Negombo Lagoon, Dutch Canal and Muthurajawela Wetland Tour
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour and experience different seaside attractions with a ride through the Dutch Canal Negombo, Negombo Lagoon and Muthurajawela Wetland. You will be able to see Negombo and surrounding areas from the water and witness different types of boats and fishermen in the lagoon. Bird watching in Muthurajawela is one of the best attractions in Negombo and you will get a chance to ride there as well. A light snack and a one-liter bottle of water will be provided during this tour.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Negombo, Negombo, Western Province
06.00 AM - You will be greeted and picked up by our TUK TUK driver and driven you to the starting point.
06.30 AM - On arrival at the starting point, our guide will give you a brief introduction and safety requirements about the tour. Thereafter you will start your ride from Negombo Dutch Canal. The Dutch Canal is a 14.5 km (9.0 mi) canal connecting Puttalam to Colombo, passing through Negombo in Sri Lanka. The canal was constructed by the British in 1802 and completed in 1804. It was designed to drain salt water out of the Muthurajawela wetlands.
08.00 AM – After the canal ride you will proceed to the Negombo Lagoon which is fed by several rivers and linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the north, near Negombo city. It is surrounded by a densely populated region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations, and grassland. The land is used for fishing and agriculture. The lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and attracts a wide variety of water birds including cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns, and other waders. Lagoon fishing is popular among the fishing community while Lagoon crabs and lagoon prawns are in high taste and demand.
10.00 AM – Leave the lagoon behind and proceed into the Elakanda Canal, which provides access to the Muthurajawela Wetland. The Muthurajawela Wetlands supports over 192 distinct species of flora and 209 distinct species of fauna, including Slender Loris, as well as another 102 species of birds. Some of the identified species have been shown to be indigenous to this beautiful marsh.
11.30 AM – After a memorable tour, you will be driven back to your hotel by our driver.
12.00 PM – You will be dropped off at your hotel.
Duration: 6 hoursStop At:
Dutch Canal, Custom House Road, Negombo 22100 Sri Lanka
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Negombo Lagoon, Negombo Sri Lanka
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Muthurajawela Marsh, Negombo Sri Lanka
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Please be ready at the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pick up time."
"Please bring valid passports for security purposes."
"Please wear comfortable clothes for the tour."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 6 Hours
Negombo, Sri Lanka
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off will be provided from most closley locqated hotels in Negombo.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.