Koggala Lake Tour

Koggala Lake TourSLDT/1702/Ex24

Why should you book this trip?

  • Experience a magical boat ride in the picturesque waters of the Koggala Lake

  • All required safety gear is provided for the guests to have a safe but adventurous nature tour on the lake boundary

  • This tour combines 5 unique experiences. Enjoy a walk around the Koggala Lake, a visit to an ancient Buddhist temple, explore the mysterious Madolduwa, join the bird watching experience, observe the making of the world renowned Ceylon Cinnamon and end it off with a delicious local lunch at Cinnamon Island. 

  • Led by an experienced and knowledgeable local guide

  • Enjoy a traditional village lunch at Cinnamon Island

  • This is an enriching experience of cultural and historical value

  • Good photo opportunities



 54 USD

   1 PERSON   -  54 USD                            


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(+94) 70 222 8 222

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  Quick Facts

  • Availability – Throughout the year
  • Preferred starting time: 10 a.m.
  • Duration – 3 hours
  • Meeting point – Air Force Camp Main Entrance


Included in the price

  • English Speaking Guide 

  • Boat Fee

  • Refreshments

  • Lunch at the Cinnamon Island

  • Bottled Water

  • All applicable government taxes



  • Transportation to the meeting point

  • Any extra food or beverages consumed

  • Any tips to the staff

  • Any personal effects not mentioned in this description

Tour in brief

  • First you will meet the experienced english speaking guide at the meeting point. After a small chat with the guide you will start the walking tour around Koggala Lake. 
  • The boat ride is the main experience of this tour. Within the boat ride tour, you can visit the historical Koggala Buddhist Temple, which is considered to be one of Sri Lanka’s ancient temples. After exploring the temple you will be able to visit Madol Duwa which is one of the seven islands located in the Koggala Lake.  
  • You will be able to see the Bird Island and Cinnamon Island. You can enjoy your traditional lunch at the Cinnamon Island. After lunch you will get to interact with the locals who will walk you through the cinnamon making process. The locals will also give you a glimpse into their lifestyles.


  • Suitable casual clothing for current weather conditions should be considered

  • Don’t forget to bring your own insect repellent

  • Make sure that all of your electronic devices are securely carried and stored safely

About the Koggala Lake

Koggala Lake is a beautiful lake located a few kilometers away from Galle. It is a paradise for nature lovers that are keen to explore and study the natural biodiversity and ecosystem. The lake is surrounded by lush green mangrove swamps. You can explore the whole area and all of the 8 islands in Koggala Lake. 

Madol Duwa Island became more famous due to the ‘Madol Duwa’ novel written by the great novelist Martin Wickramasinghe. Later Koggala was identified as the village of the great novelist.


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thanks for arrnaging everything, it was really a great weekend and particularly the guide was excellent. He has so much knowledge and could explain everything very well. All went very smooth on time without any delay.

 Franz Gruener – Germany - JUL 16


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