Private Balapitiya River Safari Half-Day Tour

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Duration: 6h
Location: Balapitiya, Balapitiya | Balapitiya

Category: Day Trips & Excursio

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

Private Balapitiya river safari
Admission fee to turtle hatchery
Boat fees
Tea or coffee
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Colombo or Mount Lavinia hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English


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 maximizing 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.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children 2 and younger are complimentary., Maximum group size is 6 people.

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