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Balapitiya River Safari and Nature Tour from Colombo

Wishlist
  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 8 Hrs - 10 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Cruise along the Madu River by motorboat and experience the rural life in the area!
  • Visit Kothduwa temple, a 200-year-old temple in the town of Balapitiya and learn about its religious importance
  • Witness the process of cinnamon cultivation and how it plays a part in local industries
  • Spend some time at the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda and see baby turtles!
Most Recent Review

  • 15 Jul 2018
    It was a nice experience.Though the driver arrived a little late they compensated the time.All the activities are given as mentioned in the litenary.it was very good.Thank you Klook.

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  • Group of 3-6 (Bentota Pick Up)

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    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned mini van
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 29.00

    50.00

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    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • English speaking driver/guide
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    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

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  • Group of 2 (Bentota Pick Up)

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    US$ 37.00

    60.00

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    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

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  • Single Adult (Bentota Pick Up)

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    • Bottled water

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    US$ 63.00

    75.00

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    • River Safari at Balapitiya
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    • Bottled water

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  • Group of 3-6 (Colombo Pick Up)

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    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned mini van
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
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    • Bottled water

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    US$ 56.00

    70.00

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    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned mini van
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Group of 2 (Colombo Pick Up)

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    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned car
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 78.00

    100.00

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    • Hotel pick up and drop off
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    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned car
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Single Adult (Colombo Pick Up)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned car
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 145.00

    150.00

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    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned car
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • River Safari at Balapitiya
    • Tea/coffee and lunch
    • Bottled water

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
What To Expect

What better way to witness rural life in Colombo than to see it first hand from a motorboat cruise down Madu River? Your English speaking driver guide will pick you up from Colombo or Bentota. From there, head out to the Madu River and enjoy your 2-hour river safari and get to discover the beautiful sights of the river. Afterwards, head to the 200 year old Kothduwa Temple and learn about its religious significance - the best way to get a deeper insight about the city. Afterwards, watch the process of cinnamon cultivation – one of Colombo's local industries. After a quick lunch stop in Bentota, you'll visit the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda and learn about how the city is doing its best to raise and conserve the local turtle species. It's truly an eye opening safari that you shouldn't miss.

Balapitiya river cruise
Go on a motorboat cruise in the Madu River!
Balapitiya river cruise
Let your guide teach you about the surrounding areas and rural life
Balapitiya river cruise
Enjoy the river scenery while discovering the beauty of Colombo
turtle hatchery
Visit the turtle hatchery and learn about the local species!
turtle hatchery
Discover how the locals are doing their best to protect the turtles
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
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Vehicle Options:

  • Car (up to 2 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
  • Mini Van (3-6 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar
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Pick Up Schedule:

  • 8:00am pick up from hotels in Colombo
  • 8:30am pick up from hotels in Bentota
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:00am to 8:30am hotel pick up from Colombo/Bentota
  • 9:30am arrive at Madu river for River Safari
  • 11:30am head to a local 200 years old Kothduwa temple
  • 12:00pm witness the process of cinnamon cultivation
  • 1:00pm have lunch at a local cafe in Bentota
  • 2:00pm visit the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda
  • 3:30pm to 4:00pm drop off at respectivel hotel in Bentota/Colombo
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children aged 0-1 can join the tour for free provided they do not occupy an additional seat
  • Child ticket: Age 2-12
  • Ladies are required to cover up to enter the temples. Please wear long pants to cover your knees and a long-sleeved shirt or bring something to wrap around you to cover your sholders. A scarf is also recommended for places that require you to cover your hair
  • Footwear must be removed before stepping inside the temple, but socks may be worn
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Boating time at Madhu river is 2 hours
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Once your booking has been confirmed, the operator will be in contact with you to reconfirm your pick up time and itinerary
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please be at the pick up location 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays due to peak traffic time on certain routes
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (5) 4.2
  • Jessica 19 Sep 2018
    I am very disspointed at how this was organised. There was no communication prior to the tour. We then waited 1.5 hours at the pick up point and no one came. This was hugely frustrating as we are only here for a few days and it was planned to be our day out! I then complained online (there is no phone number, the switch board number didn’t work). The next day I get a missed call and text saying our driver is at the pick up point. A day wrong and a different time to the stated time. Communication was just shocking and very frustrating. I am still waiting for a full refund. Jess
  • Finny 15 Jul 2018
    It was a nice experience.Though the driver arrived a little late they compensated the time.All the activities are given as mentioned in the litenary.it was very good.Thank you Klook.
  • dong 26 Jan 2018
    Very good. Our guide is nice. she prepared everything well. Thanks!
  • dong 24 Jan 2018
    Shuttle service is good, very punctual. Perfect arrangement! Tour guide is very friendly! Will recommend to friends!
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  • dong 24 Jan 2018
    Tour guides along the details, itinerary is very good, the next opportunity to participate again!
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