Muthurajawela Marsh, Negombo

3.8
#6 of 19 in Parks in Western Province
Enjoy some nature-spotting at Muthurajawela Marsh. The region's biggest saline wetland supports a wealth of plant and animal life, including 102 species of bird. Take a boat ride out onto the water, where your guide will relay detailed information on the ecosystem at play and the creatures that live here. Bring some water along with you and binoculars, and consider booking an early excursion to catch the buzz of wildlife activity in the morning. See Muthurajawela Marsh and all Negombo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Negombo trip planner .
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  • Fantastic experience - traveling through the Dutch canals, swamps, lagoons and mangroves in and around Negombo. Our tour guide ‘Jude’ was great, very friendly and informative about all the different a...  more »
  • An interesting early morning excursion that will give the bird lover much to do. Do not forget to take your binoculars and camera. The guide is very knowledgeable about the local bird/wild life. Go be...  more »
  • From the nigombobas Terminal in the 273 bus Weliketiaa Jct alighting, about 45 minutes. But especially as a marker sign bus to get sidetracked into Canal turn. Arrive intact along the Canal footpath in 7-8 minutes of the Muthurajawela visitor center. Bus fare is one way 40 LKR place ≈ Canal about 30 yen grows trees on both sides and a vast lagoon and city close to have nature so I was surprised. Also seen in guidebooks and seen many birds due to morning and evening evening started boat tours at 16, but it was raining and, in light of the evening was take a picture! When near the bus stop down, so something like a bus stop sign is not nearly all bus conductors learn and hear, so nothing is easy-to-understand directions after getting off the muturajawellavisitor Center where people near is peace of mind. (There is, hotels with shuttle service convenient tour. )
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