"Inclusive of transport to/from Hotel + Entrance tickets to wetland + Safari boat"
Duration : 4/6 hours
Negombo is a bustling city located on the west coast of Sri Lanka, just north of the capital city of Colombo. The city is known for its long sandy beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture. If you're planning to visit Negombo, a city tour is a great way to explore the many attractions and landmarks that the city has to offer.
A typical Negombo city tour includes visits to some of the city's most famous landmarks, such as St. Mary's Church, the Negombo Fish Market, and the Negombo Dutch Fort. You may also have the opportunity to explore some of the city's temples and other historical sites, like the Angurukaramulla Temple, which is known for its impressive Buddha statue and beautiful frescoes.
Overall, this tour should take around half a day to complete, depending on how much time you spend at each location. Don't forget to bring comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as sunscreen and insect repellent, especially for the Muthurajawela Marsh visit.
Below you find the outlined itinerary of the morning and evening tours. Select the most suitable for you.
Your tour is conducted by a local expert. Who will pleasantly introduce Negombo to you and keep good company thourgh out the whole tour.
Hotel pickup & drop off included within Negombo city limits. Please check the add-ons for other pickup locations.
You pay for an all-inclusive tour which includes entrance tickets to the wetland, safari boat and the guide
A complimentary Negombo city tour and visit to fishing villages are included.
St. Mary's Church: We start your tour with a visit to the iconic St. Mary's Church, which is one of the oldest and most impressive churches in Sri Lanka. The church features impressive architecture and beautiful stained-glass windows that depict the life of Jesus.
Next, head to the Negombo Fish Market, where you can see the bustling activity of local fishermen as they bring in their daily catch. You can also get a taste of fresh seafood and other local delicacies.
This is a stinky and smelly experience according to hilariously honest opinions of our previous guests :-)
After the fish market, visit the Negombo Dutch Fort, a historic landmark that was built by the Dutch in the 17th century. The fort is now a popular tourist attraction and offers great views of the surrounding area.
Continue your tour with a visit to the Angurukaramulla Temple, which is one of the oldest temples in Negombo. The temple features a towering statue of Buddha and is known for its beautiful frescoes and intricate carvings.
Muthurajawela wetlands, located in the beautiful western coast of Sri Lanka, is a must-visit destination for any nature-loving tourist. With a sprawling area of 6,000 hectares, Muthurajawela is one of the largest wetlands in the country, featuring an intricate network of waterways, canals, lagoons, and islands that are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
This magnificent wetland, situated at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, is fed by the Kelani River and the Hamilton Canal, providing a unique habitat for a variety of wildlife. The wetland is home to over 190 species of birds, 40 species of fish, 14 species of reptiles, and many species of mammals, including otters, fishing cats, and mongooses.
Muthurajawela wetlands provide multiple ecological services, including flood control, water purification, carbon sequestration, and support for fisheries. As a tourist, you can experience the beauty of this wetland by taking a boat ride through the waterways while enjoying the serene environment and the stunning views of the natural landscape.
However, Muthurajawela wetlands are under threat from human activities, and it is our responsibility as tourists to support sustainable tourism activities and help protect and conserve this valuable ecosystem. You can play your part by visiting the Muthurajawela Visitor Center, where you can learn more about the ecology and conservation of the wetland, and participate in activities that promote sustainable tourism. So come and explore the wonders of Muthurajawela wetlands, and experience the beauty and serenity of this unique natural habitat!
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