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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank lyndasmith1000
Reviewed 28 August 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

1  Thank ibkh
Reviewed 22 August 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

Thank John B
Reviewed 15 August 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

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 11 August 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

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 9 August 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

Thank the_finchley_lees
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Booked via Viator: all well arranged but if I read other prices in the comments here, we paid too much. About the visit: it started with our first Tuk Tuk ride ever from the hotel to the marsh: tha was a nice experience and the...More

Thank hermanv779
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Driver took me here at 6:45 for a pre-booked tour. I would recommend a later time. You can have your own boat or a crowd. You will travel down the canal to the lagoon. Along the way you will see birds , I saw 16...More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We paid R8000 for four people which included our tuk tuk from Rani beach resort (north of Negombo). Tuk tuk journey was 45/50 minutes each way. Guide was knowledgeable about birds but not especially knowledgeable about ecology ( or perhaps there was a language barrier?)....More

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I think it's enough of having 3 hours trip to cover us .Mostly you can see local and foreign birds ,Crocodiles,Iguanas ,Mangrove trees .But different Eco system.

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15 July 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
8 August 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!
4 October 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