Madu River Private Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Provided by Wandering Gecko Tours
English  |  8:00 AM
from €5
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Overview of the tour in Bentota

Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Balapitiya – Approximately 1 hour drive
Boat ride down the beautiful 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.
Transfer to Galle – 1 hour drive approximately
Visit a Turtle Hatchery to see various verities of Sea Turtles and possibly release a baby turtle to the Ocean
Lunch at a recommended restaurant
Witness the skills of stilt fishermen who wait for the day’s catch sitting on a stick perched on shallow waters of the Indian Ocean
Visit bustling Galle market and see the fishermen sell their daily catch by the road side.
Visit Galle Fort - Galle Fort is a trendy place to enjoy the architecture, history, shopping and taste some best food and wine in the road side cafes.
Transfer back to Colombo – 2 hours drive

This activity includes:

  • Ramsar Convention Wetland - Fujimae Tidal Flat Inae Visitor Center
  • Sea Turtle Hatchery & Rescue Center
  • Galle Fruit Market
  • Madu River boat safari
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Refreshments and Lunch
  • Madu river boat trip fee
  • Turtle hatchery angry fee
  • All taxes

Meeting point

Pick up

On arrival

We'll pick up you at hotel in Colombo.

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

English  |  8:00 AM
from €5
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