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Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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It is a rather small place on the main road in Peraliya, Hikkaduwa. This hatchery was formed to protect Turtle eggs that were laid on the shore and to provide shelter to injured... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have to say, this visit has been the best one in sri lanka, better than all safari, dophins and whales cruise, Pinawella etc. You can finally see really organization which just want to help and not make money. Turtles are so cute and you can also cuddle with them:).. My favorites were blind ones (easy to take a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Such a nice visit! The turtles were so cute and the staff very nice and friendly, they ordered us a tuk tuk as it was raining. An excellent way to spend a morning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

was a lovely experience. got the chance to see small turtles and also the guys over there explained about them.. A must visit place. Cheers

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Kids can't stop talking about this experience. They did not want to leave. Sad to see effects of humans on these beautiful creatures, but great to see the efforts made to make a mends. A real sanctuary..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I loved the fact how much I learnt about turtles. You can hold the very little ones - I was very lucky I went there on a day the little ones hatched. The guide let me carry one little one from the sand to the tank and then he gave me a year old one - around 5 kg! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here the staff were very knowledgeable and spent time teaching us about turtles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Super knowledgeable guide who gave us a lovely insight into the work of the sanctuary. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves and were able to ask lots of questions and get up close and personal with all the different turtles. It's a lovely thing to do if you're in the area for sure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Conservation of turtles have returned 30 million hatched turtles to the sea, the program is run without governmental aid by volunteers, four or five types of species on display here. Not many facilities, sandy area so difficult for wheel chairs or strollers. There is a small souvenir which has articles representing the hatchery and Sri Lankan beaches.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It is a rather small place on the main road in Peraliya, Hikkaduwa. This hatchery was formed to protect Turtle eggs that were laid on the shore and to provide shelter to injured turtles. Since Turtle eggs & meat are illegally consumed & sold illegally this task become so much more difficult. Once the baby turtle are of age they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The hatchery itself is just a small sandbox with eggs and several concrete baths with different types of turtles - nothing much to look at. There is a little information on the signs by some of the baths, and the place owner provides some additional information verbally. At the same time, the story of the hatchery owner made me feel... More 

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Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hikkaduwa

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