TRAVEL THE ISLAND
Luxury Mini Coach
The luxury mini-coach is a comfortable way to travel. The coach is too small for a large squad and all its kit; it is however suitable for 13 people with the kit travelling separately in a baggage van. The mini-coach is an unobtrusive way to travel and ensures a great team spirit when travelling between destinations.
For a large cricketing group (around 30 tourists) this is a practical and efficient means of transport. The coach is air-conditioned and comfortable with plenty of room for your kit. Alternatively, two mini coaches are a great option for a large group and provide greater flexibility for the cricket and non-cricketing parties.
After years of touring experience, as players and with Red Dot, the advantage of a baggage van is hard to deny. This allows the group greater freedom and versatility. The team will not have to wait for baggage to be loaded and unloaded off the coach, and the van can go ahead with team kit to place in the dressing room. It is also a useful smaller vehicle in the instance of errands needing to be run and emergency.
Air Taxi or Private Plane
This option will not be in all club's budgets but it is a breathtaking way to travel. The plane radically reduces travel time, weaving between jungle clad mountains before landing on the nearest bit of water to your destination. The planes are run on a private charter basis and Red Dot will be happy to incorporate a flight into your tour.
Travelling on the Sri Lankan railway could be a highlight to any tour. Travelling by Observation Carriage (1st Class) on the Colombo to Kandy line is a comfortable means of travel and a great way to see the country. The carriage has around 20 seats and needs to be booked early.