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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 4 030150
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US$34.00*
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Private Muthurajawela Marsh Boat Safari
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US$40.00*
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Muthurajawela Wetland Day Tour

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Bird watching

Do not miss this place if you come to Negombo. Even if you are in colombo you can reach this place within 30 - 45 min.Sincerely Bird lovers must visit. In Muthurajawela, I saw lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
UPoorna
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This formed part of a half day trip from our hotel and I would say that in order to enjoy it as fully as possible, a good guide is essential. None of us knew what to expect but, invisible to us, our guide was able to quickly identify all manner of wildlife, quickly stopping the boat and allowing us to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this trip. Just the two of us with the boatman. Travel slowly through the canal, take photos of the colourful birds: egrets, corcormant, bee eaters, heron, water monitors, water moccasins, mangroves, cashew nut, mango and avocado trees. Canal is 130 km long in total. So interesting and tranquil.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first boat trip of three we've done this week and without doubt the best for seeing birds and other wild life. In addition to a boat driver there was a knowledgeable guide with good English, who pointed out 3 different types of heron, bee eaters, lots of beautiful kingfishers, some much larger than European ones. Lots of... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this place if you come to Negombo. Even if you are in colombo you can reach this place within 30 - 45 min.Sincerely Bird lovers must visit. In Muthurajawela, I saw lot of monkeys, monitors and also a variety of mangroves.The downside is pollution.

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 

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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

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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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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 

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