Little bit about Madu Ganga River Safari
Balpitiya is a little town in the district of Galle in the Southern region of Sri Lanka and Madu river runs through this small city. The Madu River is very rich in biodiversity and opens up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean. This place is an area that consists of mangroves altogether with a total of 64 islands. To enjoy this scenery a boat trip is essential to discover the habitat that is home to a whole lot of species. Visitors can see monkeys eating from trees; when you gaze down you are able to see lizards gliding towards the water while kingfishers are waiting patiently on the banks keeping an eye on their prey.
Things to know before you go
- Boat ride takes 1.5 - 3 hours
- Normally the fish theropy is included for the boat ride package
- Some tour operators provide day-outing packages as well, which is around LKR 1,500 per person plus LKR 2,500 for the boat
- Some operators include a traditional muppet dance - around LKR 200 per person
Approximately LKR 2,500 - 3,000 per boat and normally 10 people can travel in a boat
For foreigners, LKR 5,000 per boat
All the prices are approximate values and may vary from operator to operator.
Other places you could visit in Galle
Nature & Wildlife
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Galle National Museum