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Private Balapitiya River Safari Half-Day Tour

By Aitken Spence Travels
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Price is $44 per adult

Features

Free cancellation available
6h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Personal safety equipment

Overview

  • Guided cruise through the wetland of Maduganga River
  • Visit to a sea turtle hatchery—a prime turtle nesting site
  • Views of imposing mangroves & native flora & fauna
  • Tea or coffee break & opportunity to visit a moonstone mine
  • Private tour for an intimate experience in a popular area

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Tour: 6 Travelers

Non-Refundable
6h
English
Drinks Only

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 6 people traveling together. Per person price applies.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 6:30am

Price details

Price is $43.45 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $43.45
$43.45

Total

Price is $43.45

Tour: 5 Travelers

Non-Refundable
6h
English
Drinks Only

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 5 people traveling together. Per person price applies.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 6:30am

Price details

Price is $48.40 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $48.40
$48.40

Total

Price is $48.40

Tour: 4 Travelers

Non-Refundable
6h
English
Drinks Only

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 4 people traveling together. Per person price applies.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 6:30am

Price details

Price is $51.70 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $51.70
$51.70

Total

Price is $51.70

Tour: 3 Travelers

Non-Refundable
6h
English
Drinks Only

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 3 people traveling together. Per person price applies.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 6:30am

Price details

Price is $57.20 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $57.20
$57.20

Total

Price is $57.20

Tour: 2 Travelers

Non-Refundable
6h
English
Drinks Only

Live Commentary in English. Select this option if you are 2 people traveling together. Per person price applies.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 6:30am

Price details

Price is $70.95 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $70.95
$70.95

Total

Price is $70.95

Tour: Solo Traveler

Non-Refundable
6h
English
Drinks Only

Live Commentary in English. select this option if you are an adult traveling solo. Per person price applies.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 6:30am

Price details

Price is $125.95 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $125.95
$125.95

Total

Price is $125.95

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedPrivate Balapitiya river safari
  • What's includedAdmission fee to turtle hatchery
  • What's includedBoat fees
  • What's includedTea or coffee
  • What's includedRoundtrip transportation to and from your Colombo or Mount Lavinia hotel
  • What's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's excludedAdmission fee to moonstone mine

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

What you can expect

Delve into the small town of Balapitiya to see the wonders of the Maduganga River. Cruise through this wetland and admire the imposing mangroves and variety of ecosystems with native flora and fauna. Stop at one of the islands for tea or coffee and learn about the Ceylon cinnamon made here.

Enjoy the privilege of having a private guide for the day. From your hotel, head to Balapitiya—the closest town to the Maduganga River—and hop aboard a boat to explore the local flora and fauna of the Madu River. Glide through the canals as your guide explains the region's Ceylon cinnamon industry and fishing traditions. Pause for coffee or tea at one of the many islands you pass and hear about the history and culture of this place.

As you continue to Kosgoda, follow your guide to the famous turtle hatchery. Here, learn about the fantastic project of monitoring sea turtles, conserving local nesting sites, and maximizing the number of hatchlings that reach the sea and survive critical stages of life. Before you return to your hotel, you have a chance to visit a moonstone mine and get a glimpse of the Sri Lankan gem industry.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Balapitya River Safari
  • Maduganga
  • Balapitiya

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pick Up (Negombo City Center)
    • Negombo
    • Negombo Western Province
    • Hotel Pick Up (Mount Lavinia City Center)
    • Mount Lavinia
    • Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Western Province

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