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Madu River Boat Safari

Created with Sketch. Hotel Pickup, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Duration

9 hours, Start: 08:30

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

50 people

Languages

English

Overview

Madu River is located in the south of Sri Lanka near Galle and its located in Balapitiya, Galle 80 km away from Colombo, close to Sri Lanka’s southern coastal belt. It was identified as a minor watercourse in Galle District  Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem, a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. If it’s later in the evening watch the fishermen in their canoes lighting lanterns on traps that catch prawn and other shellfish. It’s certainly going to be a memorable day-out on the serene waters of the unforgettable Madu River! After an exciting Madu river boat trip, drive down to Galle on the highway and visit a Turtle hatchery near Galle to see various species of Sea Turtles, if you wish you could even release a baby Turtle to the Ocean. Enjoy this day with us.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boat Safari
  • Fish Plantation
  • Island at Madu River

Itinerary

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Colombo to Balapitiya and Back

Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem, a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. If it's later in the evening watch the fishermen in their canoes lighting lanterns on traps that catch prawn and other shellfish. It's certainly going to be a memorable day-out on the serene waters of the unforgettable Madu River! After an exciting Madu riverboat trip, drive down to Galle on the highway and visit a Turtle hatchery near Galle to see various species of Sea Turtles, if you wish you could even release a baby Turtle to the Ocean.

Pick up from the Hotel in Colombo and leave for Balapitiya to commence Boat Safari at Madu River. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish, and animals. Journey past massive mangrove forests There are plenty more things to do in this trip, your thirst with a refreshing drink of King Coconut Water and then proceed towards the Buddhist Monastery, see how Kraal fishing is carried out, how Ceylon Cinnamon is peeled and enjoy some 'fish therapy' as they playfully nibble your feet at the 'fish spa'. After Lunch Get into a Glass Bottom boat ride at Hikkaduwa to see underwater corals. Arrive at Galle and commence Galle city tour including a visit to the Dutch Fort. Commence return journey to Colombo, visit at Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery by the end of the day Continue the journey to Colombo.

Included/Excluded

  • English speaking guide for the entire tours.
  • Transportation in a Comfortable A/C Vehicle
  • Safari Boat with safe jackets
  • All Govt. Taxes and Surcharges.
  • Mineral Water Bottle.
  • Any tours to cities not mentioned above.
  • Any other services not mentioned above.

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

Languages

English

Start Time

08:30

Time

Morning (5am-12pm)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Hotel Pickup, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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