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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had 90 minutes boat ride in the marsh.This is a good trip for tourists.We were not able to see many birds though.The mangroves provide beautiful view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pradeep_kumar49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the visitor's centre around 8am by Uber and were a little worried when the driver drove away. To say the visitors centre is underwhelming would be an understatement. The display of faded photos was very dated and without a booking the guy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this prior to our arrival and had good communication from the local team, opted for an early start (7am) on the advice of other reviewers. I was glad that I had done this as the tranquillity of the marsh was a great way to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kathryn4050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading other reviews we chose the 9 am start and paid R1300 each ( there were 4 of us ); Our guide gave us some interesting information before we left and explained about fishing methods and showed us some of the traps they used....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank HelenL397
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, having read the reviews here, I decided to give it a try. No one answer the phone and their web doesnt exist and so I had to take a cab and go to the "Visitors center". They charged me LKR 5000, e.i. more that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 970vladimiras
Reviewed January 1, 2019 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
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Judith R
July 14, 2018|
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
August 7, 2017|
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!
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