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Mangrove Cave River Safari

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No.183/A , Galle Road, Ahungalla 0094, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 256740
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Fun to do sometime

The river safari was nice. The nature is cool to see and a trip on the water is enjoyable itself... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Almere, The Netherlands
via mobile
£30 for 2 people

Our driver took us to this river safari and we had a 12 seater boat to ourselves Our boat drivers... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
joy l
Derby, United Kingdom
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No.183/A , Galle Road, Ahungalla 0094, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 256740
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The river safari was nice. The nature is cool to see and a trip on the water is enjoyable itself. Aninalwise, we didn't see a lot. Just a varaan and some birds. There is a cool mangrove area, and we also stopped at a fish...More

Thank Ditalion
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Our driver took us to this river safari and we had a 12 seater boat to ourselves Our boat drivers took us through the mangroves and under a couple of very low bridges where we had to hunker down or our heads would have been...More

Thank joy l
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We went early in the morning and we were the only two people in the boat, indeed the river was quiet too as the tours had not started at this point. There was a couple of very low bridges to negotiate ( we had to...More

Thank Danny N
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Having been to this excursion several years previously I was disappointed by the tack ticks they use to extract money from you. The tour price was much higher than expected and each island another person showing skills for money. It seems a little set up...More

Thank Gaz E
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went in March 2017 & started at 11.00 a.m. with a group of 21.The sunlight was very high and warm but with the river breeze, we did not have much issue. This is one of the biggest rivers in Sri Lanka (Maadu River). Only saw...More

1  Thank Chamath A
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Delightful river safari with stop to learn about cinnamon production and Buddhist temple . Much wildlife too and a glimpse into prawn fishing, through the mangrove trees. Nice touch was the provision of water and an ice cold towel at the end.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on our way through to GALLE. It was a great trip where we got to see a lot of the islands, held a baby monkey and even went to Cinnamon island to see where locals live and how they produce the cinnamon....More

Thank LauraCarr14
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The Mangrove Cave River Safari is one of many boat operators that take visitors along the Madu River to enjoy the scenary and attempt to see some wildlife. The boat trip is generally pleasant, but less impressive than I expected. There are also quite a...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Simply an opportunity to relieve you of money. Boat stopped at every place where you can spend it give tips. Saw very little, the only water monitor seen was the tame one feeding on a scrap of waste. Save your cash....!!!

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 24 February 2017

It was amazing to see the turtle farms. The River Safari was awesome. Very Scenic. The restaurant we went for lunch was a big disappointment.

1  Thank NinaDipak
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23 January 2017|
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Response from Aravinda K | Reviewed this property |
How long you will stay in Sri Lanka? There are plenty of places to visit but it will be easy if you can tell that how long you will be there and which kind of excitement you are looking for..
13 February 2015|
Response from SRIRAM G | Reviewed this property |
The ride is about an hour. I recommend a short break at cinnamon island and for the fish spa. Should cost 2000lkr approx(per person approximately)