River Safari, Balapitiya

Explore the sights and sounds of the lush mangrove forest as you discover the secrets of the Madu River, on an exciting boat safari.

The Madu River is located near Galle in the south of the island and is a paradise for nature lovers. Attracting locals and tourists alike to witness its tropical sceneries and calming atmosphere, the river is dazzled with approximately 15 islets scattered along the river and mangrove forests that are home to over 300 species of fauna from colourful birds like woodpeckers and king fishers to creepy crocodiles and more! A gentle boat cruise along this river will keep you entertained as you watch for  crocodiles or water monitors as they slither beneath the murky surface or as the endemic birds of prey hover over you! En-route, you’ll visit a small island called Koth Duwa with its beautiful temple and statue of the Buddha. Towards the end of your adventure, treat yourself to a soothing, natural treatment at the  local ‘fish spa’, where fish are held in their natural environment and sectioned off by nets. Perch yourself on the deck and pop your feet in for a natural fish treatment as your dead skin cells are cleaned off leaving your feet smooth and clean!

Explore the islands through the mangroves

14.9 KM 24 mins

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