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Muthurajawela Marsh

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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N yorks
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We did the trip in the morning. Definitely would be too hot later. Saw monitor lizards, egrets, kingfishers, purple heron, eagles, terns, parakeets and a few butterflies. The guides were very helpful and spoke enough English to point out and name things but limited explanation. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip which was about half an hour from Negumbo and 1.5hrs on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We discussed our boat trip with the guide's son then phoned a few hours later to confirm. When we turned up with another person from our hotel they had forgotten about our booking and didn't apologise. They then tried to charge more than the agreed price and were quite rude when we objected. We had the tour and the guide... More

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Beijing, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Not a famous place, our driver got some difficulties to find here. Even their staff was curious how we knew the place. It's a peaceful place. Boat safari cost is reasonable, 1000LKR/p, for about 1.5h. We saw several kinds of birds (kingfisher, etc.), a small crocodile, a lizard etc. If you want to see more, better to go early morning... More

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