Balapitiya River Safari and Nature Tour from Colombo
- 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 parting in local industries
- Spend some time at the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda and see baby turtles!
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.