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Private Muthurajawela Sanctuary Bird Watching Tour from Colombo or Negombo

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    What to Expect
    Depart your Colombo or Negombo hotel early and make the approximately 30-minute drive by private air-conditioned vehicle to Muthurajawela.

    Covering 14,826 acres (6,000 hectares) including the Negombo Lagoon, this coastal wetland habors rich birdlife, flora, and fauna. Historically, the area was prime rice-growing land. However, it’s thought canals built by the Dutch encouraged seawater ingress, leaving the fields unusable and turning them into tidal wetlands.

    The result is one of Sri Lanka’s 12 high-priority wetlands and a richly biodiverse home for 102 species of bird, plus 200 flora, 50 butterfly, and 74 species of reptiles, mammals, and fish.

    On arrival, enjoy three hours to explore with your guide, including hiking, a 2-hour lagoon boat ride, and a packed breakfast on route.

    Trek around the marshes and mangroves watching for birds like little green and black-crowned night heron, white-bellied sea eagles, shikras, and more, and identify them with your guide’s help. You may also see wildlife like water monitors, six-toed green frogs, and even the elusive fishing cat.

    Plus, during your lagoon cruise, look for other water birds such as kingfishers, Eurasian curlew, cormorant, whimbrel, greater-painted snipes, and more.

    Afterward, your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel in Colombo or Negombo
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Your Hotel in Colombo or Negombo
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Bottle of water
    • Professional bird watching guide
    • Boat ride on Muthurajawela lagoon
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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