Colombo Tours
Muthurajawela Bird Watching Tour

Muthurajawela Bird Watching Tour

By Beyond Escapes
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-65
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Cost of the boat
  • Pickup and drop-off by TukTuk
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Muthurajawela Marsh
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • All hotels and places in Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Waikkal
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Colombo Harbour, WRRV+6CF, Colombo, Sri Lanka
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8021P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Comfortable shoes are recommended
        • Hotel pickup & drop off can also be arranged outside of Negombo depending on your location (additional charge may apply)
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8021P7

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          You will be picked up from your hotel in Negombo for a tour riding a TukTuk to Muthurajawela Wetland, and a bird watching tour by boat. Your TukTuk is a very typical form of public transport, part of the everyday street scene. On the TukTuk, you can sit and stretch out, protected from the sun, and rain, and with a great breeze. You will soon arrive at Muturajawela wetland marine sanctuary, famous for its mangroves, salt water crocodiles and avi fauna. You will take a boat ride through the vast Negombo lagoon. Extending over 6,000 acres and over 29,000, and rumored to provide home to over 40 species of migratory and 85 indigenous bird species. Mangrove forests that line the footpath are great places to observe birds as well as baby crocodiles and fiddler crabs. On completion of this visit, your TukTuk rider will take you back to the hotel.
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        • Beyond Escapes
          Colombo, Sri Lanka
          Joined in June 2014
        • NimaliD3
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          Highly recommend
          We recently booked via beyond escapes, and my experience was wonderful. The staff were exceptionally friendly and ensuring all our needs were met promptly. The hotel rooms were clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. The location is perfect, close to major attractions. The breakfast was amazing. Overall, I highly recommend Beyond Escapes.
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          Terrible Experience - Yala Overnight Safari
          We went with a group on an overnight safari adventure in Sri Lanka. Beyond Escapes was consistently late at every itinerary point --- Late to pick us up on the first day; late arrival to the lunch at Leopard Nest; late to take us to the dinner; late to take us back to the hotel for the night; late picking us up the next day -- and so late that we were not able to stop for a lunch which we PRE-PAID and I have yet to receive any refund for the money we paid for that lunch. I understand being a little late due to traffic and other unforeseeable situations, but this was every event. The lunch on the first day at Leopard Nest was held outdoors in temperatures over 90 degrees. It was miserable! The dinner was at a beach location and, while the sun set, it was still unbearably hot and yet there was a bonfire going as well. We were late going into the Yala park, so we didn't get as much time to enjoy the safari (and the safari was the main reason we booked this trip) as everyone had to leave when the park closed. I If I could give Beyond Escapes a zero rating, I would.
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        • BridgetK512
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          Treetop magic
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        • Jmahg
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Challenging journey, Helpful staff, disappointing experience
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        • 405akshats
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        4.5 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
        Very good

        Christina O
        Antigua, Guatemala41 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019
        It was billed as a half day tour but the tour itself was only a couple of hours. Two of us were in a boat with a guide. She was knowledgable enough but as a birdwatcher, it was nothing very special. What I didn't like at all is that we saw a water monitor swimming with food in its mouth. The man guiding the boat turned the boat to follow it and kept getting closer and closer - much too close for the safety of the animal. I kept saying stop but he got so close he lightly bumped it with the boat. He didn't hurt it but it dropped the food and swam away. The guide did nothing to stop him from getting so close. This is a bad practice and indicates very little concern for the animals. I would not recommend this tour.
        Written 11 July 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear Madam, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that you had such a frustrating experience, but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We always aim to deliver a great experience for our clients. We did an investigation regarding this. Unfortunately, as that hunting incident is a rare incident that a client can witness, our boat rider wanted to make it visible for you and has taken the boat near to the monitor. It’s true that it directed to a kind of animal harassment. We promise to take corrective actions regarding this and advise as well as give proper training for all our boat riders to work carefully in this kind of situations. And thanks again for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Best Regards.
        Written 12 July 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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