH 3 is at the Galle International Stadium which is one of cricket's most-loved venues. Flanked by the Indian Ocean and the impressive 17C Galle Fort behind the bowlers at one end, you could barely imagine a more stunning environment in which to enjoy a cricket match. After the 2004 tsunami, it was thought that international cricket would never return to Galle. But thanks to the global cricket community, the ground has been restored to its former glory.
The next day, head off to the Foundation of Goodness situated in the village of Seenigama north of Galle. This village was destroyed as a result of the 2004 Tsunami and redeveloped by the Foundation of Goodness charity, with the help of Surrey and MCC among others and worthy of your support.
MATCH 4 vs Seenigama Village XI at the Seenigama Oval. The wicket is a good quality Astroturf, and the outfield is lush. As a part of the Foundation of Goodness programme, the cricketers will be interacting, learning and helping out the local village community in various capacities, giving a memorable insight into island life. On day 11, leave well in