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Madu River

Captain's Boat House, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
91 225 7614
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Balapitiya
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Madu River is a wetland, near the Small town "Balapitiya" along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu river. The... more » Owner description: Madu River is a wetland, near the Small town "Balapitiya" along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu river. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the eco system creates a beautiful wetland. The hotels around provide boat rids through the canals created at a good cost. And there are loads of places to stay, dine and wine. « less
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Doha, Qatar
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We loved this safari so much, our two years old boy made it so exciting he was enjoying the discoveries of animals (crocodiles, fish, monkeys...) and we were enjoying the beautiful green panoramic view and the mangroves. There was few stops to see how cinnamon is made, the crocodile farm, the temple and the fish spa. Over all it's an... More

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Kuwait
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Average trip nothing flashy. Extre care with crossing bridges on the way. Locals selling as always overpiced goods to tourists

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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the only place in Sri lanka where you get ripped off based on your nationality. The charge for a trip could be from $10 -$50 per person. These young lads make a killing and are a bunck of crooks. Seems like the drivers and locals get a cut when they negotiate on yoyr behalf. Be careful.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Boat ride from Captains boat place is a must. also must is to negotiate the price after getting the quote. And suggest to write down the timing and places to be shown on the boat ride so as not to miss anything. Visited the superb fish spa. Enjoyed the tickling on the feet by the fish. Held a baby crocodile... More

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Mangrove preservation and scenic boat ride.Don’t expect more than that. Negotiate for boat rides there is no standard rate. some will try to rip off you. aviod long holidays if you can. lot of boats andmessy crowd will distrub the serenity of the river safari up stream.

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New Delhi, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You must experience this boat ride during your stay in Bentota. The entry fee was worth the ride.. lots of tiny islands, Buddhist temples, clean water and cool air are ideal for a romantic boat ride.

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Mangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Madu river was one of the best experience during our entire Srilanka trip .We also enjoyed the fish spa,baby croc petting,buddha temple,spice garden,beautiful islands etc etc.Overall it was a beautiful outing with fantastic view.It was nearly 2 1/2 hours ride and my son was very happy.I recommend this place to the visitors if they are nature lovers like us.

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Manama, Bahrain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On a sunny day, the broad expanse of the river, the greenery, and the small islands , all make for a good two hour outing

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Muscat, Oman
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Its a beautiful river and has some amazing mangroves around, a boat ride will make you feel relaxed.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You have lot to see in this river. there are several boat hiring people around the river. you can do boating, fishing. Fish foot massage is famous here

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