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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0114030150
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$65*
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Private Muthurajawela Marsh Boat Safari
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$40*
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Muthurajawela Wetland Day Tour

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Nature lovers paradise

Negombo's lagoon has a huge variety of wild life. We got some great shots of the many species of crane that live in the shallow lagoon area. We saw several water monitors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
David H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Negombo's lagoon has a huge variety of wild life. We got some great shots of the many species of crane that live in the shallow lagoon area. We saw several water monitors, visited a fish farm and the monkeys were a real treat wanting to get into the boat with us. Our guide provided bottled water, fresh pineapple and King... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great place to visit. It's quiet, full of wildlife, and way off the beaten path. Worth a go to experience one of the biggest wetlands on the island.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a very nice activity to do in Negombo,you will observe the wildlife and you can see small houses along the canals how do people live there,very beautiful nature view.No need for any reservation just arrange it with your tour operator and he can take you there to the town where you will find many available boats taxi.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Picked up from our hotel as arranged and driven to wildlife centre just outside Negombo. We were a little later than I had hoped but the driver's knowledge, and that of the guide on the boat, made this a most enjoyable trip all in all. Leaving the centre, we took a relaxed journey down the canal and out into the... More 

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Many times myself and my tour clients been there, done nice boat ride and seen lots of birds and water monitors. Don't miss that place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Interesting boat trip! We enjoyed bird watching and sight seeing at the Hamilton Canal and Negombo Lagoon. We even spotted a baby crocodile! Wonderful wetland nature and professional tour guide during the trip. Recommended.

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Thank Hong J
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I visited Muthurajawela Visitor Centre with friends, it was a get-together with friends after a long time. We had a wonderful boat ride that took us through Hamilton Canal to Dandugama Oya (River) to Negombo Lagoon. The guide, Chaminda explained us about the mangroves and the wetland ecosystem. We saw many birds, monkeys and a saltwater crocodile. After the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

A hidden place near Negombo. Had a wonderful boat ride through Muthurajawela Bird Sanctuary. Reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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Thank Prabath S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A beautiful sunset and a pleasant boating experience. Very few birds were spotted. However the few we saw were perched up on trees. Migratory birds were less. Saw a water lizard and storks feeding in the prawn farms...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Amazing large wetland with a diversity of species. Best early am or late afternoon. It is amazing that so very few people visit this.

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