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Combined HOPPER HOPPER Tours - All Games

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All matches we are hosting are available as individual tours and priced as if you are only doing that one tour. The Tour Game, Nuwara Eliya, and ODI's are priced as an add-on only to any Test Tour. If you are Flagging at 2 or 3 Tests however the following combined tour pricing applies as twin / single per person. Full details of each tour are below. No flights to/from Sri Lanka are included. You must travel to Colombo on your preferred airline and The Flag will meet you on arrival when your tour will start!

Sri Lanka Flag 1st Test & 2nd Test: Aud$3000 / Aud$4600
Sri Lanka Flag 1st Test & 2nd Test & 3rd Test: Aud$4300 / Aud$6500
Sri Lanka Flag 2nd Test & 3rd Test: Aud$2800 / Aud$4100
Sri Lanka Flag Add the Tour Game: Aud$800 / Aud$1200
Sri Lanka Flag Add Nuwara Eliya: Aud$700 / Aud$1000
Sri Lanka Flag Add the Two ODI's: Aud$1200 / Aud$1800

Sri Lanka Flag Only individual Tours list below however all combinations as priced above list on the booking form.

Depending on your chosen HOPPER HOPPER 'HOTEL' TEST TOUR we include the following:

A Welcome Gift
1 Australia Flag
Airport 'Meet & Greet' (except if starting in Nuwara Eliya)
Airport to Hotel Transfer (return airport transfers not included) with beverages
All rail and road transfers between Tests and Nuwara Eliya
Daily Match Day transfers in Kandy ONLY
8 nights 3 star Hotel/Resort per Test
6 nights 3 star Hotel for the Tour Game, and 1st & 2nd ODI^
3 nights 3 star Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Daily Breakfast
Nightly Dinner in Kandy & Nuwara Eliya
2 - Bent Banani Shirts
Flag Dinner Party night before each Test
Flag Dinner Party after Day 5 of each Test
Day trip to Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Cave Temples (Kandy Test)
Day trip to Horton Plains National Park & Pedro Tea Estate (Nuwara Eliya)
Services of The Flag 24/7
1 - Flaggy Green*

*A Flaggy Green and Flagger number is awarded to all new Flaggers at a pre-match ceremony. So far we've welcomed 632 Flaggers. Come and get yours!

^Available as add-on to at least one Test match only. If you book this separately, you will only receive the hotel and inclusions as stated in the tour option below.

Some information you should understand before booking your HOPPER HOPPER TOUR/S:

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Importantly: Match tickets are not included. Unless you say otherwise we will buy your match tickets for each person and each game you book to Flag at and ask you to pay face value for these at the time.

More Importantly: An Aud$500 per person per Test match non-refundable deposit is payable within 7-days of your receiving our Tour confirmation. Please read booking conditions before booking.

Most Regrettably: If you choose to pay with a debit or credit card a 5% PayPal fee will be applied.

But Even More Importantly: We want you to be comfortable with your decision to Flag so please ask us any tour questions you have before booking using any of the details below or please email us.


Please call us with questions on: +61.469.987602
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1st HOPPER HOPPER in Colombo - Add-On Tour Game

TOUR DATES: July 17 - 23 (6 nights)
MATCHES: The Tour Game
MATCH DATES: July 18 - 20
TWIN SHARE: Aud$800pp
SINGLE: Aud$1200pp
HOTEL: Colombo City Hotel

Sri Lanka Flag If joining us here, please book your flights to arrive no later than July 17

If you would like to enjoy the Tour Game before the 1st Test, let us know your flights and we'll meet you at the airport, armed with refreshment, and transfer you to Colombo for the game starting July 18! This is purely a low-key 6 night stay in cool Colombo before heading to Kandy for the 1st Test. If you join us here, the beautiful train journey to Kandy is included as is all travel between the tests you choose to Flag at!

Sri Lanka Flag If you book this option only, you will only receive 6 nights hotel, and one dinner party.

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2nd HOPPER HOPPER in Kandy - The 1st Test

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TOUR DATES: July 23 - 31 (8 nights)
MATCHES: The First Test
MATCH DATES: July 26 - 30
TWIN SHARE: Aud$1600 pp
SINGLE: Aud$2400pp
Extra Nights Twin / Single: Aud$80pp / Aud$160
HOTEL: Queen's Hotel

Sri Lanka Flag If joining us here, please book your flights to arrive no later than July 23

After 5years we can finally enjoy Test Cricket again in Sri Lanka! If you are flying in for this Test, please arrive on Saturday July 23. Once you touch down, we'll meet you at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport no matter what time, and transfer you (4hrs) for 8 grand nights in the ancient capital.

Our classic 3star hotel is in the middle of the city, adjacent the famed Kandy Lake, which you can't swim in so thankfully our hotel has a pool. When you look at the rest of the cluttered city, you wonder how it is possible but wet you can get in Kandy while getting very whet if you so wish at the old colonial poolside bar.

Sunday will be at your leisure to visit the outstanding botanic gardens at Peredeniya, or Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage. If kicking about town, across the road from our hotel is the 'Temple of the Tooth', open from early morning to late so you are free to visit when you like. Legs and shoulders must be covered!!

The day before the test we will leave at 9am for the must do trip to Dambulla Cave Temples and Sigiriya Rock 70km north. Including lunch, we will be back in Kandy by 6pm in time for a swim before our Arrack Attack BBQ party where we will welcome all new Flaggers, distribute match tickets and give you the low down on reaching the cricket 10km away.

We will be back at the hotel each day by 6pm for a swim before dinner which is included every night along with the Sri Lankan Mariachi band still strumming their trade across the dining room. After dinner we'll head to varying places about town to continue your relaxing holiday!!

On the night of Day 5 we will have a low-key 'Arrack Attack' Party as the next day we are up early for the slow train into the hill country for three nights, if you are continuing your tour with us. If you are leaving us here, please make your own way and expense to the airport or onward destinations, and "Thank You for Flagging"!

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Please call us with questions on: +61.469.987602
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3rd HOPPER HOPPER in Nuwara Eliya - Add-On Three Night Tour

TOUR DATES: July 31 - August 3 (3 nights)
TWIN SHARE: Aud$700 pp
SINGLE: Aud$1000pp

HOTEL: Galway Forest Lodge

Sri Lanka Flag If joining us here, please book your flights to arrive no later than July 31

With an unusual 4 days between Tests we have the opportunity to go elsewhere for more than a day or two, hence we are in Kandy for three days before the Test so we have more time in the lush hill country.

Leaving Kandy the day after the test we take a slow winding train journey high into the hills to Nuwara Eliya. Standing in the doorway or taking advantage of the open windows you can take hundreds of amazing photos across the plantations and forests of Sri Lanka before arriving in Nuwara Eliya early afternoon. The afternoon is yours to wander the town or take in a comfort beverage on the terrace of the Nuwara Eliya Golf Clubhouse.

Dinner is included so fill up and get to bed early for a 5am drive to Horton Plains for a casual 3 hour walk to outstanding 'World's End'. Views from the escarpment to the coast on a clear day are incredible and indeed worth the walk and much better than the 90mins walk back. Returning to Nuwara Eliya, after lunch we head to Pedro Tea Estate for a stroll through the famed Sri Lankan tea plantations where photos of the colourful tea-pickers are virtually endless.

The next day we will board another train to Ella and Badulla even higher in the hills. A late lunch in Badulla will preceed the drive back to Nuwara Eliya. The following morning we will drive to beautiful Unawatuna, which will take about 5 hours.

If you want to start your tour here, we won't be able to meet you at the Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport but your transfer to Kandy or Nuwara Eliya will be created and included for your convenience. We leave Kandy at 8am so if you arrive into Colombo late, you can transfer to Kandy and join us on the train.

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4th HOPPER HOPPER in Galle - 2nd Test

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TOUR DATES: August 3 - 11 (8 nights)
MATCHES: The Second Test
MATCH DATES: August 4 - 8
TWIN SHARE: Aud$1600pp
SINGLE: Aud$2400pp
Extra Nights Twin / Single: Aud$100pp / Aud$200
HOTEL: Calamander Beach Resort

Sri Lanka Flag If joining us here, please book your flights to arrive no later than August 3

Welcome back to beautiful Unawatuna just 5km from Galle International Cricket Stadium. Our beautiful resort has been fully refurbished along with the beach! 10 years after the 2004 tsunami the last of the 1km long beach was finally washed away. The Belgians were summonsed and after 2 years created a new reef and 50m wide beach the length of the bay. It is outstanding, especially when sitting at the resort bar with sand between your toes, if not strolling the full compliment of bars and BBQ's the length of the beach.

Before enjoying the delights of Unawatuna if you are flying in for this Test, we'll meet you at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer you with a refreshing beverage for 8 glorious nights. The good news is the new highway is open so instead of the 6 hour drive from the airport in 2011 you can be in Asia's largest glass walled pool or soothing your jet-lag in the calm Indian Ocean in just 2 hours!

A Test in Galle also means cricket on the beach after each day's play, feet in the sand while eating & drinking, and 'dancing barefoot' until the wee hours. We will have an 'Arrack Attack BBQ Party' at the resort the night before the Test and on Day 5, welcome all new Flaggers at the pre-Test party, and distribute match tickets for the game played in front of the historic Dutch Fort, just 10 mins in a rickshaw away.

The south coast of Sri Lanka is easily accessible by train, rickshaw, bus, or taxi so we don't include any day trips. Flaggers prefer to take in the local sights at their leisure; such as delightful Marissa, famous stilt fishermen at Weligama, a slow boat around Lake Koggala, or perhaps hire a surf board at Hikkaduwa.

If Flagging with us from Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, we will arrive in Unawatuna the day before Test but spend two extra nights after the Test to create your 8 night tour. If you are leaving us after Galle, "Thank You for Flagging" and please travel to the airport at your convenience and expense. Do know that your tour is still booked and paid for 8 nights even if you leave the day after the Test. All in all, a smashing test is Galle, so do come along.

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5th HOPPER HOPPER in Colombo - 3rd Test

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TOUR DATES: August 11 - 19 (8 nights)
MATCHES: The Third Test
MATCH DATES: August 13 - 17
TWIN SHARE: Aud$1400pp
SINGLE: Aud$1900pp
Extra Nights Twin / Single: Aud$60pp / Aud$120
HOTEL: Colombo City Hotel

Sri Lanka Flag If joining us here, please book your flights to arrive no later than August 11

Choosing to Flag in Colombo only will not disappoint even though it lacks the lushness of Kandy and the seaside of Galle. 'Cool Colombo' is very underrated. Touring here since 1999, The Flag has never had a bad time in Sri Lanka's capital and I am sure you won't either. The restaurants and foods are sublime, the hotels have some of the region's best pubs & clubs, the shopping is exhaustive & affordable, people are smiling & helpful, the buses & rickshaws are everywhere to take you anywhere, and the Test cricket ground one of the world's nicest.

The Flag will return to the great Colombo City Hotel in the city centre, opposite the World Trade Centre, next to the newly re-opened 'Dutch Hospital' home to a variety of outstanding new restaurants and pubs. If you aren't dining on our hotel rooftop you need only walk next door when not enjoying our two included dinner parties.

Our pleasant refurbished hotel is in a quiet street in Fort (city centre) just 5mins walk to the markets of Pettah and Fort Railway Station, or a pleasant walk along Galle Face Green to the famed Galle Face Hotel. Security as calmed down in Colombo and you can access areas of Fort that have been off-limits for every tour before this so there are many new lanes and areas to admire. Amidst the 'too many to cover in one week' restaurants & bars (karaoke!) is our favourite Cricket Club Cafe. Governed by the delightful Gabby & James from Melbourne we will no doubt hit this famous establishment more than once!

If you can only enjoy one Test in Sri Lanka, this is it. Luxuriate in the convenience of everything you need on your doorstep in an awesome city. Enjoy our street-savvy, on-the-ground nuances and passions such as walking to the cricket (if you wish!), playing golf at Royal Colombo, or bargaining for bananas in the markets. This is a unique opportunity to join The Flag in a wonderful country, and fabulous city with many cultural and architectural sights, and take away fond memories of a great tour whilst submerged in the smoothness of pleasant hotel, with fantastic rooftop restaurant.

Like all options before this, if you are flying in for this Test only, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel where you'll meet all other Flaggers the night before the game at our 'Arrack Attack' party where you will receive tickets and passionate knowledge on how best (or easiest) way to reach our spirited game of Test Cricket. If you are leaving us here and not staying on for the 1st two ODI's in Colombo, please make your own way and expense to the airport and "Thank You for Flagging"!

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6th HOPPER HOPPER in Colombo - Add-On 1st & 2nd ODI's

TOUR DATES: August 19 - 25 (6 nights)
MATCHES: 1st & 2nd ODI's
MATCH DATES: August 21 & 24 (TBC)
TWIN SHARE: Aud$1200pp
SINGLE: Aud$1800pp
Extra Nights Twin / Single: Aud$100pp / Aud$200
HOTEL: Cinnamon Red

Although Colombo is great, there are many other awesome places for us to enjoy without spending 14 nights in the one place. Thus, after the Test, if you choose to do the first two ODI's, we will move to the awesome Cinnamon Red Hotel for 6 nights. As each game starts at 1430pm, we have plenty of time to reach the venue leaving just after lunch. Transfers to and from the game are included but what isn't is the return transfer to the airport after these matches when our tour will end. Over the years we understand that Flaggers will do ODI's either just before or after the Test series but very rarely do 'EVERY' match but if you want to continue to Dambulla and Kandy, we are happy to advise or even organise this if you ask.

Sri Lanka Flag If you book this option only, you will only receive 6 nights hotel, breakfast, two dinners, and match transfers.

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7th HOPPER HOPPER in Dinner Parties, Tickets, Shirts - ONLY

TOUR DATES: July 26 - August 4
MATCHES: Your Choice
MATCH DATES: As Above
ONE TEST or TWO ODI's ONLY: Aud$300pp
EACH ADDITIONAL TEST or TWO ODI's: Aud$150pp

HOTEL: No Accommodation Included

We appreciate not everyone needs accommodation but still wants to enjoy the game with The Flag; as many Flaggers and non-Flaggers do each tour. If you are touring Sri Lanka and would like to 'Flag' whilst living independently then this is for you. Match ticket cost is not included, however we will still buy your match tickets from Sri Lanka Cricket and ask (like all Flaggers touring Sri Lanka) that you pay face value at the time (approx. Aud$50*). Tickets will be distributed at our included dinner party at each of hotels listed above, on the evening before the Test when you will also receive your Tour Merchandise and an Australian Flag among other inclusions. Though you are travelling independently, you are still 'Flagging' so will be invited to enjoy our nightly entertainment plans, as well as our included dinner party on Day 5 of each Test.

This Option Includes:

Sri Lanka Flag Pre-Test Match Dinner Party
Sri Lanka Flag Day 5 Test Match Dinner Party
Sri Lanka Flag 2 Bent Banani Tour Shirts
Sri Lanka Flag 1 Flag Hat
Sri Lanka Flag 1 Australian Flag
Sri Lanka Flag Flag Tour Information
Sri Lanka Flag Match Tickets (*face value for these to be paid at the time)

Sri Lanka Flag If you book this option ONLY, full payment for each person named on the booking is required within 7 days of receiving our confirmation. Please read booking conditions before booking.

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