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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank NishD
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

After reading the TA reviews we caught a tuk tuk from Negombo direct to the Visitor Centre - a 45min drive & got our driver to wait for us & take us back - 3000 rupees return. (Isolated out there & no tuk tucks in...More

6  Thank heatherkK8425FF
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We took a boat ride on the Hamilton canal and the Muthurajawela mangroves. Lovely experience. Lots of birds.

1  Thank merinak2015
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We went for a boat trip for a couple of hours along the canal and marsh/lagoon. Saw iguanas, pelicans, a couple of monkeys and a baby crocodile. Others on a similar trip assured us that the animals are fed to keep them in certain areas...More

Thank AandH17
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I would really recommend taking a boat ride from Muthurajawela visitors center so you can explore the marsh. To get to the visitors center you must take a bus 15 kms out of town and wander along the edge a of a canal until you...More

1  Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It is wonderful having someone to brief us first in the Musuem. Spending some time to collect some info in the Musuem, before going to the boat trip, proves very useful. The staff is very helpful. The boat trip is nice and comfortable. Better to...More

1  Thank cchiuching
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We arranged the trip via an agent in Negombo Beach and the price was very reasonable. It proved to be a very pleasant trip along the canal and into the lagoon. Our knowledgeable guide pointed out interesting birds, monitor lizards, small crocodiles and local sights.Worth...More

1  Thank peterjg63
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is a very good place to go in a water boat. Can see lot of birds around the marsh area. good for a half day outing.

Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had a small boat just for the two of us and had a great guide who could spot the wildlife from a long way off and was great at making sure we got what we wanted. A vast array of wildlife to see including...More

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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