Madu River Boat rides

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Sri Lanka

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You cruise in  canopies, outboard motors powered boats, en route take in the view  of a 200 year old temple and  watch the locals cultivating cinnamon. You may also see traditional fishing techniques in action and can view demonstrations of coir manufacture and rope making. You can also see 46 species of birds reside in the area including 14 aquatic varieties. You will also spot huge water lilies and colourful butterflies.
Madu River, home to endearing mountains; a cinnamon plantation where you can buy cinnamon oil, sticks and powder; a fish farm where you can feed fish and hold a baby alligator; and sip on a tender coconut bought from an islander. For a cruise with a difference.Start by 07.30 AM.The cruise will last about 02 hours. We provide the boat ride with an experienced local guide.• Thick Mangrove Forest with unique features: prop roots, aerial roots. • Kothduwa Rajamaha Viharaya – A serene and tranquil temple a with a tall Buddha statue in standing posture in an Island. • Few Islands – “Ma Doowa” is the largest inhabited island, 300 families live there. The smallest is called “Satha Paha Doowa”. According to folklore this islet had been purchased for five cents but some say the name has derived due to its shape. • Traditional fishermen and traditional Fishing Kraals (ja-kotu) set up to trap lagoon prawns. • Witness peeling cinnamon and producing cinnamon oil • Bridge connecting “Ma Duwa” to Balapitiya • Wild-life – Biodiversity – Madu Ganga has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. • You can see large number of species of plants and animal: Monkeys eating fruits on the trees, water monitor lizards were gliding slowly through the water and egrets and kingfishers waiting patiently on the banks, eyeing the water for prey.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup