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Madu Ganga: Mangrove Lagoon & Bentota Boat Tour

Madu Ganga: Mangrove Lagoon & Bentota Boat Tour

From US$ 90 per person

The most important asset of the fragile Eco-system of Madu Ganga is its mangrove forests. These mangrove forests are providing the protection for large number of aquatic bird, animal and plant species.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Mangrove vegetation
  • Riverine environment
  • Bird watching
  • River cruise
  • Wet land animals
  • Optional fish massage
Full description
Madu Ganga is one of the most important natural assets of Sri Lanka. It is located 70km south of Colombo on the Colombo-Galle main road. Madu Ganga is the second largest wetland in the island, consisting of 28 islands. The number of families living in the islands estimated to be around 250. Madu Ganga spreads over 915 hectares of wet land and harbors multi-varied Bio-diversity Eco-system.  Madu Ganga wetland is fed by seven tributaries and forms the body of the wetland. The water runs through a course of land that span of 2300 hectares that was declares as a national sanctuary in 2006. A cruise on a modern motor boat is the best way to exploring the natural wealth of Madu Ganga, the islands in the wetland are largely inaccessible by road. The inhabitants are also using the boats and more often paddle boats as the means of transport. Seerendipity tours offer a particularly appealing boat trips around Madu Ganga. This Ramsa Wetland is one of the most visited natural attractions of Sri Lanka’s west coast, with riverscapes to quiet thick grown islands and mangrove forests with sites of immense natural interest. There is plenty of opportunity to spot fascinating wild life based on aquatic environment, throughout the tour. The most important asset of the fragile Eco-system of Madu Ganga is its mangrove forests. These mangrove forests are providing the protection for large number of aquatic bird, animal and plant species. The Eco-system in Madu Ganga is the home for different kinds of  aquatic plants, crabs, shrimps, fish, insects, amphibians and other animal life including crocodile.
Includes
  • Return transfer from Colombo in a modern, comfortable vehicle
  • Modern motorboat and controller during the excursion
  • help of a tour guide during the excursion
  • 2 hours boat tour including visits to a temple and an island
  • Mask museum
  • Bentota beach
  • Turtle hatchery
  • Any personal expenses
  • Tips for services
  • meals and drinks
  • entrance fees to turtle hatchery
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Luggage or large bags

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  • Cancellation Charges
  • 21 days or less- 100% cancellation charge.
  • Between 21 days and 30 days - 50% or the equivalent of the first two days charges.
  • Above 31 days - No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.
  • Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.
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October 30, 2018

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