Madu River Boat Safari

Tour Overview

Madu River Boat Safari is organized by Bentota Travel Mart ( BTM ) for the tourists who are in Bentota , Induruwa , Kosgoda , Ahungalla, Aluthgama , Beruwala , Kalutara & Wadduwa areas minimum of 2 guests are required to proceed the tour.

If you are looking to gain a unique experience of lagoon safari witnessing mangroves, various kind of small islands and some rare animals, then Madu River Safari is the best activity for the travellers who are in Bentota and surroundings.

Bentota River Safari package is included free pick up and drop off to any places in Bentota, Aluthgama , Beruwala, Kosgoda &Ahungalla and extra charge will be added for the transport from kalutara , wadduwa.

Madu River

In the Southern region of Sri Lanka lies the Galle district. Balpitiya is a little town in the district and would be quite unimportant; except for the location of a river. The Madu River is very rich in biodiversity. It passes through the wet zone of Sri Lanka opening up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean. The Madu River area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests and those forests covers over 61 hectares, that is over 150 acres,14 of the 24 species of mangroves are found in this area. The largest animal in the region is the wild boar. There are other smaller animals such as monkeys, a variety of squirrels and etc. When it comes to birds, cormorants and kingfishers are a common sight. For avid bird watchers, the mangrove forests are a dream coming true. There are over 111 bird species identified to inhabit the region. With most of the area being soggy wetlands, the solid landmass of the region mainly consists of islands. History states there used to be 64 islands along Madu River. However most seem to have sunk under the water, as only 25 islands are reported today. Of these islands only 15 have sizable landmass.Interesting things to be visited of the area is the Open-Air Fish Massage & Cinnamon Island. . The fish massage is quite popular around the world, especially in East Asian countries. The unique factor about this massage is that the fish are held in their natural environment, the river.The main source of economy for the locals of the Madu Ganga (River) region is the cinnamon industry. The freshly cinnamon is brought here to be peeled. By default, this also means that the best quality cinnamon can be purchased at bargain prices here.

Key Points-

  • Tour can be started anytime before 4pm at your convenient time from the Balapitiya Bridge.
  • Free Pick up & drop-off to anywhere in Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda , Aluthgama , Beruwala, Kosgoda & Ahungalla areas .
  • Extra Transport charge will be added for the pickup & drop-off to anywhere in Kalutara and Wadduwa.
  • Duration of the River Safari is around 2 hours.

Inclusions –

  • All the Excursion Charges & Entry Tickets
  • Mineral Water
  • Local & Government Taxes
  • Vehicle & Passenger Insurances

Exclusions –

  • Food & Drinks
  • Tips & Gratuities


Russian, German, French, Italy, Arabic, Tamil & Hindi speaking guides can be arranged at extra cost. This is a full package activity which includes entrance fees, activity charges, transportation and taxes for above mentioned activities & attractions. No extra will be charged.
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