"Inclusive of transport to/from Hotel + Entrance tickets to wetland + Safari boat"
Duration : 4 hours
With this tour we propose a boat safari to Muthurajawela marsh. Sri Lanka's biggest saline wetland located within close proximity to Negombo to observe the bio-diversity of wetlands. On return a visit to fishing villages and a complimentary Negombo city tour included.
Below you find the outlined itinerary of the morning and evening tours. Select the most suitable for you.
Your tour is conducted by a local expert. Who will pleasantly introduce Negombo to you and keep good company thourgh out the whole tour.
Hotel pickup & drop off included within Negombo city limits. Please check the add-ons for other pickup locations.
You pay for an all-inclusive tour which includes entrance tickets to the wetland, safari boat and the guide
A complimentary Negombo city tour and visit to fishing villages are included.
Each year from September to April Muthurajawela marsh attracts thousands of migratory birds from around the world. The average temperature fluctuate around27°C.
Muthurajawela harbours over 194 species of Flora distributed over seven major vegetation types which includes marsh, lactic flora, shrub land, reed, swamp, grasslands, stream bank and mangrove forest. A total of 194 species of vegetation belonging to 66 families have been recorded which include one endemic species (Phoenix zelanica). Among the different types of vegetation, the shrub land consists of 115 species with the mangrove forest and stream bank consisting of just 23 species each.
Muthurajawela marsh, Sri Lanka's biggest saline wetland is home to more than 80 species including purple herons, cormorants and kingfishers as well as salt water crocodiles, monkeys even some rarely seen otters.
The vertebrate fauna includes 40 species of fish, 14 species of reptiles, 102 species of birds and 22 species of mammals. Among the total vertebrate species documented 17 are endemic while 26 are nationally endangered. Among the invertebrates documented 48 species are butterflies and 22 species are dragonflies.
An amazing trip both in sight seeing and knowlage of the tour guide which was just outstanding plus the ability of the driver to deal with what I would call craziness of the roads.
Best way to see Colombo is to book a private car. Takes you to the most interesting sights as well as others you'd like to see. We were very satifsied with our driver, excellent and clean car
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