Day trip

From Colombo: Muthurajawela Sanctuary Bird Watching Tour

From Colombo: Muthurajawela Sanctuary Bird Watching Tour

From US$ 65 per person

Hike through the wetlands of the Muthurajawela Marsh and spot a variety of birdlife and other animals on this bird watching tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a day with nature and wildlife
  • Learn about local birdlife with the help of an expert guide
  • Spot a variety of bird species and other wildlife
  • Enjoy a boat ride across the lagoon in Muthurajawela
Full description

Head to the Muthurajawela Marsh in Negombo to experience the vibrant birdlife at the bird sanctuary. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in Muthuajawela’s lush greenery and wildlife. Ride a boat across the lagoon. 

From pickup in Colombo, it takes approximately an hour to get to Muthurajawela. En route, enjoy your included packed breakfast.

Upon arrival, start your hike through the wilderness. A professional bird guide will help to identify birds you see along the way. Get a chance to see little green herons, black-crowned night herons, Indian cormorants, Eurasian curlew, shikras, white-bellied sea eagles, and many others.

Later, complete your experience with a 2-hour boat ride on the lagoon and get a chance to see more birds such as waders or water birds. After, get dropped back off at your accommodation in Colombo.

Muthurajawela, one of the 12 high-priority wetlands in Sri Lanka, has nearly 200 species of flora, 102 species of birds, 40 species of fish, 14 species of reptiles, over 20 species of mammals, and almost 50 species of butterflies in the sanctuary.

The wetlands of the Muthurajawela Bird Sanctuary sprawls over 6230 hectares on the western coastline of Sri Lanka. Over 200 years ago, the area was prime agricultural land, which produced the beautiful pearl-like rice that was served to the kings of the Kotte Kingdom.

Once the fields were abandoned due to saltwater seepage from the Dutch Canals, nature took over, and with time it became populated with the highly biodiverse ecology of the coastal wetlands that it is now.

Includes
  • Pickup/drop-off in Colombo
  • Chauffeur/guide
  • Packed breakfast
  • Boat ride
  • Muthurajawela Bird Sanctuary entrance fees
  • 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Food or Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • Pets
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Product ID: 253877