Muthurajawela Bird Watching Tour - Negombo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    2: Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
    3: Negombo, Sri Lanka
    4: Waikkal, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels and places in Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Waik.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This tour gives you an exciting experience by TukTuk complete with bird watching tour in Muthurajawela wetland, one of the main bird watching locations in Sri Lanka.There are many variates of flora and fauna that are interdependent in this coastal ecosystem. The name Muthurajawela has been derived from Sinhalese language which the majority of Sri Lankans use to communicate. The meaning can be translated in to English simply as Swamp of Royal Treasure. Treasures of kings in olden days are believed to be buried in that area. Muthurajawela marsh is situated towards the southern part of Negombo.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free snacks included

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Negombo for a tour riding a TukTuk to Muthurajawela Wetland, and a bird watching tour by boat.

Your TukTuk is a very typical form of public transport, part of the everyday street scene. On the TukTuk, you can sit and stretch out, protected from the sun, and rain, and with a great breeze.

You will soon arrive at Muturajawela wetland marine sanctuary, famous for its mangroves, salt water crocodiles and avi fauna. You will take a boat ride through the vast Negombo lagoon. Extending over 6,000 acres and over 29,000, and rumored to provide home to over 40 species of migratory and 85 indigenous bird species. Mangrove forests that line the footpath are great places to observe birds as well as baby crocodiles and fiddler crabs.

On completion of this visit, your TukTuk rider will take you back to the hotel.


Cost of the boat

Pickup and drop-off by TukTuk

Light refreshments

Local guide

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Entry/Admission - Muthurajawela Marsh



Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Comfortable shoes are recommended

Hotel pickup & drop off can also be arranged outside of Negombo depending on your location (additional charge may apply)

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Feb-2018

    This is well worth it if you are interested in wildlife. All went smoothly with the pick up. We saw lovely birds, blue tailed bee eaters were my favourites, a huge water monitor and baby crocodiles. The previous day I did a trip on the lagoon with Captain F.ernando who also does a trip into this area and I cannot recommend this charming lad highly enough. The tuk tuk driver took me back to my hotel a different route and we visited the huge buddhist temple on the way, an amazing place.

  • 09-Dec-2017

    We saw big monitor lizards, macaque monkeys, all sorts of exotic birds. Our guide was very informed and spoke good English. Our tuktuk driver was right on time.

  • 14-Mar-2017

    Excellent communication from tour company. Charming, low key boat tour with well informed local guide.

  • 26-Jul-2016

    I highly recommend this tour as a way see the more peaceful side of the greater Negombo area. The tuk tuk driver was friendly and on time to pick me up and take me back, although he got lost on the way and was unfamiliar with how the tickets worked. The boat tour was peaceful and beautiful. We saw a variety of birds, water monitors, flying fish, monkeys, and scenery.

  • 14-Mar-2016

    Fantastic loved this trip even if we hadn't seen anything it was still great just to slowly move through the wetlands to the lagoon we did see lots of wildlife brilliant half day trip

  • 22-Jan-2016

    An interesting trip and saw quite a few birds at close range, one even climbed on the boat!.
    The driver had a little trouble finding the start point, and that was the case for another visitor too.
    Suggest better information to the pick-up drivers.