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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Private Muthurajawela Marsh Boat Safari
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Muthurajawela Wetland Day Tour

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Fascinating and informative.

We went for a leisurely, relaxing tour of the Muthurajawela canal and lagoon areas. Well worth it. Our young guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out the diverse birds and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kay J
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very pleasant trip. Lots of jungle, lots of birds, a couple of water monitors, what more do you want?

Thank h0usefly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a leisurely, relaxing tour of the Muthurajawela canal and lagoon areas. Well worth it. Our young guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out the diverse birds and animal. We saw different kinds of beautiful colourful kingfishers, cormorants, egrets, terns, birds of prey, land and sea monitors, crocodiles. The mangroves were also fascinating with its unique ecosystem. Would... More 

Thank Kay J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place for a bird watching boat ride and even for studying mangrove fauna and flora . The visitor centre which organises the boat tour needs to be more organised with cleanliness. The place and the sorruonding is not at all appealing. The guides are knowledgable and helpful too but they are a bit too slow and... More 

1 Thank Neetha M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Muthurajawela Marsh is the famous attraction wetland of Negombo Lagoon. And is notable for its highly unique Ecosystem

Thank Shefeekkk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great Guides! They were very helpful, and spotted a ton of different birds, plus Monitors, and monkeys. Be prepared for the garbage though, there is a lot of it, and the Marsh and Lagoon are no exception. Just seems odd that little is done about it, sad really. We did see 4 or 5 different kingfishers, including the ultra rare... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our B&B Janishi Residencies helped arranged this boat trip along with a tour of Negombo via Tuk Tuk. We were shown the boatyard and a wreck caused by the 2004 tsunami that still lies there despite the 12 year gap. The marsh starts out a little littered with plastic and such but clears up before you see the birds and... More 

2 Thank 30mirza
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Sri Lanka has some beautiful wildlife and a lot of it is within these mangroves "marsh". It's a shame some wildlife is being killed off or driven away. This place including the Dutch canal and the lagoon needs help and it's sad to see it in such an awful state. The crocodile "which I didn't see" need to be brought... More 

4 Thank John F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Booked the boat trip day before. Driver found the place easily for me. Go early before heat of day puts animals to sleep! Guide was very good in spotting different bird species, water monitor lizard, baby crocodile and monkeys. 90min boat trip cost 1800 rupees. Part of the money goes to help government to keep this conservation area going.

Thank Duncan F
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Frustrated. People started destroying this valuable place. Lovely green environment almost gone. Bus some abstractness still there.

Thank Kithsiri D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Negombo's lagoon has a huge variety of wild life. We got some great shots of the many species of crane that live in the shallow lagoon area. We saw several water monitors, visited a fish farm and the monkeys were a real treat wanting to get into the boat with us. Our guide provided bottled water, fresh pineapple and King... More 

1 Thank David H

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