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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0114030150

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Enjoyable trip, worthwhile.

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, we saw monkeys, lots of different birds and monitor lizards. The guide was very informative. Just a shame to see so much rubbish littering the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, we saw monkeys, lots of different birds and monitor lizards. The guide was very informative. Just a shame to see so much rubbish littering the side of the canal.

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Udaipur, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There was unnecessary hype about this marsh. We barely go to see a few birds and monitor lizards. The guide was very quite and inaudible and did not seem too interested. I've been on better marsh visits in Kerala. One can give this a miss!

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was a good trip where you can see a different type of birds if you do that early in the morning. And lot of mangroves and many island in the Negombo lagoon.It is adviceable to book a boat in advance to avoid delay to start the trip.

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

it was grate place to visit. Lot of birds monitors aligators and some small animals.nice boat ride and safe.from negombo only 2000 rufees by tuk tuk and driver will stay until you finish your boat ride.lots of fishemens fishing in lagoon.

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Surrey, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As there were four of us, we hired a boat from the many boatsmen by the bridge. We saw monkeys on an island, water monitor, sea bream being bred, and best of all huge fruit bats. would recommend.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was a little difficult to find, but we had their telephone number and got help from them to reach the place. The boat ride was nice, as it gave us the opportunity to see the canal and the laguna with plenty of birds and few more animals. Well worth the effort.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My advice to you, O Traveller: 1. Make sure you call the day before. We didn't know that they close at 6:00 pm, so we couldn't book ahead. We called at 7:00 in the morning and they asked us to come by 11:30, by which time it was hot, and too bright for good pictures. Also we didn't see any... More 

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Stockholm Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Boat trip in the marshes. What you se probably depends on luck and the guide you get. We saw a number of birds and tiny baby crocodiles. Nice and peaceful.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Peaceful and interesting. Small group and excellent guide. Saw many birds and water monitors. Life jackets provided!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A boat ride crossing the 17th century dutch canals with bird chirping, and bumping into an ocassional monitor lizard and crocodiles is how you would like to start your day, then Muthurajawela is the place for you. Although less than 20 kms from Negombo city centre, it took us nearly 45 minutes to reach as it is a bit difficult... More 

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