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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Muthurajawela sanctuary is a birders paradise. There is opportunity to see many endemics as well as migrants. The location can be easily accessible from Colombo and Negombo. Most hotels can arrange transportation or you can arrange an Uber ride. You should reach there early...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank luigi4nando
Reviewed November 26, 2018

...we chose the wrong time to go. We were advised that last trip was at 3pm - trips were leaving as we returned nearer 4:40pm. This is important as during the heat of the day, many birds and other animals are hiding from the heat....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikeoT9922AZ
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Muthurajawela is a biodiversity hot spot in Sri Lanka. There was a another wetland belongs to Muthrajawela few years ago which now separated due to Katunayaka highway. Habitat of Mangroves surrounded by this wetlands mainly disturbed due to new construction but it's majestic beauty still...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nilmini P
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We came straight from the airport on our first day in Sri Lanka. We were a little early for our booked boat trip, but only had a short time to wait. We set off slowly along the canal on a little boat and right from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marshatraveller
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I didn't know about this place before I go there. When I stay at a hotel in Uswetakeiyawa my guide and driver Mr Mihiraj suggested me to do that. We started 8 am from the hotel 1. first we visited Negombo fish market. 2. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank lyndasmith1000
Reviewed August 28, 2018

It must be mentioned the people who do these trips are generally volunteers and paid very little for their efforts. They are all without exception enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The boat drivers are usually fishermen and the guides know their birds as animals. I recommend the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ibkh
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We (family of 5) paid a tour operator R8000 for the trip - 2 tuk tuk each way at 10am from Rani Beach and boat with skipper to guide us round. Seemed a bit dodgy as we weren’t sure that the drivers would still be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I'm not sure where it all comes from, via the sea to the North of the lagoon, or more locally, but it shamed me to experience it. The lagoon was beautiful and could be again. We were alongside a group of Chinese visitors feeding monkeys...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank allanf556
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Thanks to earlier reviewers I booked directly with the Visitors Centre for a 3pm boat ride of 1.5 hours duration for 1300Rp each. We actually pretested the route by tuk tuk in the morning as I have been having language issues with the guy opposite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank johnaB747HM
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We booked a 4pm slot and took a tuk tuk at the rate of 1800 including waiting (we gave him 2000 as he was a sweetie). Seeing in the visitors centre the wildlife on offer, I was disappointed as Id seen many of the fauna...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Judith R
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Kamal P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry about the delay in answering. Muthurajawela visitors centre is the key institution that operates with many services including boat rides. Their contact details are below: Muthurajawela Visitor Center Indigaslanda... More
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JulesBorre
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Vicki E | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up! The taxi driver was uncertain how to get there but there were a few boats. Might be tricky in busy times! But I think it is a hidden treat!
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October 3, 2016|
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Response from Duncan F | Reviewed this property |
boats hired from canal and they have a guide. I went 2 days ago and booked day before by phone (my driver did this for me). Book the 0830hrs trip as you will see more wildlife by going before it gets too hot even for the... More
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