Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Head to the Bopitiya area for a 1½ hour boat cruise through the Muthurajawela Wetlands. Muthurajawela is a marshland connecting to the Negombo lagoon, and it is also a bird sanctuary. Purple herons, egrets, four kingfisher species, gerebes, moorhens, lesser whistling ducks and painted storks are some of the bird species seen here.
Muthurajawela is also home to 194 species of flora distributed over seven major vegetation types -- marsh, lactic flora, shrubland, reeds, swamp plants, grasslands, and stream bank and mangrove forest. The shrubland alone features 115 species; while the mangrove forest and stream bank have just 23 species each. You may see the Phoenix zeylanica -- an endemic palm species.
Rich with a greater knowledge of Sri Lanka's wonderful wetlands habitat, you will return to the pier.
Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations, nor for pregnant women.