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27 August 2019

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Tack a magical speed boat ride down the beautiful Madu river, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands the boat ride is a wonderful way to lake a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem, a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on wetland being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest journey past massive mangrove forest, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve play fully towards the watercourse take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu river and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals.

There’s plenty more to do quench your thirst with a refreshing drink of King Coconut water and then proceed towards the Buddhist monastery, see how Kraal Fishing is carried out , how Ceylon Cinnamon is peeled and enjoy some fish therapy as they playfully nibble your feet at the “Fish Spa”. If its later in the evening watch the fisherman in their canoes lighting lanterns on traps that catch prawns and other shellfish. It’s certainly going to be a memorable day out on the serene waters of the unforgettable Madu river.