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Muthurajawela Marsh

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Taipei, Taiwan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wow, what a great potential there is in the place! We enjoyed it every much and saw many rare birds. We were a bit disappointed by two things: 1) The boat driver can't speak more than very basic English. He does know the names of the animals, and he was a god spotter, but couldn't explain too much. 2) We... More

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Sigiriya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fascinating trip with NatreCare Guys. and fisher man who took us by his boat .Motor less boat, green surrounded by water , mouth watering seafood lunch at fisherman's, hut. Lagoon. Marshy Land, River

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

First of all, I don't think Negombo is worth spending any time when you visit Sri Lanka, there are many better places to go! However, if you decide to stay here more than one night you should really arrange a boat tour to the lagoon! We made a reservation with the conservation office and had to pay only 1100 rupee... More

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N yorks
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132 reviews 132 reviews
58 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lovely boat ride along the canal s to the marsh and lagoon. Lots of iguanas and kingfishers. Stopped off to find out how arak is made.

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Dubai, UAE
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I found this place on trip advisor and I wanted to go. I was staying in Negombo and asked a few of those tuktuk drivers about it. Make sure your driver knows exactly where it is, because it is around 40 minutes away and kind of confusing to find. your driver will pass by the fresh food market, make sure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have wonderfull bort safari in the evening we sowed lot of birds and fantastic sunset.. It was wonderfull thanks for our guide 'Shalu' he is the one arrange our tour best recommend if you worn't to contact him 0094 77 8988989 and he has a website reasonable prices www.heritagelankatours.com

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Loved the boat trip which included lunch in the middle of the lagoon. Saw trees full of fruit bats ,a water monitor much larger than I thought and plenty of egrets and other birds.

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Aalst, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

we had to call 2x to be able to get a boat trip on a Monday. the first cal they claimed they were fully booked, while when calling back half an hour later they still had place. And indeed, once we had arrived, they were not at all fully booked, rather the opposite. Only us on the boat trip, but... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Loved this boat trip along the canal. Lots of interesting birds including kingfishers and an eagle. Very hot in the sun especially in open boat. Operators did provide umbrellas but make sure you take your sunblock

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Rented a boat from Jetwing Lagoon Hotel for a one hour ride.It was very quiet,beautiful and pristine.Saw many birds there also for the first time saw some monkeys living in the mangroves.There was nobody else there and was astonished as near Negombo this was the best possible spot to see.

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