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Negombo Village Tour Excursion, Sri Lanka

Region: capital-colombo | Location: Negombo
 Other regions: ancient-cities | east-coast | hill-country | south-coast | west-coast
Negombo is a characteristic fishing town 35km north of Colombo, it is a 6km from the international airport. Set amid lush groves of coconut palms and golden beaches, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet's paradise with seafood in plenty. Old world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skipjack, herring and mullet, pomfret and amber jack, with lobster and prawn being caught in the lagoon.

In addition to the beaches and seafood for which Negombo is known, the town itself presents a style influenced by its colonial past and the Catholic Church. Attractions include holdovers from the Dutch period, including the Dutch Canal and the old Dutch fort gate. There’s a selection of centuries-old churches, small fishing villages in the immediate area and some interesting temples a bit farther inland.

During the Negombo Village Tour you will visit the following locations:

If you are taking one of our personalised tours with your own driver guide and vehicle then the above list can be changed to suit you i.e. More time can be spent at the city centre, or take a long walk at the fish market, etc. If you are taking one of our group tours in shared coach then the above itinerary cannot be changed.

Dutch Canal

The canal was at one time an important link in the transportation route which supplied the Dutch colonial administration. It runs for more than 60 miles, with part of the route running through Negombo. Today it’s an attraction for tourists and one of the more interesting ways to see the town and the surrounding area.

Dutch Fort Gate

Originally built in 1672, not far from the coastline, the fort was part of a colonial prison complex. Today the fort itself is largely in ruin, but the gate with its date of construction inscribed on it is still visible. In addition to the fort ruins, there’s a lovely Dutch church nearby and other buildings around Negombo dating from this period. A bicycle ride on the path along the canal is a good way to see many of these colonial constructions.
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Fish Market

Held every day of the week except Sunday, this colourful and authentic fish market is a great place to observe the local fishing trade and see the amazing variety of fish and seafood that is offloaded from the boats. The catch includes lobster, crab, prawns from the lagoon and even sharks.

Fishing Harbour

Despite this fact Negombo has become a popular tourist destination, Negombo has still managed to maintain its traditional fishing heritage. Visit the Negombo harbour to see the fisherman who are still trying to earn their daily living through long established fishing practices.

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