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Balapitiya River Safari and Nature Tour from Colombo

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activity-icon 8 Hrs - 10 Hrs Duration
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  • 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!

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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


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