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Private Balapitiya River Safari Half-Day Tour

by Aitken Spence Travels
per adult Price is CA $58
Duration: 6h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Guided cruise through the wetland of Maduganga River

  • Visit to a sea turtle hatchery—a prime turtle nesting site

  • Views of imposing mangroves & native flora & fauna

  • Tea or coffee break & opportunity to visit a moonstone mine

  • Private tour for an intimate experience in a popular area

Highlights

  • Guided cruise through the wetland of Maduganga River

  • Visit to a sea turtle hatchery—a prime turtle nesting site

  • Views of imposing mangroves & native flora & fauna

  • Tea or coffee break & opportunity to visit a moonstone mine

  • Private tour for an intimate experience in a popular area

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6:30 AM, Tour: 6 Travellers in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 6 people travelling together. Per-person price applies.

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CA $57.66

Total price is CA $57.66, taxes included

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6:30 AM, Tour: 5 Travellers in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

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CA $64.23

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6:30 AM, Tour: 4 Travellers in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 4 people travelling together. Per-person price applies.

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CA $68.61

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6:30 AM, Tour: 3 Travellers in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

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CA $75.91

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6:30 AM, Tour: 2 Travellers in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 2 people travelling together. Per-person price applies.

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CA $94.16

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6:30 AM, Tour: Solo Traveller in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. select this option if you are an adult travelling solo. Per-person price applies.

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CA $167.15

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Private Balapitiya River Safari Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Balapitya River Safari

Maduganga

Balapitiya

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pick Up (Negombo City Center)

    Negombo

    Negombo

  • Hotel Pick Up (Mount Lavinia City Center)

    Mount Lavinia

    Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia


Description

Delve into the small town of Balapitiya to see the wonders of the Maduganga River. Cruise through this wetland and admire the imposing mangroves and variety of ecosystems with native flora and fauna. Stop at one of the islands for tea or coffee and learn about the Ceylon cinnamon made here.

Enjoy the privilege of having a private guide for the day. From your hotel, head to Balapitiya – the closest town to the Maduganga River – and hop aboard a boat to explore the local flora and fauna of the Madu River. Glide through the canals as your guide explains the region's Ceylon cinnamon industry and fishing traditions. Pause for coffee or tea at one of the many islands you pass and hear about the history and culture of this place.

As you continue to Kosgoda, follow your guide to the famous turtle hatchery. Here, learn about the fantastic project of monitoring sea turtles, conserving local nesting sites and maximising the number of hatchlings that reach the sea and survive critical stages of life. Before you return to your hotel, you have a chance to visit a moonstone mine and get a glimpse of the Sri Lankan gem industry.


Inclusions

  • Private Balapitiya river safari

  • Admission fee to turtle hatchery

  • Boat fees

  • Tea or coffee

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Colombo or Mount Lavinia hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fee to moonstone mine


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.


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