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Madu River

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Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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Madu River is a wetland, near the Small town "Balapitiya" along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu river. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the eco system creates a beautiful wetland. The hotels around provide boat rids through the canals created at a good cost. And there are loads of places to stay, dine and wine.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
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“fish spa” (41 reviews)
“cinnamon island” (103 reviews)
“boat ride” (75 reviews)
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Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a religious place as well as there are beautiful islands around. You have go by boat to see this place ....

Thank eshandesilva567
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful ride through mangroves. They are not as huge as in sundarbans or in Langkawi but still very interesting. They take the boat through a cave of mangrove vegetation which is very interesting. We went to a small island with cinnamon trees and saw...More

Thank atluris
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Reviewed 4 days ago

With No. 7 Boat Safari we had a wonderful safari cruise on the Madu River. It was wonderful being out on the water in Sri Lanka. We went through mangroves, stopped for an overview on how cinnamon is processed (with a sample of cinnamon tea)...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed my boat trip on the Madu river.fantastic mangrove forests and greenery.viewed quite a few birds too.interesting buddhist temples and other tiny islands.bought some authentic but expensive cinnamon on one of the islands .all in all an nice adventure

Thank Rathi N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A costly 50 minute boat trip, but at least we we went into mangrove swamps and saw a variety of different bird species, alongside the odd monkey perched in the trees and various different kinds of fish in the river. There is also a demonstration...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must say this was a unique experience. Huge madu river. We were on a speed boat. Long tour I guess it too 1.5 hours to complete. Fish spa on the river itself. Shopping for coconut water in the river was unique. Cinnamon island was good....More

Thank GauravDhanani
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small but wonderful island country. This trip was magical - dozens of islands to visit watching cinnamon farming, Buddhist temples, farming enclaves and sighting monkeys, snakes, birds and even a crocodile. Relaxing and refreshing trip.

Thank Cwood59
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful afternoon spent exploring the river by boat. A most for any keen birdwatcher. Lots of small islands, remote temples.

Thank _cosmoyoga
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The location is one of the best for everyone to have a nice getaway Ppl who are around are takinga good care of the river which is nice... Yet those services have a lot to think about if they need to attract more and more...More

Thank Adhithi
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A beautiful lake that have beautiful scenes ... you can pass between trees and you can stop in different islands such as fish island, where you can put your feet in the fish, and Cinnamon island where you can see the source of cinnamon. And...More

Thank Dinaghool
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nonameatall2016
22 May 2016|
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Response from SYRNW | Reviewed this property |
Madu river is in Balapitiya which is abt 2 hrs from Colombo We went on the old road which is narrower than the newly made highway as it takes quite a while to get to the access point of the highway from Colombo Hope this... More
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Radderstravel
10 September 2015|
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Response from FazreenaIsmail | Reviewed this property |
It was about Rs.1500 per person. But I'm Sri lankan born, the rates maybe a bit more for foreigners.
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mumpy919
24 August 2015|
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Response from Dee L | Reviewed this property |
It was 300 LKR per person. We were 12 in our group. No lunch.
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