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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0114030150
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Good trip with some nice birds and beautiful scenery

We started the tour around 10am. We didn't prebook but a boat was ready when we got there so we didn't have to wait long. It's very cheap for locals Rs. 350 and for foreigners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We started the tour around 10am. We didn't prebook but a boat was ready when we got there so we didn't have to wait long. It's very cheap for locals Rs. 350 and for foreigners it's Rs. 1100. We started off on a canal where we saw a lot of kingfishers, koels, cormorants, etc and a lot of monitor lizards.... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Bird lovers must visit, start your boat trip on a quiet canal, where you can spot for example stork-billed kingfishers, greater coucals or Asian koels (and other smaller stuff). Then the canal opens on a large lagoon, where you'll find the usual water-birds such as herons, egrets, bitterns, ducks, cormorants and others whose name I don't remember. I was amazed... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited at around 10-11 AM since the boat came late. Our sightings were pathetic. We managed to see only a few birds. The children were let down since they came with a lot of hope to see good wildlife. Choose early morning or late afternoon. Its a good one time visit.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was a nice trip to the marshes since we didn´t have anything to do. There are loads of birds and some waran in the marshes. The area is relly beautiful. There are more Lagoons in Sri Lanka that you can visit. I would not particularly plan to go there if not because I am already there anyways.

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You will have an amazing boat trip along the British & Dutch canals. See the amazing bird life, water lilies & lizards as well as where jungle & marsh lands meet. Friendly fishermen collecting crabs with their nets & locals doing their washing on the rocks. You won't be disappointed.

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This boat safari is well run, very affordable and our family of 6 enjoyed it, despite not seeing very much bird/wild life along the way. We went early afternoon, so as other reviewers recommended, try for early morning times to see the best wildlife. We enjoyed seeing young kids catching fish along the side of the canal using one finger... More 

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Colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The boat safaris are wonderful. The guides are well knowledgeable about the area and the indigenous birds. Beautiful area with a lot of greenery and a nice lagoon.

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Like the boat tour. I hate the smell of some areas. Can see lots of fishes baby croc swimming around. Some water snake. If you are lucky enough monkey.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0114030150
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo

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