Guided tours in Negombo

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Negombo, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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A guide for first-time visitors to Negombo

Located in the south of Sri Lanka, Negombo is known for its many sights and attractions. It is home to a national park and the Duwa passion play. The Kelaniya Buddhist Temple is also a must-see destination in the area.

Adams peak

Located in the scenic southern Hill Country, Adam's Peak in Negombo is a popular diving site. It is 15 meters below the Indian Ocean. It has a scuba diving facility, and a significant coral reef. It is also home to many species of wildlife.

Adam's Peak is a must-see for Sri Lanka travelers. It is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country. It is considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. It is the place where the Sacred Footprint of Buddha is believed to be located. It is also the holiest peak in Sri Lanka.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered the fourth tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. It is considered a super biodiversity hotspot. It is home to a number of endangered species of animals.

Muthurajawela marsh

Located in the western province of Sri Lanka, the Muthurajawela Marsh is one of the most important wetlands in the country. It is home to hundreds of species of birds, fish and other animals. This place is also popular with local and foreign tourists.

The Muthurajawela Wetlands are the largest saline coastal peat bogs in Sri Lanka. They are a unique habitat containing over 6,000 hectares of wetland. These wetlands are known for their diverse ecosystem. They are a refuge for water birds such as egrets, lesser whistling ducks and kingfishers.

The Muthurajawela Marshes are considered to be one of the 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka. The sanctuary is a huge expanse of wetlands that is located around 30 kilometers north of Colombo city.

Kelaniya Buddhist Temple

Kelaniya Buddhist Temple

Located on the banks of the Kelaniya River, the Kelaniya Buddhist Temple is one of the most revered in Sri Lanka. This temple has the largest collection of wall murals in the country. These murals depict the early history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. They are painted by Solias Mendis, a prominent indigenous artist.

The temple is best visited during the evenings when it is illuminated to show off its walls. The interior is decorated with bright color paintings of Buddha. The temple is also famous for its statues of the Lord Buddha surrounded by his entourage.

The temple is one of the most important Buddhist centers in Western Sri Lanka. It was rebuilt by King Kirthi Sri Rajasingha in 1967. This temple is also known for its Duruthu Maha Perahera (the visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka) celebration. This festival is held every January on the pre-full moon day.

Duwa Passion Play

Located near the traditionally Catholic town of Negombo, Duwa is a fishing hamlet on the west coast of Sri Lanka. The Duwa Passion Play is the oldest Catholic drama in the country. It is performed on Good Friday on a large platform called the Pasku Maduwa.

It is a very popular performance and attracts hundreds of visitors every year. There are about 200 people involved in the Duwa Passion Play. It begins at noon and continues till late in the evening. The play is a spiritual experience for a large crowd. The story of Jesus' life is narrated through puppets. It is based on the events of Maundy Thursday and His crucifixion.

Wilpattu national park

Located in the arid northwest coastal lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka, Wilpattu National Park is home to a wide variety of mammals, birds and plants. Some of the park's more famous inhabitants include spotted deer, elephants and leopards.

Wilpattu National Park is also home to the world's largest python and a variety of bird species. Wilpattu is also the only place in Sri Lanka where you can see a Sri Lankan leopard in the wild.

A 7 hour jeep safari at Wilpattu has to be one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka. The park has 40 villus ranging in size from two to four hundred hectares. It also has the distinction of being the only place in the world where you can see the elusive Sri Lankan Sloth Bear.

Wilpattu national park

Catamaran dining

Taking a cruise on a catamaran in Negombo is a great way to spend a day on the water. The boat glides about 300-500 meters at a low speed and includes a live cooking demonstration. You'll have a choice of two grilled seafood dishes and rice.

You'll also get a four-course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine. The best part is the experience starts with a pick-up from your hotel. If you're in a central location, the ride will take about 45 minutes.

The cruise is an interactive experience, with a personal butler to take care of you. The ride features a multi-course meal, including Sri Lankan and eastern specialties. You'll also enjoy a lantern-lit boat ride.

Day trips from Negombo

Located on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka, Negombo is one of the most popular beach vacation destinations. The sea water is warm and pleasant all year round, making it an ideal location for early morning dips or late evening swims. The beaches of Negombo attract visitors of all ages. It is also a popular stop for tourists en route to other parts of the country.

There are several day trips from Negombo. These include a tour of the lagoon, a fishing excursion and a trip to the city of Colombo. These are all great ways to explore Negombo and the surrounding areas.

The Negombo lagoon tour is a community-based experience that allows travelers to learn about the life of the fishermen. They will be able to learn about the traditional methods of fishing and will have a chance to contribute to the well-being of the local neighborhood. The tour also includes a boat ride and a seafood meal.

If you are looking to explore more of Negombo, you may want to hire a tuk-tuk to take you around the town. Most tuk-tuk drivers will be happy to take you on a tour of the many attractions.

The oldest Buddhist temple in Negombo is the Angurukaramulla Temple. It features a huge Buddha statue and beautiful murals.

The fishing industry in Negombo is still alive and well. There are a number of fishermen that still practice the traditional netting and drying techniques. You can find a large fish market in the town. The market is a riot of colors, which gives a glimpse into the culture of the people.

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